Friday, August 21, 2009

Finding Joy

I've decided that I need to work on finding more joy in being a mom/parent. Some days are better than others, but I do admire those people who can just laugh off the stuff that your kids do to make you crazy.....because it really does more good than bad to do that. Lately my lil' Adam has been told "no" A LOT...which isn't a bad thing, just not fun either and I need to relax on the inside and realize that this is just a stage of life right now that won't last forever and not get so worked up about it. I'm just really grateful to family and friends right now who have helped with the adjustment of a new baby and figuring this all out's made the world of difference and they have helped me to maitain a decent perspective on things....I just want to improve on it. Here's a few good moments though captured. enjoy! yeah...and i stole the song idea from Hopie...who has impecable taste in music (she likes it all :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


On Tuesday July 28, 2009 a new joy entered our life at 11:03pm. Her name, Emily Ruth Alton. She weighed 8 lbs. 10oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She is simple beautiful and healthy and precious in every way. A great eater and pretty mellow (for now). Everything went very well with the birth. There were some concerns with my placenta bleeding, so we ended up at the hospital to have her instead of the home birth we planned, but it was a good decision and we are grateful to our midwife and doula for their help in making the birth experience everything we wanted in a setting that wasn't planned. The nurses were pretty nice too and Dr. Chalmers was the one to help deliver her...he was pretty cool too with letting us do our thing and just helping as needed. It was a beautiful experience and we are grateful to have her here with us! I will post pictures and more info. later when I have a minute or two....because I've already used up the one that I had today :) Lots of love to everyone for their support and love and well wishes. I feel angels, seen and unseen, helping us out!!!