Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gabby Time!

So, I'm offiically a bad blogger and I haven't even been doing it that long! This post is really long in the tooth, but I was waiting on getting some pics from my friend Shari. Travis and I got to keep Gabby overnight the weekend before last and gave Emily some (much needed, I'm sure) time to herself. So Travis and I decided to take her with us to our annual young adult pool party. (Although I'm not sure we qualify as "young adults" anymore...almost everyone is over 30 and has children except for us....so it was nice not to be the only childless couple for the evening!) Ironically, we forgot our camera (you'd think the professional photographer would always be ready, but we must have been distracted by all the baby stuff we were now toting :)
We don't have any pictures of us swimming, but here's some of us swinging post-pool.

And some kisses for Auntie Sarah

After the pool party, we decided to head home and play with Gabby for a little while longer before bedtime. She was a real trooper; she wasn't fussy and went down very easy in her pack & play. I did, however, make a discovery about myself over that weekend. I am a very, very, VERY deep sleeper. I rarely wake for anything in the night (Travis actually says I sleep like the dead...I don't move much and make very little noise.) So I have always wondered if I would be able to hear my babies/kids when the time finally came. I worried that I would make a horrible mother, never waking for crying children. Well, I found out I was wrong. I heard absolutley every noise she made that evening; I don't think either of us slept for more than a couple of hours. So, in a strange way, I'm comforted in knowing that God didn't make me defunct. It's actually a lot like grace...He gives us exactly what we need, always in the right amount, but never before we need it. I'm sure when we finally do bring our daughter home I will discover much more about myself. For now, this small discovery will suffice.


IUgirl78 said...

It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun with Gabby! Anytime you want to try a boy AND a girl, give me a holler! :) I'm sure you did find it very comforting to know that you can wake up to small sounds. It is weird how our bodies work. I find that I even sleep deeper/better when my kids are gone for the evening. So somehow our subconscious knows when it's okay to totally pass out and when it's not okay!

Cute pictures, by the way!

Emily said...

Aww! Love the photos! I can't believe you forgot your camera. Tisk, tisk. ;) It is so true about sleeping. When Gabby was first home, I woke up a lot more easily. Then after a few days, I got used to her noises and was able to sleep better (it was either that I used to the noises or just plain exhausted...one of the two). Thanks for taking Gabby! I did get out of the house for some much-needed shopping and "me" time! What are you guys doing next month? Hehe

The part Sarah left out was that when she came back to our place on Sunday to drop Gabby off, Gabby didn't want to let go of her! She told me that she wanted Auntie Sarah to hold her, not Mommy. Way to make a mom feel loved, Gabs. I don't blame her. Auntie Sarah IS awfully cuddly!

Anonymous said...

You guys are so fun! And how adorable are your pictures. I must say I am not terribly surprised that the camera was forgotten. I think when we see you, we are always the ones taking the pictures with our camera :) Or maybe we should get the hint and you just don't want any pictures with us....never thought of it that way! No matter, have a great time at the movies!