Peace of Mind is All I Want...: February 2010

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Mama, do two babies."

That's what Audrey says when she wants me to pick her up when I'm holding Finn. It all started when we got home from the birth center with the little guy. I was tired (imagine that) and crawled into my bed with Finn. Audrey came in and I was desperate to snuggle with her so I pulled her onto my lap and proclaimed that I had two babies. She repeated "two babies!" and shouts it anytime I have the two of them in my arms or on my lap.

I get a lot of comments about having my hands full when I'm doing "two babies". And frankly, it hurts my back something fierce. 16 lbs of Finn on one side, 27 lbs of Audrey on the other - it is quite a handfull. I wonder how much longer Audrey will want me to pick her up or snuggle her in my lap. I already can't believe that she's two - it won't be much longer before she's in kindergarten then getting her driver's license and then off to college. It's astounding how much faster time passes when you have children. So I'm going to keep on doing "two babies" as long as my back holds up.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Little things

Finn and I woke up this morning, nursed and snuggled. We had a pretty good night :) Around 7:30 Audrey and Todd came down. Girly was in a great mood. They both slept all the way through the night. It makes such a difference when she wakes up happy - it sets such a good tone for theday.

Everyone piled into the bed. Audrey kept saying "family! Family" and climbed all over me. She hugged and kissed everyone - she's usually stingy with affection like that :) She told me she loved me. I cried.

Best day ever.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I'm so very blessed.

I'm back at work now so I expect I'll have more time for blogging. I love this three day a week schedule. Both kids are at the same daycare - I forgot how enjoyable it is to take a break in the middle of the day to go over there and nurse. The babies in the infant room are adorable and watching them play makes my blood pressure drop.

Finnegan is amazing. Seriously. He's a giant baby - 16lbs at 10 weeks old. He's super mellow, quick to smile and loves to snuggle. I adore him more than I thought I could. It was hard to imagine loving someone else as much as I love Audrey but what they say is true. There's more than enough love to go around.

Audrey is firmly entrenched in being 2. She adores her brother - one of the best moments of my life was before bedtime the other night when she gave Finn a smooch and told him that she loved him. She doesn't even give me an unsolicited "I love you." My heart melted all over the place. She's definitely testing limits and pushing buttons - that's her job as a two year old. She's so smart and sweet and sassy.

Life is indeed very, very good.