Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have *not* been doing this week.
This week, I should have won a Mother of the Year award. Even though I am a first time mother, I always avoid making mistakes that other FTMs usually make.
For example, my son definitely did not sleep in his car seat several times this week, because that is the only place he would sleep. That would just be irresponsible and neglectful. Who needs sleep anyways?
I also did not take Kade for a walk in his mei tai, keep my coat carefully wrapped around him the entire time, and then realize on the walk back that his poor chubby legs were actually hanging below my coat, his ankles exposed to the cold wind.
In a picture taken by one of my friends at church and posted on Facebook, Kade was certainly not pulling at my shirt, exposing an indecent amount of cleavage, to which another friend did not post the comment: Got milk? I always keep my shirts pulled up to my neck and will most definitely be wearing turtlenecks from now on.
On another non-mother related note, I have been such a healthy person since Kade was born. His milk protein allergy cut out all junk foods and a lot of fats from my diet. The main things I am allowed to eat are oatmeal, some breads, peanut butter, banana, carrots, chicken, green bean, and Oreos. Even though Oreos are dairy-free, I never take advantage of them. In fact, I did not and would not buy a package of Oreos on Saturday and have almost all of them eaten by Sunday. Nope.....
Bet you're feeling bad about all the things you did this week after reading all the things I didn't do, right?
Kade had a terrible night's sleep last night. It's been hit and miss for him lately. Sometimes, he only wakes up once during the night and sometimes it seems like he's up half the night. Last night, he would not go to sleep until 11, and then was up from 4:30-7. At least he slept until 11 after that and I was able to get some extra sleep. There's another one of the blessings of being home; I'm able to sleep on his schedule sometimes.
God has also blessed me with some awesome piano students. I decided when I quit that I would teach a few piano lessons just to make some extra spending money. I asked God for 5 students and I currently have 6, with a couple on a waiting list. It keeps my brain going and keeps my teaching "skills" fresh. It also gives Kade a couple hours a week to spend with his grandparents, who keep him while I do lessons.
I could go on and on about God's blesings since I became a SAHM. He blessed us before, but I am amazed at the things He has done for us since we made this decision. Sometimes, I groan and complain about being by myself with Kade most of the time and feeling lonely and having less money, but ultimately, He has blessed us above and beyond anything we could have asked or thought.
Speaking of music , if you're a fan, have you checked out all the awesome new worship music that has come out lately? The new Passion: Awakening CD is good and then I heard an awesome one by Lincoln Brewster and Darlene Zscech today and I love, love, LOVE Hillsong! There are way too many to choose from! Everytime I find one I want to do in church, I hear another one and think, "Ooooh, that one, too!" I love to worship and just bask in God's presence. So refreshing!
So, this is a fairly random post, but I'm trying to write more and use the gifts God has given me when I get the chance.
Have a blessed week!