Saturday, February 27, 2010

5 months!


This month was a new adventure because I started exploring new food for my sweet baby boy. I m attempting to make his food. So far it's very easy and saving us LOTS of money. He is still getting formula at 7, 11, 3, and 7.  He gets a solid food meal at 9:00 and 5:30. He has tasted and loved everything so far. Finn has eaten sweet potatoes, avocado, pears, apples, rice cereal, and oatmeal. Next we will try peaches and plums. This has been so fun, I can't imagine how awesome it must be to taste something for the first time. Everything must be delicious and full of flavor!

At his last doctor's appointment he was 16 pounds and 2 oz. I think he's about 17 pounds now.

This past month we de-swaddled so sleeping hasn't been that great. I also think we have started teething which makes it even more difficult. But Finn is learning to soothe himself so that's a good thing. He goes to bed at 7:30 and I do not get him out of the crib until 7:00 am. So he does whine it out a little around 4:30 every morning. Naps are another story-he hasn't been napping so well. Hopefully it will get better soon!

Wake Time
We have a very happy little boy. He loves to smile and laugh. He loves to be able to see everything that's going on. He still LOVES the exersaucer. He is trying to sit up so I think that will be in the next few weeks for sure. He also is starting to like tummy time more.

Finn is starting to get into the 3-6 month clothes. I actually just started packing up his 0-3 month clothes. Made me really sad. He is growing so fast!

Fun fact
Today we had lunch with most of the ladies I went to Cambodia with 2 years ago. The fun thing is that we have all had babies now. We were pregnant together and our kids are weeks apart. When they get older I would love for all of us to go on a mission trip together. That would just be amazing. God is so good to bless us 4 with healthy babies! 3 boys and one sweet girl. Love to Angela/Joshua, Molly/Nate, and Julie/Lily!

From left to right:                                                         From left to right:
Me (Rachael W), Julie S, Angela C, Molly V           Nate V, Finn W, Joshua C, Lily S

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A New Chapter...

Next week on Monday, I will begin a new chapter. It's all very exciting. No, I'm not pregnant again as many thought. That would be craziness! I'm loving it just being Finn and Savannah right now :) My big news is that I will be making a career change!

I have been with the IT Department at North Point for almost 3 years. I absolutely loved my job and my team. However, a few weeks ago I found out about an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. It was my dream job! So I started the interviewing process and was offered the job yesterday. It couldn't be a more perfect fit for me. So, I know you're asking...where are you going?!?!

I'm moving to the Resources department! I will be their Product Development Manager. Which basically means I am managing the process of all product that we sell in our web store and connection stores on all our campuses. It's like a project management role (which is one I have always wanted). I'm really excited about the challenge. I'm even more excited about joining this family called Resources!

Anyway, it's gonna be a big change for me. And I will always have a special place in my heart for IT. I will miss my team. I will miss what I did before for North Point.

But nonetheless on to a new chapter, let it begin!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Being a mom

I love what this cartoon represents. Being a mom has many challenges. And there are many times Finn has been crying and I have wanted had to cry as well. But being a mom is the greatest experience in my life thus far. It has made me have a whole new perspective on life, God, my husband, family, and friends.

I have felt closer to God. I have a new found respect for God and how he feels about me. Unconditional love means something completely different to me now. My relationship with my husband has changed for the better. Not that anything was wrong before, its just like we work together like a well oiled machine. Both with the same goal in mind for our child and looking out for each other. I already knew he was my best friend and soul's mate but it's like we have gone to a new level.

Anyway, it's funny I knew all of these things would happen (from reading books like Sacred Parenting) and now that they have I am overjoyed. I love my new chapter in life and I know it will just keep getting better everyday.

These men make my life complete when they smile at me. I love you Gregory and Finn!