Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Discouraged to uplifted.

This morning I was feeling pretty discouraged because...

1. Norah has not been sleeping well at night. She has been pretty fussy and takes a long time (like hours) to settle down and sleep. Last night was one of her worst nights, probably the worst yet, and she didn't fall asleep until 3:15am. So, I am tired today!

2. We are moving out of our apartment NEXT FRIDAY. I can't believe it. We will move all of our stuff up to our house in OC (meaning Orange City, IA), and then live with my parents for a month until Kley finishes school and GRADUATES! Today, my mom came over and helped us start packing because she was heading up to OC for my sister's volleyball game, so she took up a van load of stuff. I am excited for our next step, but packing and moving makes me sad. We now have a lot of white, bare walls and empty shelves. We had over three great years in this apartment, and it's always sad to see the end of an era.

3. I was also feeling a bit sad at how fast our baby is growing! I know she is only three weeks, which is still quite young, but I packed up her newborn clothes today and rearranged all her three month things. Can't believe it! (She is also pretty big for her age, so three month stuff is fitting her early.)

But then, while I was having a little pity party for myself, I found two things that really made me feel better...

1. I read this post over at http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/, and it was seriously a gift of encouragement from God to me today. She is talking about how their son is 11 months old, and how difficult those first few weeks of adjustment can be and how exciting all his milestones are. While I just talked about how sad I was that Norah is getting big so fast, I am also so excited for her to grow up and to get to know more of who she is. I can't wait to hear her laugh and to hear her call me mom!

2. I watched this video about things kids do that are unacceptable for adults to do and laughed out loud.

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