Thankful Tuesday: Moby wraps, pancakes, and baby dimples

  • Let’s start with this: There are some seasons in a marriage where you feel more like a team than you ever have, where you know what to say to each other in the sweetest and most painful moments, where you laugh big, hearty, hysterical laughs at each other. I’m thankful that Chris and I are in that season. And I’m thankful that Sunday night during my Bible study, Chris yelled over and over for me from our bedroom. I left my friends in the living room and found him on the bed, lying on his back, Brooksie on top of him and a tablespoon of spit up floating in Chris’ neck hallow. It was gross. It was awesome!
  • Have I ever said how great Diapers.com is? It is the best. And I’m thankful that I can order online when I have three diapers left and get a box the next day, just in time! (No, they didn’t pay me to say that.)
  • I’m thankful for my handmade (by my sister in law) “moby” wrap and the fact that Brooks spends his entire life in it.

    In my wrap with August in 2008

    For the first time a few days ago, I nursed and cooked dinner at the same time with him in that wrap. I am woman!

  • Two of my sweet friends came over Saturday morning to babysit the boys so Chris and I could go out and find me some cute post-pregnancy outfits. I’m thankful for 1) dear friends who make August pancakes and panic because he’s eaten 10, yes 10. (He loves his pancakes.) And 2) the blessing of being able to buy new clothes that I feel cute in.
  • After 4 months of potty training, my little boy is finally willing to sit on a real toilet! This is a monumental step for this kid. Now, onto getting him to sit on any other toilet in the world.
  • Yesterday, a friend asked me if I knew how to cook and eat an artichoke before moving to California, and I said: “Of course!” Then I felt grateful for my mother in law who has taught me how to cook and eat a lot of stuff, especially artichokes. (PS Did you know they’re amazing roasted? True fact.)
  • Smiling babies. Specifically, my smiling baby and his dimple in his right cheek. I can’t get enough.

It’s Thankful Tuesday! What are you thankful for???

  • Katherine

    I am thankful for Amazon Moms. They take two days to mail the diapers, but shipping is always free and if you subscribe and save you get 30 percent off. They aren’t paying me to say that either :)
    I am thankful for your blog, we are expecting our second in July and have a very busy 18 month old and it helps to know you are surviving. I am also thankful for her health. Last week she had pneumonia and it was not a fun mommy week.

    • http://mommymonk.wordpress.com Micha Boyett Hohorst

      Wow, Katherine, pneumonia? I’m sure that was way more than not fun. I’m happy to hear she’s better. Thanks for reading the blog (and informing me on the greatness of Amazon Moms! I had no idea such a thing existed.) Blessings!

  • http://www.sundayschoolrebel.typepad.com Sam

    I think the time after a baby is born is such a sweet time. It’s hard and rough and all that, but I just remember feeling so in love with my husband and with our family.

    Love Brooks in the wrap! I have a feeling second babies end up more ‘worn’ than our first ones, if you’re into that sort of thing. And go August on the potty training! You are so patient, Micha – I am failing miserably at consistency.

    I am reading this on Wednesday, but yesterday I was thankful for all the leftovers that meant I didn’t have to come up with supper. And then Thomas threw up twice last night, but that was all, and he seems fine today. Still, he’s home from playschool and we’re in our jammies. Recovery is important!

    • http://mommymonk.wordpress.com Micha Boyett Hohorst

      I always love your comments, Sam. I’m always sad to hear about little people throwing up. Poor Thomas! I hope he’s all better today. And, I’m sure you’re not failing miserably with the potty training. I’m convinced (now more than ever) that until he’s ready to do it, he won’t. And stubborn boys are the hardest of all! :)


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