Friday, February 4, 2011

Confession Friday (The Early Edition)

I confess it is 6:30 in the A.M as I am writing this confession. This is my new wake up time because wee one says it is so!

I confess the fact he is home with us is still so surreal. He is not just a photo in an update email anymore. He is real. In our home. Sleeping in his bed.

I confess we loved Ethiopia! LOVED ETHIOPIA! It was so hard for both of us to leave....there were many tears shed the night before and the day we left and they weren't Ade's.

I confess I missed Confession Fridays while I was away. I love how many people have joined the Confession posse!

I confess jet lag is a bitch! Especially for toddlers but thankfully he seems to be over it already...us...not so much! Oh that could just be The Tired from chasing after a 2 year old.

I confess I will likely never have to buy our child clothes again thanks to all the wonderful people who have given us gifts.

I confess this edition will likely be mostly about the wee boy...I can't help it.

I confess it is good to be home in my house with power and clean water...we have so much to be thankful for and I will always remember that!

I confess I have a naked baby sitting on my lap because his diaper was SO FULL this morning and the hubby had to bath him after changing him.

I confess I missed my dogs and cat while we were gone. So much. I still love them as much as I ever did.

I confess we have A LOT (Some might even go as far as to say ALOT) of video and photos from our trip! It will take some time to go thru it all and then I will start posting about RANAVAN'S JOURNEY TO ETHIOPIA!

I confess I am meeting Lyndsey tonight! Wheeee! She is in town to visit her cousin and we are going for dinner...momma's first night out without the babe! Thanks hubby!

I confess the airport arrival was so emotional and overwhelming...we knew we had love and support from our friends and family but we didn't realize how much! The wee boy is loved beyond words.

I confess I was so happy to hear Chad, Laura and Sara had become Chad, Laura, Sara, and Seth while we were away - dreams really do come true Laura!

I confess this might be my longest confession to date...I might have lots to confess.

I confess parenting a toddler will be hard, full of challenges and sleepless nights but we are up for it!

I confess I need to start drinking coffee if this is my new wake up time!

15 comments:

Chad, Laura, Sara and Seth said...

I confess that I LOVE that you are having to get up at 6:30am! And I LOVE that your confessions today are all about your happiness - that's real life!!!!

Love ya girl, L

P.S. Big hugs to you and Lynds - I soooo wish I could be there too.

Jess said...

Love this post and love that you are clearly a happy momma! :)

Liz said...

I confess that this is probably my favorite post that you have ever written - you sound wonderfully happy!

Diane said...

Is there a like button on your blog

D Dae said...

I never drank coffee until I had kids. Not even in University. I was a herbal tea girl. Then I had kids... they change your life, and I love that we get to see all your changes! Yeah!!

lyndsey&kevin said...

Loving the confessions. I'm waiting for my first flight .... Yay only a few hours until I barge into your house to hug you to pieces!!!!

CinnamonOpus said...

Welcome to the bleary eyed, early-morning super-caffeinated club. We have been expecting you.

hazel said...

Great confessions! Love that you had a naked child on your lap as your wrote this. Welcome to motherhood.

And I'm with you on leaving Ethiopia. I cried soooo much.

p.s. Have fun meeting Lyndsey. I'm trying not to be jealous of you guys.

Karen said...

[Sorry - is it lame to comment with a gazillion happy faces? ...]

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

And so on.

Karen

wholetthishappen said...

What everyone else said. This might be the best confession post EVER!

Connie said...

I'm so happy you're experiencing everything about motherhood! Isn't it the greatest?
What you said about buying kids clothes... yeah, that will change. I said the same thing after getting tons and tons of clothes as gifts. But as soon as you hit the stores and see all the end-of-season clearance sales on all those fabulous kids clothes at unbelievable prices... somehow you just end up bringing a whole bunch more home! Buying kids clothes is just so much fun!!

Dianne said...

Most excellent confessions!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

darci said...

I confess I still get tears in my eyes every time I think of you home with your baby boy. (and that I can't WAIT to see some more pictures! :) )

Melissa said...

Yay!!! So happy to hear your happiness :)

Curvy Runner said...

I love that early morning hour, a warm mug in my hands...hehehe maybe I will do ok with that bit of having a little one around.

So VERY happy that you are home with Ade.