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Monday, December 19, 2011

today

I really have nothing today...except this sweet picture I took when my hubby was home for lunch.


Sweet, huh? Our little Griffin is a snuggle bug. And thank goodness he is sleeping right now because he sure did not sleep much last night. He still isn't sleeping through the night, but he has only been waking up once and going right back to sleep. It was very unlike him. But in the middle of the night when I am frustrated and can hardly think straight because of lack of sleep...I try to remember those horrible nights right after we lost Cora when I would have done anything to have been up in the middle of the night holding her...I would have done anything to have been awoken by her cries. It makes those middle of the night moments with Griffin a little more sweet. It gives me perspective. It makes me thankful that he is here to hold.

So,  today I was planning on posting some pictures of Christmas-y things around our house and taking Griffin's three month pictures (he is three months tomorrow!), but it has been raining ever since I got up this morning. It is so dark and dreary in our house...except for the twinkling Christmas lights! And tomorrow it is supposed to be snowing! So, my plans will have to wait. And Griffin's monthly post will be late like usual. :)

Hope you are having a great Monday. We have a fun week packed full with Christmas celebrations and time with family. I can't wait to celebrate with my boys. Now...I'd better get back to wrapping presents and addressing Christmas cards before those sleeping boys wake up again!

26 Comments:

Blogger Paige said...

full arms, when your arms have been empty is a beautiful thing. so glad your arms are full!

December 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Awww, sleeping with daddy pictures are my favorite! So sweet!!

December 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

So sweet! I haven't experienced your pain of losing a child but I still tell myself that every night when I get up with my baby. I know those who have lost a child would do anything to be up in the middle of the night with their baby. It's all about perspective. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

December 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
OpenID melissamevans said...

Snow tomorrow! LUCKY!! : ) ....Love this post, truly.

December 19, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger laney said...

...oh my...i think you have everything...hugs laney

December 19, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Mindy M. Harris said...

that picture takes my breath away!

December 19, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas.

December 19, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Happiness Is... said...

Oh my cuteness. I just love that and while I know he (and no baby) cannot replace Cora, I am happy that you all have your sweet boys.

December 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I needed this today. My little boy hasn't been sleeping well for 3 weeks and I am exhausted (he's 20 months, he should be sleeping!). Thanks for the perspective!
~Melissa

December 19, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger sassy said...

so sweet, your journey reminds me listen and enjoy each breath with my little one who also has stopped sleeping through he night-I have said this before, you remind me to be the best Mom I can be. :)

December 19, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Natalie @ {Gossett Girl} said...

adorable photo! And you have such wonderful perspective. So inspiring.

December 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger jennifer rogers said...

isn't it sad when it takes loss to make us truly appreciate what we have? It really is true that our Heavenly Father lets us know sadness so we can truly enjoy the happiness in our lives!

December 19, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Sian Summers said...

Reading your blog puts so many things into perspective. You make me appreciate my time with my gorgeous boy even more - which I didn't think was possible.

December 20, 2011 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Greetings from another mom who was up in the middle of the night with her newly adopted little one (born 11.30). Sometimes the days are long and the nights are short, but God gives grace for each moment!

Cute to see that your three month old still likes to be swaddled :)

December 20, 2011 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Phil and Amber said...

Love this! My 2-month old isn't anywhere near sleeping through the night but I try to treasure those middle of the night moments when big sister and daddy are asleep and I get baby to myself. This is the only time that she's calm and I can enjoy the snuggles. I love that your moments help us all to really treasure our very own moments!

December 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Phil and Amber said...

Love this! My 2-month old isn't anywhere near sleeping through the night but I try to treasure those middle of the night moments when big sister and daddy are asleep and I get baby to myself. This is the only time that she's calm and I can enjoy the snuggles. I love that your moments help us all to really treasure our very own moments!

December 20, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That picture is so sweet!

December 20, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our youngest sons are about the same age, 3 days apart I think-- I'm glad you still swaddle too. I keep wondering when I'm "supposed" to quit, but he sleeps so good swaddled! He might go to pre-k with his Miracle blanket!

December 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Jess and Joel - what a precious family! So glad Griffin is such a good baby!

December 20, 2011 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

So precious and sweet!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

December 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

"I would have done anything to have been awoken by her cries..." This rings SO true for me too. Perspective is everything, huh? (((hugs)))
Merry Christmas to all of you. And happy almost-birthday to Levi.

December 20, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

This is beyond precious.

December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Anonymous bad credit loans said...

That was so sweet.. Cute pictures.. Happy Holidays

December 20, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

Your story gave me perspective on getting up with my little one in the middle of the night! Love your blog!

December 20, 2011 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I have participated in almost every InstaFriday...so I'm sure I've seen your posts in it as well, but it wasn't until today when I was on Pinterest that I saw your monthly pregnancy photos pinned on their that I clicked over & started reading into your blog. My kids are napping right now and I think I've spent the last hour reading, and crying, and smiling over your story, your life. Your sweet Cora and her amazing legacy. Your two little precious country boys. I am your newest follower, I just love your blog!

December 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger bakersdozen said...

Cute picture! But.. is he in his long johns?:)

December 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

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