Friday, March 23, 2012

The Rundown

During week ten of 2012 we spent $81.81 (just a tad under the $12 a day budget) Hooray, and thanks to the kind folks from church who brought us some meals!

The baby is 3 weeks old now. Surprisingly time is not flying by. With the impending doom of work resuming in May I figured it would.

During week eleven of 2012 we spent $97.07 ($13.07 over budget). Not horrible considering I've been paying NO attention to finances.

Did anyone else know before having children that babies sort of make time cease to exist? For the past three weeks I've had virtually no clue as to what day it is, what time it is, or when the last time I took a shower was. Yikes.

Ok, so my total spending for the year comes to an average of $13.72 a day. It's not $12 (yet) BUT it's less than last time I calculated it. GETTING BACK ON TRACK! Woohooo

It's REALLY difficult to tell when you're basically staring at your newborn baby every minute of everyday but he's definitely getting bigger. (that's a good thing) It's really great being a mom, having a new little person in the family, being privileged to such an extent as to have the responsibility for this new AMAZING life!!!

Found A Second

Due to feeding, burping (which can take 20 minutes with our little guy), changing, catching breath and repeat, this is the first time in two weeks that I've managed to get to the office/ bedroom computer to go over the bills, budget, spending... WISH ME LUCK!!!

I'll report back soon with details. Yes, I'm a tad bit scared.

Monday, March 19, 2012

my apologies for the lack of posting.

I'm as thankful as could be but overwhelmed none the less.

Baby Abe is 2 and a half weeks old now and doing good... who knew babies ate so much though   : )

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby Steps

I waited anxiously for years for this... who could ever ask for anything more?

Contemplative Abe  : )
It took A LOT of patience and hoping in order to arrive at this much anticipated stage of life without losing my sanity.

Once the seed for little man was planted I waited more; nine months of dreaming and hoping and pure excitement. That last month and then a bit was dreadful. I've never wanted something so much. Never had anything been right at my finger tips yet so very unattainable. But now he's here. I made it through.

Now that he's here I couldn't be happier. I couldn't be more blessed. But learning to be a mom is just another step in this journey of waiting and patience. In the middle of the night when he's screaming for no apparent reason... more waiting and patience.

REALLY good things come to those who wait and to those who endure. I've a long road of financial struggle ahead of (and behind) me. It's not what I'd call a fun journey traversing this road of financial responsibility and trying to climb from the pit we've dug but I know the finish line will feel SOOOOOO sweet!

Just keep baby stepping (like the tortoise) and this race will be won! I'm certain of it.

Those are my thoughts for today.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Week 9... not sure what happened to 8

I found a little time today to go over the budget and pay some bills. It was nice to see the electric and gas bill a bit lower than I'd budgeted for the month. Another super great bonus: people from church have been bringing meals over every now and again. There's definitely no time or energy around here for cooking (or shopping). Learning to be a parent to a new little person who's learning how to be alive is quite the adventure.

Last week despite not paying one bit of attention to our spending we only went 94 cents over budget. I'm stoked about that. I haven't been able to add my purchases to the 2012 purchases because I have not been paying any attention/ keeping track. So far the spending for the year has come out to $13.93 a day. I've managed to get it down a little. Yay!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Baby Abe

Genuinely the entire world looks new. Something I've been dreaming about most of my life has finally arrived. Now that he's here I don't know how I lived a day without him and yet he hardly seems real. Every single time I look at him I can't understand how something so amazing, so wonderful, and so unbelievably precious could truly exist. Yet he's real as real can be and here to stay!

Glory to God for the undeserved blessings He showers upon us!

My brand new baby boy (just finished eating)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Blogging From the Hospital

: )

Baby Abe (it's a nickname) was born yesterday March 1st. 7pounds 7ounces. He's better than anything I could have ever expected. The waiting was difficult but oh my oh my was it worth it.

I wish you could see the smile on Daddy's face. He hasn't stopped glowing since the moment he saw the tip of his head. YAY! I'm a mommy (to more than just furry babies).

I will post photos relatively soon. Right now my son needs to eat.