Thursday, February 12, 2009

My indepentant little man

Let me start by saying that my child is the sweetest boy I have ever been around. But that said, he has his little temper, and not surprisingly his has what I would call a bratty attitude. I can't call it full fledged bratty because this would mean that he gets "it" and already knows how to play us and most importantly we let it happen...oh nooooo, we said that would never happen.
In reality we try not to. But sometimes just sometimes, he is crying and pouting and he looking up at you with that look...I go and console him and I give him my blackberry.
Yes, i will regret caving in, yes I know that he has to learn no, and yes he should not be playing with it in the first place.
Tonight, my darling angel wanted to throw his blocks against the glass coffee table. He liked the noise it made. I had to remove the blocks and say very forcefully no-no! He cried, threw himself to the floor and cried some more. I didn't give him his blocks back but I picked him up and gave him a hug. Soon he'll understand, he'll know but knowing him he'll keep trying.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Funny thing happened tonight, I just sat in the living room and watched a movie with my hubby. I didn't worry about work, didn't fret about Carr or go over the never ending list of to dos.
It has been a while since we have done this and it felt good. Just to enjoy each other and a quiet night together.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A year ago

A year ago, 01/27/2008, Dabney Carr III was born. My husband Chip and I were surrounded by family and friends. I really cannot put into words my experience of it all. When I think about it, it's a jumble of feelings and sensations but all and all the utter peace of it all always leaves me speechless. It is as though, this is what God intended for me all along.
Carr was born at 1:45 pm and because of some complications I did not get to hold my child until 2:30 pm. But when I touched him for the first time, when I finally met him...again, speechless.


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This past year has been a ride, we have grown as a family and as individuals. God has blessed us with a healthy boy. We have come a long way, from being utterly terrified to constantly in awe. I want to thank my son for making me a better person. I have had lessons in patience, strength, and selflessness. I have also become more focused and resolute. Funny how life unfolds.

I love you son.

Here is my fav pics of this past year:










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It has been one crazy year! I want to thank my mother-in-law Lynn, my father-in-law Dabney and my husband Chip.

Carr's Birthday

Like any other weekday, January 27th started out early, with a big difference, I took the day off! It was my precious boy's birthday. What can I say...He has me wrapped around his little finger.

As I posted earlier, I had decided to make a homemade birthday card and send it in to the sprout channel. My husband and I had sprout on to watch if our homemade card made the cut.
Somehow, they got the name wrong, didn't understand my writing and ...Kevin wished a Happy, happy birthday to D'carr... yes he actually called my son D'carr. I looked at the website and there it was...D'carr. I took an awesome picture of the website but our PC crashed a few weeks ago, and I did not have a copy on my laptop...so I lost it.

So much for documenting.