Thursday, January 11, 2007

Eleven Days Old

Hello! I'm so excited to update my blog - this is the first moment I've had my hands free in a week and a half! My mom had a snow day today, so she's come over to fix Olivia and I some lunch. Olivia is asleep in her bouncy seat as I type this.

Where do I begin? I'm overwhelmed.

I am so in love with this baby, it's unbelievable. She's only been here for eleven days, and yet I can't imagine my life before her. I love to just stare at her! In fact, that got me in trouble for the first few nights because I'd lay awake and watch her breathing - and I didn't get any sleep at all. It took it's toll on me - and I'm starting to sleep now at night when she's sleeping. It sounds simple - the books all say to "sleep when your baby sleeps." But for me, it's been a challenge to learn. I've never known a love like this, and I felt like I had to stay awake in case anything happened to her, and I couldn't let myself fall asleep. I'm really learning to trust God right now - to trust Him to watch over her and protect her and calm my anxiety. I think it's something I'm going to be learning for the rest of my life! So this is what motherhood is!

Joel is an amazing father. I knew he would be good - but I didn't know he would be this GREAT. He's so calm with her - and talks so sweetly to her. I love to watch them together.

I promise to write more and post pictures, but for now, this is all I can do! I'm going to sneak in some lunch before Olivia wakes up and we start our whole feeding/changing/burping routine again!

Thank you for your prayers (I feel them!) and thank you for your sweet emails and comments. You bless me!



Sheila said...

I can feel your joy. God blessed us with three and it's the best journey of our life.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful baby! You are a brave woman for posting hospital pictures- you looked glowing. I am 27, and a mom of three. Noah 3 1/2, Emmah 2, and Judah 5 months. Time will fly by and Olivia will be running around, playing games and singong songs before you know it! A bit of advise for the frustrating moments. Never wish away their chilhood, like, "I wish you could......." It will come and you'll have a hard ime remembering those small details that seemed ingrained to your memory the day before. God bless you and your family.
Adah Butler

MamaK said...

Well, my daughter needed to look up something on Spirit's website, and I saw the link to your blog.

Congratulations! Your Olivia is just beautiful. We followed your pregnancy a bit on the radio, and are thrilled that she's arrived healthy and well. There really is NO love like the love for a child, is there? While you may not be thinking of it at this point, we hope you will be blessed with many precious little ones.


Mindi Lloyd said...


Hello and congratulations to you and Joel from Reign's Realm in Kenmore. I was so glad Marilyn was able to deliver my special gift to you and Joel before Olivia arrived. She is everything I knew she'd be to you and more. We (all of us who listen to the station every day here in the store and elsewhere) have enjoyed awaiting her arrival and following your pregnancy. Welcome to Mommyhood! What an awesome place to be!

Reign has changed my life in the most amazing way by simply showing me a love I had never known before. I now truly understand my purpose for being here, for the first time in my life. I know Olivia will bring immeasurable riches to your life in so many, many ways. We look forward to all the incredible moments you will share with us on your journey as a new mommy. God Bless you and your family. Reign and I look forward to meeting you someday in the future.

Marie said...

Sarah!!!! She's sooooooooo beautiful! I love her already and I haven't even met her yet! I was sick when she came to earth, so I wanted to stay away until I'd be sure all Olivia would get from me was love :) My love prayers and thought are with you...
A very proud Auntie Re

Leeners said...

Oh Sarah, she is absolutely beautiful! You are obviously enjoying your little angel very much and that makes me happy. You are in my thoughts and prayers :o)