Wednesday, April 16, 2008

growing up

Last night was baby's 2 week check up with the mid-wives. They declared her perfect. Of course, I already knew that. She has grown. She is 21 3/4 inches long now and is back to birth weight - 9 lbs 5 oz. She screamed through the entire check up - making quite sure they knew her lungs are good and strong. She loves to be warm. She loves to be held. This is good and bad. I love to hold her, but sometimes, I just need to put her down and take care of life. It makes her upset. She is very alert and watches me when I walk past her. I'm absolutely sure she has smiled at me and I'm not talking gas smiles. Perhaps they have all been gas smiles, but it seems she has smiled at me just because. Let me think that anyway, it makes me happy.

We are trying to get back into the swing of things. My seven year old is doing his homeschool work. My two and four year olds are playing. The toddler seems to be having a rough time. He screeches when anything happens that he doesn't like. He drops a toy and screams. He can't carry something and he screams. His older siblings annoy him and he screams. It is an awful screech. I'm hoping he will get over this phase soon.

I have to admit, I've not had much time for thoughts beyond baby, kids and household duties. Right now motherhood and homemaking are consuming all my thoughts and energies. Can you believe it?

2 comments:

Benteti5 said...

Imagine that. 5 kids and you've nothing to occupy your time other than Mom duties. How lazy you are. You should be out growing your garden, reroofing the roof, painting a picture and writing a book of poetry, all white grinding your wheat, baking bread and feeding the homeless:)

SLC said...

I'm so glad you and Mom had a nice visit together. You two were busy! Take some pictures of your kitchen and send them - and of course some of baby - I'm waiting...