Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Update Continued...

My Hospital stay flew by. We had so many friends & family come visit and we were adjusting to being new parents. Brodie was so sweet. He slept & slept. I would wake up every 3 hours and wake him up to feed him. My nurse told me that next morning to enjoy the sleep and let him sleep. I just felt like waking up every hour to stare at him. There is nothing like it in this entire world. I now truly understand as best as I can Gods love for his children. We stayed 3 days.

It truly is a whole new world when a baby is born. Life changes. It is a wonderful change. It comes natural and your body happily accepts all that changes. The "sleepless nights" I was warned about became my favorite bonding time with Brodie. It was our time. It was in those times that I learned about him the most...how he likes the temperature of his bottle, how he likes to be held, etc. In his first month, he would wake up every 3-4 hours to be changed and fed. He slept in his bassinet that was attached to his pack-n-play by our bed. I also kept a monitor in there so I could simply look at my night stand and see/hear him breathing. I quickly started working from home so I had a strict routine. My theory on babies thus far is that a baby on a routine is a happy baby. A routine does not mean that you have to stay at home all the time. Me & husband are ALWAYS on the go. It just means that no matter where you are or what you are doing-that your baby is on a routine. At about 2 months old, Brodie outgrew his bassinet. We put him in the bottom of his pack-n-play and he didn't sleep at all. The next night I put him in my bed because I was so tired. He slept through the whole night & we loved him being in the bed. You may think I'm crazy & you may say we are creating a monster but we decided to let him sleep with us and he has every since that night. He also has slept through the night since then.

OKAY, REWIND. I just realized I'm skipping a lot of things...
One Monday night at IWC(my church), I was preparing for Soul Steppers practice when one of my best friends Mandy Rahn comes in and asks if the kids could go in with the womens team so they could watch and ask questions. I said sure since my group was small that night. Little did I know, they had a baby shower planned. As I walk through the awakening drama room doors, I see my mom. I look at my sister, Amanda & say "Why is mom here??". She gives me this weird look and then I realize its a surprise shower. The worship and arts teams through my an amazing shower and I received some great gifts

Family Shower-Thanks to my mama, sister, sister-in-law, cousins, & aunts...

Looking back-they couldn't of picked a better theme..."Ashley's Little Pumpkin" Brodie was born a few weeks later on Halloween morning. He is my little pumpkin! More to come....

1 comment:

  1. OMG what a beautiful baby !!!!!!! Congratulations honey...blessings coming your way! I hope you have a fabulous day...if you get a chance enter my giveaway. I'm partnering up with Margarita Bloom! Kori xoxo



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