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.