People are always asking me of Adeline, “Is she always this easy-going?” And the truth is, yes – she’s a very easy-going, smiley baby. I do give them the fine print that, being a baby, she is known to cry on occasion; don’t want them to be surprised that she’s not a perfect angel like my other two children (riiiiight).
We had just come back from camping in CT when Adeline turned four months and I totally forgot to take the Official Photos – I was so bummed! But I’ve been getting enough pictures in-between.
Adeline smiling (we call her “Smiley Addy” and other permutations on a regular basis), with Aunt Jenn in the kiddie pool, oh look – smiling again (while strawberry picking at Schartner’s), Daddy and Addy, sucking on fruit (we’re basically doing baby led weaning; I’m not gonna go crazy with homemade baby food), Adeline smiling with Pepe, smiling in her crib (now in Gwen’s room!), playing with Josiah.
I’ve really enjoyed having a baby in the house again. My baby. I’ve told a number of people I wish I could always have a baby but not have more kids! Mama friends especially like to ask me how it’s going, how I’m handling being the Mother of Three. Of course, ask me on a different day and you might get a different answer! But the short of it is – Adeline seems to be the easiest baby, but going from two kids to three has probably been the most challenging.
As Phil likes to say, even when Adeline was still a twinkle in our eyes, “I only have two hands – what would I do with three?” We are outnumbered. It takes a bit more time to do things – errands, meals, starting our day, ending our day, everything inbetween.
There are so many moments when I have to keep it in perspective, if only to remind myself that I prayed for these children. They beat the odds and I know God has wonderful things on store for them.
I still have a lot on my to-do list, but not having to plan weekly lessons has taken some of the pressure off. Now I can focus on sewing projects and rocking Adeline just a little bit longer before putting her in her crib. They grow so fast…