Monday, October 14, 2013

My birthday

Today is my birthday and I am feeling extra special and nostalgic. It was the night of my birthday last year that Jon and I decided to stop preventing pregnancy and less than a month later, we conceived our little Ford. In the past year I've not only added a year to my age, I've started to fill the role I know the Lord had planned for me my entire life, a mother. It's surreal thinking about life before Ford, or even life before he was in my belly and today I am feeling so blessed that we made that leap of faith to start our family. It was a lot sooner than we had originally planned but the Lord was encouraging us and we listened. 

This weekend was exactly what I wanted for my birthday...besides a handful of quick little outings, we snuggled at home, napped, lit pumpkin candles, and stayed in our jammies. Right now Ford and I are still in bed while daddy does some work and later today today we are leaving him for a mommy/daddy date. Motherhood is the best gift I could have ever received this week! 

My chubby boy

Happy mail day... sock monkey and baby leggings!

My 2 Baylor Bears

We also started cloth diapering this weekend and it's been really successful! Now let's see if I can get the wash routine down.

Off to enjoy birthday cuddles with my boys!



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36 comments:

Erin LFF said...

Happy Birthday, friend!!!! :)

Emily said...

Happy birthday Ruthie!!! Hope you enjoy your day with your boys!

Christelle said...

Happy birthday, Ruthie! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate with your two handsome guys! Love the picture of them in their Baylor gear! :)

Mason's Mama said...

Happy Birthday pretty lady! You are such a good Mommy to little Ford!!

Ashley Barnhill said...

Happy happy birthday!! :)

Stephanie Wilson said...

Happy birthday !! I hope it is a wonderful and special day for you !!! How exciting to look back and see how much your life has changed in the past year !!
Children are our greatest gift and being a mommy is the best job we will ever have, I am so happy for you that all your dreams are coming true !!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Libby's Life said...

Happy birthday friend! I hope you have an amazing birthday with your boys! And yay for October birthday's :)

Hollie said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend to me! Enjoy your day with Ford and the Hubs.

Sarah Tucker said...

Happy birthday, pretty momma!

Meagan Wied said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous!

Claire Beeks said...

Happy Birthday, Ruthie! You have so many blessings this year, and I am so happy for you! God is good, and he is celebrating in your Faith!! Love you!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day!

Chandelle Foote said...

Happy birthday ruthie! May the next ear be filled with just as many blessings :) would love to hear more about your cloth diapering experience!
Chandelle
www.mommysfirstyear.com

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

Happy birthday!

Kayla Peveler said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This past year has brought you so much joy, it sounds like. So excited for you :)

Carly said...

Happy birthday! what a year!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Britt R said...

Yay, happy birthday sweet Ruthie! You've got the best gift of all :) Glad you had a wonderful weekend!
And ahh cloth diapering, I wish I would have tried it. Not sure I can keep up with the wash though. Good for you, hope it works out :)

Tasha Hinton said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie :-)

Michelle Levine said...

HAPPY B-DAY! Sounds like a great relaxing time and love the pics of the little man! My bday is tomorrow ! So we are fellow libras :)

Lauren Nelson said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great birthday and I loved all of the cute pictures of Ford!

Elizabeth said...

I hope you have a Happy Birthday!

What kind of cloth diapers are you using. I'm using the Flip System and absolutely love it! It all takes some getting used to, figuring out what works for YOU, but once you have it down, it's totally easy.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie! Its my daughters birthday today too! Enjoy your day!
-Kim

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

happy birthday beautiful!

Brianne Bracco said...

Happy Happy Birthday Beautiful Mamma! Enjoy it with your boys :)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday beautiful! Enjoy your day with your boys!!! Here's to many more to come

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

Happy birthday, dear friend!!!! Isn't a birthday with your new gift so insanely magical?!!!!!!!

Heather Leigh @ Adifferent kind of woman said...

Happy Special Birthday beautiful friend!! They only get better from here! :)

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to a beautiful woman!! So glad you're having a great day/week! God is so good; enjoy that precious baby :D

Miranda said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great day!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays my sweet friend. I am so happy for you and your amazing family. You are such an inspiration to me and encourage me with all of your posts. God has AMAZING things planned for you, I just know it.

Peach State of Mind said...

Happy Birthday!
You're little boy is just adorable these days :)

Pamela said...

Happy (late!) birthday!

Keags said...

I must admit, I feel a connection with you even more now. I too had my first child, our daring daughter, on August 11th. Now I find out our birthdays are just two days apart?!? What coincidence :) happy birthday mama!

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

It sounds like you had a lovely birthday!! Happy belated!!

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