Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Weary Mom

I am a weary mom! It really hit me this week. After being back at work for almost 6 weeks now I’ve missed at least 1 day a week sometimes more. One or both of my two littles have had Fifths Disease, RSV, Ear Infection, Sinus Infection, and the latest was the flu which myself and about 11 other family members also had. I have an almost 4 month old who is still waking up to nurse 2-3 times a night. Both sweet snuggly babies are still sleeping with us which I sometimes love for all the sweet cuddle time but most nights I wake up in a mommy sandwich between the two of them and I’m soaked in sweat because their tiny little bodies seem to radiate a lot of heat. Not to mention it doesn’t leave a lot of alone time for mommy and daddy in the evenings. I have a strong willed almost 3 year old, that alone could qualify me for the title weary mom. I am feeling a lot of guilt because my precious 3 year old more than likely has some cavities that we are going to have to get filled and I know many times I let her forego brushing her teeth simply because I didn’t want to have to battle with her. Having the flu seemed to do a number on my milk supply so we have now gone through all my frozen supply and I may have to supplement a little which is something I never had to do with big sister. I have a birthday party to plan. I have a to do list at home a mile long that I never seem to be able to get to. I haven’t been able to get back into any kind of consistent exercise. We get home from school and work and it feels like we play for a few short minutes and then its time to plan dinner, pack lunches, take baths, do laundry, pick up the house, put everyone to bed and start all over. So all that being said…. I am a WEARY mom! And I stop and think how do I work through this, how do I resolve this and there lies my problem “I”. “I” am a WEARY mom and “I” can’t fix this. Thank goodness I don’t have to try and fix it. So instead what I’m going to do is lay it at His feet, trust Him for today, stop worrying about tomorrow, about the growing to do list, about the milk supply for tomorrow, about the sickness tomorrow may or may not hold, about the sleep I may or may not get, about the battles with my 3 year old I may or may not have. His mercies are new every morning, He will give me the grace I need for today. I’m going to whisper His name in those moments I feel like I can’t give anymore because He is more than enough for me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project Playroom

Before: A rarely used dining room

After: A playroom we love to spend our evenings together in!

Happy Love Day!

We all had a Happy Valentines Day this year and enjoyed getting to celebrate with our two little love bugs! It is funny how Valentine's evolves when you have little ones and the joy comes in loving on them! Jett got some plates and utensils and a Max and Ruby book. Ava Kate got some candy, nail polish, a headband and a new Angelina movie. Justin got a shiny red toolbox. And mommy got a sweet frame with my two little loves handprints and their picture in it and a gift card for a much needed massage! I finally got to make it to one of Ava Kate's class parties after missing the last two. It was fun getting to watch her interact with her friends and teachers. She loves her teachers and classmates and looks forward to school which makes my heart very happy! We had planned to cook dinner together at home but when I fell asleep holding Jett in his little green chair we figured I must be pretty tired so we decided to go out instead and Ava Kate picked rice and beans so we went to Casa Herrera. It was a perfect low key family Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012