Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Dear Blake,

Let me tell you a story about what happened yesterday.

I fed you dinner and like always, you needed to be hosed down afterward.  I brought you upstairs and gave you a bath.  After your bath I brought you in your room and put you in your crib.  I went to go grab a diaper and before I could turn around, you were standing up in your crib facing out and peeing all over the crib and the carpet!  I said “Ohhh!” in surprise and started laughing.  As you looked at me you started laughing back.  Sometimes you just have to laugh…

After I cleaned up the carpet and took off the bumper pads and sheets to wash them, I finally got you ready for bed and was just about to start putting you to bed when the lights flickered and then went out.  You looked at me like you were scared and looked up at the light like what happened?!  I told you it was ok and then I heard the wind.  It sounded like nothing I had ever heard of before.  It was so strong and I thought for sure it was a tornado.  I brought you downstairs because I knew that was the safest spot in our house.  The power was out and there were no lights so I brought you in the bathroom and we just sat…

You looked at me as if to say, “Mama, why are we in the bathroom?”  I just kept telling you it was ok, as the wind howled and things blew all around outside. 

It was one crazy night and everything happened so fast.  When I finally got you to bed and got to sit down I was so tired and exhausted and I thought about everything that just happened in the last hour.  Sometimes you just have to laugh…

Love,

Mama

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I’ve been waiting for this

Dear Blake,

Mama didn’t feel good today.  I had a bad headache when I got home from work and all I wanted to do was be with you but it was really hard.  Grandma said you didn’t have a nap allllllllllll day so I decided this was a good opportunity to try to give you a nap so that I could rest for a while.  You napped but only for about 30 minutes and woke up SCREAMING!  You must have had that feeling that people have when they wake up from a nap and all they want to do is just keep sleeping…because you were crabby!  You didn’t want to play or do anything so I sat in the rocking chair and you crawled up to me holding out your hands for me.  I picked you up and you sat in my lap…for an hour!  I turned on Mickey mouse clubhouse and you just sat…watching…I thought you were sleeping because I never saw you sit so still in your tiny little life.  But your eyes were awake and you were just watching.  You even started talking softly in baby talk in the tiniest, quietest voice.  It was the first time you sat that long with me.  Usually you are on the move!  But today it was like you just wanted to snuggle close with your Mama.  My heart melted.  I never wanted anything more in my life than this time I was spending with you.  I keep asking Daddy, “When will Blake snuggle with me?!”  He keeps saying you will one day…well today was the day!  It was the best hour I spent in my whole life, just sitting with you.

Love,

Mama

I’ve been waiting for this

Dear Blake,

Mama didn’t feel good today.  I had a bad headache when I got home from work and all I wanted to do was be with you but it was really hard.  Grandma said you didn’t have a nap allllllllllll day so I decided this was a good opportunity to try to give you a nap so that I could rest for a while.  You napped but only for about 30 minutes and woke up SCREAMING!  You must have had that feeling that people have when they wake up from a nap and all they want to do is just keep sleeping…because you were crabby!  You didn’t want to play or do anything so I sat in the rocking chair and you crawled up to me holding out your hands for me.  I picked you up and you sat in my lap…for an hour!  I turned on Mickey mouse clubhouse and you just sat…watching…I thought you were sleeping because I never saw you sit so still in your tiny little life.  But your eyes were awake and you were just watching.  You even started talking softly in baby talk in the tiniest, quietest voice.  It was the first time you sat that long with me.  Usually you are on the move!  But today it was like you just wanted to snuggle close with your Mama.  My heart melted.  I never wanted anything more in my life than this time I was spending with you.  I keep asking Daddy, “When will Blake snuggle with me?!”  He keeps saying you will one day…well today was the day!  It was the best hour I spent in my whole life, just sitting with you.

Love,

Mama

You can walk!

Dear Blake,
You can walk!  It’s so cute to watch you walk.  You put your right hand in the air and make a little squeal noise while you walk cause you are trying so hard.  I feel like it happened over night.  Everyone tells me there’s no stopping you and now I’ll never get any rest.  I already have felt like this but now it’s only going to be more.  I love watching you grow and go through the stages.  Everything is happening so fast.  My favorite part about you walking is that you finally hold my hand.  I love walking with you holding your hand and pointing out the world. 
Love,
Mom