Friday, October 19, 2012

2 Months already!

Where has the time gone...I mean seriously it's already half way thru the month of October and I feel like Christmas will be here soon and then Spring and the next thing you know it, Bowden will be walking...okay maybe not really but these days do seem to fly by quicker than usual. Bowden is 2 months old today and I can't believe how much he has grown.
He had his 2 month checkup yesterday and even though he is still little I feel like he is growing so fast! He is now 10lbs 1oz and 22 1/2 inchs long, He is only in the 8% for his weight, so still little but he doesn't fit into his Newborn clothes anymore :( I'm so proud of him, he did so good when they gave him his shots, of course he cried and afterwards looked at me and lance like we were villains but then as soon as we got in the car he was good!

After his appointment we took him home to nap, he was out for awhile!
Aside from the 2month checkup we started Bowden on a schedule and it is going really good, hard work but it is definitely paying off. Thanks to my sister-in-law sleep is slowly coming back into the picture and a good routine as well. Being a melancholy girl I like things planned and organized so for me having Bowden on a schedule was not an option but a must... at least for my sanity.

 We also gave him some tummy time this week...which he loves!

Bowden's 1st pumpkin patch, daddy decided it would be funny to put Bowden in the tub of Pumpkins but it actually made for a good picture!

I'm the type of person that cherishes the little moments and likes to reflect back on the good times, I hate good byes, and tend to get sad the day after Christmas. Basically I don't like things to move too fast or leave me. So with Bowden already growing fast before my eyes I wanted to do something that I could look back on, capture the memories now, and eventually be able to share with him one day
Every year I get a new journal, it's a tradition I look forward to and I usually buy one right around the fall, it's like a school supply for me that I can't live without! I write my prayers, thoughts, dreams, and things God is teaching me. This year however I got one not just for me but for Bowden, I don't know when but in God's timing someday I want to give it to Bowden, prayers I have for him, things I'm learning from him, moments we shared and just something tangible he can have and I pray that at the times he needs some encouragement or needs to know how much he is loved it can give him that.

Happy 2 months Bowden!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Life Lessons from Bowden

It's been almost 7 weeks since I had Bowden and if you asked me 5 weeks ago how I felt, I would have told you that "I just want to feel like a normal person." I never thought that day would come, these last few weeks have gone by slow in the fact of my body healing but fast in the sense Bowden seems to be growing more and more! My husband laughed at me when I told him I just want to feel like a person because it's crazy how much your body goes through after delivering a baby. Today though I feel Good and am ready to get back into shape!

 I'm realizing how fast babies grow, bowden doesn't fit on my body the same when I hold him, :( so these days I am enjoying every minute I can to let him cuddle with me

Lessons I have learned from Bowden...

1. Be a quick diaper changer and be able to laugh at yourself when it happens...I can't tell you how many times he has peed on us and probably will continue to do so.
2. Don't be in a rush to feel like you have to know everything about babies, they will teach you something new everyday and eventually you catch on.
3. They are only little for a short time so don't be afraid to let them sleep on you!
4. Having a child makes you very protective and sometimes a worry wort that it takes you trusting in God up a notch
5. Lastly, my eyes and heart are more open now to the amazing love God has for us when I think about how He sacrificed His son, Jesus for us, I can't imagine giving up my son and I am so much more grateful for the gift God has given us.

John 3:16
  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.