At church yesterday we talked about our little ones, and more specifically what we can do to teach them, and learn from them as well. I was really touched by this lesson. I love my children so much, but I still have a LOT to learn! They teach me everyday about kindness, patience, generosity, and love. My ability to learn and see myself in someone else's eyes has increased a thousand times over since having children. And one thing that I have realized I really need to work on is selflessness. I feel that I can sacrifice a lot for my children. Sleep (hard one for me), time to myself and with my husband, possibly having a career outside the home, a clean and organized house (smily face), travelling, and much more. But there are definitely times when I feel like, "Can't I just have a minute to do what I want to do??". And those are the moments when I have to check myself and remember how blessed my life truly is. And believe me, it truly is.
I think I have been thinking a lot about this lately because of what has been going on with Skittles and her health. Thankfully overall she is a very healthy girl. Growing well, and no huge issues. She has had some reflux which I have mentioned in the past, and because of this, her sleep has truly suffered. Which means that my sanity has suffered as well. :)
My own reminder: Be thankful Erin!
Please don't mind my interjections....anyway, sanity. She was in pain for a while because of the reflux, and wasn't able to sleep laying on her back. So....she slept on me, pretty much for every single nap of the day, which coorilated to being almost all day long. I would be completely fine with this except for the fact that I have two other little boys to take care of! And a house to clean and organize. And emails to return. And a million other things to do! I also felt so terrible for her because she was in pain. And now even though she is getting better, she is now so used to sleeping on me that she won't have it any other way. It has been a little draining on me to say the least. But I need to remember that I have wonderful help, my family (both core and extended) is amazing, and things are getting better slowly but surely.
AND.....she is smiling and laughing all the time. When she does sleep she is such a happy baby and we all adore her! She loves to see what is going on and doesn't want to miss out on the action. She is so curious. And so far she is a complete Mommy's girl.
I love this little one and everything that comes with her! Happy 3 months little Miss E, we love you!