What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The benefits of nursing


About mid-October, busy-ness sets in.

Right about now, it goes into overdrive.

My drivers license has expired. I haven't gone to the eye doctor in years, my glasses are broken and I am on my *last* pair of contacts. My oven broke. We are having house guests this weekend. The baby has a cough. Christmas card photos need to be taken, then printed, then MAILED. Christmas presents need to be thought of, then made, then WRAPPED. Christmas decorations need to be brought down from the attic, then put up!

Lots and lots and lots to do.

I was hoping to have the house all decorated for Christmas and a tree put up by the time our house guests arrived on Friday~ but I think I may have to be content just to clean up the dirty socks shoved under the beds and kick out the spiders who have taken residence in the corners.

It is right about now that I *love* that I nurse my babies....it guarantees that I can sit down for at least a FEW minutes each day. ;-)

14 comments:

Bonnie said...

I agree!!!!!!!
J. baby here has a cough too.

Michelle G said...

It really does feel like the only time moms are TOTALLY ALLOWED to STOP! No one even questions it :)
Plus....it's a real pick me up to stop and cuddle with that warm little snuggler :)
(In my opinin ;0))

Nina said...

I feel your pain--life's crazy with lots to do here, too. And I agree, nursing is such a wonderful thing, and I also love that it forces me to slow down and focus on what's truly important.

Anonymous said...

I love how Judah is reaching to play with your necklace while getting a snack :) I'm expecting my third and I'm looking forward to those nursing days again. Having to slow down is certainly one of the bonuses of nursing!

Mrs. Bowen

Leah S said...

Amen! I love having a valid excuse to sneak off, settle down and take a breather. That, and the part that nobody else can feed my baby. :)

Riahli said...

That's what I love about it too! :) I'm a go, go, go sort of person...it's so nice to have a lovely reason to sit down, and breath.

Full of Grace said...

As you are having house guests this weekend, you probably will need to cancel the Christmas craft show this weekend (I'm assuming)

I'm sorry that the stove's still not in working order, would you like to borrow my oven for anything?

We had a big wolf spider almost climb on my hand while I was doing laundry, talk about JUMP!!! Only about an inch more and I would have gotten bit.

Hoping tomorrow looks up for you :)

MamaAnt said...

I agree with you. In my busy household, sometimes it is the only way I get to hold my babies without fighting the siblings for them! LOL!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Gorgeous phot.. and I miss those nursing days!!! Hope all goes well with your guests.. and the socs can stay under the bed! :)

Leah said...

That's one of the main reasons I've always loved nursing. It forces me to stop. The problem I have to keep myself from dozing off many times : )

...they call me mommy... said...

Awww...sweet photo! You will really treasure it in about 30 years! :) WOW! Are you crocheting? :) I so cannot do that especially in the beginning months of nursing...too much squirming, squirting, and screaming happens! ;)

Blessings!

Molly Ellen said...

Hey I am Leah O' Connors sister-n-law, I just had my second girl and I know exactly what you mean about takin those few precious moments to nurse her. I like to say it "centers" a woman! I enjoy reading ur blog very much, you are a great writer. I am a terrible writer but still enjoy having my own blog

Catie said...

That is a great picture. :) I have a 5 month old and am nursing too. :) I can read a book and play Sudoku on Nintendo DS while nursing.. but I'm not so sure about crocheting!!! ;) Way to go!!!

Mr. G's Mrs. G said...

I absolutely love this picture of you with your sweet babe and Adele. It is the epitome of motherhood. Such a blessed and wonderful calling!