Friday, December 5, 2008

The first time . . . .

Okay - I can't take anymore Christmas orders! I repeat - NO MORE CHRISTMAS ORDERS! I'm painting like crazy as we speak - okay, maybe I'm typing as we speak! - But I'm in between coats of paint!!! I'm still taking orders - just NOT for Christmas! And to be honest - I'm booked through the month of January. I think I am - if I keep up my pace, I could easily complete them sooner!

Did you see the final numbers on the Nester's blog?? Uhmm, that's right people - 977! That is CrAzY!!! Seriously - she has alot of readers and they must have really wanted in on that drawing{S} - that's right - for that many names - I'm giving away more than one . . . . more than two . . . . I'm thinking about 3!!! You all deserved better odds! God bless every pea pickin' heart that commented! Even my husband was excited and would actually call from work just to ask, "where's your number at?" HYS-terical!!!!

A great friend of mine had a baby today. It is her first! It had me all thinking of my first pregnancy. I had this little fellow . . . .

2 weeks - May 2005

Check out that "do" - totally genetic! And look how tiny he was. I finally had my first blind date - and I wasn't disappointed. The world really stood still. I had never seen such a cuter newborn in my life! Honestly, I always thought a newborn was kinda on the not so cute side - but man-oh-man, when I saw Hudson for the first time I really couldn't believe he looked like that. I guess because I had wondered so long and so hard as to what he was going to look like {and really picturing a squashed and pruney baby} that I was shocked.

He was the easiest {and fattest} pregnancy I had.By far the easiest child birth. And definitely THE easiest recovery! And to tell you the truth - the first year seemed to go by so slow. I really took it all in - and enjoyed it. {The time started flying by once I found out I was pregnant with Carson and Lawson.} I can tell you every little detail over that first year {sorry Carson, Laws & Em - I really can't for you!!} I remember thinking - no matter how many more I have, this is the last time I will every experience this feeling - the newness - the first time. Don't get me wrong - all my other pregnancies were great and I've had a wonderful time with all my other kids - BUT Hudson is the first.

He is the one that broke us in for the other kids. He is the one we make the most mistakes with. He is the first. . . .

Over the past few weeks, I have been so concerned & worried about him. I had never heard about this syndrome & disease mess he has been diagnosed with and it sure wasn't in the parenting handbook {that I was never given! tee hee} The night terrors {from the hospital stay,} the crying fits and ET looking belly {from the steroids} and everything else we have went through has really taught me a valuable lesson. The details - I want to remember them all. With all my kids. I don't want time to pass and I realize that I have no memories of certain situations - only blurs in my mind. I want to take it all in just like it was that first year. That was the year that I was the best parent I could be. I had little to no expectations. And because I didn't know what to expect, everything was such a sweet surprise.

December 2008

To all my pregnant friends out there - whether it be your first or last baby - let time pass slowly - remember it all - don't wish for the next milestone - live for the one your in now - every baby is different and you can't compare to other children.

For what it's worth, take it from me - mom of 4, ages 3 and under.

April & Chad - Congratulations! We welcome baby Ansley and can't wait to meet her!!!

23 comments:

Anish said...

I'm one more to add your number. All the best.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am not the least bit surprised that you had that many comments ;)!

I know what you mean about life passing you by. I am trying very hard to remember the details!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh so true!!!! Enjoy it..savor it..I would love to go back but I can't...I have to enjoy right now!
-sandy toes

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i'm trying to enjoy it but it's so hard at 38 weeks! i'm just ready for the birth now.

T said...

You know Kim...actually each of your children are a first...Hudson is the first born (son) true...but Car and Law are your first born twins and Em was your first born girl....all important and wonderful firsts!

Natalie said...

I still remember you coming over and standing in my kitchen - running to the drug store b/c "SOMEONE" messed up the FIRST test, and then saying "You're pregnant, girl" and then the test popped up "PREGNANT" -- how exciting -- thank you for always including Jenn and me on all your other announcements -- calling us both and telling us at the same time - you know how us twins are!!

What a beautiful post ~ you always have the perfect words!

LOVE YA!! Sending sunshine from Tampa and an open door whenever y'all get ready to come down this way!

Cynthia Joffrion said...

I just found your website. You have posted some very interesting information. Thanks!

God Say! said...

How can I email to Mrs. Kim.

Tee Zee said...

Yesss! The possiblities are endless for sure.

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J Family said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you- those thoughts have been going through my mind lately about how I enjoyed the first pregnancy and delivery and all the newness. All my pregnancies and deliveries are so different that I try to pretend they are all the first because well they are the first and only for that child. It is like an adrenal rush for me and maybe that is why I keep having kids. :) Thanks again for your thoughtful post.

joelandbecca said...

That is so sweet. And that is good advice. I do need to remember each moment in this pregnancy.

Holli said...

Kim you are so right, I sometimes find myself "rushing" Kara Brooke when I really should be just taking it all in!

Glad you are able to say NO MORE Christmas orders, that only means one thing....business is booming!

Swan Family said...

Kim, you're doing awesome! I pray you find some "down time" and rest for you! So awesome on how the business is taking off! God is good!

Emily said...

I love your work!!

Your "follow me" thingy isn't working though :( Maybe blogger is having issues...

Flip Flops and Summertime said...

Wonderful blog! So interesting, fresh, and informative! You sound like you've got a wonderful life and are enjoying every moment of it!

pve design said...

You deserve every comment and praise for your lovely work (and that includes your children that you created!) All to be cherished, each and every second.
Little people grow so fast!

An Help Meet said...

They grow up so quickly!

Genna said...

You have a great blog! I am glad I found it through the "blog of note" and I am sorry to read about your son. No illness is easy with a child, but this seems very difficult for all of you. Hang in there.

kari and kijsa said...

You are fabulous as always!! Love hearing that your palette is overflowing!!
have a great day!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

just.a.teen.with.a.blog said...

Hi,
How much do you charge for the name canvas'?
And the letter ones.
I live in Australia so P&H might be more then usual.
Thanks heaps.
Brit.

vicki archer said...

Lovely sentiments. I had three under four many moons ago and I could not agree more that the time passes in a blink. I wish I could turn back the clock now.... xv

Krista Lee said...

Awwwwhat a great post Kimberly. Seems like just yesterday we were taking the first photos of Hudson... Have a great day :)

Krista Lee said...

ok just realized I had a typo in the last. ugh. its hard typing with one hand!