Sunday, May 26, 2013

Birthday outing

Friday, May 17, 2013

A conversation with Juliet, age almost-3

"My grandma lives in heaven, mom. Right, right?"

"Yes, that's right."

"My grandmas your mommy and she lives in heaven. It's really far away. Can I go there, mom?"

"Some day, sweetheart. Not for a long time."

"Yeah. Yeah. Because it's way up there and really far away. I love my grandma, mom."

"I know. I love her too, Juliet."

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I feel like people don't want to hear about it much anymore. But the grief is still there, strong as ever. I miss my mom. Mother's Day weekend doesn't feel like something for me to celebrate. I just want to crawl under the covers and sleep away the tears.

That's not going to happen with 3 littles who need their mommy, so I slink off to the bathroom and wipe away the tears. I put on my smile and sing the Itsy Bitsy Soider for the hundredth time and play I Spy in the car and act like Juliet hasn't spied the green in the trees for the tenth time in a row.

Life is good, beautiful, and busy. But oh how I miss my mom so.

Friday, May 10, 2013

An early morning conversation with my favorite son. He's a great listener!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finn and his groupies

3 months!

Finn is 3 months today! He is an easy baby and a joy to mother. The little stinker doesn't like the car so that part is no fun but otherwise I think I'm finding out how to comfort him and keep him content. Lots of babywearing and cosleeping is happening. He's my last baby so I'm not going to stress about the whole sleep thing. If he sleeps best snuggled up to me, then so be it! The crib can wait until later. He's growing fast enough as ot is!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Carlsbad mini vacation

Running off the lbs

I am feeling rather bummed that Finn will be 12 weeks soon and I am still rocking the maternity jeans. I still can't get my regular pants up past my knees :/

I've been exercising at stroller strides since 6 weeks PP but my weight has been just dead stuck. I have 15 lbs to lose.

So tonight was my first post-Finn run. I went 2.5 miles and it felt great but much tougher than it did a year ago!

Suffice for it to say that the run was much more relaxing for Audrey than for me!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Practicing piñata

To say that Juliet is excited for her birthday this year would be a major understatement! This morning she practiced her piñata skills by stringing up a pony and hitting it with her hair brush.