Sunday, March 11, 2012

We are doing well. My sweet Isabelle is a pretty easy baby. Sleeps 3-4 hour stretches at night. Sleeps most of the day (I know that will change very soon!!) in the swing, bouncy, on floor, couch, or in our arms. Eli and Addie adore her. They have to know where she is at all times. They check on her during meal times. They ask to hold her constantly.
I am a bit anxious for the week ahead-- our first real week with Brandt back at work full time. I know I can handle three of them, but there are things I can't do. I can't play "choo choos" with Eli all the time. I can't run with Addie while she's riding her bike. I can't take the three of them on a walk by myself. So yes, we feel a little homebound and we do watch a lot of tv. But this will get easier. And I'll become more confident, taking them places, getting out of the house.
I'm also struggling with all of a sudden being a full-time stay-at-home-mom. Now that dance season is over, I truly do nothing except invest in my kiddos... which sometimes can be a pretty demanding and even lonely job. A good friend of mine said something the other day that plays through my mind constantly... Our job as a mom is to make sure our children know how much we love them and to make sure they fall in love with Jesus. So that's my job... my full-time job... to love on my kids and teach them about Jesus. That is actually a fantastic job :)

1 comment:

Amber said...

You're an awesome mom and are so blessed with the opportunity to stay home with them. :) You do a fantastic job of taking time and investing in each of them individually. You amaze me with your devotion and commitment to each of them and their "special time".