Monday, May 18, 2009


I've tried to start this post three times. But, *something* keeps diverting my attention. (I wrote that on Monday....It is now Tuesday)

Little man is finally sleeping so I thought I'd hop on here for a quick post.

Things are amazing. Today is my second day of being a SAHM which I quickly decided is NOT.FOR.ME! I'm glad that I'm able to take these two weeks off to spend with J, but it's hard work!

J has another visit with his birth mom tomorrow after her first court hearing. I'm hoping to know a little bit more about her treatment plan and visitation schedule after tomorrow.

We've been doing a much better job of taking it one day at a time and loving J for the blessing he is now. I'll post some of the wisdom I've received from friends and family some other time but it has been tremendously helpful during all of this.

So....since I'm short on time and too tired to write a coherent post - how about some pictures?

First time feeding his "buddy" (that's what he calls J)

J and MiMi (or Lolly). We haven't quite decided on a name for her yet.

Megan and Paige. Megan and I started 'trying' around the same time 2 1/2 years ago and now we have babies 10 days apart!

J's first walk around the neighborhood. Please excuse me - I always look like a greased pig when I get off work.

First time to get his hair washed. I love this pic - he looks like a little man at the barber shop.

J after his first bath. Look at that face! So funny!

First time in his whale tub.

The nursery from the doorway.

From the rocking chair - where I spend many hours at night. This room still needs A LOT of work. I have nothing on the walls.
Oh, and that yellow dresser is an old 50's style dresser we found at an antique store. Don't have a before pic but it was gnarly. It's not the cutest thing - but it was $50 and works.

The cute little Ikea quilt I found.

J's first play date with Miss Paige today.

All right - that's all I got, folks. We're having friends over for dinner tonight so I have to run!


Rachel said...

You're friends with Megan? How crazy I didn't know that!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of him checking out the water, priceless!!!

And SAH is def not for everyone! :)

Your nursery is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! I love love love it.

Rachel said...

oh and ps I totally wish we lived closer! I'd take J off your hands for a minute!

I suppose then my black kids would out number my white kids :) hee hee...

Mel said...

Erin, I loved all the pictures! The nursery looks great and looks like you did a great job with the dresser. I need to know where you go antique shopping! I need some new furniture...

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Thanks for the update...isn't J the cutest thing ever? I agree...I have my fingers crossed and prayer being said that God takes care of everything for you.

Leslie G said...

He is so cute. SO CUTE!
And I agree, the SAHM isn't for everyone. But I will say, that it's incredibly hard at first. I'm working on a VERY part time basis, and it's so hard to leave Cameron when I do work now. I think about how I wish I was at home with him all the time!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! Those pictures of him getting his first bath are HILARIOUS! Love it.

hopeful #1 said...

What a great post! And those pictures are just tear jerking! I love it! What a cutie! I'm glad that nights are getting a little better! :) So exciting!

Chic Runner said...

Congrats again!

Love the pictures, he is adorable and I love the yellow dresser! :) He is in a great family! :)

Molly said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I could eat him up! Love the nursery, love that dresser. It's super cute! Um the bath pictures are to die for. That one of him watching the water, whoa!

So glad you are able to stay at home for a bit. It is a hard job, but so rewarding (minus the being pooped on). And girl, you've got a lot to juggle right now so even if it lets you get a nap here and there, you need it!

Praying, praying, praying!

Andrea said...

These pictures are awesome!! SAHMothering drives me nuts sometimes, let me just say. I often envy moms with real, live adult contact. Hope you post another update soon. I love hearing how things are going! Hope you guys are getting a little bit of rest. The newborn days can be ROUGH.

noahandlylasmommi said...

praying for you guys. hope the visit with his birth mother goes ok. (((hugs)))

maria said...

he is precious!