So you will have to excuse the randomness of this whole month! I feel like the whole reason to blog is to keep friends and family updated on our crazy life. Since I was terrible at blogging before, I only wrote about big things. Now that I am blogging everyday, I feel at liberty to discuss less "important" things. Today is one of those days. When we had our baby shower (4 years ago... can you believe it?), we skipped the games (thank you Al and Aunt Brenda) because I HATE games!!! But as I opened each gift, the person who gave me the gift had to offer a piece of advice. All of the awesome women at the shower gave amazing advice (even the ones without children!). The theme of the advice was the same... YOUR BABIES ARE ONLY LITTLE FOR THE BLINK OF AN EYE! While I knew this to be true because so many wonderful moms had told me that, I still had a hard time with it. Waiting for my babies seemed to take a lifetime!!!! How could everything slip by so quickly? I remember vividly standing in the nursery at about 3am. Andrew and Annabelle had only been home a few months and I was feeding them every hour (Annabelle) and every two hours (Andrew). I remember thinking- "I must have taken a shower in the last few days because I didn't smell like spit up, but I don't remember when. I have no idea what time it is, or the day for that matter. The only thing going through my mind was how hungry Annabelle must be to be screaming so loudly, and WHY ON EARTH WAS ANDREW UP TOO???!!! It wasn't his turn!" I stopped in my tracks, holding and feeding Annabelle with one hand and patting Andrew in rhythm with the other, took a deep breath and savored the moment. "This will be over in the blink of an eye", I said out loud. And now, it seems like I did blink and my sweet babies are eating spinach and artichokes on their chicken and leaving a restaurant carrying their own black Styrofoam "to go" containers. So if you are a mommy, or about to become a mommy heed the advice of soooo many mommies before you! Enjoy every precious moment. Every pee stained, puke soaked, tantrum throwing, food spitting precious moment because it will be over in the blink of an eye.
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