dear mia. You’re six now, and I can see you getting bigger every day. Not just physically, but in mind and spirit too. You’ve learned to be helpful when you want to be, and are much better at taking on responsibility. You now shower by yourself, start to finish. You even comb your own hair…
Dear Mia. You are gigantic. I mean, really. How did you get so big? Sometimes you act like you’re 16, and that scares the crap out of me. But the next minute you are so dramatic and losing your mind because you realized you put blue underwear on today instead of pink and they are…
I personally have always struggled with keeping up on documenting the year. I am good about taking photos and organizing them on my computer, but in all my years of being married and having kids, creating photo books for the year has just never happened. Last year I vowed to make a change, and I set…
I guess things have been busy in our house. I didn’t actually even realize it until I was cleaning off my camera the other day and realized we had Mia’s first day of Pre-K, Graham’s dedication and Graham’s 3 month photos all on there. Oh yeah, that did all happen within just the last few weeks… I was there, right?
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It feels like summer just began. Is it really possible that it’s almost over?
Mia doesn’t return to preschool until after Labor Day, which makes summer feel a little longer for our family since many kids started heading back as early as mid-August. We are soaking up these last couple of weeks of summer sun and time with all three kids at home.
I think it’s a cruel joke that society expects us to deliver birth announcements when we’ve just had a baby. As if I don’t have enough to do? Why not throw a party at my house, too and invite the neighborhood!?
*Heavy sigh* Here we go again. The evil potty training monster rears its ugly head. We are deep in the throes of potty training with our second child. He is only 2 years, 2 months, but I wanted to give it a go. We potty trained Mia first at 18 months, then took a break…
So this is obviously pertinent to my life right now since I am, in fact, in the throes of postpartum – but that’s not the only reason I wanted to talk about it. Ever since having my first child, I have firmly believed that postpartum is not talked about enough when it comes to first-time mothers.
I had NO IDEA what I was in for 4 1/2 years ago. In fact, I hadn’t even thought about it. When you are prepping for your first baby, you are busy decorating the nursery and buying cute little clothes, and your mind is consumed with how you are going to make it through labor. You go to classes to learn what to expect during this monumental occasion and you learn coping mechanisms for the pain and you get yourself all ready to bring this little baby into the world. But no one ever tells you that there is a whole mess of crap you have to deal with afterward.
What a whirlwind of a week. I feel so out of sorts!
Last Monday, June 16, I gave birth to our third child, Graham. It felt different than the previous two and I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps because I’m older and wiser now (haha) or maybe because I knew it was going to be my last.
Our little man turned two this last week. Hard to believe. Luckily the day came and went and I didn’t go into labor, so he is safe from having to share his birthday with his soon-to-join-us brother. Although they will probably have joint parties for years to come. Sorry, boys.