January 19, 2011

Parker Worley: Motivator Extraordinaire

Parker is 7 weeks old now.  The time has really flown by, it seems just like yesterday he was born!

It has recently occured to me how much my little guy motivates me.  I want to do everything better.  I want to get into better shape, work harder, keep my house cleaner, just be a better person in general.  I'm no longer just a wife, I am a mom now.  I'm Parker's mom.  I find that I am less willing to settle and much more likely to stand up for myself.  Things that I would have once let go without a second thought are now being dealt with in my life.  I just changed car insurance because I was paying a fortune and had okay coverage.  My new policy is $400 cheaper and much better.   I canceled a gym membership I wasn't using - another waste of money.  I should have done both a long time ago, just never took the time to do the work.  A lame excuse, I know it. 

I know that 2011 is going to be a great year for our family.  Parker's here now and he is going to motivate us, we just can't fail the little guy.  Look at this face - wouldn't you agree?

January 6, 2011

Parker Worley: A Month in Review

January 3, 2010
Parker is just over 5 weeks old now.  The last five weeks have really been wild.  We are parents, not just to our dogs, but to a real boy!  I had no idea how much fun it was going to be to watch Parker grow and change every single day.  His first month has been filled with lots of new things:

He found his thumb, tongue, and toes, took to a bottle on the first try, had a real bath, has visited the French Quarter, Cafe du Monde and Camellia Grill.  This kid is just all over the place. 

Every day brings something new and a little more rest for his parents.  We are all finally figuring each other out.  He has definitely tested our patience during his first month on earth and won more than one power struggle.  Kevin and I both tend to tap out a little faster when its after midnight. 

New Year's Eve 2010

I love this kid more than I could have ever imagined.  I was so worried about not having enough love to go around.  Now that he is here, I know that your heart just grows and you get more love.  It's as simple as that.  I can't wait for the next month.  I just can't imagine what life has in store for him and us.