On the bright side, it hasn't dampened her mood much.
Having recently returned from another family trip, the downtime at home has been welcome. With school around the corner, the time to clean out closets, shop for school supplies and bask in the chaos of my four littles has been needed.
It's just a shame that in addition to all that we had to throw in a couple of barf bowls and a lot of cleaning/sanitation supplies. That's life!
A week ago, on August 8, Forrest hit his 3 month mark. He's such a low key guy. He let his month-iversary pass without acknowledging it. However, it's kind of a BIG deal if you ask his Mama! He's mellow, cuddly and despite my lack of photographic proof is full of huge smiles and giggles.
"Hey, I want to hold him now!" or, "I want a turn!"
Otherwise, that moment when Lottie, clutching at her mid-section, announces,
"My tummy hurts!" thirty seconds after I've stepped into the shower, would haunt me for the remainder of my day. You see, following said declaration, she becomes still as a statue whilst a look of pain and concern spreads across her face. This look alerts me to the fact that she is in the process of having a serious potty accident in her under-roos. As I stand wet in the shower I realize that the stomach bug is still plaguing her.
Bleh, is right!!
I apologize for the over-share, I'm just keeping things real here in blog land.
I'm feeling reflective (that's Andrew's cue to skip the next few paragraphs) with school starting next week. My thoughts have been spent reviewing our summer. With a new baby in our home, I felt determined to provide my children with memory making opportunities despite the adjustment a new baby brings. I falsely associated this desire with the need for out of the home experiences and/or time spent vacationing. And while I'm grateful for the trips and other local adventures we've shared; the at home, seemingly mundane, memories are among my favorite.
It was a summer of simple, low-key, ragamuffin days; where a new mom to four sat back and waited for her new normal to unfold.