Saturday, March 16, 2013

Give Me Back My Hour

Daylight savings robbed me of an hour this week and it completely showed in my Mommaness.  This week I was a bad Momma.  I was short tempered, cranky and yelled more than I'd like to admit.  It's a good thing I don't strive to be perfect otherwise I'd probably be in a corner somewhere. 

My kids, eh, they were barely affected by the time change but between waking every 3-4 hours with Miss Lady and that loss of an hour it took me until Friday to get my bearings, even with coffee.  It makes me angry and sad with myself that I let something like the loss of an hour affect me like that but what's done is done and I just have to move on with it.

Now it's the weekend and we've got great things planned.  Like dinner with my sisters and their families, poker for the hubz with his brother and friends and some QT time with my sisters-in-laws. I refuse to let the bad week put me in a bad place so I'm focusing on the good that did happen and that's that my kids now I love them and they're still a live.

Happy weekend.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

4 Months - Baby Girl

I wish I could understand how you're already 4 months! Everyday is a new adventure. You're so very different from your brother at this age which I guess is to be expected since you are two totally different little people. You're growing and changing every day and just like with your brother I stand in awe.

You absolutely love tummy time and have been sleeping on your belly since you were about 2 months old. You hat to be on your back, even when you're getting your diaper changed, unless someone is talking to you. Oh my word how you love o be talks to. You're guaranteed to smile if someone is talking to you.

You just recently discovered your tongue and your always sticking it out. It's so cute because it's so little. I suspect part of the reason for the sudden tongue sticking out is because you may be starting teeth, although if you're anything like your brother it'll be a while before teeth finally make an appearance.

You have your 4 month appointment tomorrow and I can't wait to see how much you've grown from two months ago, I know I'd a lot! It'll be interesting to see how you compare to your brother at this age. I can already tell you're not as long as he was but it's hard to say with the weight. The way you eat I wouldn't be surprised if you're bigger than he was but I'm hopeful it'll all even out in the end, I'd rather you have Daddy's family height than mine it makes it much easier buying clothes.

Baby girl these last four months have just flown by and while I would never wish any of this time away I can't wait to see what the next months hold for you, I do hope one of your developments is going to bed easier!

Momma loves you sweet girl!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Two and half

I think I blinked!  That's what I think every time I look at the Bean.  I mean that's really the only explanation I can come up with for why he's already 2.5 years old.  To me it defy's reason that this little person that we wished and prayed for and then who grew inside of me for 8.5 months is now this walking, talking, riot of a little boy.  Always moving, always talking never still except for when he's sleeping. 

He knows all his letters, can count to 12 and is starting to recognize sight words.  Of course I can't take all the credit, heck I can barely take half of the credit.  He's super smart and has a GREAT daycare provider, so glad she's part of our village,  who works with him during the week. The things he knows changes every day and sometimes it makes me stop, I'm just in such awe of this little man that came from me.

I worried when when we found out we were expecting baby girl about how he would adjust but there really wasn't any reason to.  He's such a laid back kid that he kind of just went with the flow, like welcoming this new little person was no big deal. Not to mention how much he loves her.  He asks for her first thing in the morning and always wants to know if she's okay when she's crying.  However, he also thinks she's his own personal pillow and loves to share her baby seats, you can probably imagine how well that works out.

At 2.5 we've started tackling the headache that is potty training, and really headache is an understatement. I know that it will come in time but since Momma is not the most patient I wish it would come faster than it is.  Some days all I want to do is sit in a corner and drink wine I'm so frustrated by the slowness of this whole process but I know that just like everything else he'll catch on, everyday is better than the last so I'm confident we'll be done with diapers before he turns 3.

I can't help but wonder what the next 6 months bring and we slowly inch closer to him starting school, which just the though brings tears to my eyes. It's all part of being a Momma though, isn't it?  Watching your babies grow and changing, helping to shape the person they'll become but knowing that in the end their story is theirs to tell and we're simply just the narrator.  I love narrating his story and can't wait to see what the rest of his story will be!

Happy Half-Birthday sweet boy!  I love you forever & always.