The last time I blogged had to have been close to a year ago & I was pregnant! I set this up thinking it would be some kind of time capsule for my children. Something that could document their kid-isms/ the good, the bad, the gross? I hope to keep this going and not only contribute annually. So much has happened in the past year. Where to even begin?
I’ll start with you, Baby Clara – since you are the most recent adventure I have embarked upon. Your b-day (Dec. 16, 2015) came so fast. One second you were giving mommy heartburn and kicking my bladder in utero; the next second you were being brought into the world in a semi-emergent manner. You are so beautiful, sweet girl & You look so much like your daddy. Just be thankful your daddy is pretty too 🙂 Watching you grow these past 5 months have been tiring and enthralling at the same time. Words cannot express how much my heart has grown since you entered our lives. You’ve scared us a lot already in these short 5 months. There were times in the middle of the night that you would wake up gagging, gasping, and choking – acid reflux is not very fun 😦 Daddy always gets more worried because he’s never done this before & you mean so so much to both of us. He would do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING to make you happy and keep you safe. We have both been pooped & peed on. Within the first couple of weeks you spewed spit up all over your dads chest. You’ve also fallen off of our bed ! Your Daddy and I felt like the worst human beings to have walked the earth. You see, you have been lying on that same bed since you were born. You recently started doing rolling over tricks but we had no idea you were capable of doing double and triple rolls! This helps to remind us to never underestimate what you are capable of. Neither of us will ever forget that awful cry you made when you hit the floor or how much we felt the need to vomit from how concerned we were. Just so you know- you were perfectly fine and we will make sure it NEVER happens again. Mommy has been breastfeeding you since you were born (you win for the longest breastfed child of mine!) But with that comes many more times waking up in the night. It’s hard to remember parts of the first couple months now due to how delirious the lack of sleep had made me. But I will tell you this, We will Gladly take on more explosive poops, spit-ups, slobbers, or any other “issue” for you. Lately, your favorite past time is eating your toes (sucking and eating anything we will let you for that matter), blowing spit bubbles, laughing, smiling, and doing stand-up/flying baby. There truly are no words to describe how deep our love for you is, but I can tell you that it’s never ending and nothing will ever compromise it! Now what have your big brother and seester been up to lately?
Westyn – my 2nd most recent adventure – Gosh how much you have grown! James, Seester and I watched you at your Kindergarten awards ceremony this morning. You were the biggest head in the Kindergarten crowd. I’d like to think you have such a big head to hold in all those brains though! James and I laughed when they had awards for the kids in your class who got all smiley faces throughout the year. You’re not an all smiley face kind of guy and that is OK. You’ve made mistakes, you LOVE talking to your classmates/teachers/anyone who will listen, & it’s hard for you to stay focused. But, that is what makes you YOU. You’ve recently gained another sibling and you love her so much. You always want to hold her and kiss on her. There’s times you’ve tried to help calm her down by singing “babyyyy Clawwwaa” in the sweetest voice. When you can’t calm her, you resort to plugging your ears obnoxiously; but you at least try to put in the effort first! You’ve been hard to reel in lately. It makes life for mommy & James frustrating, but at the end of the day we love you tons Big guy. You say funny things – a LOT. Like when you recently said that you don’t kiss any other babies because you don’t want to make Clara jealous. That was cute. I love the way you talk too, but I understand with all the speech classes you’ve been going to that You will eventually talk “normal”. I enjoy the way your R’s sound like W’s and your TH’s sound like D’s and so on. Watching you become the little man you are turning into has truly been a joy. Now stop fighting with you sister!
Krysalyn aka Seester aka Sug Bear aka Put Put –
So — I started up writing on here again because of another Blog post that I saw. It’s here http://www.handsfreemama.com/2013/09/24/taking-away-my-daughters-smile/
Its about another mommy who is having a really hard time expressing her happiness. She is a happy mommy and she loves her kids but she has so many things she gets stressed about that it makes her look unhappy on the outside. She starts to notice that her daughter doesn’t seem happy either and she feels like part of the reason is due to her being stressed so much. The thing that made me think of you the most is that her daughter would bite on her lip until it bled because she was so worried, just like her mommy was worried. She started turning her weeds (worries) into flowers (seeing the good in things). I think this is something that could benefit us too. It’s hard sometimes to not worry and to see the flowers among all the weeds. Our life is stressful, but guess what? Every time mommy stresses out over you taking too long to get dressed in the morning or Westyn and you arguing over small things , I still love you endlessly. Lately, you’ve been crying more than normal. It worries me a lot because it seems like you are seeing too many weeds (negative things). I think you are way to hard on yourself. You are such a beautiful, smart, talented little girl! Don’t ever forget how amazing you are. There will be SO many things in your life that will try to tell you otherwise. Our society feeds off negativity and isn’t geared toward lifting up others – YOU MUST RISE ABOVE 🙂 I’ll always be here to lift you too.
Clara – Keep Smiling and Blowing Bubbles
Westyn – Stay light-hearted and carefree. It’s beautiful
Krysalyn – Keep your head up baby girl!
Love you all ,