Day 9: Something you're proud of in the past few days.
I'm proud of these crafts I made. Why? I did it during the day when I was home with Garrett. I'm glad I'm getting to where I can keep my house clean, dishes and laundry done, plenty of play time with my baby, feeling well rested, and still have time for my favorite thing to do. It helps that Garrett has been sleeping through the night (so I can too), and gets a couple good naps a day, and most of the time is so happy and content when he's awake. I remember just 3 or 4 weeks ago feeling like I'd never get around to any fun projects I have sitting around. Ta-da! (I made a couple other things too, but they are gifts for people who will probably read this.)
I'm also a proud mama. My baby changes everyday lately. I love watching him grow. He makes me so happy and I just love every single thing about him. These are pictures of him on the changing table. Our favorite place to hang out together. We spend a lot of time here throughout the day "talking" to each other after diaper changes. He does so much cooing and smiling these days. There's also a couple pictures of him sticking out his tongue. I started the tongue sticking out game with him yesterday morning, and by the afternoon he joined in. (Probably just a coincidence. Although my kid is pretty smart...) I've been very aware of his tongue since his birth because of his posterior tongue tie, but he seems to be figuring it out just fine!
Garrett and I also went to a funeral today. My good friend and former roommate Anne lost her father unexpectedly. The funeral was today and I didn't have time to find anyone to watch G, so I took him with me. He fell asleep on the way there and as we were walking in I prayed that he'd stay asleep. He woke up as soon as we walked into the chapel. And he stayed awake until the drive home. The nice thing is that he was perfect through the whole service. As long as I had him facing forward so he could see what was going on. He's very alert and doesn't want to miss any action. During one of the songs he and I were looking at each other and he kept smiling at me. Looking into those perfect, innocent eyes of my little guy, it made me think how short and precious life is... I really love that kid.