Sunday, July 27, 2008

About me

Some things I have learned about myself lately.

1. It's come to my attention that people *gasp* don't think of us as a young couple. When did that happen?? I'm not one of those people who has ever worried about getting older. You can ask me how old I am. I don't mind. Even when I'm older. Ask me. I don't care. While driving home from church I asked Regan when we made that trek into the middle aged crowd. Cause we are both 30 now (well Regan is next week) or cause we now have 3 kids. He said probably both.

2. Quite a few people have asked me how it is with three kids. And I've been thinking about it this week. Since I am really starting to go stir crazy just sitting around at home breastfeeding all day. I like to get things done. I get it from my mom. I need a to do list every day. I need to accomplish things. So I've gone out of the house with the kids (and been chastised by a few older ladies about having such a small baby out of the house already). And almost every time has been a bit of a gong show. And you know what, it's not Alden. He's been so good and helpful. And it's not Eli. He's sleeping away. It's that tricky little two year old daughter of mine who likes things her own way. So I don't know if it is the three kids that is hard, or the fact that I still have a two year old who hasn't grown out of her tough stage.

3. I've had two kids before this. But I forgot how much time breastfeeding takes. How it seems for the first while that that is all you do. I've always enjoyed breastfeeding and it has always come quite easily to me. (Which I am very grateful for) but I just forgot the time. I've taken to reading books while I feed Eli. I'm finished two (one Jodi Picoulit and one David Baldacci). And halfway thru another one. (The Historian). And the amount of diapers we go thru around here each day is amazing. Between Eli and Lucy - I spent a lot of time wiping bums. :)

And since a post without pictures, here are some newly scanned pages.





10 comments:

JA Crew said...

great pages! i hear ya on BF'ing and wiping bums. I feel like it's none stop all day long. And I hear ya on being stir crazy. I ventured out to the mall with all 4 and it was Ella that really made things difficult. fun times! nice to know i'm not alone ;)

Heather M. said...

Hey girl! Sounds like you are going through lots of changes. I think I'm going to be surprised again at how much time BFing takes. I remember reading lots of books with Helayna too.
Love the layouts! So sweet!

Susie said...

I'm glad you like being old! I think I'll pretend I'm young forever. So when your not BFing and DWing (diaper wiping) do you wanna hang out this week? and do we get to see some pics of Lucy's face?? Regan knows what I mean.

Jessie said...

I hear you on the no longer a young couple! It is hard to think that we now fall into that category, because my husband will always be just one of the kids!

Amanda said...

It seemed for so long that Kal and I were always the "young ones" in our group of friends and then one day we realized that we were the "old ones" and it is kind of a weird transition.

I guess I have some fun times breast feeding and bum wiping ahead of me!

Amy said...

I had a really hard time with #4, I felt like all I did was BF and change his bum, I couldn't cook, keep up with the laundry, etc. And that was just the basics, I wanted to do so much more! I completely understand your feelings. It'll get easier, it just takes some time.

Crystal said...

I always like reading your reflections. I found going from 2 kids to 3 was a huge step. My only tip to you is that being a mom is a big job - you don't need to move the world right now because you have more important things to do - some of which you already described:)). Take care! It gets less complicated in some ways and more crazy in others.

Crystal said...

Oh, and one more thing - have you been scrapbooking already since Eli was born?!?! The LOs are great - a true celebration of this time in your lives.

Lacintha said...

Hi Rhonda :)
I'm late, but wanted to say congrats on the new baby.Love his name, and I so hear you on juggling a 2 year old when you have other children...oh, and the breastfeeding too.Glad you're managing to get some reading done.
I have to suggest this sweet book I just finished...it's James Patterson (not his usual thriller) "Sunday at Tiffany's"...have a great week :)

Jodi Pilling said...

I can totally relate to you! I too forgot how much time breastfeeding takes. It seems that when Grace is awake tha is ALL she wants to do! I am so used to just packing up the 2 boys and heading to Lethbridge or where ever when ever we want. It is completly different now. I too have gotten LOTS of looks from people from being out with such a new baby. But hey I feel so good why should I stay cooped up in my house..right? Most of the comments are positive though. There is just something about babies that people of all ages like, even me. Anyway hang in there, I totally know what you are going through. 3 is harder than 2, everyone warned me about that. LOL!