Five months old

Our sweet Googa Pants is turning five months old! I felt so sad and had a good cry over him growing so fast. I hugged him and buried my head into him. In return, he gave a big raspberry and started rooting around for his bedtime meal.

So I laughed and settled down to rock and nurse him, soaking in the feel of his tight grip on my finger and the crazy way he suddenly decided to talk and drink at the same time. I guess he had a lot to say, but then he choked and started coughing.

Then he finally settled down and took it seriously. Within a few minutes he had drifted off into the land of sleep-nursing. He spends a couple hours there every night before he’s ready for me to put him in his bed.

Then I sneak out of his room and look forward to the next time I get to hold him. I can’t believe it’s been five months since I first held him. He’s such a treasured part of me, it feels like he’s always been here. And yet, it has gone so fast.

Thank you for coming to our family, dear son. I love you so much and am so grateful to be your mom.

The Muffin Monster Strikes Again!

Don’t let her adorableness fool you.

This was the work of an obsessive buddy monster.

One who insists upon unloading every buddy from all of her three baskets.

At least five times.

Every day.

*Especially* before naptime and bedtime.

Because how else can she pick her favorite two buddies of the moment to snuggle up with and make sure all ball gowns cover all formal footwear?

Yep. That’s how.

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Day 3: Meeting his brothers and sister!

On the way home from the hospital, Charming and I planned out everything!

First, he would push me to the house in my wheelchair and set me up on the couch.

Then he would get Sir Sweetness from the car and hand him to me.

Finally, our other children would nicely line up and quietly take turns meeting their new baby brother as Charming recorded it.

It was such a lovely plan.

And I have no idea what we were smoking when we thought it up.

Because as soon as we drove down the street, my five children, mother and sister poured from the house and into my lap!! (Even our wonderful neighbor came out and gave all of the children gifts!!)

And you know what? It was way better than our plan. :) Seeing them all bursting with exclamations of awe and squeals of joy was loud, overwhelming and adorable.

Welcome to the family, dear Sweetness.

The Muffin Monster!

“Mom, I don’t know who did this mess! … I’m joking. I did… I like to trick you… like the bad guys.”

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