Sunday, September 22, 2013

Third Child.

I've heard people say that "Mommy Brain" is not a real thing. As if it is, perhaps, an excuse for careless moms. Welp. It's real, people. And, it seems to get a little more severe with each pregnancy. How did my mom keep all four of us fed and dressed when she was pregnant with Sam?

We had our 20 week ultrasound (at 21 weeks, no less), this week. We were super excited, but had to bring the boys with us. When they flew through their snacks, we set them up with one of our old phones--playing games and watching Wild Kratts. Griff was so excited that he was yelling at the top of his lungs. Diego just wanted more, more, more popcorn. It wasn't quite the sweet, almost sacred experience that it had been previously. We were thrilled to hear that the baby looks healthy, of course.

But, here's the thing, I lost the ultrasound pictures. In the craziness of trying the leave the doctor's office and not wanting to wrinkle and ruin the pictures, I tucked them into one of Griff's books. It was actually a library book. So, when we made our weekly trip to the library, we returned the ultrasound pictures with the books. I realized it as I lay in bed that night. Thinking, oh no, I am already not giving this baby enough attention!

I guess that is my fear--that it will be harder to capture and appreciate the precious moments with the busy-ness of having three kids. That I will forget to journal about the characteristics that strike me about baby number three. That I will forget to slow down. I know we all just do the best we can, and really I don't know what my kids will cherish later on in life. They (and I) may not really care much about ultrasound pictures. Thanks to a helpful librarian, though, that's one thing I don't need to worry about.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Great Day.

After Diego's birthday, we were joking that he would be expecting every day to be filled with all of his favorite foods, songs directed his way, lights and gifts. After celebrating Diego on September 11, we planned a little backyard bash for him on Saturday. We love to extend a birthday, so it was not only a great day, but a great week. We're so thankful for all of the family and friends that made Diego's second birthday one to remember.

He was this excited about everything!

This is his third candle case you're keeping track!

A little post-birthday relaxation at our newly built table. Whew! What a week!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Happy second birthday, Diego!! We love you so much and celebrate you today. You are sweet and funny. You bring light and laughter to our family. You are Griffin's shadow. You are our snuggler and runner. You are so happy to be around people and give smiles to everyone you see. It has been a joy to watch you grow for two years. We love you!