Saturday, May 30, 2009

Six Months and Vacation

Our baby girl is 6 months old. I can't believe how fast this time has flown. Six months ago, I didn't think that my dream to be a mom would ever come true and now I couldn't imagine doing anything else but being a mom. Alexis has changed so much, she can sit by herself, stand with assistance and can eat many veggies-starting fruits soon. I feel so blessed to have the best and most amazing family.

We are also finishing our vacation at the Outer Banks. We are here with Craig's parents, his brother and his wife. This is the fourth year we've had a big family vacation. (Craig and I are discussing NOT doing this again next year, I need a break) It's been great to show Alexis the beach, the pool and all the other wonderful things that come with vacation.

I was very proud of myself this week. I climbed 257 steps to the top of the Cape Hatteres Lighthouse. It took a while for me to make it to the top, but I was so glad I did. The view was just amazing.

Although vacation is fun, it will sure be nice to sleep in my own bed soon!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

For years this has been a very difficult day for me. Although very thankful for my own mother, I was constantly reminded of my own desire to be a mother. Every year on Mother's Day, I would cry just knowing that another year had past without me becoming a mother. I know this sounds like a pity party, but all those years without a child has made me appreciate how wonderful it is to finally be a mother.

For 5 wonderful months I have been the mother to a beautiful baby girl named Alexis. I feel so very blessed to have her in my life and I know that if God chooses for us not to have any more children I feel so complete with Alexis in my life.

As wonderful as this day is for me, I can't help but think of the wonderful young woman out there who is probably crying today. She is Alexis birthmother. This woman choose life for her pregnancy, gave birth to my daughter and placed her in my arms to care for her. I am so thankful to this woman and the sacrifices that she has made.

For now on, I will be thankful that I am a mother, but also so very thankful for the woman who gave her life.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I can't believe how well my little Alexis eats her veggies. We have been working for the last 3 weeks feeding her different veggies. She can now eat green beans, peas and squash. I'm so impressed with her ability to catch on to eating so well. She seems to be doing so well-it makes me so proud to be her mommy.

Daddy day care is going well. I know Craig loves staying home with Alexis. I had always thought that I would be the one who would stay home while Craig worked, but we've made adjustments in our life due to the bad economy. I know that it's unconventional, but it works for us. Maybe someday the tables will turn, and I'll get my chance to be a stay at home mommy.