Thursday, October 28, 2010

A few lessons learned

Babies really are their own specie. That probably sounds funny, but to me they are so Abnormal. My family is LOUD- not over bearingly annoying, but yes, we speak our peace. Speaking for myself- this is ONLY done within my immediate family- with others I feel so misunderstood that my brain is too foggy for coherent conversation--- (what a rant) so its strange to me that babies don't speak. In the words of my 6 yr old cousin, Caroline- "What words does he speak?" ... "What!? No words!" I was just as dumbfounded.
Considering the field that I want to go into- teaching English as a 2nd language- learning to communicate with those that don't share a common language-- I thought that this would be easier. But babies can't do ANYTHING to express themselves. Oh how I wish that Parker could just tell me he's warm/cold so I can dress him appropriately. Or tell me when he's done eating so I don't force feed him, or under feed him. Or when he's tired so I can lay him down to sleep.  I've heard that you can listen to their cries- and though I think that has its place-- when it's 3 AM and I have eye boogies in my eyes (recent infection I think) I'm still totally dazed and Parker's crying-- listening to his cry is the last thing I want to do- I just want to find out what it is so he can be happy (and not wake up our upstairs neighbor) So YES-- I can't wait for Parker to SPEAK.

 (** Disclaimer: None of these pictures have been doctored or staged- that is just how {incredibly} good looking my son is!)

We are loving being parents. I love being Parker's Momma. Still adjusting- its a process for sure. Trying to juggle parenthood and being a student is challenging, but I have found the support and love that I've needed. {thanks all!}

He loves to

SMILE (aww!!) 
and I can't get enough of it
his little legs are always going
he's gonna be a thumb sucker
in his "Johnny Jumper" 
But by far... his favorite thing is....

Not a surprise to those of you who truly know me. I am a girl that loves her birthday suit. As creepy as it sounds, it is the truth. I am constantly in my robe (at most) so yeah, I am in tune with my body. And SOOO is Parker. He loves his diaper change time, Bath time, any time that I let him have his diaper/clothes off. HE is a momma's boy- and I LOVE IT :)


Mr. & Mrs. Alveybunch said...

Lovin' the updates! Babies are very different from adults but children are throughout all ages too! The pictures are adorable! Glad to hear that you are getting the help you need with school and being a mama, it's one busy job!

Gramma & Grampa said...

Love the pictures! Love my family! Just wish I was closer! Parker sure has interesting sleeping positions! Love him! Keep up the great work you do in juggling :o)

Elizabeth Ward said...

Aubrey Parker is amazing!!!! He's so adorable! and you know you're always welcome to talk to me because I have always understood you! Your language makes complete sense to me and always will! Love you!

Laney said...

He's SOOOO cute! I'm sure you're doing a fabulous job being Parker momma!

DAY said...

Oh, i wish i could squeeze him, kiss him, snuggle him, repeat, repeat, repeat... he is such a cute baby and i love the first picture of his smile. there is something about a baby's smile that warms your heart like nothing else. just keep telling him that is aunt Day loves him so that when he finally meets me we will already have that connection Ü i love you and you're looking great by the way! p.s. love and comfort of the birthday suit must run in the family too, b/c i'm right there with ya!

Michelle said...

What a cutie!