Genesis 2 : 8 (New Living Translation)

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

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Friday, March 4, 2011

pathetic

I am pathetic... I just have to do a better job of blogging or we will never remember anything that ever happened. This baby is being neglected already. I feel such guilt. With Gracie's pregnancy, I read everything I could get my hands on. I knew every detail of every part of her development, and I tracked every inch and ounce of my "development" as well.  BUT with this pregnancy, I am so caught up in the details of managing life and family and toddler that I haven't dedicated any time to enjoying being pregnant (possibly for the last time...)

There's usually a reason for cliches... case in point: "She's a mess" is a common statement about very adorable (and into everything) toddlers. That's because they are MESSY. Gracie loves to toss her food, cup, and anything else she can reach from the top of her high chair. She also loves to designate new places for random items including toboggans, towels, diapers - clean ones, clothes hangers, potty chairs, magazines, pillows, cups, toys, shoes, containers, books, dishes, and on and on and on. I've pretty much all but given up on picking up after her. I find these items all over my house everyday. Anything she can lift, she carries to some other part of the house. Anything she can't lift, she will push to some other part of the house. I'm shaking my head in despair and defeat.

I cannot imagine two little movers! Does everything multiply times two? Will I have twice as much mess? Maybe I can teach Gracie to put up everything her younger sibling puts out of place. They could stay entertained all day with that game I bet.

Everything I worried about with Gracie's pregnancy - I haven't even given a thought about this time around. I now worry about how I will go grocery shopping with two, how I will get two to sleep in rooms right next to each other, how I will nurse one and feed the other, how I will bathe two - one in the big girl tub and one in a baby tub. Will the hours in the day suddenly be twice as long? I have a bad feeling they will feel like half the time.

Somehow, I'm sure we will have groceries and baths, and no one will starve. I will try to focus on being able to watch Gracie love on a little one, being able to watch Gracie teach this baby how to play with blocks and chase bubbles, and being able to watch Bryan nap with a sleeping newborn on his chest.
Bring on baby #2.

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