My dear husband can only sum up the last several months (and I think he'd be more accurate in saying the last year and a half) as "fighting a war."
We just returned home from our last major planned event - my sister-in-law's graduation. We have "nothing" on the calendar until August.*
What was "normal" is gone. Life has changed. Now we have to find a new normal, and that is no easy task.
So here are 7 very quick takes that have been complied over the last several weeks:
-1-My lap exists again and I'm happy Peep can sit on it. So is he. I'm also grateful my ankles and feet are not swollen to twice their normal size.
|A visit to Holland, MI|
-2-Pebble started smiling at around the time he turned one month. His full, open-mouthed, beaming face is heart-melting. (Now if only I could get a picture of it...)
-3-On May 2, I wrote: Parenting two is interesting balancing act. It is definitely going to take some getting used to.
-5-It's astounding how different two brothers can be. Seeing Pebble's personality develop is fascinating. His daddy and I agree that Pebble's temperament seems to be taking after his godfather uncle's.
|"Put he in the oval so we can play traaaaiiins!!"|
-6-Peep loves trains, dogs, the zoo, playgrounds, being loud, climbing, bouncing, his aunts and uncles, his grandparents, his brother, and generally being a stinker. We're not so sure he still loves Mommy and Daddy.
-7-If you haven't read my sister's blog you should.
|Peep and his Aunt going on a journey|
Lastly a question: If I can find the time, should I write Pebble's birth story/saga? Is there any interest in it?
Linking to Jen/Kathryn.
*I say "nothing" - but really I mean no "major life events," just heaps upon heaps of the "little" things - the kind that seem so infinitesimal until you're in the middle of them and just want to sleep.