I feel like I’m starting to get my feet back under me and finally feeling a little more confidence in my new role as mommy to three little ones and step-mom to two more.
If I’ve learned anything these past two and a half weeks, it’s that life goes on and I have to figure out how to make the most of it. It’s been hard, don’t get me wrong, but I’m so in love with this little girl and I’m still thanking God for this gift he’s given to our family.
Y’all, she truly is such a great baby! She still sleeps a lot, thank goodness, and I know that will change all too soon.
I’m loving these sweet smiles in her sleep. The only thing better than that is when I hear her laugh in her sleep. I don’t remember my boys doing that. It’s just precious.
We had newborn pictures taken last week and this is just one I got with my iphone.
And this one is now the background on my phone. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture! I’m obsessed with these big ol’ bows on little babies.
I can’t wait to show you more of these amazing pictures by my friend, Brooke.
I love this seeing how curly her hair is when it’s wet. I definitely don’t have curly hair, so it sure is fun to see it on my daughter, even if it is only right after bath time.
Last weekend, I even tried my hand at some bow making with Hallie. I don’t know why I never tried it during my pregnancy, but it sure was fun to make and I see a lot of bow making sessions in my crafting future. This might even be something Hallie and I can do together!
If you’re interested in making something like this, you can watch this you tube video.
Did I mention I love big bows on little babies?
Yes, it’s ridiculously huge. I know. Don’t worry, she didn’t wear it for very long and really, I just like playing dress up with her. It’s almost like when I was a little girl playing with my dolls.
And I definitely can’t forget about these sweet boys. Thankfully, they love their new baby sister! Langston asks to hold her at least once a day. He also asks if he can touch her about five times a day. ”Touching her” means putting the tip of his finger on her cheek. It always makes me smile.
In other big news, Mother’s Day Out started this week. Hallelujah! We went to meet our teachers on Monday and Langston started school on Thursday. Riverson will start on Tuesday. Langston LOVED it and I’m REALLY hoping Riverson will too. It will be his first time to go to “school.”
My mom was able to come help me this week and she really has been my biggest blessing. Just having her there to help definitely saved my sanity. She did most everything to take care of the boys, which left more time for me to really focus on Brantley. I SO needed that! These boys have been quite the pair and everyday I’m convinced they scheme up a plan in how to be naughty enough to make me crazy.
This is how great my mom was. Jeff called me on Thursday afternoon and said my dad had just offered him the tickets for that night’s Ranger game. My plan was to send Jeff and the big kids, but my mom encouraged me to go by letting me know she could handle all three little ones.
After a lot of deliberation with myself, I decided to take her up on her offer and go. I’m so glad I did!
We had a BLAST and it was so nice to get a break from my baby and toddlers who are constantly needing me. I needed that break.
It’s been a tough two weeks, but I think I might make it after all. I still have so much to learn about how to handle three little ones, but I finally feel like I can do it.
As my friend, Kristin, said in her guest post, “A good mom starts to believe she’s good, and then becomes it.”
I’ll be living by these words for the next year or more.