Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Finding Our Rhythm

Sawyer is two weeks old today! I'm happy to report that he is over his birth weight now at 8lb. 11oz. We were a little concerned when he was only 7lb. 13oz. at his one week appointment, but the doctor thought it was probably due to his mild jaundice. He's nursing beautifully, sleeping just as he should at this age, and we are ever so slowly finding our new rhythm. I am discovering that we really need a routine to propel us through our days. During the past two weeks, I've been lucky to get a shower in before noon! As I sit and nurse and look at all the clutter that so quickly accumulates on my floors and counters, there is this sort of helplessness that creeps in; "how am I EVER going to do it all?!" But then God whispers in my ear, "you can do all things through ME! I will give you the strength and ability." And that does not mean my house will be pristine or that my laundry will always be caught up or that gourmet meals will grace our table each night. But it does mean that God will carry me through this stage in our lives, He will enable me to do what is necessary, to live our lives according to the priorities He has given us, and that gives me great peace when the panic starts to rise. Please continue to pray for us as we adjust to life as a family of five! Specifically that we would be wise in our parenting and discipline, able to stay consistent with the girls. Also pray for me as I develop a flexible schedule for us so that we can accomplish more than movie-watching and getting dressed in a given day:(. Thank you all so much for your love and support, even if we rarely hear from you, that fact that you care enough to read our updates means a lot and we especially appreciate your prayers.


Katie said...

I am praying for you as you adjust to this new larger family! It is a hard adjustment, but it does get easier. I am all about the schedule, but God has taught me too, to be flexible and enjoy the moment! It goes by so quickly, and your laundry will still be there tomorrow!

Mindy said...

Will do! He will be walking before you know it! (you know this!)

Beka said...

I'm praying for you as you go through this time of adjustment and all that goes with it. I remember a little poem that my mom used to have hanging on the wall when my siblings and I were young:

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'till tomorrow,
For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs; dust, go to sleep--
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep!

Love you!

Lorri said...

Sarah, I happened upon your blog quite by chance ... Congratulations on #3! Our third is 18 months old now and it is flying by ... My advice: Be in the moment, relish this time, and be flexible.
Your family is lovely,
Lorri (Wade) Knaus
(from Poudre High School)

Sarah said...

Lorri, if you read this, I'd love to be in touch with you, but since you don't have a blog for me to go to, can you give me your email?

Beverly said...

Praying for you, Sarah!! Your family is BEAUTIFUL.