Monday, November 11, 2013

Motherhood Monday: PJs

One year, seven months, and three days since God chose us to be adoptive parents. He just hasn't brought our child (or children) home yet.

Very peaceful. Today was a rare day that I didn't have anywhere I needed to be and no errands to run. So I stayed in my PJs all day!! I never do that. I was still very productive though. Got a ton of cleaning done, started dinner in the crockpot, finished making one of my mom's birthday gifts (Pictures later. Her birthday isn't till Wednesday.) and did my BSF homework. So, altogether, it was a very pleasant day. I love being home.

Since I just ate dinner (pork tenderloin, brown rice, zucchini, and broccoli) and had a handful of dark chocolate covered raisins for dessert, I'm feeling pretty full. Maybe some green tea later.

Thoughts about our child:
I've been researching baby wearing. This isn't really a new trend but I've been hearing more about it lately. The list of benefits is huge. I can't remember where I read this so don't quote me, but I found a site that said American babies are held an average of 2.5 hours a day! They go from their crib or basinet, to their swing, bouncer, car seat, and stroller. In the womb their curled up all snug in a kind of C shape, then they're born and constantly carried in containers. It apparently does some pretty bad things to their little spines. Obviously, you can't get around putting them down sometimes and car seats are absolutely needed, but constantly being strapped in and lain flat is no bueno. I'd like to read more, but baby wearing is something I will be doing. There are additional bonding benefits that are especially important with adoption. Holding our new little one will help them bond with us. They will have spent nine months hearing and feeling their birth mom's voice and environment. To suddenly be somewhere new with unfamiliar sounds and people could be unsettling. That's the case with any adoption really. Holding my new tiny miracle close will be soothing to both our souls.

P.S. Check out baby wearing twins on YouTube. Awesome!

Thoughts about our expectant mom:
Frankly I'm a bit speechless. The more I think about what you're going through and what is coming in our future together, the more I.....I!!!

This week God:
Reminded us that life is short. It was a subtle reminder. Like a warm, soft feeling that this life, in comparison to the next, is just a blink of the eye. The trials of this life will not last. What's a few years in comparison to eternity. And not just any eternity. Eternity in paradise, in the presence of pure Love, in the light of the Creator of the universe. A little perspective. I want to enjoy my time here, use it well, and  lead a life pleasing to God. I don't want to waste time being impatient, worrying, or complaining that things are taking "too long". 

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." Proverbs 27:1

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34 

Read about why I started Motherhood Mondays here.


  1. I am very much looking forward to wearing our future baby, too! I think that skin-to-skin contact is so important, especially with adoption. I found this really awesome shirt; google "chimparoo kangaroo tube"; it is a skin-to-skin shirt that you can actually wear your baby in, and it looks nice, too! I'm really hoping to get one.

  2. There is also a gorgeous kangaroo care shirt called the NuRoo Pocket. I want to get that one, too! :)

    1. Oh my goodness Rhonda!! They're both super cute! Those are going on my wish list :)

  3. We're all about some baby-wearing, too! I'm trying to remember the book that convinced us of its benefits (in regards to adoption) - it was one that had a lot about bonding and attachment (but not Deborah Gray's Attachment in Adoption - haven't managed to grab a copy of that one yet, though we've heard good things). In any case, we're feeling a little nervous about slings and the Moby wrap--but definitely thinking about an Ergo. We live very near a crunchy-parent kind of town and see them all the time.

    That twins-in-Moby-Wraps video is fantastic. And complicated. Kudos to that mom for figuring that out!

    1. The Ergo is super cool. I'm gonna try both and see what works for me. There's a video on YouTube, baby wearing twins in Erogos too. Good stuff! :)


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