Friday, January 28, 2011

4 Weeks Old Today

I can hardly believe it has been 4 weeks since this precious baby Ezra entered the world.
The time has flown by so fast and I am still in awe of him. He surprises me every single day. 
I am cherishing my nursing time, in the late nights and early mornings, he is a little grunter. He grunts when he is hungry and if I am still sleeping and don't hear him he lets me know and gives out a marvelous scream. :)
He also surprises Strydess. Ever since he arrived she can't get enough of him. She wants to smell him when there is any opportunity for her to. She reminds me of Nana from Petter Pan. She worries when Ezra cries in his bassinet and hurries over to peer over him to check and see if he is alright :)
Strydess is great friends with Zane, they play together all the time. I call them my two toddlers. She is such a baby with him. But when it comes to baby Ezra, she is his Nana.
 I have been getting more chores done around the house, more than when I had Zane. I guess I am afraid that I won't be able to get anything done now that I have two babies to take care of instead of one. I panic and cram every opportunity to beat time and get just one more dish washed before Zane wakes from his nap. Or I get one more laundry load started hoping I can finish the laundry earlier incase I can't get to it later. Its funny because that was one of my big fears while I was pregnant. I was worried my house would be a constant state of chaos and disorder and I would be a frazzled wife and mom. So far
caring for a baby is so much easer for me then being pregnant. I was always so tired when I was pregnant with him. I have so much more energy now and more enthusiasm for life in general. All of my hobbies and interests seem fresher and even more appealing to me. I feel like I am coming alive again!
 Growing up with cattle as a kid I always looked forward to calving season. Seeing the calves running with their tails held up high, jumping and leaping with all their spunk and vigor. It reminds me of this verse in Malachi 
"But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall." Malachi 4:2
 The Lord is so gracious because I know he has taken care of me and helped me with all of my fears.
Love 
~ Marie 

Zane's Teething Days

Zane has had a week of teething. 
Our days are filled with him clinging to my legs and crying, following me around the house wimpering, wanting me to hold him. Crying if he sees that I am leaving him because I have to get out to do an errand while he stays with daddy. Yes I have to remind myself that this needy time of his will pass and I will look back and wish I could hold him in my arms again, wish that he wanted me to carry him around the house all day long. 
These two little gadgets are his favorite toys these days. He loves his little red phone, and his Micky Mouse fork. 
I find his phone in curious places. Yesterday I found his phone under the sink cabinet in the bathroom.
Also in the corner of the bed frame in the down stairs guest bedroom. Its funny because he always seems to find it.
His fork has been EVERYWHERE, I have to clean it every time I use it. Not sure if it just came out of the dogs mouth, the dogs water bowl, toy box, under any nook and cranny he likes to place it.
I sure love this little boy :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Goings On

We had to say goodbye to my mom last Friday and boy do we miss her. She was so wonderful. I know now what a loss my dad took when he lent her to us for the last 21/2 weeks. She certainly got me inspired to get on my feet again. Her love and affirmation was so so sweet and encouraging to me as a mom and wife. We just ate her up. We are impatiently awaiting a time when both my parents can come out. We sure missed you Dad!!!!!!
while my mom was here I received a package from a delightful friend! Sweet Lisa at Lisa Michele Photography sent us a box with all kinds of wonderful goodies in it. There was a present for each baby and for me. I have just a small bit of that gorgeous chocolate left Lisa!! It was so divine! She was so kind to send Zane a little fork, spoon and plate set which he just loves. He gets so excited when I pull out  his plate and he gets to eat with it. 
He loves eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches now. Its funny how his apitite has changed since he got his new dinner wear set in :)
I have been wanting to post about my Boppy Pillow that I recovered a couple of weeks ago, Jon and his handy man ways helped me. I have been wanting a Boppy ever since Elizabeth had used one for Winston. 
I found a used Boppy at the local thrift store that I got for 1.99  I found some material that was a remnant which was on sale at Joan's and got this pillow cooking. 
I love using it. It sure helps with nursing. 
Ezra is in is nakey here because he has been "sunning" He has just a touch of Jaundice which is now almost gone thank goodness!
Oh we can't stop smelling and kissing this little guy. It is so rewording to have two babies now. Can't tell you when we will be having more, but I am sure I will forget the labor pains in a couple of weeks
 just don't ask me now LOL :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ezra's Bassinet

