Tuesday, November 16

I can fit in my pants again.

I can fit in my pants again. This is great!  I gain about 40lbs with him. I have already lost 20 lbs. My baby boy is one month old now. Oh life is just great right now. He makes all sorts of noises when Steve, Jay or I talk to him. He already lifts his head up and laughs. He is so precious and adorable. I’m nursing my little man Christopher. So I have to eat fruits and veggies. Which is not all that different from what I ate before? The only thing that is driving me crazy is that I can’t drink coffee. Too much caffeine for him! I can finally lie down in my bed flat. Since I had a c-section it’s been hard to do anything at all. The baby is sleeping in his crib now for about 30 minutes at the most. Steve and I can’t help but to hold him at night. Like we did when Justin was little. We already put our Christmas tree up this past weekend. Jay is the best big brother to him.  Christopher was crying yesterday and Jay was by the bouncer telling him not to cry while he was holding his hand. It was a Kodak moment! Steve is working so hard taking on many things.  I love to watch him talk about the boys. He face just lights up with joy. I feel bad I get to stay at home right now while I heal. I will be going back to work real soon. In the meantime I’m back to cooking dinner every night. However I do not cook on Sunday my mom comes over with food. She comes to visit the kids and food just follows. (Ha ha) I love you mom you are the best! My book is coming along great it should be done by the New Year. I can’t wait to have it in print.  I’m so excited to have Thanksgiving at our house this year because it will be Christopher first.  Having Christopher is like having our family renewed in a way. Steve and I have the most fun just being at home with the kids. We have family night every week. It’s so much fun to think about what this New Year will bring. I have to go now homework is calling.

Monday, November 8

When a soldier comes home!

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard to listen to his son whine about being bored. To keep a straight face when people complain about potholes. To be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work. To be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's slept. To be silent when people pray to God for a new car. To control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower. To be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying. To keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp. To keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather. To control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold. To remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog. To be civil to people who complain about their jobs. To just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year. To be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier.. Is loving one.

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