Thursday, February 28, 2013

Treading Water

I've been back to work for 3 weeks, really almost 4 at this point, and I feel like I'm barely treading water.  This mothering of two wee ones and a teenager ain't no joke.  And if we're really being honest, which I am, I feel like I'm barely making it work.  I'm up between 345 and 430, Monday thru Friday and lucky to be in bed by 930, assuming little miss is cooperating.  From the time I wake up until the time I lay down it's pretty much go, go, go and someone's always needing something..ALWAYS! I barely have time to use the bathroom let alone take a breath.

Oh so now let's add into this madness the fact that I may or may not be losing 4 days a month from my paycheck, thanks for that Congress, and the stress factor up in here is just about to boil over.  Which is why when I woke up with a migraine on Tuesday I wasn't all that suprised, I actually had been expecting it.  So now I do what I do best, adjust and get on with it.  I'm not sure what I thought mothering two wee ones was going to be like, easy not so much but maybe not quite so overwhelming but hey with barely a minute to breathe I don't have much time to wallow in it.

On the days when it becomes to much I'm going to remember something I just read from one of my favorite blogs, Enjoying the Small Things. The Momma, Kelle Hampton, was talking about her tranistion from two to three kids, she just had the cutest little boy to add to her beautiful family, and she said "Life does not lend itself to smooth transitions."  It's like God knew I need something to remind me that we do the best we can and that's what I'm doing, even if some days I don't feel like it. 

And just to keep it all in prespective these two just need me to love them.  Everything else will fall into place, won't it?

I love them.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

3 Months - Baby Girl

Sweet Dumpling,

Oh sweet baby girl, where is the time getting so fast.  You're already 3 months old.  It seems fitting that today, Valentine's Day, is your 3 month birthday because it's a day we celebrate those we love and baby girl I love you more than words.  You're growing and changing so quickly that some days I'm afraid I'll blink and miss this first year because I know how fast it goes.  While I would never say that I long to be a stay at home Momma I do sometimes wish that there was a way for me to have more time with you than just the few hours in the evening and on weekends but I'm trying to remember that the time we do get is about quality and not quantity.  You'll understand when you're a Momma one day.

This last month has been a month of new things for you.  You started daycare and are still adjusting.  You're not napping which means you're so tired when we get home.  You're taking a bottle better than you were before starting daycare and I think that's because you realize that if you want to eat you have no choice.  You're putting on weight like it's your job and really it kind of is.  I can't wait to see how much you weigh when we go for your 4 month appointment next month.  When I weighed you last, at about 2 1/2 months, you were already 14.7 pounds.  You're my little chunky monkey and I love it!  Your brother still adores you but I imagine it's only a matter of time before that changes, although I hope it never does.

Another month in the book that is your life sweet girl.  I can't believe it.  You keep growing and I'll keep loving you!

Forever & Always,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Sibling Love

Haven't participated in wordless Wednesday in a while but I'm back at work now and I have this gem to share so how could I not?

He loves her! And I love that he loves her! This parenting two littles ain't too bad