Monday, May 17

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. ~Henry David Thoreau

I'm such a bad blogger. I have some things I want to say, but no time in which to say them.
So, inspired by my friend Sarabeth, I'm just going to repost what I was doing in previous years:
(all of these are taken from my much loved, now neglected xanga blog)

***************

May 8th, 2009
She is just a 5 month old Bunny. But already laughing at the whole world.






*******************************

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The first appointment went great. The kids were -mostly- well behaved.
My favorite curly-blonde-haired nurse (who used to be my least favorite) said, "I can't believe it's been 2 years since you were in here. It doesn't seem that long!"
Pooter and Ladybug both held my hands and told me to be brave right before the ultrasound.

Then we saw this:



And I was shocked by the part that said " 7w 4d ± **d "

7 weeks?? Well, my timing was obviously miscalculated, and now we'll have a baby on-or-about December 26!

My sweet little strawberry has been demoted back down to a 1.3 cm blueberry!


When we got to see a heartbeat today, I hadn't known I was holding my breath until I let it out.







****************
May 14th, 2007
 
I'm "home" for a while, in Hot Springs, with my babies, at my Mommy's house. We came down yesterday afternoon to surprise her for Mother's Day. This morning B and B and Menga and I went strolling downtown. I didn't stroll as well as I usually do, I had a goal. But when I got to the goal-store, what I was looking for wasn't there... I did better strolling on the way back. I love our downtown. We stopped at The Historic Arlington Hotel for some Shirley Temples and a potty break. Both of the kids fell asleep in the back of the Jeep (Damon let us borrow it! We had the top on, but the doors and windows OFF! It was great!) on the way home. I wish there was a way to transfer pics from my cell to the 'puter, because those two baby heads nodding off was priceless!

This is my Ladybug, sitting on an antique dreser-turned-changing table. She reminded me of one of my favorite books, The Lonely Doll, by Dare Wright:

My sweet boy, playing at my momma's house.


************************************


Monday, May 15, 2006
This is for all the Moms (and grandmoms, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends) in my and my child's life....

Before I was a Mom

Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never became gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

I never knew that I could love someone so much.

Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom - I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being.



(It was just the three of us then, and I was pregnant with my little Ladybug.)




**********************************

It's amazing how much my life has changed in four short, long, wonderful years.
I can't wait for the next four(ty).














.

1 comment:

Leave some love!