4 Years Married! | First Anniversary as Parents!

Wow! We’ve been married for 4 years!!!

Cindy’s parents came over and babysat so we were able to get away for a few hours and celebrate our anniversary. We played a round of mini-golf. It wasn’t very fun for Cindy because she SUCKED. Jake, on the other hand, really enjoyed himself. Afterwards, we played a few games at the arcade. Cindy won 700 tickets playing the “Catch the Coconuts” game!! We were both so shocked because neither of us have ever won that many tickets before! We felt so rich until we approached the redemption counter and realized we couldn’t actually get much with the tickets we won. We ended up getting a bubble gun for Baby R. For dinner, we splurged on A LOT of crab! YUM! Eating crab has somehow become our anniversary tradition. We always gorge ourselves to the point where we never want to eat crab ever again. But by the time our anniversary rolls around, we crave it and decide its worth the splurge. And the cycle just continues.

We had such a great time, hanging out just us. We made it home by Baby R’s bedtime, which is around 8:00p. We were so surprised by how early it still was because it felt like we did so much… yet there was still so much evening left. After we put Baby R to bed, we watched “The Vow”…a fitting anniversary movie.

Reflections

Our relationship has changed so much over the years. We first started dating in 2013, so we’ve known each for about 8 years now. We had a pretty tumultuous first couple of years together where we argued almost all the time. By the time we got married, we had learned how to be with one another and communicate in healthier ways. We think communication is so key…especially nowadays when we have to jointly make important decisions relating to Baby R.

Our 4 years of marriage have flown by, but at the same time it feels like we’ve been married for longer. With a baby in the mix, our relationship has definitely changed. We noticed we don’t spend as much time talking with each other. And we can’t do a lot of the things we used to do together, like running and grocery shopping. But we feel more united than ever. We’re more flexible and understanding with each other. We’re both more sacrificial towards one another. And we rely on each other more.

We’ve been blessed with 4 wonderful years of marriage so far. We’ve been blessed with parenthood this past year. We can’t wait to see what year 5 of marriage holds!

A Few Baby Updates!

Baby R has figured out how to roll tummy to back this past week! Now she can roll in both directions (back to tummy & tummy to back)! And she seems to be attempting to crawl! Except…she doesn’t have the muscle strength nor coordination to do that just yet, so she ends up just pushing herself backwards. It’s so exciting to see her reach all these different milestones.

On a separate note, we’ve made the difficult decision to begin “nap training”. Currently, Cindy rocks/holds Baby R to sleep for all her naps before transferring her to the crib. It’s been working well for us so far. Cindy really enjoys the cuddles and snuggles. But with Cindy going back to work, we think it’s important that Baby R learns how to fall asleep on her own for naps. This way, there’s less pressure on her caregivers to rock/hold her to sleep as well. Sleep training was difficult, but we’ve heard nap training is even harder. Wish us and Baby R luck!

2 thoughts on “4 Years Married! | First Anniversary as Parents!

  1. Cindy and Jake,
    Love all of your Posts!!!
    I love reading about all of your adventures and updates on Baby R!

    Happy Belated 4th Anniversary!!!

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