Monday, October 15, 2012

Thirty, flirty and thriving.. or somthing like that.....

Before Nick left for work this morning, he said "Enjoy your last day in your twenties."  ugh.  Now I know he does this because I have given him a hard time at each of his birthdays since he turned 30.
  I will be 30 tomorrow(10-16).  My sister Heather was excited to be 30, she said "I'm a big kid now".  I thought I would approach my big day with that kind of enthusiasm as well  And dont get my wrong I am excited to jump into the next decade of my life.  I'm just definently not where, or doing, anything I thought about my life when I was going to be 30.
   So let's evaluate,  I'm a stay-at-home mom beginning a thirty-one business(ask me more about it!), I have a very active one year old(other friends my age have 2 or 3 kids by now), live in Crowley, TX and my husband still works at the same place he did when we met 5 years ago. 
  If someone had told me this when I was about to graduate high school I would not believe them, to say the least.  I imagined that I would be running an orphanage in Chincha, Peru, with probably a different spouse(I had not met my Nick yet), and be living a happy missionary life with at least 2  kids.
"God's plans are not our plans", you can say that again.  Between those 2 different scenarios A TON happened that changed where I am now.  Rather than writing out each little thing that got my where I am(which would be pages)  I will just move on.
So I'll be a "big kid" tomorrow and start this new journey in my life.  MOVING ON!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

1 Year!!

One year ago, I was nine months pregnant and scheduled to be induced into labor on a Sunday night/early Monday morning.  That day I tried to get as much rest as I could because I knew I would not get any rest for A LONG TIME.  Nick was a nervous wreck that day, running around trying to get things done-mostly things that were already done but he wanted "to be sure".  We drove to the Hospital knowing that our lives were about to change forever.  When we got there Nick walked with me to check-in, then let me check in while he went to move the car.  I walked into the delivery room and got into the Hospital gown and 16 hours later Micah Christopher Brown was born.  (There is much more to the story, but I'll spare you the details-for those of wanting to know, just ask)  Micah was born on September 12th, 2011 at 12:55 PM- He was 7lbs. 11oz and 19 inches long.

                                                                    September 12, 2012
                                                                        1 Year old!!
I cant believe it's been a whole year!  I could go on and on right now about what we've been through this year and what I've learned, what Micah could do when and such but I wont because this would be a book (And honestly I'm not feeling fabulous today and Micah has been dealing with a giant cold since thursday and we are wiped!!) 

Friday, July 20, 2012


My Baby is 10 1/2 months old!  I feel like not too long ago I was ridiculously uncomfortable and 9 months pregnant in the hottest summer Texas has ever seen!  (And blogging about it)

This past year has contained the hardest and most overwhelming times of my entire life, but by "most overwhelming" I mean the times you feel stuck and dont know what else to do overwhelming and also the overwhelming feeling you get when you watch your baby sleep and think how did that come from me? 

Micah is such a happy baby, he smiles at people he doesn't even know!  Any errands I run with him usually dont go as quickly as I have planned because everyone stops us to see my sweet little boy!!

Micah is walking!  He started Crawling at 5 1/2 months, took his first steps the day he was officially 9 months and a few weeks later, he walks everywhere like a pro!  He started getting teeth at 6 months and now has 8 teeth!!  He can say "dada" and "mama" and I'm pretty sure he tries really hard to say "no".  He playfully says"bahbahbahbah...."  when he is playing, he loves to hide behind the rocking chair in his room, and knock over just about everything!  He loves to pull a blanket of the couch and pull it over his head to "hide", he thinks it so funny and stays perfectly still because he thinks I can't see him.  He understands when I tell him no and starts crying like someone just bit him or something. He loves looking at him self in the mirror and laughing, so much so that when we went to the zoo thats what he did when we took him to see the fish and reptiles(they are in the glass, where he can see himself). 

Here's  some Pictures of his life so far:
                                                                   1 month
                                                           2 months
                                                                     5 Months
                                                        First Halloween-1 month
                                                               4 months
                                                                4 (ish) months
                                                                   First Christmas-3 months
                                                              4 Months
                                                               First time to swing- 8 months
                                                Knocking over things and pushing them around
                                           First July 4th-after a nap in the car after seeing his first parade-9 1/2 months
                                                         First time at the zoo-10 months

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Too Big

   You are 8 1/2 months old.  These are things you can do:

You have been crawling since you were 5 1/2  months old
You can stand unassisted for up to 30 seconds when you want to(not walking yet, but Mommy is OK with that:))-only one time I have seen you stand up on your own without pulling up on anything

You babble sounds-mostly "bahbahbah"- but occasionally its "mahmahmah" and earlier this week you said "mama" but you haven't done it since then.

