Tuesday, April 5, 2011

7 and counting...

Peyton is now 7 months old! I received so much positive feedback from my 6 & counting blog...I decided to continue it this month!
Peyton 7 months old!
7 Things I continue to learn about being a Mommy - 
7. It is hard being 7 hours away from family in all directions - from KY, to MS, to FL.  Those of you that has family close by to help, count yourself lucky! I wish grandparents could help baby-sit Peyton & watch him grow on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.  Thank goodness for modern technology - cell phones with pictures & Skype!
6. Social Events Change - From dinners at home with friends to going out with friends.  This weekend we hosted a wedding shower for our dear friends, Lindsay & Drew.  Whew - I was exhausted after it all. Babies are a lot of work to take on a errand & especially to a wedding shower that your co-hosting. We had a BLAST, but our social lives are just very different. Thank you to our friends for including Peyton in their wedding festivities!
Drew, Lindsay, & the Barlow Bunch!
5. Watching Peyton try to crawl / Seeing Change - This bring such joy to Jonathan & me! We are anticipating the moment Peyton begins to crawl...he's trying! It is amazing how fast babies grow month to month.  I continue to be amazed!
Peyton trying to crawl to Little Luke McDonald!

4. Playgroup - a highlight of my week is getting together with some girlfriends from Royston.  My friend, Misty, organized the group.  Peyton is the youngest & really doesn't play, but it is wonderful to socialize with other mothers - ask questions, share ideas, & get out of the house.  I would recommend to any new mother to find a group to get involved with - whether it be in the community, with your church, etc.  It has been a wonderful outlet for me!
Peyton & Alera Holland
3. Exercise - As a mommy, I cherish my alone time to exercise or my walks with Peyton (soon we can begin to run with Peyton)! This time gives me quiet time, moments to reflect on the days "to-do's," & enjoy my son outside!
2. Exercise-Saucer- This is Peyton's new favorite toy (Thank you Nana & Papa Rusty)! I would recommend this toy for any new mother - as babies grow out of bouncy seats & swings, this is the perfect toy! I am able to get a few things done while Peyton plays!
1. The words of ring true - "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for you, I always pray with joy." Philippians 1:3-4 Joy has been redefined in my life by Peyton.  Children bring true joy to a parents life.  As I lay my head down at night, I go to bed thanking God for Peyton.

May you have a blessed evening! Love Susan

1 comment:

  1. Being a Christian helps us have true JOY in our lives - it's different from happiness. Joy is an attitude even when life is not going as we thought it would! Yes - 100 times Yes - Peyton has brought all the Fraley family true JOY!

    Love and Joy,
    mom/Mama Fraley/Grandmama