Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Mason Update & a Guest Post

It's a Guest Post...  a first for my little blog. 

First a Quick Update: We've been home for not quite 24 hrs and it's pretty crazy... and crazy busy! Although the boys are very sweet and gentle to their new brother, we still have to protect him and keep a watchful eye on all 4 boys 24/7. Mason will spend lots of time in his baby sling being cared around by mom! It's already sinking in just how much harder this is going to be than when we brought Kellen home 2 1/2 years ago. I feel like we were mentally preparing for 9 months and now that he is here, we're preparing all over again :) However, I wouldn't trade this craziness for anything... I absolutely love having a baby in the house again!!!

teeny tiny

So... while we are very busy and sleep deprived with a new baby and getting our life on some sort of schedule I thought it would be a perfect time to slip in a guest post by a favorite blog of mine. 

Without further ado... Meet Lesley from "The Floyd Boys", a new found blogging mom friend :) she's a great mom to 2 very cute little boys, she's adorable, smart and sweet and I'm certain you'll think so to!


Hi there! I'm Lesley and I blog over here. My blog is where I share my life, memories and pictures of our two little boys.

I really love Christa's blog, and am so happy to be guest posting for her.
I wanted to share a few things that motherhood has taught me along the way. I'm still a newbie at this since my boys are only 1 and 3 years old, but I'm sure we all can agree that you learn quite a bit from toddlers.

The first thing I think of when it relates to my boys is, unconditional love. I understand this so much more now that I'm a mother. It doesn't matter how bad a day, how many things were broken or how many tantrums my 3 year old had. My love for him never waivers. My kids don't have to do anything to earn my love and they will never lose it. 

Selflessness :: Motherhood is literally laying down your life for your children. I do have dreams and goals for my own life, but in this season that my children are little, I'm setting them aside to invest in their lives. This is everything that goes against what the world says you should want for yourself. It should be all about you, because you deserve it. The bible says there is no greater love, than laying down your life.

Letting go :: I can be such a perfectionist. I love an organized home and little boys with clean clothes and faces. I've learned that's not going to get me anywhere in life. In the end, I don't want to feel regretful that I didn't make more crafts "crabs"with my boys or that we didn't just leave the house a mess and head to the park for the day. These are the things I want to remember when I look back on my life. Even if I got all the laundry done that day, there will be more tomorrow. But those little boys wont be little for long.

So, those are just a few things that I try to remember during this season of my boy's "little years". Please stop by and say hello, or even share with me what motherhood has taught you. 

Congrats to you and your family Christa! Your hands are full of good things :)


Lesley @ the floyd boys said...

oh my goodness! I just want to hold that little boy. He's so cute! Thanks again for having me guest post.

Michele said...

I am also a mommy to two little boys! I agree with everything you said. Aren't little boys the best!?!

Anonymous said...

I love new mom blogs. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your new little addition, he is so sweet!

Cheryl Tankred said...

Krista congrats on the new little addition! I am soo happy for all of u!