Friday, September 18, 2009

I Thought Today Was Saturday

So my days are running together a bit. Understandable. But I have a pretty cute excuse!


So this was my first week SOLO with the kids! It went very well!

Monday, I told Olivia that we could take Rhodes up to circle time at school and introduce him to everyone. She was so proud and it was fun to show him off! ;-) They also gave him a baby blessing! It was so sweet to hear these sweet children pray over Rhodes! Then Olivia's teacher (who is also a long time friend) spoke a wonderful blessing over him. I loved it so much that I told Robert I wished she had written it down! The next day, the blessing appeared in Olivia's folder - thanks to Robert mentioning it to her!

Here it is:

"Rhodes - May his road be easily traveled! He will not look to the left or the right but will hear a voice behind him saying "This is the way, walk in it!"

I just love it!

Tuesday I was brave and ventured out with 3 of them to the library for story time. It went well. Though we were rushing back in order to get everyone fed!!

I have managed to get a nap every day but one since his birth! Even though my nights are going surprisingly well, it's still rough to not get more than 3-4 hour chunks at a time.

People seemed so shocked to see me up and out this week. I don't really understand. You see, I feel better NOW than I did the last month of my pregnancy! With each baby, the transition seems easier and easier! I have 3 other kids to care for. I can't lay in bed for 2 weeks nor do I want to! It's not like I'm at the gym yet - though I am itchin' to get there! I had an easy, quick delivery and therefore recovery is not nearly like it was after Olivia's birth! Things go back much quicker and with less pain by the 4th time around!

My mom has also been able to help and take kids when needed! I'm not so much fun right now and the days we don't leave I think they get pretty bored! Plus, taking just one child makes such a huge difference around the house!

On the agenda this weekend - set the crib up in Landon's room! With Rhodes doing so well at night, we are going to try to move them together sooner than we moved the girls! I'm also sewing a blue baby sling! I've been carrying him in the pink one that I used for Lillian and everyone thinks he's a girl. I'm also looking forward to getting a NICE, LONG, uninterrupted, nap with my awesome husband's help!!

Last but not least, Robert's parents are coming in town this weekend to meet Rhodes! We are looking forward to some nice quality time with them and the kids!



  1. I was in so much pain after I had Wyatt... it's good to hear that the recovery is better each time!

  2. that blessing is precious. i just copied it down.

    good for you for getting out and about! it made me feel better; and feel more competent as a new mama. i'm so glad for your sweet family!

  3. wow! you go girl! i'm with you, post delivery is so much better than that last month!

  4. Tim and I got chillbumps reading that blessing! And I have to agree that the 2nd birth was quicker recovery time than the first! Guess I"ll find out about the third time around, but the jury is still out about there being a fourth! lol


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