Showing posts with label Landry {10 Months}. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Landry {10 Months}. Show all posts

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Landry's First Haircut

On Saturday we decided it was finally time for our little man to get his first haircut. He has needed one for a couple of months, but I just wasn't ready yet. Lately, it has been falling in his eyes.

Before:



During: He had all the ladies working there smiling and laughing and eating right out of the palm of his hand.


Anna did a great job cutting his hair. He sat pretty still, but kept turning his head to watch everyone and see everything that was going on.


After, daddy and baby with new haircuts.


He looks so much like a toddler now. He not a baby anymore... scratch that... He will always be my baby and until he starts walking I'm saying he's a baby!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy... Mother's Day (Sharing my heart)

I never understood that Mother's Day could be a difficult holiday for some people. I guess I just thought that everyone had a mom so it was something everyone could celebrate. However, this year, as I celebrate my first Mother's Day, more than ever I am beginning to understand.

I am so blessed to have my precious baby boy. I have the best mom in the world who is there for me no matter what. I also have a wonderful MIL who treats me like her own. There are countless other women who love me like their own (Grandma and Mrs. Searle). And I don't take these for granted, not for one second! God has been so good to me! And to all of these women, I say "Happy Mother's Day"!

But I know that today is a hard day.

For those of you who have lost your mom, I grieve with you today.

For those of you who are pregnant, I pray for the continued growth of your little one and a healthy delivery.

For those who long so desperately to be a mom, my heart truly breaks for you. I pray that you will find peace and comfort.

And for all those other situations that make Mother's Day so hard, I pray that you will know you are loved by the King.

This has been on my heart for awhile, but I never knew the right time to share it. I guess now is a good time.

When I found out I was pregnant with Landry, my first reaction was excitement. I was so excited to know that we were having a baby. However, that morning as I got ready for work, I thought about a sweet, sweet friend that had been trying for 7 years to have a baby. And I wished it was her. Don't get me wrong, I love my son with ALL my heart, but I just wanted it to be her that was pregnant. Joel and I had only really tried for 1 month. We didn't expected to get pregnant that quickly.

I had prayed for 7 years for my friend to have a baby and now here I was pregnant... but somehow deep inside I knew... I just knew that this was her year. And you know what, it was... In May just a few months before I gave birth, we got the news. Joel and I were with our ABF at a baseball game, when he got a phone call from his brother telling him. Then he put me on the phone. I balled... Right there in the middle of the baseball game.

This past January, Samuel Cole came into this world! He and Landry are only 6 months apart, and I can't wait to watch these two boys grow up together.


Here is what my friend said about Mother's Day:

As I lay here looking at my baby boy I can't believe how my life has changed this past year. For 7 years the week of mothers day was so painful I dreaded the thought of the words that I knew were to come on mothers day. "You're still young you have plenty of time." "Don't give up hope it will happen" & truth be told I had already given up. So much heartache so many prayers and so many tears. I felt broken and in a strange way I felt ashamed that I could not get pregnant. Then when the answer seemed to be my sister having a baby for us didn't work I went numb. Too many doctors said it wouldn't happen. Too many pregnancy test had come back negative and too many pills and procedures that didn't work. The week before Mother's Day last year I decided that I had to give up and try not to even think about it. I begged God for my womb to be opened and blessed. I prayed that I would be healed and that my pain would not be so bad on mothers day. The day of I was still a little upset but not as much as normal. Little did I know God had decided to stop saying not yet and I was pregnant but didn't know it! I was sick all day but not too bad so I figured it was a bug. They day was coming to an end and I thanked God for my mom. I finally felt at peace with it. A couple Weeks later I finally took a test and you all know the rest. I am so blessed and my great is bursting with joy. I'm writing this thinking of my loved ones who are yearning for a child. My heart breaks for you. The pain of wanting a child is almost to heavy to bear. I pray that this day will not be as painful for you all as years before and that God gives you peace this day! I love you all and thank you for sharing this journey with us.