Monday, July 13, 2009

Double Shots & Curtain Call.

Well, today was one for the record books. Whew, what a whirlwind. I had three scheduled appointments today, all of which were pretty big things.

First, let's discuss the double shots.

Levi had his first round of immunizations today at his 6 week check up. Let me tell you right now, it is a horrible and horrific thing to watch your innocent little baby get needles shoved into this thighs. It will rip your heart clear out of your chest and break into a bazillion little pieces. Poor baby didn't know what was coming, but Glamma was there to preface the blow with some good lovins.



(My wrinkly little fella...LOVE it!)

He screamed pretty good at the mean nurse and quickly nestled into my neck when I scooped him up and saved the day. It was pitiful and so sad. On a happier note, he is just growing like crazy and weighs in at 11 lb. 15 oz! He is 23.5 inches long. He is in the 75th percentile in head circumference and weight and in the 90th percentile in height! He is definitely going to be built like his daddy. Long and lean - this little baby is wearing 0-3 month shirts and newborn pants!!! He is all torso and his little waist is just so tiny! We have to cinch everything so tight with a little belt to keep them on. What a cutie.

After everything was said and done at the Doc's office, we gave him some cherry tylenol and he was a happy camper again.



Next stop - Curtain Call # 1

I enlisted Glamma's help since my day was so jam-packed and there was no time for stops. She toted me and Levi around all day and helped tremendously. Phew - thank you, Glamma. After the Doc appointment, she dropped me off at my job. I submitted my letter of resignation and as hard as it was to leave such a wonderful place of employment, I knew it was the best decision for me and my family. I absolutely love many of the people I worked with and so it was very hard to say goodbye. I am so thankful the Lord provided this job for these past two years - it was just perfect in more ways than I can explain. However, He also blessed me with the most precious little boy, and I felt He wants me to invest my life and time in him. And so, that's what I'm doing.

It was kind of surreal walking out the door (with Lindsey so she could come see Levi and Mom) and knowing that my working days are over - that I am officially a stay at home mom. What a journey the work force has been for me for the past four years. It was hard, but great and helped form the person I am today. I have waited my entire life to be a mommy, and now that it is here, it is easy and totally fulfilling to close the curtain on that chapter of my life.

So. Now I need a blog make over. My "journey towards" is over and I am officially there. Wow.

Final stop - Curtain Call # 2

I sighed heavily and grabbed a breathe of fresh air as I jumped back into the car and said to Mom, "I am so glad that's over" (I just hate letting people down and I always feel that way while quitting a job). We grabbed a couple large ice teas with lime and headed to our final destination - My Last Doctor's Appointment.

Again, it felt a little surreal walking into my Doc's office for the last time knowing that after today, it is over - my pregnancy is over, and I will no longer grace those medical grounds any longer to get a glimpse of Levi or to get my blasted blood pressure checked. The long journey is over and my baby is tucked away safely in my arms instead of my tummy.

The appointment wasn't nearly as exciting as all the others. I glanced into the ultrasound room as I walked to my examination room and I must admit, I was a little disappointed that my days of laying on that table looking at my baby are over (well, until my next pregnancy, but you know what I mean...). It was good to see my Doctor again, say my goodbyes and brag on my little bebe. I left the office not with a new ultrasound pic of Weebs, but with a sense of accomplishment and finality. The journey of pregnancy is over and the journey of parenthood encompassed me. The curtain dropped and maybe we will see an encore in a few years.

It was a bittersweet day in many ways. A mentally and emotionally exhausting day, but one that brought closure and excitement of what lies ahead.

Here we go, friends - I am living my dream!!

The Glamorous Life of a Housewife.



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53 comments:

  1. Sweet post! Congrats on your journey being "officially" over, and so glad your little weebie recovered quickly from the shock of the shots. Those are my least favorite days...

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  2. This post totally made me cry. I am so happy that you have found your life's calling. You are going to make a wonderful mother to that little boy!

