Thursday, October 21, 2010

Being a Mom... is Hard!!!

So, I officially have no idea how you moms out there in the blog world have time to blog.  I've been a mom for three weeks now and I've managed to write one post... and that's just with one baby.  Most of you guys have three or more kids... I don't know how you do it.

Here goes post number 2 after bringing Jayden home (which will mostly be pictures because it's late - or early... however you want to look at it - and I have to be at work at 8:30 in the morning).  Which also stinks!!!  I didn't know I would be going back to work so soon, but I started back this past Monday.  All I can say about working and having a newborn is that it is HARD!  I'm not a morning person anyways, and now mornings are AWFUL!  I'm tired from waking up throughout the night, I'm in an ill mood because the last thing in the entire world that I want to do is drop my baby off with someone else (even though I know he is very well taken care of... we love you A and thank you SO much for watching him), and well, I'm too tired to think of any more reasons why the mornings are awful, but I bet in about four hours I will be shouting lots more reasons while rushing to get out of the house :) 

I have so many posts to write from different things that happened during our adoption process, but I feel like if I wait until I have time to write them, then nothing will ever get posted, so I'm just going to post what we have been up to lately.  Then, when I do get time I will post about the last few weeks... including how we had a completed nursery before we even got back into town with our new little guy.

For now... here are a few pics:
Leaving the hospital with Jayden on Thursday night, September 30th!!!
 The first night after leaving the hospital we spent the night at my mom's house.  At three o'clock in the morning Jayden was screaming uncontrollably and I was just praying that if God blessed me with this beautiful baby that he would equip me with everything I needed to take care of him.  We remembered the nurse had told us to give him some infant Tylenol for his circumcision, and realized we forgot to pick some up... so me and my sister went to CVS.  There was absolutely NO ONE on the roads, except for a cop who happened to do a u-turn in the middle of the empty highway to get behind me and follow me to CVS.  Once I arrived at the store I turned in, and well, the cop followed... and turned his lights on.  He walked up to my window and I gave him my license and he asked if I knew why he had pulled me over.  I told him I had absolutely no idea, and that's when he shined is flashlight across the parking lot to a sign that said no left turn into the CVS.  So, apparently it is okay to do a u-turn in the middle of a 5 lane highway to get behind me to follow me until I do something wrong, then pull me over, and act like you don't believe me when I stumble to tell you (because I was a little nervous :)  that I was in Loganville, although I live in Macon (1 1/2 hours away) to buy infant Tylenol for a baby that I just found out the day before that I was adopting and he was at my mom's house with his daddy screaming because he just got circumcised... hmmm... I have no idea why that sounds so unbelievable at 3:00 in the morning.  However, thank you for doing your job Mr. policeman and I'm just going to assume that you were looking for drunks... so I really do appreciate you... just maybe not at that particular moment.  By the time I got in CVS I was fighting back tears.  Not only did I feel like the worst mom ever for not remembering the Tylenol in the first place, but the nervous emotions of being pulled over got to me.  Then, like a normal emotionally drained lady, I started laughing at the thought of the memories I would have of the first night I was at home with my first baby :)  

Here's a picture from the next day with two of Jayden's cousins:

Jayden's first picnic (even though he slept through the whole thing):

Our house, decorated the morning after our 10 day waiting period was up (thanks W & C!!!), and yes that is an awesome deer bib in case you can't see it in the picture :)  And thank you Elijah and Asa for sharing your toys with baby Jayden... I can't wait until he is old enough to play with you guys!
 Jayden's first pumpkin patch:

 Here he is with is first pumpkin... just the right size, thanks to the Strange's... but he was letting me know that he was done taking pictures and it was time to eat:
 More visits from cousins!

 How do you guys think I look with twins???  Hahaha... I'm just sayin... it would be fun :)
 And, last but not least, this is one of our best friends -
Her and her sister are both teachers and have a photography business on the side, Bloom Photography so last weekend her and her husband came down to visit for a couple days and she set up a mini studio in Jayden's nursery.  Below are a few pictures she took and I LOVE them! 


  1. Congratulations! Your son is perfect! Just wanted to encourage you and let you know that the adjustment from having no kids to having our first was extremely hard... much harder than going from one to two, or two to three. Life will settle into a routine, the baby will start sleeping through the night (eventually) and then one day you'll wake up and realize you are ready to have another one. It also depends on the temperament of your baby, our first was very fussy (especially in the middle of the night) and didn't sleep well. Our next two were great sleepers and rarely cried at night (unless they were hungry). We had three children in four years and are now beginning the process of adopting number four! Our first baby is now seven years old and it is hard to believe how fast time has gone. The days are LONG but the years are SHORT! Hang in there... :)

  2. Loved all the pics of sweet Jayden!
    Just wanted to warn you--motherhood gets harder! LOL
    But it is SO VERY WORTH IT! When you look back later, you won't focus on the hard parts--you'll even wish to go back!
    It will get better when you get some sleep, though! :-)


  4. Britney, hang in there! It just gets easier and easier!! My sis-in-law is going through the same thing right now as a first time mom! It is hard, but it will go by fast! He is so PRECIOUS! Love all the pics!!