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His & Her = two

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A brand new sister and shes just for me!!

Sydney and Sadie have taken to Scarlett beautifully!! It was truly love at first sight. Even if Sydney & Sadie don’t have a ton in common at this point. They do have a commonality with the love they have for Scarlett. When I get them in the morning, the first thing out of both of their mouths is “where is squeaks”. The love to hold Scarlett. There have been several times where Scarlett is crying in her bouncer chair, and I am unable to stop what I am doing right away. Sydney &and Sadie jump to the rescue, and console Scarlett with a song. It is the cutest thing ever. The car is not one  of Scarlett's favorite places to be, and so she cries. Sadie loves to hold her hand, and tell her it is okay. Watching Sadie become an older sister has been so cute!!We were coming home from the store, and  Sadie gets a little rambunctious, and decided to take your blanket away. Your little advocate Sydney protested immediately; “Give my baby her blanket”, to this Sadie just laughed. I reached back, and grabbed the blanket. Sadie got mad. She decided to take her frustration out on squeaks. Sadie hit Scarlett!! It was the first time. Scarlett let out the saddest little cry, and Sydney had a panic attack. Sydney informed Sadie that she was going to tell her daddy. To that Sadie broke down. Sadie felt so sad, and scared to have her daddy know what she did. After we got home I put Sadie to bed, and she said she was sorry. I told her it was okay. Sadie than started to cry, and said “daddy be mad at me” I reassured her, and said he would not. When Jeff got home I told him, and we just laughed. Sadie woke up from her nap, and Jeff went to get her. He asked if she had something to tell him, and she hung her head, and said,” I hit baby Scarlett, I sorry”!! Sadie has such a tender heart. I could not be more pleased with how smoothly Scarlett has fit into our family!!

Two to Three, and there is only 1 me!!

It is official. I have three kids!! I love them all dearly sometimes always. I wish I could sit here and discreetly brag about just how awesome I am, and how life with 3 is a breeze. Sadly this blog is to remember the good the bad, and the ugly. So I will admit my life got turned upside down. I totally had two kids down, so I thought to myself “what's one more kid”?  Poor little naive me. Life is can be a challenge. I am learning daily how to be the best mom I can be. With that, my house is rarely clean. Dishes are constantly in the sink, laundry is a dreaded task, and showering….well that’s basically non existent. There are moments when I feel like I am getting somewhere, and than a second later BAM, I am once again drowning. Things are getting much much better. The first few weeks were a struggle. Sydney watched a lot of T.V, and Sadie cried a lot. I would go to bed and toss and turn with guilt ridden thoughts. I knew I could do better, I wanted to do better. Slowly I have come to realize the power of prayer in parenting. I could not have done it without prayer. I know I am being blessed with the strength I need daily. Sydney & and Sadie are such sweet kids. They have been so patient, and have accepted Scarlett with open arms. The girls are learning to read that when I begin twitching it is a good sign to listen. Grocery shopping has become an excellent work out. I had no clue how heavy the grocery cart would be with one more. I use to get pleasant smiles, and compliments on my girls. Now I swear I can hear peoples jaws dropping, as I pass them through grocery aisles. The girls and I have learned to smile, and keep on singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, as if no one is watching. Through this all I have learned I am strong. I can do anything with the help of my Heavenly Father, and my amazing husband. We are so blessed. This time may be one of the hardest, but I would not change it for a thing. We are truly so blessed. I love all of my girls with all my heart, and even in my most trying moment, I can look into their eyes, and forget all the worries in the world. They are all that matter. This past week I had a doctors appointment, and Jeff and I had agreed, the night before that he would meet me in town, and take the girls home. It would work out perfectly. The day had gone way smooth, and I made sure to get all the things done so I could meet Jeff on time. As I got up to grab Sydney, and Sadie, Scarlett decided she was hungry. So I decided to feed her. Scarlett took longer than expected to eat, by the time I was done I had 30 minutes until my doctors appointment. I hurried and put Scarlett in her car seat, and ran to go get Sydney, and Sadie. I had to wake them up from there naps so they  both had some good bed head going on. I thought “it’s okay Jeff is just going to take them back home”. So as we are headed out the door I realize Sydney, and Sadie had left there shoes somewhere outside. I had no time to spare, and I knew I needed to get going. Again I thought “it’s okay Jeff is just going to take the girls home”. So off we went, bed head, and no shoes. I knew we were going to be a bit late meeting Jeff, but there was no way to get a hold of him, my phone was dead, and the charger had broke. I still had faith everything would be fine. When I got to the spot Jeff and I had agreed to meet at, to my dismay he was no where to be found. With my time quickly dissolving, I knew I had to just go to the doctors. I had hope that Jeff forgot to meet us here, and just went to the doctors. Now let me just add, any normal person would have just called it a day, and skipped the doctors appointment. Well we live pretty far from my doctors, and there was no way I wanted to re do all of this. So we pull up to the doctors, and to my horror, Jeff is no where to be found. I took a deep breath, and thought through, all the odd looks I would get. There and than I decided “who cares”, and off we went. No shoes, and really good bed head. We walked into the doctors office like we owned the place. I was able to use the offices phone, and give my handsome hubby a call. When he picked up, I knew I could not be mad. He was so sorry. He said he had totally lost track of time, and that he was on his way. Thankfully our knight and shinning armor saved the day, and got there just as my name was called. I have learned to go with the flow, and just try my best. I can look back at this story, and laugh. I truly believe with my attitude, the situation was not that big of a deal. With 3 kids, I know I have to have a good attitude, and find joy in what I have been blessed to be/do!!

Scarlett *Darlin* 1 Month

Where do I even start!! Scarlett you have changed our family for the better. You have such a presence about you. You are totally my old soul. You are so alert, and were smiling on cue at about a month and a half. From day one yu held your head! Constantly you want to look around, and be involved in all things. Your poor tummy has given you some troubles, but I am usually able to calm you down by my voice. Daddy is completely in love with you. You love him just as much. When you sleep you laugh, almost every time. It is the cutest little squeak I have ever heard. So of course your nickname was born “squeaks”. You are so dear to us that a lot of the time we call you Darlin. You have two older sisters that love you oh so much!! Sadie at times will love you too hard at times, but know it is in the best of intention!! Sydney calls you her squeaks, and loves when you give her smiles.   Sadie thinks your pretty great as well. You love baths!! I have never seen a baby who loves baths as much as you! Not only do you love baths, but you love the sound of running water. When I get ready, I put you in your bouncer, and turn on water. You will sit as calm as can be, as long as the water is running. When you eat you click your tongue when you eat, and your latch did not feel right. So I took you to a specialist, and we found out you were a little tongue tied, and your top lip was unable to open all the way. We had to clip under your tongue, and the inside of your top lip. You were such a champ, and only cried for a bit. I was able to nurse you right after, and you calmed right down. You have been a constant joy to our family. We are so blessed to have such a sweet little spirit, join our family!!