We have all been enjoying the wonderful new addition to our family! God is good all the time, but He was especially good to give someone like me one child, much less five blessings! I am so unworthy. Everyday, I feel unable to do the job. Lately, I’ve been crying out to Him for help as I try to get into a new life-rhythm with our newest bundle. My Mother told me this little saying when I gave birth to my first baby eleven years ago, and I’ve been quoting it to myself with each new baby. She said “Just remember, Valerie, the hardest time is the first day, the first week, and the first month. After the first month, it gets easier.” And she has been right! I always feel good to get through the first day. Then, I shoot for surviving the first week, and finally, the first month. I feel as though I’ve really accomplished something to get through the first month! πŸ™‚

It’s hard to believe, but I am already halfway through the first month! I don’t mean to sound as though I’m wishing the time away, I’m not at all! I know how quickly life goes by, but I will admit, I do enjoy my family more when I’ve had some sleep! “Sleep” has been hard to come by lately! πŸ™‚ Each day, I get closer to having that new life-rhythm. Each day, I get a little more sleep and each day, I thank God for giving me a brand new baby!!

Here are a few photos of Matthew’s first two weeks in our home:

He was just gazing up at his Dad while Terry was holding him a few nights ago. I couldn’t resist taking a picture!Β 

He’s awake!

His Aunt Melanie gave him this sleeper. It’s from Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It says “But he was still hungry”! That fits Matthew, too! He’s always hungry! πŸ˜‰

Decked out for his first church service!

Laci wanted him to “talk” on the “phone” (the TV remote control). He didn’t like it very much!Β 

Leslie, AKA, “his other mother”, loves her new brother!

The kids enjoyed spending a few days with my Mom, their Nana. I enjoyed it, too! Her company, cooking and cleaning were a blessing! Thank you, Mom!

Ahh, the sleeping prince! πŸ™‚
Mitchell loves spending time with his new brother, but I don’t think they will both fit in the play gym! Haha!

A joyful mother,

2 thoughts on “Enjoying Baby Matthew :)

  1. Tori says:

    Are you kidding me? How did I miss this?
    CONGRATS 1000X over! He's beautiful and you did a good job bringing him here so we could all meet him.
    You'll get the hang of life with 5 soon.
    Again, Congrats to you and Terry!


  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! He is so precious! You can tell his big brother and sisters adore him! Praying you'll find your new rhythm soon. πŸ™‚


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