Thursday, January 5, 2012

Overdue Thank yous

I am going to try to see if I can write this blog.  At least start it.  It's been way past due.  I have so much I want to say but I don't know if I will be able to express it all in the right words.

First, I want to thank all of my friends.  Thank you for being so great to me throughout my whole pregnancy, and even after.  Thank you for throwing me my baby shower.  Thank you for all the kind text messages asking how I was doing.  Thank you for the thoughts and prayers during labor and delivery.  Thank you for the flowers and gifts.  Thank you for visiting us in the hospital and checking up on us after we got home.  Thank you for the dinners.  You are all amazing and I am so lucky.

I want to thank my mother-in-law and brother-in-law for coming all the way to Oklahoma to be with us for Christmas.  Thank you for taking the time to take care of Tanner while I was able to sleep/shower/eat/heal.  Thank you for the help around the house and for cooking dinner.  I am very glad you were able to spend Christmas with us.  I know I was down a little bit, not really feeling the Christmas spirit, but being surrounded by family definitely helped!

Thank you to my dad.  He is so giving and sacrifices so much.  Thank you for sending mom to me for a month.  I know it was tough spending Thanksgiving alone and being away from mom for so long.  I absolutely hate that you were not able to come out here to be with us and meet Tanner too.  You deserve so much, and I love you more!

Mom, you and I have talked about this, but I truly am thankful for all you did while you were here.  You helped me so much before Tanner arrived, allowed my achy body to rest, helped with a huge Thanksgiving meal, kept me company.  You did so much for us while we were at the hospital.  I can't even list all the things you did for us on here because it would turn this post into a book.  And after we got home from the Hospital you did even more.  You cooked, cleaned, watched Tanner so I could sleep and re-cooperate, and most of all, you dealt with my crazy hormonal mood swings.  Now that it is 4 weeks since Tanner was born I can look back and see how 'unstable' I seemed.  I wouldn't have been able to put up with what you did, and I love you for that.  I'm so sorry for putting you through that, but I am forever grateful for all you did for us.

Nick, I can't begin to explain how great you are.  From the moment we found out we were expecting Tanner you were by my side.  You have done so much the past 10 months and never once complained (well,  maybe about the kitty litter, but I'll give you that one).  You are such a natural when it comes to being a dad.  You were by Tanner's side from the second he was born.  You are so great with him, and I can't wait to see you with him when he is able to interact a little more.  Thank you for helping me with him.  You do so much and I can't thank you enough.  I have fallen in love with you all over again seeing you as a daddy.  I truly have never loved you more.  You are amazing and I am so blessed to call you mine!

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