After several early mornings in a row, waking up in the middle of the night and naps that were too short, Levi finally slept all night last night and only woke up at 5:30 to nurse and then slept in until 7:30! What a blessing and a miracle! I was bound and determined to wake up early this morning, set my heart toward it last night. I've just needed some good alone time in the Word and God was so faithful to me! I know it doesn't always work out that way, there's no dealing or bargaining with God, but I feel like it was just a huge encouragement to be able to wake up to nurse Levi, then get into the Word. The other good thing was that Levi woke up rested and happy. Whew, it's been a while since he was in this state of mind it feels.
I remember as I was sitting there with him in my arms I was thinking, "Being a mom is the best thing I have ever done." I mean, besides being a wife, which will always be my first priority and relationship in my life, being a mom has been surprisingly ... amazing, fulfilling, beautiful, difficult, ... just having my own little boy who came from my husband and me, who took a long time to get here, who changes and grows and learns new things, who makes us laugh and frustrates us at the same time and so much more that I couldn't even describe right now. I am truly understanding the scripture that says "Children are a blessing from the Lord" It is a truth that is sinking deeper and deeper into my heart. As I watch him smile and play and make all of his funny faces, show like and dislike for things and just learn his ways I am amazed. I get excited about watching him grow, I don't want it to happen too fast, but I am excited all the same.
Well, I smell a poopy diaper. Blah. I hate poopy diapers.
Oh yes, and here's a little something Levi typed as he was cruising past me on the couch:
Our EC update: we had one pee on the potty last week. I was laying him down to change his diaper and I asked him if he needed to pee. He nodded his head "yes" as he does when you ask him any question. But I went ahead and picked him up and took him to the potty where he peed (mostly in the toilet, the rest I had to wipe off the floor in front of him.)
Other than that, he hasn't gone on the potty much. I put him on it about once a day. So, we haven't been too "successful" lately. But that's not what it's all
Levi says goodbye