Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bringing Gabriel Home... Daily Life with Gabe

I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting from motherhood, but I definately didn't expect it to be like this.... sheer bliss and wonderful perfection. Our mornings start with a diaper, bottle and then some cuddling. Every other day Gabriel enjoys a warm bath in his little whale tub. If it's not a tubby day we wash up and spend some time on the floor working our muscles, stretching and exploring. After that Gabriel usually takes a nap and then we take a walk outside. Then more bottles, reading books and more naps! Every few days we walk at the mall, Crocker Park or Target! Gabriel loves Target, almost as much as his Mama loves Target!

Our days are getting into a nice little routine of bottles, naps, cuddles and fun. Night time - well Gabriel is still a little more on the nocturnal side but I truly do enjoy our special time together in the middle of the night. Whether it be for a bottle, a diaper or just some snuggle time there is no one I'd rather wake up to than Gabe. Hearing his little gurgle from his bassinet, the precursor to his little fussy sounds, brings a smile to my face almost every time!

Speaking of fussy sounds.... Gabriel hardly has any! He's rarely fussy and almost never cries! And he never fusses just to fuss... he's either hungry or needs a fresh diaper. I marvel at what a good baby he is.

Last weekend Gabriel atteneded his 1st Valley City Street Fair... he cruised around in his stroller looking so darn cute people stopped us to take a look!

Much of my day is spent watching this little boy sleep.... I could (and sometimes do) watch him for hours.

Gabriel and I also love to go for walks! We usually go out in the morning after his first nap and then in the afternoon before Daddy comes home. He loves to cruise in his stroller, I love the exercise and we want to take advantage of the nice weather while we can!

God has blessed us so much with this little boy. There is nothing that we could have done to deserve this little boy.... he is just the most special gift of all.

Love & Blessings, Meredith

I had no idea how busy Gabriel would keep me during the day, combined with the lack of internet this week caused this post to go up a little later than intended. However, if you believe in miracles and want to hear about another one... come back soon and read the next post!


Becky said...

He is so adorable...and I can't wait to hear more!!! Don't keep us in suspense too much longer :-)

Desiree said...

You have a beautiful family. I am so happy for you!