Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Love

Random facts about us:

What are your middle names?
Lawrence and Bethany

How long have you been together?
Married 2.5 years

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We knew each other for just about a year before we "DTR'ed"

Who asked who out?
Danny asked me, at Fall Retreat with CRU.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
Danny's - they're local. We see mine for more extended periods though when they're in town (or we're out of town)

Do you have any children together?
Our little Logan!

What about pets?
Well, I don't know if he qualifies as a pet, b/c he doesn't live with us. But, I have a horse named Jazz that my parents gifted me with when I was 13.

Did you go to the same school?
Yup - Towson University.

Who is the most sensitive?

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Panera probably, but when we're going out for dinner dates we try different places in the city.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for our honeymoon.

Who has the worst temper?
Not really either - we're not really hot headed people.

Who does the cooking?
I do, now...although when I was pregnant Danny did pretty much all of it.

Who is more social?
We're both pretty social people, but probably me.

Who is the neat freak?
Danny is. He doesn't care if there is dirt as long as there isn't clutter. I don't care if there is clutter as long as there isn't dirt! It gets interesting :)

Who is the most stubborn?
Danny probably is, but it is rarely towards me.

Who hogs the bed?
Depends on the night, but most of the time me. I like to snuggle when I sleep!

Who wakes up earlier?
Danny does. At this point, I'm just beginning to get out of the "sleep when the baby sleeps" phase.

Where was your first date?
We went to Chiaparelli's in Little Italy for my birthday, then to Vacarro's for dessert, then walked around the Inner Harbor and Barnes' and Noble. It was fabulous :)

Who has the bigger family?
I do.

Do you get flowers often?
I wouldn't say often - but they wouldn't be special if they were often!

How long did it take to get serious?
We were pretty intentional the whole time, and knew that the goal of our relationship was marriage, and until it was clear that wouldn't work - that's where we were headed. We got engaged after 8 months, and married a year later.

Who eats more?
I hate to say it, but probably me. I shouldn't, but I probably do.

Who sings better?
I do.

Who does the laundry?
I do. He doesn't believe in sorting.

Who’s better with the computer?
Danny is by far.

Who drives when you are together?
Mostly Danny.

Who picks where you go to dinner?
If it's a special date, usually Danny. Otherwise, we choose together.

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
Danny is definitely better at this than I am.

Who wears the pants in the relationship?

Who has more tattoos?
None at all.

Who eats more sweets?
Me - I love 'em!

Who cries more?
Honestly, does anybody think that Danny would cry more than me?

Monday, February 16, 2009

2 months old

This post is a little delayed, due to a certain little man's miserable cold that has occupied our time this past week. But, he's not too much older yet!

I can't believe my little Logan is 2 months old! It honestly seems like just yesterday that I could've sworn he was never going to come, and I would be pregnant forever. Not so!

At his appointment last week, we were shocked to find out that our not-so-little man weighs 11 lbs. 11 ozs! He has definitely gone through a growth spurt, and is significantly chubbier than he was when we came home. I love his chubby little thighs, and the rolls on his wrists and ankles. He's so stinkin' cute.

He has had several firsts these past few weeks...
~ First smiles and cooing conversations
~ First cold (and it has been miserable)
~ First road trip! (We went to TN for my niece's 3rd birthday - it was a blast! He did really well in the car - it was still long, but totally worth it!

I'm sure there are others, but that's all I can think of for now. We sure love having him around and watching him grow. So fun :)

Some of the best days of my life!

These have been some of the best days of my life. I have been very sleepy, in a certain level of pain for a while, and felt emotions I didn't know existed. I have gotten to the end of many days and wondered what on earth I've done all day! I've never questioned myself as much as these last 2 months. Time after time I've thought I just couldn't do it for one more second. I couldn't go through one more contraction, one more push, one more step. I didn't know how I could handle one more middle of the night feeding, one more sleepless night, one more time being spit up ALL over, or one more day where he doesn't nap well.

But you know what? I have. By the grace of God, I've done it. And you know what else? I'd do it again, and Lord willing, I will. I love it. I love every second of being this little man's momma, being my hubby's wife and a homemaker. It's hard, and it's different, but it's what I was made for.

Day after day our little man is a delight and a joy to me. He is growing so fast I can't believe it. I constantly wish that I could just slow it down. I can't believe how quickly these last 2 months have gone! These days are fleeting, but so much fun. I am trying to soak in every second, because I know they will be gone before I know it. The days that I feel the most content are not the ones when I get to the end and the laundry is done, dinner was good and on time, the house is clean, emails and blogs are updated. No, the days I love the most are spent snuggling, playing "aahhh" (cooing back and forth at each other), reading books to a little man who has no idea what I'm saying, and even spending time just watching him play.

I am so amazingly blessed to be in this place. These are days I've anticipated, and I'm lovin' it! I am so grateful that God has chosen to give me these days.

Psalm 37:4 ~ Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.