Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ruth is 4 Months!

I can't believe my baby is 4 months old! Where has the time gone?

This little chunker is around 16 pounds. She spits up like crazy, but I don't think it's really hurting her. I mean, look at those cheeks!

She loves to be on her stomach! She hates being on her back, unless someone is looking at her and talking to her. So, she rolls over whenever placed on the floor. 

She loves cooing and blowing raspberries at people.

She loves standing up when she's not on her tummy or being held. 

She also loves sitting up...either in her bumbo, or on the couch. 

She loves her brother!

She's started grabbing at and books, for example.  

She's still a good napper, but since we are away from home, she is not sleeping so well at night!

She still likes to be swaddled, but she can break out easily and she can roll over. I believe it's almost time to stop the swaddle!

She is the easiest baby to get to sleep. Swaddle, paci, rock for 2-3 minutes. And she's out!

We love our Ruthie Baby so much!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's Football Season...Have you seen my husband?

Being the wife of a football coach is going to be a lot different than anything we have experienced so far.

When Coach and I first got married, we were both students getting our master's degrees and working (me full- and him part-time.) He had time to play flag football, and I was able to have brunch with my girlfriends and go to little parties at the seminary.

Then, when we had G-man, we still found time for friends. Even through Missionary training, moving overseas, and all that jazz.

When we moved overseas, Coach and I pretty much had the same job. We learned language, tried to develop Bible studies at our house, invited people over, and pretty much spent a lot of time together! Coach did have football practice that I didn't go to...But that was it! I was even on the same fantasy football team as he was!

(Our son wanted to play with Daddy!)
This season, however, will be a different story!

 I am at my parent's house this week with the kids. Since we were gone for a year and a half, I thought it would be nice to spend the week back with them and go to the family reunion this weekend.

I just got off the phone with Coach B. He had just gotten home at 10pm after a long day of teaching and coaching because he was painting the field. (He won't paint it every week, but since we were gone he didn't have anything better to do...)
Monday night, I called him twice, the second time at 10pm. He was still working on putting plays on armbands for the season.

I am glad my husband loves his job! It makes it so much easier for him to be gone, knowing that he is doing what God has called him to least for this season!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Being Coach B's Wife

I met Coach B. a little over four years ago. He wasn't Coach back then. He said he had quit coaching because God had called him to go back to school and go over seas. I said, "Good!" because I wasn't marrying a coach.

We went overseas two years later with our son, G-man...with him being a coach. He coached football in Portugal for a little over a year and a half. 

We came back to the states because God has another plan for us, and another place for us to minister...We are coaching football in Oklahoma.

We now have TWO children...Gid-man is 2.

Baby Ruth was born in Portugal and is 4 months. 

The reason I said at the beginning of our relationship (we didn't date long, by the way, but that's for another blog...) that I did not want to be a coach's wife was because of the crazy hours coaches keep. Coach B told me at one of his other coaching jobs, he worked at least 60 hrs per week teaching and coaching! I couldn't fathom that amount...or what it might mean to his home life. 

But, here we are! In the plains of Oklahoma. Coaching football.

And it is starting to feel like "Home".