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  3. It was definitely the best decision my husband and I made for me to stay home w/ our son. The first few weeks were tough, but I would not want anyone else taking care of him, other than my husband or myself!
    Welcome to stay at home mom-hood! It's great! Your son is such a cutie too! Makes me want another!

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  4. Congrats! :) How exciting! I can't wait until it's my turn :)

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  5. Whew! What a day! You captured all the emotions perfectly. You truly have made it. Congratulations...the next chapter of your life is waiting to be written!! :)

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  6. I think that it is just great that you and your mom getting to share all these mommy milestones. She must look at you with such pride, now that she can see what a wonderful mommy she raised. And, I'm sure you look at her with greater understanding than you've ever had, now that you fully understand the love she has for you. Ahhh, what precious moments.

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  7. You'll never regret it! You just made one of the best decisions you'll ever make in your entire life! Welcome to the club! We're so glad to have you!!!

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  8. That is so fantastic! I have been lurking on your blog since before Levi was born and I am so thrilled for you! :)

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  9. So glad you're getting everything you've wanted! You're going to be an amazing housewife!!

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  10. Whitney! I'm so happy for you. Sweet, sweet post!

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  11. I think I referred to the six week follow-up appointment as the "final bow" in my blog. It felt like that whole chapter in my life was officially closed. It was kind of sad, but exciting, too! I didn't expect that.

    I'm glad your dream is now a reality. Welcome to the life of a stay-at-home Mommy, in all it's "glamorous" glory!! :) Levi is a doll!!

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  12. I'm so happy for you! But trying not to be jealous... ;)

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  13. How exciting! What a fun-filled and emotional day it must have been...but your dreams are here - enjoy!

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  14. I'm glad that day is over for you! What a whirlwind. Hey, i can so see myself in your wedding picture on the dresser. Thanks for including me in your busy day! ;)

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  15. Congratulations on the changes that have been made!

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  16. This brought tears to my eyes. So sweet! You had a big day! I am so happy for you that you get to stay home with little Levi! He is absolutely adorable in those pictures!

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  17. How EXCITING!!! Your dreams have come true, lucky girl :) You deserve it! I can't wait to watch your next, biggest job..as a mommy and wife that is :)

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  18. How EXCITING!!! Your dreams have come true, lucky girl :) You deserve it! I can't wait to watch your next, biggest job..as a mommy and wife that is :)

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  19. Aw, Whitney, that made me all fuzzy inside! And then I'm like, ME TOO! and that's a good feeling. Congratulations.

    Levi is gonna pass up Bubba in a few months! WOW!

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  20. I'm so happy for you! I just started reading your blog and you are such a talented writer! How wonderful and such a blessing that you now get to spend your time with your son and catch all those wonderful firsts :)

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  21. I am w/DAR, you mad me cry! Being a super mama is your calling and your gift! You will be a great mama and Levi is so blessed to have you.
    ~Elyse

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  22. You are so blessed.
    this post made me smile.
    love watching you grow!
    :)

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  23. Congrats on being where you've always wanted to be! It almost choked me up a little because it was obviously emotional for you, but also because I look forward to some day having a day just like it where I can stop working to be at home with my kids. Enjoy your calling- it's a beautiful blessing!

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  24. Congratulations for finally having that full time dream job you've wanted for so long.

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  25. I'm so happy for you and little Levi. Congrats on having the best job in the world!

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  26. Congratulations are in order!!! It is the end of an era butthe beginning of a new and better one...

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  27. What a sweet post! I've been following your blog since before you got pregnant and it's been such a joy following along on your journey to becoming a stay-at-home mommy. So many of my friends here want to go back to work after they have babies. I'm actually one of the few that doesn't! You are such an encouragement to me!

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  28. congrats girl. that is so exciting. i know you are so glad to finally be starting this chapter! i hope to be right there with you someday!

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  29. What a great post Whitney! I'm so glad your journey is over and you're a momma to sweet little Levi!

    Shots...oh my, I'm not looking forward to those when Cassie has her baby...it's been so long!!!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  30. So sweet! I still remember taking my baby girl (who's 9 now, by the way) to her first dr. appt. and how heart breaking it was when she got her shots.

