A new kind of thankful

I just got peed on. But it was just a little. And my first thought? Whew! Glad that wasn’t poo. Its amazing the things one becomes thankful for with a new baby.
Yesterday Wilder turned six weeks old and based on his behaving as though he were starving less than two hours after eating I’m guessing he hit that infamous growth spurt. I can’t lie … My first thought was kind of nooooooooo I want him to sleep those long stretches at night (so momma can sleep). After a combo effort of feeding and bouncing and swaying and rocking between me and Daddy Bedgood, Wilder was content and slept from 11ish until 4 a.m. The point is that as I laid down to sleep I realized I should be thankful for the growth spurts (cut to me crying by noon tomorrow that I just can’t take it) and for a thriving big baby boy.
Because no matter the sleep deprivation and the certainty that this Food Source just can’t take one more feeding, the truth is that God has blessed me beyond belief and I’m looking at a healthy baby boy (who has once again squirmed out of a seriously good swaddle) on a video monitor (I don’t know how you mothers did it prevideo) in my comfortably heated home on the morning of our first Thanksgiving as parents.


About Amanda Jean Elliott

I am a joyful believer in Jesus Christ, a mother, a sister, a writer, a maker of gluten free roux and a style editor. I love my son Wilder and the wild life that comes with a 4-year-old who has the energy of a pack of wolves. I also love naps (a lot). I love to cook and create my favorite dishes without gluten not because I'm trendy and anti-gluten so much as it makes me feel like I've been run over by a pack of wolves. I teach 5th and 6th grade girls Sunday School and have a classroom of the greatest girls I could imagine. Girls who often teach me more than I teach them. I believe these girls and many others are the spark to start a fire for The Lord the likes of which this world has never seen. I see more and more girls learning about more than just who God is ... but, learning about who God says THEY are. It is my prayer for every woman to know without doubt that we have a good good Father in heaven and whatever is not right on this earth, He will make right in this life or the next.
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