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Ode to Baby Bear!

Turning into Such a Little Man!

Nobody Loves His Momma Like He Does!
Has To Be Involved in Everything The Big Kids Are Doing!
Cuddly Baby!
Growing Up So Fast!
Smiles are only for a select few!
His Favorite Place to Sleep! (Still is!)
Finally Here! 2 Days Old
Ready to Pop!
2nd Trimester
Barely pregnant, but definitely showing!

So tomorrow is J2’s big birthday.  This Momma is definitely feeling the sentimental nostalgia of her last baby turning 1.  I always have a hard time when my kids have a birthday, but I think that J2 is going to be the hardest to deal with.  I know he’s the last one, and he’s not staying a baby like my husband and I asked him to when he was born.

He has to be the sweetest little guy in the world.  I know all moms say that about their children, but out of the 3, J2 has shown his true colors right from birth.  He loves to snuggle, gives kisses, make you laugh, but is also mischievous and sneaky already.  In fact, his favorite pastime is to pull all the DVD’s out, then when you’re cleaning them up, head over to the book-case and pull everything off of there.

By the time my older kids were this age, they were starting to exude their independence.  They were not nursing as much, and was much happier sitting on the floor playing rather than cuddling with their parents.  Not J2.  Unless the kids are doing something that he can be a part of, it’s a guarantee that he is attached to either myself or my husband.  And he still nurses like a 6 month old.  We’re starting to wonder how old he will be when he weans!

He’s very sensitive.  If the kids are crying, he’s either crying with them, or crawling over to give them lovins’.  To say no to him means a full-out tantrum with tears and snot from him.  He’s also learned that his humor can make everyone laugh, so that’s his new life mission.

He’s nothing like the other kids.  He has the “3rd Child Syndrome”.  He has decided to turn this household on its head and shake it for lunch money.  He was a week late and waited until M had the flu before he showed up.

But he’s are baby, and we’re learning to adapt to him.  We wear him more often, nurse him with no intention of ever stopping, spend most nights either pulling our hair out that he won’t sleep in his bed, or just go to bed (in our bed) with him.  We cherish the snuggles for fear he might turn on us soon.  We wanted him so bad and are enjoying every last wonderful, frustrating minute with him.  And wouldn’t change a thing.  (Except his sleeping habits!)

Happy First Birthday Baby Bear!  You are our little angel in more ways then you’ll ever know!  We can’t wait to explore the world with you in your new stages!

ps.  I aplogize in advance for the backwards order of the pictures!

Happy Parenting!


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Have You Ever?

Have you ever…

  • Fed your children cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner?  All in one day.
  • Swept your floor after supper and wondered how much food actually went in the kids bellies?
  • Gave your child a big box of crayons knowing full well that all 1000 crayons will be spread across your living room floor in about 2 minutes?
  • Told your child it was later than it actually was just so they would go to bed?
  • Wondered how so much laundry accumulated in just one day?  You know you only dressed the kids once!
  • Wondered where all the socks go?  And their not under the bed, in the dirty clothes, or in the dryer.
  • Given up on folding any socks that you could find and just let the kids wear unmatching socks out of a basket that you keep at the top of the stairs just for that purpose?
  • Left clean dishes in the dishwasher and just used those ones instead of putting them in the cupboard?
  • Put Cheerios/crackers/toast/etc.  directly on the floor for you children to eat because you know they are just going to dump the bowl out and eat whatever off the floor anyway?
  • Stayed in your pj’s all day just so you didn’t have to do anymore laundry?  Bonus points for keeping your kids in their pj’s all day as well.
  • Saw something on the floor and not be able to pick it up?  And when you actually needed it, tore about your house because you couldn’t find it?
  • Thought about getting a bigger house because your kids belongings have taken over with the thoughts that you house might look cleaner because the mess would be more spread out?
  • Let your kids wear that Halloween costume just to keep the peace?
  • Sat out in the kitchen (or another room) and listened to the kids dump toys and other items on the floor, but just stayed where you were?
  • Went to bed knowing that the mess will still be there because no matter how much you wish/pray, the cleaning fairy will not be showing up through the night?
  • Just sat in the middle of said mess and played with your kids?
  • My Living Room After a Day of Playing

This post was inspired by the destruction my children did to my house this weekend.

Hope everyone’s weekend went a little smoother then mine!  Share “Have you ever” moment!

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