Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
So honey, when you come home and the house is still a mess, the laundry is waiting to be folded and dinner hasn't been thought about (neither has lunch come to think of it) blame your daughter and my comfy arms.
Better a messy house than a cranky baby, right?
Will remember a mother who had time to play;
Because children grow up while you're not looking,
There are years ahead for cleaning and cooking.
So, quiet now cobwebs, dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Doc says she is very healthy, very BIG but healthy. Kaylee has gained almost 5 pounds and grown nearly 2 inches since leaving the hospital after birth.
weight: 13 pounds, 9 ounces ~ 99th percentile
height: 23 1/4 inches ~ 99th percentile
head circumference: 40 1/2 cm ~ 89th percentile
She is outgrowing clothes left and right! All of her newborn and 0-3 clothes are packed up and waiting for her little sister to wear (no, she isn't on her way...yet) and Kaylee is starting to get too big for some of her 3-6 clothes! She will stop growing soon, right?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Slow down baby, you're growing too fast!
If they're crabby, put them in water.
Read books out loud with joy.
Go find elephants and kiss them. Encourage Silly.
Giggle a lot. Paint their tennis shoes
Imagine you are magic. Remember how really small they are.
Search out the positive. Let them bang on pots and pans
Keep the gleam in your eye. Teach feelings.
Realize how much it means to be a child.
Plan to build a rocket ship.
Stop yelling. Surprise them often
Express your love a lot…children are miraculous!
...that changing dirty diapers was the nastiest thing in the world.
...that babies were made out of glass and had to be handled very carefully.
...that I could not function on only three hours of sleep. That's not a solid three hour block, that's three hours total.
...that I knew what love really was.
...that watching someone sleep and wondering what they're dreaming about would be boring.
...that my mother was exaggerating when she said that she'd easily throw herself in harm's way to save me without a second thought.
...that I would never sing the same silly song in the same silly voice over and over again just to make someone smile.
...that I would never be nervous for someone else to get shots.
...that my mother worried too much.
...that I didn't have it in me to be a mother.
...that I could be pregnant 40 weeks and 5 days, then spend 27 hours in the hospital strapped to the bed and go through the pains of labor, tons of swelling and soreness, and feel without a doubt that I'd immediately go through it all again in a heartbeat for Kaylee.
(I borrowed this from someone else, but had to share)