It is 5:09 AM and I am up with Noah. Zach woke me up just before 5:00 for a book. I refused to give him a book last night at 8:00 when it was time to collect Nintendos and time for all good children to fall asleep. I got up this morning to get him a book because I knew he wouldn't go back to bed until I did. That woke Noah up and the rest is history. So Noah is off to an early start of celebrating being 6 months old today! Even though I long to be baby free, I am trying hard to enjoy Noah at this stage for the short time that he will be in it. He is getting to the fun stage of being able to sit up by himself. I have to watch him closely when he sits because he's also at the stage where he falls back or off to the side without warning. It's nice that he will lay on the floor and play with toys when he is fed and happy...like right now. I am constantly scanning the floor for choking hazards, which there are many of around here! I love it when Noah smiles at the kids and interacts with them. Soon enough he'll be running around and causing trouble with them.
Thank you for all of your kind and helpful comments on yesterday's post. It was so fun to hear from you, Bonnie! I went throughout the day wondering if I should have written the post at all. I don't like being so honest, but my goal this year is to be honest with myself, so I guess I'm on the right track. I do agree that motherhood can cloud my judgment of myself and everything else. I am tired a lot of the time, surrounded by children who are fighting a lot of the time, constantly changing diapers, feeding children, and rarely getting time to myself. I wouldn't have it any other way. I keep reminding myself that my children will not be around forever and things will quiet down and be less demanding as they get older. The needs and issues will change. I'll probably long for these little kid days again...but right now I have a hard time believing that. Matt and I watched "The Nanny Diaries" last night (great movie and I actually stayed awake through the whole movie!) and when it was over, I was grateful that I raise my children myself. It is a lot of work, constant work, but I can proudly say that I am my kids' mom! I am also a woman who likes to watch movies, especially romantic comedies, and I like to read. I started reading "The host" by Stephanie Meyer last night. I like to be productive (notice I'm blogging right after I wake up so early!). My days fly by as I putter around the house and take care of the kids. Speaking of kids, I need to go wake the girls up to get ready for school.
Random Notes: Matt has been wanting to sell something on e-bay, so he got on yesterday and listed a Samurai manual. Maybe we'll start making money from our de-cluttering!
Zach lifted up his shirt yesterday, noticed his belly button and shouted, "I still have a hole!" What would I do without these entertaining children of mine?