Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Way Things Are...

My mother has been gone a week now...

Gunner has been sick with a cold and sick with having a new addition to the family...

My chest is ginormous (at least feels that way) and I think I smell like milk ALL of the time...

My belly jiggles with a mind of its own, not to mention the wrinkles on it resemble the face of a 96 year old woman...

I'm up and I'm down waaay too much...

I can't seem to keep up with my house, laundry, dog, children...


BUT-


I'm thrilled at not wearing maternity clothes again...

I LOVE dressing little miss in cute clothes...

I adore the smell of new babies, the way her head fits fabulously into the palm of my hand, the way she pulls her legs up to her body when she yawns or is picked up...

I melt at the sight of my boys adoring their little sister, wanting to be close to her, to kiss and hug her (and spreading their germs as they go)...


Sometimes I just have to try to enjoy the sweet little things...

12 comments:

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

Ah the joys and realities of a newborn! I love, love, love babies and how precious they are! Now the milk smell and swollen boobs I could live without but I guess you've got to take the bad with the good. If you can survive with 4 I'm hoping there is a chance I might make it with 2.

Charee B Mcclellan said...

ahhhh i love all of the positives...they are the fun things i am sure. you have to have the negative, to really appreciate all of the positives. i miss having a new born..not that i am ready for a new one..i am still waiting for the first time he will sleep through the night. Hopefully it will happen sooner than later, and then we will see and or talk about when a new one can come. i am sure, not for quit awhile. BUT until then, i will live through your sweet words of love.

Lively Luckinbills said...

I don't know whether to get more excited or more nervous after reading your post. I know those things will happen to me too and I am dreading it. I just have to remember that routine will eventually set back in and the house will eventually get done and the kids are just fine (even if they are dirty and acting crazy). As for the emotional ups and downs...be careful not to let it go on too long. Don't be afraid to tell your Dr. that you're an emotional rollercoaster. There are things that can help so you don't have to be so miserable. Good luck!

Steph said...

Too true... I hope that things will start looking up soon. With families come the good, bad and ugly...hopefully more good. I'm sorry that things are stinky-I wish I could be there and laugh with you until all the troubles melt away. Leighanne's right, routine will kick in soon and things will feel "normal" again. You're a trailblazer with the four kiddos-try to be easier on yourself and enjoy Little Miss while her head still fits in the palm of your hand, because as you well know, it doesn't last long.
Mmmm, too bad no pictures though...I guess a visit will suffice. ;)

Aubrey said...

I'm so there with you on all points. :)

Jill said...

You have SUCH a positive attitude! My mom has been here for almost 2 weeks and is going home soon...I wish I could afford to keep her on staff all the time...ha ha. (((HUGS)))

Jill said...

You have SUCH a positive attitude! My mom has been here for almost 2 weeks and is going home soon...I wish I could afford to keep her on staff all the time...ha ha. (((HUGS)))

whitney said...

piiic-TURES! piiic-TURES! piiic-TURES![cue the angry mob chanting].
I can't complain too much, I haven't posted since the 18th :P

I'm sorry it's been a rough transition (then again, isn't it always?). Hopefully Gun is starting to adjust a bit. I'm betting it's probably a little rough going in that arena. Bet the older boys just adore her, though, don't they? You scare me, but make me want another one all at the same time. *sigh*

Call me anytime. You know I really mean it too. If you don't, I pretty much stalk you.

Andrea said...

Sorry, about the bad points, but I have to tell you when I read the positives, it melted my heart. The sweet little things are so worth it and make life that much better. You are the best! :)

whitney said...

I just gave you an award! yay! yay!
http://semihipmom.blogspot.com/2010/03/horribly-sorry-for-delay-my-poor.html

Anna said...

Without the trials in life, the rewards would not be so sweet or cherished. In spite of your new adjustments, it sounds like you have a golden attitude!

whitney said...

I'm dying...I'm dyyyyying...I'm dyyyiiiinnnngggg.

please have pity on me and post. I've already given up hope of steph. I'm not going to see a certain adorable newborn face until friggin' June...I need to see some picture N.O.W.