    So exciting now to begin this new journey!!

    And speaking of that blog makeover... check us out!!! www.blogaliciousdesigns.com

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  31. Congratulations! You have made it to your "destination". Trust me, you will one day look back and wonder "What did I ever do before Levi?"....I ask myself this every day! (well, about Isaiah, not Levi) :) Enjoy every moment of being a mommy -- you are awesome!

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  32. Congratulations, you made it!!! I can't wait to be a SAHM too. Wow, even though you were feeling bad; I'll bet you felt such FREEDOM when you submitted your resignation letter. I love the last picture...all the GLAMOROUS diapers, wipes, etc. LOL! It is the beginning of a new journey. How exciting!

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  33. Congratulations, you made it!!! I can't wait to be a SAHM too. Wow, even though you were feeling bad; I'll bet you felt such FREEDOM when you submitted your resignation letter. I love the last picture...all the GLAMOROUS diapers, wipes, etc. LOL! It is the beginning of a new journey. How exciting!

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  34. What a day! I wondered what you were going to do about your job since you hadn't mentioned it, and I'm so glad that you are able to stay home! We might have to chat some time about having a baby and staying home w/ hubby still in school...we're thinking through all that stuff right now, so any advice you have is welcome!

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  35. I always despised shot days. Your little man is absolutely adorable and handsome. I'm so happy that you have been so blessed and the your little man has been blessed with you both as parents. It only keeps getting better. Wait until he's 12 and telling you jokes that make you laugh so hard you cry! It's awesome, it truly is.

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  36. I'm so happy for you, but very sad for me! tear! Work won't be the same w/o you! But I expect loads of pics and lots of visits!

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  37. Loved this post! Everything is certainly fallen in to place. Can't wait to see the blog makeover, now that that your dreams are fulfilled to this point. Congrats!

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  38. Congrats on making it to the destination you've always wanted. I don't think I'll ever get to be a stay at home mom (financial reasone), but am so happy that you get to enjoy that wonderful part of life!

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  39. Wonderful post.
    Little Levi is such a cutie, even with his little chubber wrinkles.
    And I'm glad you have gomne through your journey and have come out where you wanted...congrats sweetie! :)

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  40. I am so happy for you! And so jealous! I have to go back to work in a month and I'm already dreading it. Enjoy your new life! I can't wait to hear about your new adventures!

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  41. Huge congrats on living your dream! I don't even remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I remember wishing that your dream would come true for you soon and now it has! Welcome to Housewife/SAHM land!!

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  42. Congratulations! Mission Accomplished!Excited for this next journey as a Glam housewife =)

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  43. You made it! I'm so excited for you to start this new chapter in your life! I hope to get there some day myself!

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!

    You have the best attitude about everything and this next chapter in your life should be just as exciting and fulfilling as the rest. What a lovely post about your rapidly changing life you have lived this past year. Being a stay at home mom is the best job there is. I commend you for making that choice.

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  45. Levi is a cutie.

    I also quit my job at the beginning of my husband's third year of medical school to be a stay at home mom. so many people thought we were crazy. i'm glad there's someone else who is as "crazy" as me who wants to stay home and be a mom and wife even when that means no one will have a "real" job.

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  46. Wow, that was one eventful day! Congratulations on being a stay at home mom. You won't ever look back, I promise.

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  47. What a great post. I am so happy for you as your have achieved your goal of becoming a housewife! You are a wondeful mommy to little Levi!

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  48. I've just started blogging, and yours is one of my very favorites! This post was so incredibly sweet...I hope to one day have the same opportunity. Congrats on your dream!

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  49. Hiya :) Came by from Katie's blog and for most Singaporean women, it is hard to quit their job and go full-time but I can see that you are blessed to make this choice :)

    Have fun embracing motherhood and nurturing your son, it is worth it :D

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  50. I love reading your blog posts. I am usually laughing the whole time. This post made me feel so happy for you! I'm so glad you are "offically" a stay-at-home mom!! Congratulations. There is nothing better in this world!

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