 We got this darling bassinet on Craigslist for Ezra last week.
It retails for $200 hundred dollars and we got it for $50 WOO-HOO! 
Seeing little Ezra sleeping in it makes me think that he is a grand prince,
 which he is of course :)
Another little boy wants to be a baby prince again too.
He must inspect Ezra's new bassinet for him.
Seems to be pretty sturdy.
Yup it should work just fine :)
We received a lovely package in the mail from Aunty Elizabeth and Uncle Benjamin full of clothes that little Winston had worn when he was a baby. Some of these clothes have passed through all the cousins for this outfit has been worn by cousin Winston and Cousin Ahser. 
Such a cutie pie.
Thanks so much Elizabeth and Himilce for all the lovely clothes you both sent. I am eager to use them on this precious baby.
Love
~ Marie

Monday, January 10, 2011

Catching Up

I have been having such a lovely time with the new bundle in our house and also enjoying every single minute I have with my mom. She has been keeping the house clean and the mouths fed around here.
She is a busy bee and her plans extend into making more meals and freezing them for us so when she goes I won't feel overwhelmed after her departure.
Zane has had such fun with his new boat that Grammy and Grandpa got him. He loves taking his bath and a toy for the bath is his favorite delight.
So much to catch up on this last week and a half.
 I have been meaning to do my giveaway and I feel bad that it got postponed for so long.
So if you have entered your name for the pillowcase giveaway the drums are now rolling..............
The winner is..............
Congratulations Amber!!!
you are now the owner of the shabby pillow cases!!!
I am excited to see what you end up using these darling cases for dear friend.
I will be mailing them to you shortly.
Wish I could give you all something in this giveaway. Thanks so much, everyone, for participating.

 What have I been looking online for all day today?
Boots!! Yes a new pair of boots for me.
 After having my baby I have been excited to start slimming back into my pre pregnancy clothes again. Style had been a little difficult to accomplish for me when I was pregnant and I am still getting used to styling in the cold, cold weather out here. But the zeal of being cute has come back to me now that I am no longer pregnant and I am excited to order some new boots from CSN stores. This site is so cool, they have everything from cute, cute boots to modern rugs, to everything else under the sun.
Here are some of the boots I found that I loved.



The pair I have decided to get is this pair above but in the tan color, which I had a hard time finding a picture of. I will have to take some pictures when I get them in the mail.

Of course I couldn't end this post without posting a picture of the wee little guy,


Today My mom and I got to go out on the town. We had a nice little adventure going to Hobby Lobby and Panera for the first time with two babies instead of one. It was fun as we decided on new yarn at Hobby Lobby and had a delightful cup of tea at Panera. Zane had so much fun drinking his hot chocolate with his mommy and Grammy and new baby brother.
Wishing everyone a very happy Monday!
Much Love
 ~ Marie

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Little Baby Ezra

We sure have been eating up this little cutie pie. He is such a delight in this house. His little smiles and sounds brings a peace to our little hearts every minute of every day. 
I have had a very good recovery time and having my mom here has helped me get on my feet sooner then expected. 
Little Zane is amazed that he has a little baby brother. He always gives out a little toddler gasp when he sees Ezra. He also says his name now and than.

Nursing Ezra has been so much easier this time around.
 Ezra has no objections about eating and just eats easily and calmly.  

Thank you all for your sweet congrats and compliments. I loved reading your comments and rereading them. The meaning of Ezra is Helper or Aid and the meaning of Wyatt is Brave, Strong, Warrior. 
We loved Wyatt for a first name but then found Ezra and liked it even better so we decided to make Wyatt his middle.
I hope you all are doing well! I am excited to catch up on all of you soon!! I have been missing my daily reads!
~ Marie

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweet "Sigh"'

 Precious little Ezra Wyatt arrived December 31, 2010 at 10:00 in the morning. 
Weight 8lb 11 oz 21 1/2 inches long. 
 He is such a darling boy. He is nursing very well and he is always so quiet. When he arrived he gave out one little cry and that was it. 
Now he is starting to use his little voice only when he is hungry. 

We thank you Lord for you goodness and mercy. Your creation is so wonderful, so magnificent. 
~Marie 

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