For real, folks, this parenting stuff is not for the faint of heart. It's awesome and amazing and arguably the most important job in the world... but it's exhausting. Truth be told, I blog every day... in my head. The trouble is that I rarely find the time to actually sit down and type it out. But throughout my crazy days I catch myself narrating my own life. I "write" clever little quips and stories about all the things we do all day long. I "document" what the girls are learning and how they're changing right in front of my very eyes. Now if I had a better memory this little system wold be fantastic. But sadly I have a terrible memory, so approximately 7 minutes after I've narrated the day in my head it vaporizes into nothingness.
So much great writing that the world will never read.
Just kidding, most of it's rubbish. But I do wish I could find a way to sit down more often and type it out because someday I know I'm going to kick myself for not taking better notes of these oh-so-precious years. And when I say precious I mean like last week when one girl pooped in the bathtub and the other one peed on the floor. Simply precious.
But before the little darlings wake up from their naps, I am determined to give you a quick update. First off, today marks the 3 month Gotchaversarry for little Miss Lucy. Three months! The Hubbs and I realized this today and honestly we can't believe it's only been that long. I know it sounds cliche, but it really feels like she's been with us a whole lot longer.
She has transitioned and acclimated beautifully. We are so incredibly thankful for what a little trooper she is. She eats like a small horse, she sleeps well, she snuggles and gives kisses and just dives into whatever activity we put before her. She's loud and hollers at us on a daily basis. She's learning words, not a lot of words, but she is trying. We feel like she understands just about everything we say to her, which when you think about it is kind of a miracle. She's not as girly as her big sister, and I'm interested to see if she falls more on the tomboy side of things. She loves to dance and we love to watch her... she's hysterical! She blow kisses and waves hello and good-bye. She loves to shake hands during "greet your neighbor time" at church. Now that summer is here we've filled our little pool and she adores the water. When we pray at mealtimes she folds her chubby little hands and bows her head and every time I look at her I tear up. She is so easy to love.
In short, she has completely stolen our hearts.
Here's a couple pics from the last couple of months. You can see for yourself what a little charmer she is!
|Not the most graceful of ballerinas, but certainly the most entertaining!|
|"Helping" Mama in the kitchen.|
|Me love noodles!!! As it turns out noodles are also good for your hair and skin.|
|Chillin' with Uncle Dave. I know... I'm cute.|
|Monkey see, monkey do.|
I'm thankful to report that I feel really good. I'm all sorts of out of breath most of the time and my stomach is growing by the minute. I want to eat everything that doesn't move, and some things that do move. I get tired easily, but some of that is due to the two darling little divas that keep me on my toes. Overall, I really cannot complain. I feel great. And we are getting more and more excited to meet this little bun in the oven! We are not, I repeat, not going to find out if it's a boy or a girl. The whole pregnancy was a surprise, so we're just going to continue the trend. Everyone is fairly convinced that it's a boy (including our girls) which just makes The Hubbs and I more and more convinced that it's a girl. Either way we are excited!
Thanks for checking in on my little corner of the blogosphere, in spite of my absentee status.