9 Months

Jesse turned 9 months old yesterday. 
I can't even begin to tell you what a blur this has all been.
He is growing so fast!

One of the senior girls from my Sunday School class took these pics for our Christmas card. 
She did such an awesome job. On the back was also Jesse's birth announcement...because that never happened. 

Hello friends and family! 
We are announcing that we had a baby in April
 and that we (I) are procrastinators!

 I think I say it every month, but Jesse is a super social baby. He LOVES attention and to flirt and interact with everyone! I can't wait to see how his personality develops.

I'm a little jealous of his and Katie's lashes. No fair.

He is crawling now and into everything.
It's hard with baby #2 because you have to watch out for barbie shoes and princess accessories from kid #1 that can easily block a windpipe if swallowed!
God made him cute on purpose, because he doesn't sleep through the night.
It's his saving grace.
This old mommy is TIRED! 
Marcus gave me the best gift ever on Friday. 
A night at a hotel BY MYSELF! 
It was awesome. I could cry right now thinking about it. 

I LOVE my kids. I have the most helpful husband and family ever. I have super sweet friends, a warm cozy house, plenty of food to eat, reliable cars, working appliances, and MORE. 

Even with all of that, life is a struggle some days.  
It just is
I do not function well with little sleep and a giant "to do" list. I can't imagine how I would do if my circumstances were not as ideal as they are!
I just wanted to share that in case I ever gave off a "rainbows and unicorns" vibe.
 To you, other tired and overwhelmed girls, you are not alone! 

I am thankful for God's grace and love. 
He loves me even though I am domestically challenged and sometimes cranky. 
And His love would not increase if my bed was made everyday. 
It's unconditional!


Debbie said...

Such an adorable picture of the two of them. Great job!

Alicia {Murry Mayhem} said...

I can't tell you how much I love seeing your precious family! When we met at our blogger get together at Golightly's for.ever ago, I remember you talking about how much you wanted kids. I've loved watching it all unfold! Many more blessing to you in 2015!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Don't worry darlin'! Life is never rainbows-and-unicorns, but we wake up, slap on some lip gloss and do the best we can LOL. Jesse looks like Katie and these smilin kids say it all..You are doing a WONDERFUL job oxox

Unknown said...

Oh girl! I can only imagine how that night at the hotel room felt for you. I have one 11 month old and my husband decided to take him to visit some out of state family. I couldn't go bc I was hosting a get together. Anyway, that first night by myself was much needed and very appreciated! Sometimes we just need a little peace, which make us feel better and in turn helps us to be better mommies!

Brooklynn said...

Those two are the cutest!!!!

A night. Along. In a hotel. I would LOVE that. That's the best gift, ever.

I'm so glad you are real and share that life with two isn't ideal. I'm terrified, which is why I'm not pregnant yet. Well that, and the fact that God hasn't put that on our hearts as of yet.

Praying he starts sleeping through the night soon!