We moved into our new house in Crowley and didnt put a babygate like we had in our townhouse, so now you into EVERYTHING!!   You push around all the chairs and your bigger toys(your music table and walker).  I have seen you knock over a chair and push it into the living room and yesterday you turned over your music table and pushed it into the middle of the kitchen.   I thought that you might be pushing your music table over on accident so I turned it back for you but you pushed it over again, showing Mommy you wanted it that way.

You are in a phase(hopefully) just a phase of meal time being difficult.  You hate having to sit still for Mommy or Daddy to feed you, so we let you hold a spoon and play with it while you eat(for now).   On our family Vacation you showed everyone how much you hate mealtime.  Aunt Heather and Aunt Mandy though it was funny that you cry the same way Mommy used to, so they laughed which just made you want more attention.

You also have made a bad habit over the last few months of making it difficult for anyone to give you a bottle and especially change your diaper.  When someone tries to change your diaper, you flip over as quick as you can to find something to play with, so sometimes I can get you to lay (kid of) still if you have something to play with. 

You have started crying loudly when you dont get what you want.  This is very recent so people that  dont know you well are quick to get you what you want, but Mommy and Daddy know better:)

Some funny things you have done recently:   When you dont get what you want, you cry loudly and start shaking your fist up and down.

You love feet and shoes and the other day when Daddy got home you chased his feet in circles trying to get his stinky shoes.

Mommy found a dead bug in your mouth a week ago.  It was funny but also scared Mommy a little. (I really do keep my house clean, we just haven't resolved the bug issues in our new house all they way)

Found out why you are a boy when Mommy was changing you and were a little too fascinated

You also mostly take 2 longer naps a day instead of a 4 or 5 30 minute naps, and Mommy is very grateful:)

In 3 1/2 short months you will have lived a whole year!  It went by too fast for Mommy and Daddy but we are excited to see what God has in store for your little life in the coming years!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Letter to Micah

Dear Micah,

You are now 16 weeks old, that's about 3 1/2 months(usually its 4 months but because of the calendar you won't technically be 4 months old for about 2 more weeks)

You are a very active little baby boy and very talkative.  You like "standing" on anyone's lap who wants to hold you and you love any toys that allow you to "stand".  Your Nana bought you a jumperoo for Christmas and you love it, even though your feet don't don't touch the floor!!

You are a great NIGHT sleeper, but during the day you don't usually nap for more than 30 minutes at a time.  You are a very cuddly baby, unless you just want to play. Sometimes when I try to rock you to sleep, you pull your paci out of your mouth because it makes you sleepy. I love giving you your bottle at night because it makes you fall asleep and you have the sweetest look on your face.
You started smiling at Daddy when you were one month old, but Mommy didnt get that smile out until you were 2 months old.  Your Daddy also made you laugh for the first time this month, but you have not belly laughed that hard since.  Now you love smiling at people everywhere when they smile at you, but sometimes a funny look might scare you and you stick out your bottom lip and start to cry. 

This month you started drooling on everything and everyone and today your Daddy and I realized that your first tooth is growing!   

Everyone tells me that you like exactly like your Daddy, and you do.  But at Christmas, Aunt Heather pulled out one of mommy's old baby pictures, and your face looks like mine a little too!!

Your Daddy and I are so thankful that God chose us to be your parents and we are so excited about what God has in your future!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

That's Intense....

"Sometimes we forget that's Gods grace and forgiveness is as INTENSE [if not more] than how intense we THINK our sins are" 

WAPAW!  That was the sound of that statement slapping me upside the head.  Who has 2 thumbs and was taking the truth of that statement for granted?  This girl!  On Sunday, my lifegroup had a discussion about worldly peace vs. peace that God brings and one of my friends said this.
The world easily helps us forget that our standing with God and his forgiveness is not based on anything we have done, are doing, or will do.  It's based of what HE has done.  How easily we hear that  statement and say "Ya I know"  but really do you???   Just take a minute and think about that statement.

That way of thinking is soo beyond the realm of human understanding, the closest replica we have of that relationship is the love a parent has for their child(which has the meaning for me now that I am a parent). 
This also made me think about a friend of mine from high School that I was recently talking to.  This friend has had hard year and I have told him many times that I would be praying for him and asked him what he believes.  He said that He feels like he has asked God for forgiveness from his sins but he cannot(my friend) understand how God would forgive him when he cannot forgive himself.  I told him that is was all part of God's beautiful mystery.  That;s our human way of trying to understand, but its way more intense than we can imagine................