Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tired but happy.

Holy smokes, is it possible that both of my boys are asleep right now? Amazing. What to do with such presh time? Sleep? Wash mountain of dishes in kitchen sink? Blog?

Even more amazing, thanks to my dear friend, Lori, who took Blaine to the park this morning, I had a shower by 10 a.m. AND straightened my hair. That is nothing short of a miracle these days. (I didn't get out of my yoga pants for the last 3 weeks.)

And so this is my life. It's all so interesting. When I first had Blaine, I thought I didn't have any time and how could I possibly accomplish anything like sweeping my kitchen floor or exercising or reading? And once I had figured out how to do all that with one child, I felt like it was time for another. And so now I am back at square one, trying to figure it all out again, only this time with two babes. The doctrine of learning and progressing "line upon line" has never been more applicable.

And so while I am sleep-deprived and feeling out of the cyber-loop, I am happy. Because this time I know from experience that it really won't be so long until I sleep through the night again. And I also know from experience that Rog will be 2 years old in the blink of an eye. I mean, for heaven's sake, Blaine fully converses with us in real, long, gramatically correct (sometimes) sentences! When did that happen?! So I'm trying to remember to revel in every little bit of it.

11 comments:

Alicia said...

You are such a great mom, Anne!

Megan said...

Hey, Anne! I left a comment on your blog a while ago but my blog wasn't available on my profile. Now it is, so feel free to visit! ANYWAYS, do you LOVE having two boys? I have to admit that I had to learn to love it at first. My first little guy was a terror so when #2 came along, it was that much harder. But I love it now. And they become great friends. It's my favorite thing to watch them interact. I hope you are getting some rest and enjoying those boys!

I keep meaning to tell you something funny. During the summer of 2004 we went on a church history trip with my in laws. We visited the Kirtland temple and some of the sites nearby. While we were there we went to some restaraunt near there and you and a mission companion had your picture up in the restaraunt! I was freaking out! I can't remember the name of the place though. It was the same trip that we went to some random ward in Ohio and in walks Krista from Whitney hall. She lived upstairs. Remember her? It was kind of a crazy trip!

Kate said...

I agree, you are such a good mom!

Like I said, I thought I might never do anything except change stinky diapers, feed, bathe and not shower after I got Charlie. So I'm happy you got a shower and got to use your chi...it makes you feel like a whole new woman!

The Innkeeper said...

I love your perspective! Enjoy it is right - Delia is 2 and Joshua is 5, it goes by faster than you think it will. Some days are definitely going by faster than others, though!

Joan Koplin said...

Amen, Ms. Anne. Those sentimental feelings get stronger with age and with each child (I am coming to find that out myself). I think that's why our mom's are such "boobs." Gosh, before you know it we'll be "boobie Grandma's" ourselves. Can you tell I think the word "boob" is fun and merits repeating? haha. LOVE you and your boys.
ps...I think I have 14year old boy tendencies...like I think names of body parts are funny. In fact, I have been contemplating titling a post, "The Weiner Monologues" b/c I have so many "discussions" with Jimmie about his wiener and daddy's wiener and how mom doesn't have one etc. etc....haha

The Lindsey Ladies said...

I totally agree that you feel like you start from square one when that second child comes, I can remember sitting on the kitchen floor crying the first time I was alone with both of the girls, it's hard! But it's so nice to hear that you already recognize how fast it goes and that you are embracing this time. It really is such a joyous age, when they can't get into things! My sleepless nights are over, but I think having two mobile babies is just as tiring! Can't wait to see Baby Rog! Love you guys!

Sally said...

The hardest part for me with this 3rd baby was to realize that I don't have scheduled times when I know I can clean the house or just take a shower and I was starting to feel a little frazzled. I was trying to cram each spare moment with doing everything I possibly could. Then I realized that I felt much better if I just slowed down and let myself be in the "I have a new baby" mode, so if my house is a dissaster when people come over then oh well! So, it may be another six months or so before my bathrooms get cleaned or I fix my hair but I am definitely loving life a whole lot more.

Eric, Halcyon, Viana and Brooke said...

Here's my proudest moment in our friendship as the mother that has gone before: Blaine came over for 1-on-1s. When you came to take him home you had Blaine, Baby Rog in his carseat, your work bag, and Blaine's bag of treats. We said, "Do you need help Anne?" You said, "No, I think I can manage." And I'm sure you did! Way to go! You are AMAZING.

Sugar... said...

You are awesome to revel in the moment Anne! It's so true that the time will fly by and before you know it he'll be babbling, sitting up, and eating real food. I found that with 2 kids I could have a fairly normal schedule of cleaning, errands, showering, working out, etc., but now that I have 3, that whole schedule thing flew out the window!

lori said...

How did I miss this post? Loved it. Will probably read it over and over when Lucy's little sibling arrives. =)

Love you guys!

Jill said...

Anne, every subsequent child throws you into the "how am I going to do it now" mode. I remember sticking my foot in my mouth 6 weeks post-partum with Ethan to my dear friend Janet who has 6 kids and said she was nuts because I can't do 4. And now.....I want more!!!