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 

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! I think I will call Strydess "Nan" form now on! I can't believe the way she is looking at Ezra with the white of her eyes showing! And Ezra is such a hansom little one! I see a lot of Winston already!

I am so glad you are feeling better :) And that your hobbies and interests are coming back!

Can't wait to catch up with you on the phone tomorrow! LOVE YOU!

No Place Like Home said...

Strydess looks like she really really loves Ezra! It's so sweet.

I am so encouraged to read your post, and how you have more energy with the baby than when you were pregnant...oh how I look forward to that, I am so tired just now! It's funny, I have the same concerns, 'my house will be a state of chaos and disorder' :o) I just can't wait to feel alive again.
Thanks for the post and sharing these gorgeous pictures, love Dawn xxx

Pam said...

Dad and I sitting here drinking coffee and reading blogs.... Sigh.... We are just eating this up. Those babies are so, so precious! Loved the picture with Strydess... she really is like Nana. Had to giggle over the post about Zane and his phone and fork.

The Malachi scripture is one that the Lord has comforted us with in recent years, I love how you tied it all together.
Love you so much sweetie,
Mom

Davene Grace said...

Those pictures of Strydess with Ezra are incredible! What a big sweetheart she is...and he's a big/little sweetheart, too. :)

I'm SO glad that you're blessed with more energy and get-up-and-go. "I feel like I am coming alive again!" - hooray! Thank You, Lord!

I think I'll read Malachi tonight; I'm reading through the Bible chronologically, but it will be fun to skip ahead. :) The verse you shared inspired me. Thanks!

Pioneer Beauty said...

Oh what a Special Moment you captured on Film...Ezra just looks so peaceful and restful as he is laying there...Knowing that he has got a Loving Momma who will hear him when he calls...

Be Blessed and May the Lord grant you the Time needed to achieve the task your heart so desires to fulfill...

In Christ
Angelina

Pioneer Beauty said...

Oh what a Special Moment you captured on Film...Ezra just looks so peaceful and restful as he is laying there...Knowing that he has got a Loving Momma who will hear him when he calls...

Be Blessed and May the Lord grant you the Time needed to achieve the task your heart so desires to fulfill...

In Christ
Angelina

Holly Trujillo said...

Ezra is so handsome. I love that Strydess is both a toddler and Nana! I thank God for your fears not being realized. I have the same fears of our second child, so I take great comfort in hearing your words. I love you Sweetie.

Kirsteen said...

I'm just catching up with my blogging after the weekend. Happy four week birthday to baby Ezra!

Lovely pictures, again, and the ones of Zane in the other post also.

So good to hear you have your energy back too. I found it returned quicker with each baby. Getting all that rest with your mum around must have helped a lot. ♥ ♥

Ashleigh said...

Awww! So sweet and snuggly in his blanket with his little giraffe:) This it too cute!! Hope you are doing well friend and I hope you have an amazing week!<3

Amber said...

oh i just love all these precious pictures, especially the one with strydess watching the baby that is sooooo cute!

Mamajil said...

Oh He is absolutely perfect!!! What a blessing!!

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