A Marriage After His Heart

My journey and life unscripted as I transition from the role of a single mom living for God to a newlywed trying my best at blending and expanding my family, all while pursing a marriage after God and my husband's heart. Join us on this journey!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

God's Blessings During Colic, Thrush and Baby Transition

This picture pretty much has summed up my nights and early mornings over the last week or so. Out of nowhere it seems that Gracie developed a touch of colic, and a horrid case of oral thrush. When I say horrid, I mean horrid and it seems to have came out of nowhere and rapidly developed over the weekend. Needless to say she was one unhappy,tired, and irritable little baby. I think the worse feeling in the world, is the inability to comfort your newborn baby, or any of your children rather, but it's something about a itty bitty baby that just melts your heart when they can't be comforted. I learned however, that there is light at the end of that tunnel. I learned ( what I already knew, but I guess forgot??) that God feels the same way about us. It isn't until we allow him to comfort us that we and our itty bitty babies are comforted. I learned that (I could easily try out for American Idol just as long as tryouts are held while I am in the shower) my itty bitty baby thinks I have a wonderful voice, and my non American Idol voice soothes her. I also learned that along with Gripe Water, the best invention in the world is this thing right here:
My beloved Moby Wrap. It is by far one of the best investments that I have made thus far. Who knew that a long piece of fabric would bring me so much peace and comfort. Thanks ladies for recommending it to me! My other favorite thing would be the yard sale steal I got this weekend on this right here:
A Medela breast pump! May I add that it came with all that you see here and then some, did I say for a steal? Did I also mention that it was practically new? All I had to do was some very heavy sterilizing and it works just fine. I posted before the baby was born that I wanted one of these. We couldn't afford one, but a friend of mine, who just loves perusing garages sales in gated communities went to a neighborhood sale on Sat and she called me about this and when she mentioned the price, lets just say I dropped all and went out in the rain to pick this baby up. Now my dear husband won't feel left out of the feeding process. And he can do more than this:

Did I mention this is why we need the Moby!

All in all it has been a tedious couple of weeks, but God has seen us through it. I am learning how to spread out more to my whole family and not have it be just about me and the baby. I will admit, this has been rather trying for me. But in crying out to God and his faithfulness to teach and train me, we are weathering this transition quite well. (mother and baby graphic taken from art.com)

Psalm 73:1Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.


Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. They really blessed me. I know that you and I have talked about all of this already, but seeing the photos of you guys is a real treat for me.

Persuaded said...

i have a friend who has often said that we all are new mothers... even the woman who has 10 kids has never had these particular children at these specific ages. and we all know how different each child is and how varied they are at each stage! so even though you are a well seasoned mama, you are still a new mama. so be easy on yourself sweetheart;)

oh, and i am so glad you are using a sling! i adored mine.. i had several. my son still rode in the sling when he was 3yo if he was sick. they are truly a Godsend☺
blessings to your whole beautiful family♥

Mary at Civilla's Cyber Cafe said...

I enjoyed your last two posts. Thank you for sharing all that. I also loved the pics, and your wonderful bargains!

Hope you are right about Christians in this country possibly not being persecuted. It is distressing for me to see our culture go down hill. You are right -- those sins have always existed, but it is scary to see them being embraced as normal here. We are getting just like Europe, and I'm wondering if we won't soon be godless like they are. Bible-believing Christians re really in the minority there. Anyway, Blessings! Keep singing in the shower!