You know you’re a mom…

When you return to a room 3 times before you actually remember the reason you went there in the 1st place.

When you reheat your coffee pretty much every. single. time. πŸ™‚

When you find $45.00 of your cash in their toy cash register. Yes, this happened. And on the bright side, it was like a present to myself when I found it πŸ™‚

When your child is telling you exactly what they think is going to happen, and you say “Who died and made you the boss?” Ok, maybe mature mothers don’t say that, but I did. The response from my 4 yr. old was, “God did” Ok then. πŸ™‚20160723_153658When you feel too busy to edit photos for your blog. Or you just don’t care πŸ™‚

When you put the children to bed and eat that bedtime snack in peace. No interruptions. Can I get an AMEN?! πŸ˜‰

When you become a topnotch referee.20160724_153318When the poor baby gets passed around from one set of arms to the next. Some arms are nicer than others, haha πŸ™‚

When you’re busy, and didn’t cook up a full course meal,Β and resort to a good old fire to feed your crew πŸ™‚20160719_183824

When exercise consists of lunges to save a child, dashes to catch a child, weight lifting to pick up a child, you get the drift πŸ™‚20160722_200301And maybe walks that involve weaving strollers πŸ™‚

When needing a moment finds you in a corner somewhere stuffing chocolate in your mouth. I’ve never done this, of course! πŸ˜‰

Being a mom also means endless hugs, snuggles, baby sweetness, “I love yous”, goodnight kisses, and a whole lot of joy! I wouldn’t trade it for anything, even on the tough days!20160724_151000

If you care too, leave me a comment to add to this “You know you’re a mom” theme πŸ™‚

Baby Days

We are soaking up the baby days here. Many fights over him, timers being used so everyone gets a turn ;), etc.IMG_5954 IMG_5964He spent time on the biliblanket, and for a week I took him to get his levels checked. Every time the nurses would see me walk in, they’d say “Not again!” πŸ™‚Β I felt the same way. Poor baby had marks all over his heels. But after staying on the blanket for 3 days, he came off that, and his levels slowly came down. IMG_5946 IMG_5952He looked like a little glowworm with it on. He did really well, even though it had to be uncomfortable. I was thankful he wasn’t too fussy, because that would have been wearying! And that thumb in the mouth! I can’t handle the cuteness! πŸ™‚IMG_5936 IMG_5994Those sleepy smiles..IMG_5943Tired boys ❀IMG_6001Bath time. The children crowd around, till I ask for space πŸ™‚ Or on occasion, lose my temper. Yes, I do that way too often 😦20160628_173041These are days that fly past in a blur of feedings, diaper changes, and the care of a family. Days that I want to hold tight to, and not forget. Those baby grunts, the way he pushes his little butt out :), the baby smell. All of it.20160714_154743Baby clothes and the way they smell. IMG_5958A friend that stopped in to meet baby.20160703_155624 20160713_142954When I look at his little toes and fingers, so perfectly formed, I can’t help but be amazed at the miracle of it all!20160717_073620I took this pictureΒ this morning with my phone, when we were both feeling sleepy. His cheeks are starting to fill out a bit πŸ™‚ He is 4 weeks old today, and tomorrow was my due date. I’m so glad he’s here already πŸ™‚Β Babies are just the best!

May you be blessed with a good week!