25 July 2012

one month ...

I know this post is a little late (was planning on posting this July 13th!), but we have been super busy as of late: 

. My girlfriend is getting married next weekend, and I am trying to help out as much as I can there.
. We have had out of town family visiting since the beginning of June!!  Lots of catching up, lots of sites to see.
. Matt, Judah and I have been adjusting to our new life and schedules together.  (ie. Some nights I have the energy to get the house clean, some I don't.)  We have yet to establish something entirely efficient :)

But without any further ado, here's the little guy at 1 month old!

So far, I've acquired many nicknames - Juju, Little Lion Man, J-Dawg, Juju-bug, Jude, Buddha Judah ... just to name a few!  I'm already trying to stand and can hold my head so well, it makes Mama & Papa proud.  Since I was a day old, I've slept through the night (minus that one time) and my Mama brags about that to everyone :)  I like to hold my big hands in fists ... maybe one day, I'll be a boxer like my Great-Grandpa.  Mama and I like to go on walks and visit friends and family over coffee (which doesn't bother my tummy one bit!).  I had a baby shower a couple weeks ago, and have even already attended my first wedding!  Life is great at a month old ...

pic pix: one month old on the sheepskin, 13.July,2012, Calgary, AB

17 July 2012

live now

It's been so long since I've had (what feels like) a chunk of time to be able to write.  Friday marked my boy's 1 month birthday.  Yes, 1 FULL month ago from when he first debuted himself out of the womb (*late* 1 month post still to come!).  We couldn't be more blessed.  Judah is such a happy, sleeping (yes, through the night!), content baby.  Just a little bit of mama bragging going on!

A bunch of new changes, habits, and routines starting over here ... it's challenging, but so refreshing.  It feels like it's been a while since I had a "new" start and the reason couldn't be more lovable!  For the longest time, it's felt like we've put off making concrete decisions (where to live, be part of a community, etc.) because of our unforeseeable future.  But lately, both Matt and I have been seeing the need to live NOW, regardless of what reworkings may take place in the 'tomorrows' to come.  The fact of the matter is, we are living right this second and not in the future.  Judah has been a good reminder of that ... like when he falls asleep, the important question of that moment ends up being, "Should I do   (insert task)   now?  Or take a nap as well?!"

It seems a lot of my days have not felt 'productive' like I used to feel.  Judah, now, makes up my day ... tending to his needs is my new "productive".  Coming from a go-go-go and do-do-do mentality, I can be hard on myself when I can't see the fruit of tasks being accomplished.  Although, with each passing day that Judah is rapidly changing and developing, I am again realizing that precious moments like these quickly evaporate and each of those seconds hold special value.  More value than a checklist being all ticked off.

As prolific as each day may or may not seem ... every single day threads into the story of our lives.  The insignificant and important worries/jobs/responsibilities of our "present", make up our story.

Sharing a morning cuddle with Ju-ju, I sing this song and want to live today as such... 

Live Now - Paul Brandt

I heard it from a newborn baby
Loud and clear in that first breath of air
I heard it when grandpa was dying
It was faintly there
Live now

I guess it really is quite that simple
Sometimes it's easier said than done
But all the cool rain does is fall down
And all the river does is run
Live now

We're not promised tomorrow
Like vapor, this these days here are fading away
Baby, this time I'm holding you is borrowed
But every second by God's grace, I'm gonna
Live now

I've learned I can't control the future
I've learned I must forgive the past somehow
Cause we are here only a moment
And life's too short not to live now

pic pix: my little lion man, 04.Jul.2012, Calgary, AB

10 July 2012

little lion man ...

I am so proud to finally announce it on this blog of mine ... our lil man is HERE!!  The last stretch of waiting for him seemed like it would never end.  Yet, here we are, with his 4 week birthday coming up on Wednesday!  Allow me to introduce you...everyone, this is my son, Judah West Arsenault (aka. the little lion man). 
a few hours after Judah was born

He arrived on Wednesday,  June 13, 2012 coming in at 8lbs 13oz, ready to take on the world with a roar!
his yawns are so cute!

So much of my life is/has been changing since I laid eyes on him.  My heart melts just thinking about this miracle in my life and how he perfectly fits perfectly.  I know I'm still a swooning new mama, but isn't he perfectly adorable?!

10 days old and kickin it!  I have yet to get his full smile on camera ...

too many cute Papa & Judah moments

such a poser

*sigh*... I'm so in love

pic pix: pictures of my 27 day old son, Calgary, AB, Jun-Jul 2012


Related Posts with Thumbnails