I have a good reason

So I have been MIA from the blog. I have a good reason- well it will be good when the uck-factor goes away. I have been dealing with the uck-factor of first trimester morning sickness! That’s right the mis-named morning sickness has hit me morning (bad), afternoon (not so bad), and night (really bad). But to be clear, I am very excited about the pregnancy but the serious uck-morning sickness needs to go. It has put a huge damper on my mood so J and E have been watched but not really interacted with like usual. I have been just laying on the couch trying to hold some sort of food down. But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am 11 weeks along so first trimester is almost done. And I have all the hope that the uck goes away with the trimester.

But as light and as awesome as my news is…I really want to send my prayers out to those who are having to rebuild their lives due to the recent tornadoes in the central states. I can’t imagine the pain, the loss, the determination, and hope that they all have to continue on. I pray that the lost are found, the wounded have quick recoveries, and to all the rest the hope, faith, and courage to move forward. May God keep you safe and give you strength.

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It’s a stage right?

I am kinda worried. I am hoping that this is just a stage that they grow out of. It is, isn’t it? If it continues forever, God seriously needs to grant me more patience.

I am hoping this stage of stealing every toy is out grown. Currently I am feeling like I constantly playing toy referee to J and E. If E is playing with a toy- be it a block tower, a car, a walker, anything- J will leave what he is playing with and will go take E’s toy. It’s like a magnet. I have to keep telling J that E was playing with it and he has to give the toy back- and be nice. Of course this just sets off a tantrum which I then have to referee.

 I understand with the boys being so close in age there will inevitably be more competition. I am hoping I get a break from this- or at least it lessened a bit. And I really hope that we don’t have to play girl referee in the teen years cause I don’t know if I can handle that.

Happy birthday E!

How time flies! Anyone with young kids totally understands the sentiment of “days seem long, but years fly by” (I don’t know who originally said it otherwise I would give them credit) The past year has flown by. Our baby E is now moving from baby into toddlerhood. He is developing quite a personality- quiet and content, unless J steals a toy or pushes. His little eyebrows tweak upwards in a charming way that God help us will be dangerously good with the ladies in his teen and adult years. E seems to never run out of the biggest smiles.  He has grown so fast and continues learning new things everyday.

So a very Happy 1st birthday to my baby E!