21 January 2008

Ode to my Husband

trying to nurse discreetly (amateur) compliments of John

So, I would like to dedicate this post to a wonderful husband who has been so patient with me, starting with labor. I wasn't exactly easy to deal with. He has also stuck beside me and encouraged me through all of my tears and irritability, which I know can me hard for men to deal with. Everything has to be logical, but sometimes, as we women know, we don't need logical reasons to cry or get upset.

He also has revealed another side of himself. He has brought me more gifts this last week than I think I have ever received from him (that is my love language). He is not one to spend on frivolous things, but he has made this hard week more enjoyable.

Last night John and I laughed our heads off. Keane was exploding in his pants (everything is funny at 3:00 in the morning) and John says "there's a thunder down under", I laughed so hard. I know he is going to make a great dad. Even when he was snoring, our little guy started snorting as well, there I was, again, laughing, though it was probably 4:00 in the morning. ;) I woke him up to hear it, but he doesn't remember.


Amanda said...

This is all going in his baby book right? Thats so funny. A thunder down under! Andrew was the kid who would poop and then I would change him and while I was he would poop more and I would wipe and then he would just keep pooping with me holding his feet in the air. It was gross yet funny?!! Thus began being obsessed with poop who hasn't, who needs too, who just did.....

Amanda said...


ia m sooooo excited for you.. i see you have used the boppy for the same thing i did. i foudn it was more useful as a donut pillow than a nursing pillow. you had a big baby. i can't wait to meet him. it makes me sad that i can't be there right now. i found out on your blog cuz i've beeen thinking about you for about a weeka nd wondering if keane had been born yet, but i couldn't remember your blog address and figured you were too busy for email too so i went to christine's and found you through her blog. i can't believe you're a mama--it really is the best feeling in the world and i totally know what you mean about the instant and overwhleming love you feel for them. it's so beautiful--can't wait!!! love you love you love you

Amanda said...

that second comment was from me, amanda edmondson just in case you were confused

Kara said...

Love is a beautiful thing. My husband and I have been sick together all weekend. I was telling him a story last night and in his tired, sickly dazed state he just wasn't getting what I was saying... which in turn made me start to laugh (and cough because I am sick) hysterically. Your story reminded me of that.

I'm glad you are enjoying these sleepless crazy days, and it only gets better from here!

partyofsix said...

that is so sweet sara... what a great dad.

that picture is ADORABLE. i am glad you are laughing!

love you!

WILD GHESE said...

amanda- I miss you!
We'll probably be out to Washington for 3 months starting in Sept. John is probably going to audit some classes, but he also wants to make his way to CO. He wants to see the Rockies, how cute is that? We need to hook up. love you

I should take this time to apologize for not writing you. I'm sure you know how it is right now. John took Keane out for a drive right now. Wonder how that will work???

sorry I'm not commenting on your blogs. Can't wait 'til I get a chance to catch up.

partyofsix said...

sara you are wonderful!

Genns said...

Well, I haven't checked blogs in awhile - so congrats!! He is a beautiful baby!! Mothering is the most incredible thing in the world. I'm so proud of you that you are still trying to breast feed. It's so nice to have a wonderful husband.