Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another Long Overdue Update

Seems that once a month is about all I can handle with posting these days.  I think about all of you often, and check on all of my sweet bloggy friends as often as I can.  Again, most of the time that is from my phone and I cannot comment, but know that you are all in my heart and prayers.

Gosh. . .  where to begin? 

Well, let's start with a Rebecca update.  This is such fun!!  Rebecca is back at work!  She can't wear high heeled shoes and often has to take a break to regain equilibrium, but considering where she was a year ago?  The fact that she is even alive is a big miracle.  Oh. . . and?  She is 13 weeks pregnant. . . WITH TWINS after IVF!!!!  Oh, the joy!  I am throwing her baby shower in July and feel so blessed to do so!  She deserves all of this and more!  And I cannot WAIT to hold those babies in my arms!

Now. . . let's start with Drew, since third baby shouldn't always be last.  He is amazing.  At seven months, he tops the charts at 21 pounds.  He is rolls and upon rolls of delectable chub.  His smile is the sweetest thing you have ever seen.  He can sit up, roll, and he gets up on his hands and knees and rock back and forth.  I see crawling in his immediate future.  He is sleeping 10-12 hours each night, with a rare night of wakeups thrown in to keep me guessing.  Napping is still a bit of kilter, but I honestly think that is the result of lack of schedule during the day, and he is cheerful enough without the naps, so it works okay.  I am still nursing him most mornings and evenings (twice a day).  We have switched to solids and formula for the rest.  I am learning to be okay with that.

Emma next!  Sweet, beautiful, spunky Emma Drace.  As she is nearly three, I am a bit dreading the coming birthday.  You see, that is when the switch was flipped on Will, and I do worry that she might give us a real run for our money at three.  So far, she has been almost angelic.  She is a spitfire, but she is also very sensitive.  I don't need to employ a lot of heavy handed discipline with her to get the point across.  She is STILL not potty trained (again, I fear it is a lack of consistency) and still has her beloved binky at night, but she is very grown up in most other ways.  She is so sweet and kind and I love that girl to absolute pieces.

And my not-so-Little Man?  He is nearing five (how on earth did that happen. . . ) and he has settled a bit.  Six months ago, I would have said it was military school or bust with him.  He is doing much better, thank goodness.  We are still doing some testing for sensory processing issues and just making sure everything is a-okay, but so far, so good.  He graduates from pre-K this coming week and I just cannot believe how fast this has all come to pass.  His heart is still SO big.  For example, Emma sprained her ankle tonight, and he came running with all of her favorite stuffies (and the aforementioned Illicit Binky).  He can just be so sweet and those are the moments where I know, despite my parening fallibles, he will be okay.

Me?  I have some new changes to face.  I will update when I can, but just know, I am chugging along.  Being a working mom takes a lot of balance and I am striving for that balance each and every day.  I do find things that help here and there and some day, I will have to write that post.

But not today.  Today, I thank you for still reading and commenting here and while I cannot promise to post more, I will do my best.  Love to you all!