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- thinking that she has grown like a weed in the last few weeks — suddenly clothes that fit only a week or two ago are too short!
- loving — I mean, really loving — having a new little person in our home
- starting to look forward to resuming some homeschooling with my oldest this fall
- feeling like I’m constantly balancing the energies of three very different children
- knowing that I’m blessed to have this little angel
- enjoying the summer weather, now that the heat has peaked
- wishing my mama a happy birthday today!
- feeling inspired and invigorated in so many ways after a great workshop this weekend
- feeling pressures build as I have so much to get done in the coming weeks…
- trying to deal with the 108 degree F heat
- in disbelief that it’s been four months since she was born
- loving all the raspberries she’s blowing — plbbbbbtttth!
- loving the way Fiona reaches out to me right before nursing
- thinking that her arms and legs feel as soft as good butter
- making lots of “dream knitting” lists
- watching her discover her own hands and feet
- putting on red nail polish, just because
- wishing I could buy a silk cap, then deciding to knit one instead — and being glad about that decision, on many levels
- feeling a little foggy lately (hoping it’s just a bad cold and tiredness, and not something worse)
- realizing, with sadness, that I can’t remember my oldest actually being a baby
- missing my husband’s help around the house
- reveling in being a family of five
- becoming ever more conscious of our rhythm, how needed it is, and how much it carries all of us
- feeling like my marriage is getting short shrift, and trying to reprioritize
- so excited to see my favorite baby clothes in use again
- thinking, as I always do when I have a little baby, a lot about my own mortality and how I want to live this one life (and trying not to dwell on morbid thoughts!)
- struggling to find harmony between the sometimes contradictory ideas of creating a home that is developmentally appropriate for all of my children, and, at the same time, not becoming too child-centered
- thinking about what a good mama my sister will make someday
- enjoying the reconnection to old family friends
- one of those perfect sister moments: bee and bunny laughing so hard at one another that bunny had tears running down her face
- summer days are so hot!
- feeling rejuvenated after our weekend camping trip
- watching my baby learn to grasp and play with toys, just a little
- feeling overwhelmed by housework, to the exclusion of being able to do things for myself
- knowing that having such a sad, teething baby won’t last
- trying to give in to the constant holding and snuggles and sleeplessness instead of fighting it
- so touched by how much she adores her big brother
- worrying a little about my milk supply, and thinking that I’ve been doing too much lately
- headed out for our first camping trip as a family of five — planning to do nothing but lay in the tent and nurse that baby!
- excited to finally have a baby who loves ‘babies’ from the very start
- continuing to wonder whether or not she’s teething
- putting on the amber necklace just in case
- feeling so much wonder as my baby begins to be interested in so many new things (no, this photo isn’t staged!)
- looking at her face and seeing the face of a “big” baby rather than a newborn
- still not really believing that I am the mother of three children!
- loving the (continued, ever-present) sisterly love
- having ups and downs – as a mama, as a wife, as a person of my own
- feeling already tired of the brief amount of summer that we’ve had, looking forward to autumn
- happy to have spent a fun night out sewing with some friends (and Fiona, too) last week
- surprised by the way that sewing has become the theme of the week — my focus seems to have shifted in that direction again lately
- looking forward to spending the 4th of July with some friends, knowing what a treat a few simple fountain fireworks are to my children
- laughing at her hat-off, incorrigible, punk-rock hair (yes, it naturally has blond tips and yes, it naturally stands up like that)
- wanting to crystallize every moment with her, knowing that the most I can do is hold them in my heart, forever
- turning my attention away from the half-finished baby sweater and instead sewing like mad — so many dresses for so many little girls!