Reality Check

My 16 year old daughter and I have always spent time together shopping, eating out, going to the movies, etc. for “Mother-Daughter” days.

Well, today started as one of those days until we went in different directions and she went on one of her longest journeys away from home alone.  If she weren’t a responsible and honest teen, it would have been out of the question.  My husband and I trusted her judgement enough to allow it.

That’s not to say I was calm inside.  Ha!  I was on pins and needles until she came home, although maintaining contact with her via phone was somewhat of a solace.  I knew these days would come too quickly when she was a small child and I have learned to accept that.  However, deep down, there is a part of me that never wants to let her go.  The same goes for my son, who at 19 months of age, exudes a fierce sense of independence. 

She amazes me every day and I’m so proud of the young woman she has become,

They both will always be my babies!  

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Time Really Does Fly!

Just yesterday this little guy was born! 

Not really, but that is how it feels to me.  At 8.5 months old, he stands on his own for up to a minute and sometimes takes a couple steps when he feels very energetic.

We enjoy watching him develop and grow.  This picture shows how much he has grown since birth and has become my favorite capture of him to date. 

Did I mention his messy “feeding myself” sessions are as hilarious as his sister’s were?  🙂

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First Tooth

It finally happened…Cory cut his first tooth and he’s been handling it like a little trooper!  I’m a very proud mommy. 

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Out of the Fog

During my pregnancy with my son last year, I was besieged by “Pregnancy Brain”.  This affliction can be funny and frustrating for most expectant mothers, but it did a number on me! 

I was unable to finish the 6 projects I started during my pregnancy.  Each project showed signs of being started, but none of them were finished.  I could never get past the first three or four rounds due to a severe lack of concentration and I felt horrible.

Now, I can look back and laugh because I managed to complete this throw in one week (with very little down time) between caring for baby, my teen daughter, and husband.

There are no words that can convey the happiness I felt when I crocheted the last stitch.  All I can say is that it was almost the level of happiness I felt when I finished my second marathon.

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Now that this major project is done, I can move along as usual without cobwebs hanging around in my head.  The next one has already been started.

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Special Moment

Someone doesn’t like bright flashes.  😀

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Thinking…

I love all of his expressions, but this one is so contemplative.  He seems to be thinking of his next meal.  Lol.

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Four Months…

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My son is now four months old.  The days have passed quickly since his birth.  His personality is becoming more apparent each day and we’re all savoring each moment with him.  His big sister, my teen, adores him as my husband and I do.  He was an unexpected gift and I’m so happy to have him.

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