Monday, October 6, 2008

A POST FROM THE MOM

Well I've been slacking on posting, so Mark took over for me for a while.  Wow it has been one amazing and crazy emotional week!  I don't even know where to start.  I can't believe we have a baby! It's still sinking in, and it's a lil scary!  When she is in my arms I'm so happy and I can't believe that Heavenly Father has blessed us with such a beautiful little angel, but when she is asleep is when my mind starts thinking  WAY too much.  All those thoughts that make me think I'm not capable of being a mom or that I really have no idea what I'm doing.  It's funny how Satan works.  He's knows our weaknesses and he really pushes the right buttons!  Never the less, I know the Lord is on my side and I see his hand in everything.  Lenora is such a blessing in my life. Everytime I look at her I am amazed at how much love I have for her.  Her sweet spirit warms our home and it is so nice to have her in our little family.  She was named after her Great Grandmother (my Grandmother) Lenora Parkinson.  (Doc's wife for those of you who know him from Maglebys).  If she is anything like her Great Grandmother, she will be a blessing to all those who know her, and known for her service and love for others.  

3 DAYS OLD


4 DAYS OLD


5 DAYS OLD, WATCHING CONFERENCE WITH DADDY


15 comments:

Shanae said...

She is so beautiful!

Rhiannon said...

i love that you gave her a family name! that is so cool. she really is so pretty! you will be a great mom. don't think those bad thoughts.

Val Murphy said...

What a cutie! She's got beautiful skin and I love her hair and those eyes...definetly going to be a heart breaker...congrats on being a mom! You'll do great and don't doubt that for a second. It's overwhelming to everyone at first but if I can do it you sure can! Max wants to meet Lenora...we'll have to get together when things calm down a little for you guys...maybe let us know when you are blessing her. We live right next to the church you guys go to...we are at 1 though not 11.

Cali Schaack's said...

Jodi!!!! This is Sister Meik ( now sister Schaack) I just found your blog. Your little girl is beautiful. Congrats. Can we add you to our friends list? I hope all is well with you. Take care and get some sleep :}

Cali Schaack's said...

We are living in Fresno California. We enjoy it. I am due in about 3 weeks. We are very excited but I am getting to the point where it is quite a chore just to bend down. Never thought such a simple task would be so hard.

Kelly Evanson said...

she is adorable and i loved your comment about grandmother. it is so true! i think that is so neat that you named her after grandmother. i love all her hair. she is darling. good luck with everything. hang in there and enjoy the newborn stage because they grow up so fast. and of course, parker looked like he was 4 months by the time he was only month old. love ya

Parkinson Family said...

shes changed so much, cute! love the bow

Jared.pegs said...

Wow! she is a beautiful baby. What a sweet little girl. Congrats. Would you guys like to take some more pictures of her? love ya guys.

Our Four Sons said...

She is gorgeous Jody! You aren't helping me feel any more at peace with having four boys!

tiffany said...

We DEFINITELY have to live near eachother sometime. For now though, the intermittent trips will have to do. We miss you guys! Hopefully we will get to see your gorgeous baby before too long.

Cheryl said...

Jody, you will be an amazing Mom and Lenora is lucky to have ya :) I remember clearly being home my first week with Kylee and my mind racing so many different places. It is quite the adjustment but there is not much better than snuggling up with your newborn baby and knowing she is yours. Enjoy...Enjoy!!! She is soooooooooooooooo pretty. (love the bow!!!)

Becky said...

Congratulations to you both! She is absolutely beautiful. I love it when babies are born with hair! Jody, you are going to be a great mother. I get goose bumps when I think about how blessed HF's children are when born into homes like yours. I hope you guys are getting some sleep :) Love ya girl!

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! She's so cute! I can't believe I haven't got to see her yet! I've been out of town and SOOO busy, but, I'm coming over next week for sure! CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you guys!

CrAiG & MaNdIe SuE said...

oh my gosh Im offically the worst soon to be sister in law.. I cant belive Me or craig havent met lenora yet. We were gonna come but I was feeling sick with a stupid cold and I didnt want to chance getting her sick! Im sorry :( but we hope to see you guys asap!! Love you 3 and getting ready for Lenora to be a a cutie dress!! yea!!

The Brinkerhoff Family said...

Congrats!! She is such a beautiful little girl! Look at all that hair! Have fun with your new little girl!! They are so precious!