Saturday, November 29, 2008

Prettiest Mom

This is a poem that my mom forwarded to me. It is so look at things so differently when you become a mom and you find a whole new appreciation for your own mom. Thanks Mom!!

I just wanted to share it with all the other moms reading.

Prettiest Mom
Before I was a Mom:
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom:
I had never been puked on, pooped on, chewed on, or peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom:
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy ove r a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom:
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom:
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom:
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.
Don't forget to give your child a hug today!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Last weekend we got quite a bit of snow. While it snowed, Jordyn sat by the window saying "Ohhhh, ooooohhhh" over and over again, so Jer took her outside to see what all this white stuff was all about. She wasn't too sure if she liked it or not since she couldn't really walk in it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tip for Moms

Jordyn has had a cough that gets much worse at night for the last week. She is not sleeping at night because of it, which means I am also not sleeping at night. This is fine with me since I am up most of the night for bathroom breaks anyway, but I hate that she is not getting a good night's sleep. Anyway, last night after an hour of non-stop coughing, I got desperate! My grandma had mentioned that she heard rubbing Vicks Vapor Rub on the bottom of their feet and then putting socks on them will stop the cough. It seemed silly to me, but I actually found myself at Family Fare at 11:00pm buying Vicks Vapor Rub last night. I ended up trying it on Jordyn. It was a little scary for me since I am one of those paranoid moms who always follows the doctor's or medicine label's directions and my doctor did not recommend and the label said for children over 2 years. So of course after I applied the Vapor Rub I sat up with her for a little while to be sure she didn't have any reactions. I also sat up for another hour after putting her back down listening for her breathing on the monitor and checking on her every so often before I could finally sleep. Yes, I know, PARANOID! Anyway, I have to report that the Vicks worked wonders. She didn't cough even one more time!! She slept until 8:30am.......a good night's rest! if only I could get a good nights rest!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I haven't posted in a little while now, but I don't have much to update you on. Jordyn continues to learn or do something new each day. It is amazing to watch her grow and learn. Jer continues to have work for now, but please keep praying for more as he does not have much. Jer went to the MI game on Saturday, but other than that he has been busy getting the house ready for baby. The baby and I are doing well. I am quite sore and tired, but I really can't complain. Everything has been looking very good at the doctor's appointments. Anyway, that is our life right now. I'll leave you with a few pictures:

Jordyn loves to "type". She will sit by the computer for hours if we would let her.
She also found the pots & pans cupboard. I put soap bubbles from the sink while I wash dishes into the pan for her and she "washes" the cupboards with them.
Jordyn has recently taken up reading. She will sit and look at her pile of books for hours.

Reading with dad & cousin Kendal
A couple weekends ago, Jordyn made her daddy very proud by choosing to play with the football over all her other toys.
Ready for church!
Helping dad winterize the boat
She will probably hate me for this one day, but what a cute butt-crack!

Friday, November 7, 2008


I bought a potty chair for Jordyn a couple of months ago knowing that she is pretty young to start training, but thinking that it doesn't hurt to set her on it every once in a while to get her used to it. Plus, she loves sitting on little chairs so I figured what the heck! Anyway, we tried a few times a couple of months ago and she would sit on it and look at a book for a few minutes at a time. I ended up putting it away for about a month. We took it out today for the first time again and after about 3 minutes, Jordyn went potty!! (Yay!!) She was reading a book and I'm pretty sure had no idea that she even did anything, but I cheered for her anyway. I wanted her to know what I was congratulating her for so I had her stand up and showed her what she did. Before I could stop her, she immediately bent down and splashed her hands in it....GROSS!! So we also had a shower this morning :-)
Obviously this is my first time training and I will try to be quicker the next time. I'm sure I will have many more gross-outs to come!! In the meantime....

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Kendal & Jordyn picking out their pumpkins

Jordyn is really concentrating on getting all the seeds out

Our finished pumpkins!!

Our little lady bug!
Dr. Kendal & Jordyn
Jordyn sharing her candy with Elijah

Adam, Peyton & Jordyn
(Peyton loved Jordyn's antennas)