Skip to main content

Rock that BABY!!

On Mothers Day we had speakers in church that talked about Moms. Usually it's customary to have a man talk about his mom, but this year they had some mom's talk. I kind of liked it. They know what I do everyday. They know I love it and that I get over stressed about it and sometimes think how in the world or what am I doing!!! One of the speakers wanted to send a message to different types of Moms. The message for me was the message for new Mom's. I'm not a super new Mom, I mean I'm on my second right? But I do have a beautiful little lady that is going to to 7 months soon. I can't believe it. So in any case I feel new and I'm always asking Mom's of older children what would you do differently? What would you do more of? What worked? So anyway I'm getting overzealous and over sharing, but the message to new Mom's was--Rock that Baby as much as you can. She said, "I just recently sent my son to the Missionary training center to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I thought that time had gone too fast and I didn't take advantage of all the opportunities that i should have. My daughter just went to prom and is graduating. I'm overwhelmed by how old they are and my best advice to you new Mom's is to rock those babies as much as you can." Later that day I was getting my temple recommend renewed. The counselor in the Bishopric told me that the advice shared in church that morning was excellent advice. He shared with me some additional advice given to him. His son just returned from a mission and moved away for work. He said, "I was told that the most important thing that I could do was to cuddle, rock and love my kids when they were young. It's the best advice I'd ever been given." 

I was thinking about that. I spend time each day playing with Isaak and then playing with Chloe and then playing with them together. I was doing that right? But then I realized maybe I wasn't. Little Miss Chloe Leona likes to be bounced to sleep. I sit on my yoga ball and bounce her to sleep for her two naps and Cory usually does it before bed. Cory loves to bounce her to sleep and sees it as a privilege. I was seeing it as a chore. I kept thinking-sheesh I have a million things to do Let's go to sleep already. I think that sometimes society(this could just be my perception, but alas I do perceive it!) makes me think that it's better if my Baby falls asleep by herself or does everything by herself and I just minimally participate, but I think that's wrong. I have taken that bouncing Chloe-Leona to sleep time as treasured time to cuddle, kiss, snuggle, and sing her to sleep. It has become my favorite time of day. After I finish snuggling her I find Isaak and chase him around until I capture him in some wrestling snuggles. I now cherish moments of just cuddling and loving because what better thing could I be doing? I think it's the best use of my time. I want my kids to know that they are loved and cherished every single day and poor Isaak he's learning to much that he needs to feel that love after all this instruction and learning that he is doing. I took a pic of Chloe-Leona after I rocked her to sleep today. 
Seriously? Could anything be better? I love holding a sleeping baby.


Popular posts from this blog

The Farthest North Point & Settlers Cove

The rain continues to come down. I've never seen it rain like this before. Teana and Derek told us that the rain is more consistent with weather in October than in the summer, but promises that a warm front is in store for tomorrow. We went to church in an amazing building. The ward house was completely built in Cedar. Apparently the church shipped a cedar kit and the members of the church in the area worked with general contractors to put it together. It's beautiful and it smells so good!!! Chloe didn't want to go to primary by herself. At first I was trying tough love, but she started weeping. Okay. So she was actually trully scared. I sat with her in primary and then someone in the sharing time chose to sing Gethsemane. Chloe immediately relaxed. I was again aware of how much Heavenly Father cares for his children. Gethsemane is Chloe's favorite song and she always sings it when she's sad or asks us to sing it for her. She then said it was okay if I…

July 28 Ketchikan Alaska

So I may be grateful that we camped out, but it literally rained all night long. And the sad news was that the sun wasn't coming out so we had to keep shaking out the rain fly repeatedly hoping for it to dry out. The good news is that it wasn't raining. The silver lining is that Isaak had so much fun playing with some kids from Smithers. They tromped around again all morning long. Isaak is brave. He saw kids running around and immediately went over to get involved in the game with no hesitation. They welcomed him instantly. I think it may have been Isaak's favorite campground because of how much fun he had. It made packing up wet stuff much easier. The rain fly was almost dry when we had to roll up the tent and get headed to Prince Rupert to check in for our ferry. We hoped to leave around 930-10am, but we didn't We wanted to go check out a preserve, but we plainly ran out of time. Prince Rupert is a cute little beachy port town. We did drive through downtown and had l…

July 29 Ward Lake & the Library Ketchikan

It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring. He's really snoring. It's been down pouring since we got here last night and it poured all day long. We got up and headed out to Ward Lake to a BBQ with their church.  It's beautiful. The kids thought it was the best ever because they had donuts, chips, hot dogs, watermelon, cherries and cookies. Isaak of course immediately started playing with some kids his age. Chloe and Lydia frolicked around in the woods and played horseshoes. It stopped raining for maybe 10 minutes, but other than that it picked right back up. I was sure they were going to cancel the BBQ, but again the kids seemed indifferent to all the rain. Some of them were even kayaking. I was too busy freezing! The hike around the lake is 1.5 miles and we saw a beaver den sans beaver. We walked around the Lake and it was like being submerged in the rain forest. Well it's not like being submerged in a rain forest. We were in a rain forest called the Ton…