Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mama


I LOVE BEING A MOM!!! Even on the rough days, Lainey just melts my heart and changes my attitude. She has been really jabbering alot lately, and I love it! She says "Awww" when she hugs her monkey, baby, duck, bunny... anything soft and cuddley. She does this 'Ohhh' like in "Ohhh, how cute!" when she sees something she likes (I have bought her an outfit or two because of this reaction) and the other day, she said 'Ohhhtut' Josh and I looked at each other in amazement... Our little girl is talking! She now says 'Mama' when she wants me, which is so wonderful. I love spending my days with her and I am really sad they are numbered. School begins on August 18th for me, and although I am looking forward to using my degree, I am so so sad to leave Lainey. She truly has been such a huge blessing in our lives... mine especially. I remember telling Josh before she was born how scared I was about raising a baby and how much it will change our lives, and he just reassured me that everything would be great and life wouldn't change that much.... eh, wrong!!! Life is unrecognizable from what it was a year ago, but it is so much better! It has been tough, I'm not going to lie, but Lainey has kept me sane... in a way :) She has given me something to look forward to each morning, helped me be more organized, helped me lose 60 pounds, and made me a better person. We are more focused on our family and the values and faith we want instilled in our children. Isn't it amazing what happens when you become a parent? Anyways, just thought I would share my thoughts :)




4 comments:

Casey and Brynn said...

Very cute. Are you teaching elementary? Who is going to watch Lainey? It is so fun when they start talking!

Casey and Brynn said...

That is nice that she will be watched by family. And 2nd grade? Wow, how exciting! Tanner broke his leg because his carseat fell from the top of the Walmart shopping cart. He was strapped into the seat but somehow when I turned a corner his carseat fell. It was very traumatic to say the least, but he was crawling on his cast the next day! When does Lainey get her cast off?

Ethan & Hillary said...

Hey Leslie! That is such an awesome post, makes me want a baby! I got your email about the wedding and totally spaced writing you back! I have 3 more days of school, not that I'm counting down or anything... we should really do something together this summer as I will be home with the 3 wee. Call me or text or something! It sounds like your family is doing great!

The Twitchells said...

Isn't being a mom so amazing. Its definatly a roller coaster. One minute you want to pull your hair out, the next your getting all teary eyed putting them down for a nap:)...or i do. Something about him asleep makes me all sentimental. It's nice that Lainey will be with Josh's mom but I bet it will still be very hard to do. Do you plan to work for a long time? Your super woman and could handle it, as for me....i stay home and I have a hard time keeping up! You've lost 60 pounds!!! Thats awesome! I need to lose 30, I am on my way but i am just losing so slowly! I am so not patient!!! lainey is a doll....post more pictures!!!!!