Saturday, September 18, 2010

Two Months Old

Maryn is two months old! She is getting so big. We went to the pediatrician for a check up yesterday. She is 10.8 lbs (36th percentile) and 24 in long (90th percentile). Could we possibly have a tall child?! Time will tell, lol. She is healthy and happy, eating and sleeping well. When she turned 8 weeks old, we started laying her down in her bed to fall asleep on her own at naptime and bedtime. It really only took her 2 or 3 days to figure it out; we hold her and sing her a song, lay her down while she is still awake, and now she falls asleep within 5 minutes with very minimal crying. I still enjoy rocking her to sleep at least once every day, though. She is also sleeping a lot longer at night. We still usually have a midnight feeding around 4am, but that's just because I put her down for bed at around 9 or 10pm, so she is sleeping for 6-7 hour stretches. In other news, she is getting much better about holding up her head, although tummy time still isn't her favorite activity. But she LOVES her jungle gym (see video in previous post). And she loves to talk; she has really found her voice! She is just full of smiles, cuddles, and fun. She also does great in the church nursery; she loves watching the bigger kids play. Finally, Billy has taught her to take a bottle - this was a struggle in the beginning, but they have figured it out together. This is a relief for me, since I'll have to pump breast milk for her when I go back to work part time (more on that later). All in all, Maryn is doing fantastic - what a wonderful 2 months we have shared!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Maryn at the Gym

Maryn loves her baby gym. She lays there every day and talks to the animals, coos, and smiles. It is sooooo cute!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Can I just take a moment to say that I am so happy it's football season? And I get to watch OU football on TV today? Although I always want my Sooners to do well, I don't even care so much about winning. I just know that watching the game makes me feel like I'm home. Boomer Sooner!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Quiet Heart

I've been experiencing a lot of unrest lately. It really troubles me that the apartment is very far from unpacked, the dishes are rarely done, and my plans to go grocery shopping usually fall through. Most of this is simply attributed to the fact that caring for my sweet Maryn takes up the majority of my time, and Billy is working nearly 60 hour weeks already with school. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE staying at home and meeting the infinite needs of my darling baby. I just have to learn that if that's all that gets done, that's okay. I'm trying to depend on the Father and keep a quiet heart, but it's hard. Reading this quote today helped:

"I think I find most help in trying to look on all the interruptions and hindrances to work that one has planned out for oneself as discipline, trials sent by God to help one against getting selfish over one's work. Then one can feel that perhaps one's true work--one's work for God--consists in doing some trifling haphazard thing that has been thrown into one's day. It is not a waste of time, as one is tempted to think, it is the most important part of the work of the day--the part one can best offer to God. After such a hindrance, do not rush after the planned work; trust that the time to finish it will be given sometime, and keep a quiet heart about it."

~Annie Keary, 1825-1879 (qtd in Keep a Quiet Heart, p. 9)