29 February 2012

Trading one boring post for another

I wrote a post yesterday about how my expectations are most often unrealistic and consequently it leads to disappointment. I didn't quite finish it so I was trying to this morning but it was so boring! Even I didn't want to read it. I find that a lot with my blogging lately. I can't put together a coherent thought worth reading. Maybe it has to do with my pure and utter exhaustion from having a newborn. She's great though. She actually sleeps really well for only being 7 1/2 weeks old. Usually I'll put her down around 8ish and she'll sleep until somewhere between 2 and 4, eat for a little and then go right back to sleep. I can't complain.

She recently started smiling and I can't get enough of that gummy grim and coos. I feel so lucky to have this little person in my life! She truly is a joy.
She always spits up out of the right side of her mouth hence the wet spot on her jammies. She must be a little lopsided...

So looks like you get one boring post instead of another....I need to have some excitement in my life. I'm going to Target today! No. That's not exciting enough. Carry on...

15 February 2012

Why must my childen be over achievers?

A couple weeks ago Little Sister was on our ottoman on her tummy. She lifted her head, pushed off with her feet and rolled on to her back. T-Bone and I looked at each other with surprise. Thinking it was just a fluke since the ottoman is so soft, we put her on the floor. She didn't do it again--thank heavens.

She has been our floppiest baby. She hasn't had the head control that my other two have so I was hoping that she would take her sweet time to get to milestones. Well today she showed that she is not content to just stay still. She rolled over from her tummy to her back on the floor. I just happened to be videoing her while doing tummy time and this is what happened:

Why must my children be over achievers? Big Sister walked at 9 1/2 months and Mr. Smiley at 10. I can't understand why they aren't content to just lay on the floor for a while. :) A friend said her child did the same thing and then didn't roll over until the normal time. I'm hoping that is what will happen. I'm not ready for this!

10 February 2012

I Am a Child of God

I am a child of God
And He has sent me here. 
Has given me an Earthy Home
 With parents kind and dear.

Lead me, guide me
 Walk beside me

 Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with Him someday.

I was singing this to Little Sister while trying to get her to fall asleep and the reality of it just hit me. I was moved to tears. We have been blessed with such sweet Spirits from our Heavenly Father. And by "we" I don't just mean me, I mean every parent. We have been entrusted with His children. They depend on us to teach us, to help them remember who they are and that God loves them and wants them to return to Him.
(For those not familiar with this song, click here to listen)

06 February 2012

Four Weeks Ago

Four weeks ago today I was in the hospital giving birth to my third child.

Time has gone by so fast. My life is forever changed. I cannot imagine our family without her.

I think having such a fresh spirit in our home has helped me be closer to my Heavenly Father and feel the Spirit more strongly. I feel so blessed to be Little Sister's Mom. She is truly a blessing from heaven.