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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sleep Deprieved and lovin it...

Okay so I know its been FOREVER since I last blogged and I have a reason for it. Well it's not really a good excuse, but at least I'm being honest. I've been, well how do you say it... TIRED. I guess I've forgotten, but man being pregnant sucks all the energy out of you, literally. I even have to take naps during the day and I'm NOT a nap person. But with that being said, I've also forgotten how having a newborn and waking up every 1, 2, or 3 hours makes you, well... EXTREMELY TIRED.

So my sister emailed me this picture of me at Grants baby blessing. It was taken of me almost two years ago and I had NO IDEA someone was taking a picture of me. Abby laughed soo hard she had to send it to me and when I saw it I laughed just as hard and then I wanted to cry because I remember how I felt that day. It was probably one of the most stressful days I can remember for a number of reasons. One, being it was the first time I have ever "hosted" a get together at my house with food, guests, decor, etc. Second, family and friends were in town and staying at our house which requires hosting and being "nice." Third, I was sleeping an average of 4 hours a night. And fourth, it was an emotional day filled with 9am church, a beautiful blessing, and a newborn being contaminated going to a church full of sick people (or though that's how I pictured it then:).

Anyway this picture contains all of that emotion that I was feeling on that day. It makes me laugh. It makes me realize not only how much Grant has grown and developed into this wonderful toddler, but also how much I have grown as a person. I have changed from a scared new mom to be, to a (little) more confident mom and person. I was soo nervous I wasn't doing everything "right" and I knew I was doing something "wrong." Wow it's amazing how children change us sooo quickly. I can't imagine my life without Grant. He has taught me sooo much. So now enjoy this very embarrassing picture and don't judge me too harshly:)

9 comments:

Rebecca and Jason said...

i laugh, because i can. and because i feel the same way right now! it's 4 am after 2 hours of trying to get him asleep i am wide awake.

Megan said...

Funny, because I was going to say the same thing Rebecca said. I still feel the way you look in that picture! Why won't my 9 month old just sleep???

Scott and Abby said...

I love it! You are a great mom and I can't wait to meet this new little munchkin! Love you!

The Elders said...

That is too funny! Honestly thats how we all felt but you're the only one brave enough to post a pic of it. Hang in there, hopefully it will let up or I guess this short span of time that feels like forever when you're in the moment, will only last a short time. then our babies will be grown up and we'll miss this, strange enough! Hey my blog is private now so email me markandlisaelder@yahoo.com so i can give you an invite.

Scott, Andi and Jack said...

Saucy Aud.

When can we come visit you?

Scott, Andi and Jack said...

Saucy Aud.

When can we come visit you?

Moni and G Shipp said...

Hahaha Audrey you are so funny. Hope you are feeling better and not so tired!

Cali said...

Ha- Love the picture! That's how we all feel at the beginning- so I'm glad you actually got a picture of it! Let me know if you do a book like the one I made. I do love it- but there's some things that you'd want to know if you do it. Let me know!

Kylie said...

Too funny! I remember those crazy days...weeks...months, at the beginning. Pretty much complete hell with a couple of pleasant moments. It is going to be better for you with this next one. Basically because it can't get much worse than it was with Grant, right?!? :) You went through a lot. I think the best part of this next one will be knowing that the torture is temporary, and they turn out to be pretty dang fun and adorable!!!