Monday, October 13, 2008

What a Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend was one I will not soon forget. It was a little hectic and totally emotional, but it was ours and I wouldn't change it for anything. My parents came up on Friday and Shane's mom got here Thursday night for our big baby blessing. All the planning leading up to it reminded me of a wedding party we were getting ready for. With all the invitations and people bringing food, I was so excited for the day to get here. Friday night we all went out for Chinese food in a hurry; Shane and I had to get to a baby blessing at the hospital. Then Saturday was spent shopping and getting everything ready for Sunday. It was so great to be able to have everyone together and see how much we could all love such a small child. Sunday was just an amazing day, apart from the frantic dash out the door, we had a great morning. Shane gave the most poetic and beautiful baby blessings that I have ever heard, blessing Thayden with wisdom and a desire to do well.

After church we had a big shin-dig at uncle Lydon's house. We packed about 50 people in the house and it was actually quite roomy. Thayden just hung out and stared at people while we were all googling at him. After the day turned into the night, my parents joined us back at our house for some reminissing before bed. It was so wonderful to have them here and to be able to share those memories. I sure wish I had pictures and video of me with my grandparents, that is always something I would have loved. Now I can make sure that we do it for Thayden and all the kids to come. I'm so thankful for everyone that was able to make it, and for those who weren't we hope to see you soon or next time!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A good nights sleep

Well, about a week ago Shane and I decided it was time to put Thayden in his room. It was a little nerve racking because I loved having him so close and I could peak at him at any time during the night, but he was sleeping well, so we thought it was time. The first night went well, he woke up twice, and I had to go into the other room to feed him instead of doing it in bed, but that was fine.
Monday night, after lots of playing, Shane put Thayden down in his bed for the night. At about 4 am I woke up in a panic because I hadn't heard all night! I went into the next room to check on him only to find that he was sound asleep. I went back to bed only to find that I couldn't sleep immediately because of the adrenaline rush. I had to get up at 7am for a class, and Thayden decided to get up about 7:15. He had slept from 10-7:15! It was a miracle. Shane later asked me if Thayden had woken up that night, I told him no and he commented that that must have been why he felt so rested. I too must admit that I got my first really good nights sleep since having Thayden. Two more nights have followed this routine and I hope like crazy that he will be able to keep it up. I'm so blessed to have such a great son and husband. I'm looking forward to our next step with Thayden; I'm hoping for a laugh soon and for him to roll over. We'll keep everyone informed on all the new developments.