Wednesday, July 16, 2014

i don't ever exaggerate.

i think it's safe to say i'm exiting the land of sleep deprivation.  the sweet baby is sleeping a little more than five hours straight and then two three hour segments! 

my hat goes off to all mamas with is hard work!  it seems i had forgotten all about the...

mental fogginess.  i went to write a check about a week after giving birth and forgot how to spell.  i then had to write a second check to replace the first check. 

how hard it is to simply shower!  {the baby is now on a schedule so i can pencil one in!}

how to communicate with people.  we had a repair person come to the house and after a quick exchange about the baby for some reason they thought the baby was my grandchild.  i quickly corrected their thinking {i think} and then rushed to the mirror to see how much more grey hair giving birth put on my head. 

how to hear people.  the girls and i ventured to a store with the baby when she was about two weeks old.  we had the carrier covered so no one could see in {or share germs}.  as we were walking in i heard the words "baby, trash, throw away."  i looked at the girls thinking surely i had heard wrong but their saucer sized eyes told me differently.  i looked at the stranger and said, "uh...she's a keeper" wondering what in the world was going on.  she then put her arm around me and complained about the lack of maturity in some parents, the world we live in etc.  as she went on her way i was left wondering if i heard her correctly and what just happened.

that everyone ignores you.  why should they pay attention to the parents when there is an adorable baby whose hair stands straight up and smiles?  don't worry we usually get a "oh, hi" after the baby gets her fill of baby talk.

how much laundry one cute little bundle of love can produce.

how heavy their car seat carrier arms will once again be buff in no time!

how the smell of dinner wafting in the air wakes them up just when i'm about to sit down to eat.  

and how much love i can have for our fourth child when i thought my heart was full with #1, #2 and #3.  


do i really have four children...??  when did that happen?  

it's true, i still had to count how many people we are when we took trooper out to eat for his birthday. 

and i thank the good Lord for them.  each of them is a blessing...each of them is "a keeper!"


  1. Oh my goodness!! You'll be amazed how many comments you'll get being a mommy of four. We were in the store last week when someone said something that was really terrible about my kiddos...for no other reason than the fact there are 4 of them. Payton has asked me several times about it and can't grip her mind around why someone would say that.=( Most of the time though, people are really sweet.
    Anyways, I love this post and am glad to know that everything is going good for ya'll!

  2. I'm so glad to read that you and your family are doing well and enjoying your precious new baby! :) Those car seat carriers are crazy heavy, but I know they make a product now that'll give your arm a little break. Here's a website: that might help.

  3. Having little ones is exhausting, but so rewarding! I have a hard time hearing, communicating, showering, sleeping, and the like, and my littlest is now 3!! Lol! You're a superwoman!

  4. SO glad you guys are doing so well! Ben is already one, but it is still nuts around here! Some days I think I'm going to lose all my hair and end up in a loony bin by the end of the day. :)


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