We are about to hit the one month mark since Emory joined our crazy bunch and although I’d like to say that the third baby is the easiest, I have been battling being sick, Haddon teething and Grace has been demanding more attention from us. So no. It has not been easy… BUT it has been fun!
I think every stage with little ones is so different. Alex and I often say that if we knew what we know now, adding Grace to our family would have been so much easier. But isn’t that always the case? We now look at parents with one baby and reminisce on how calm things were back then and how hard we actually thought it was. Sometimes I wish we could go back and do it over. I think I would’ve been a better mom/wife if I would have just calmed down a little and not kept a journal of every poop, spit up, cough and blink… I think life would have been more enjoyable.
So, that’s my motto these days. Anytime I start feeling like I’m getting all wound up, I just tell myself to calm down (in my head it sounds more like “CALM THE HECK DOWN WOMAN!”) and to enjoy these kids because soon they’ll be turning four and won’t want to cuddle with me or be held. They’ll want to run around and say things like “I don’t need help!” or my favorite “NO mama!”
I’m really trying my best to take in these long days and although sleep depravation turns me into a crazy person, I know babies don’t keep and the time will come when I’ll miss all of this.
This little lady has her days and nights confused. She’ll snooze so peacefully all day long and come 2am, she’s wide eyed and so am I! Other than that, she’s super cute and tolerant of her two older siblings. She’ll welcome all her brothers kisses and although he threw a toy at her head last week, we can already see a great relationship forming. She also manages to make everyone around her fall in love with her. We think it’s her superpower and something we’re going to have to watch out for come her teen years!