Monday, January 30

the last couple weeks as a mom to just boys

(a couple things…. i forgot to announce the winner of the ahoy graphics giveaway last week. congratulations to danielle! email me today! also, a while back i told you about my friend carolyn and her sweet twin girls. she updated us on how life has been since eden and henley entered the world, head on over and leave her some love and encouragement)

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a letter to my boys.
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brody & foster,

i want to be sure i don't forget these past few weeks that it's just the three of us all day long. i want you to know what you crazy boys have been up to.

it's cold now, and we don't get out nearly enough. i actually feel a little guilty about it. we are all going a little stir crazy. brody, have you become mildly obsessed with xbox, thanks to daddy and papa. we already have to limit it to when foster is napping that you get to play. it brings you so.much.joy. and i have no idea how you can play fish frenzy, dirt 2 & zuma so well at 3.5 years old. i can't even get the controller to point in right direction.



i'm working on not saying hang on a second all the time when either of you ask me to read, or play catch. i'm working on putting down the broom, dishes, and laundry. and i'm working on waiting to reply to that email. i'm working on being more present. forgive me for the times i'm not?

you would have me read to you all day if i could…and i guess i could. and your favorite books are so odd. i don't even know where they came from… garage sales, i think. brody, you can recite them better than i can after only a few times. you guys struggle at taking turns with turning the pages, but one day you will get there. i love that you love to read, i hope you always do.

brody, you ask me every day if your sister can come out yet. i wonder what you will do when i actually tell you it is time. i can see your eyes getting big and that grin spreading across your face already. you are going to be such a loving and sweet big brother to your baby sister. i am so thankful that she will have you and foster to watch out for her, protect her, and smack some sense into her. foster, maybe you really aren't all that excited that she's coming... or you may think you are but when she gets here, reality will set in, that's for sure.


foster, when i ask you what your name is you either reply with fozzy or moe moe. makes mama proud. you are infatuated with tissues, and request specific ones from the box… as if you are some sort of king. sometimes it makes me laugh really hard and sometimes it drives me insane. you think you need a tissue the second you start crying, or if you fall, or if you breathe. seriously, kid.

brody, you ask how to spell every single word that is spoken. you love letters and trying to write them, but get a bit frustrated when they aren't perfect. it's okay, mine are far from perfect too. and every time we are in the car, you ask what would happen if there were no tires on our car, or what is there were no windows, and what would happen if we didn't turn the key when we got into the car. i love your little inquisitive self.

i can't believe in just a couple weeks there will be four of us home every day. i can't believe that a girl will be joining us and evening things out a bit. please don't chuck toys at your sister's face. please don't ever wake up when she's hollering in the middle of the night. and please, please, please forgive me when i burst into tears for no reason at all… or for every reason in the world. postpartum mommy isn't the best but i promise you that i will try my best.



i love you boys. so very, very much.

love, mom

15 comments:

  1. this is beautiful. makes me happy cry. love you and um...could not be more EXCITED for your new little lady arriving! meepmeep!

    xo

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  2. How does that happen with a 3.5 year old and XBox?!! Our boy is 4 in July and he has already completed the Star Wars game on Playstation! COM.PLE.TED! What they hey?! Enjoy your boy time mama bear! Can't wait to see your bundle! xxxxx

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  3. You are seriously the cutest pregnant chicky I have ever seen, and seem like such an amazing mom. Your boys are darling! I have a 4yr old and 2 yr old and just gave birth to our new baby girl, 3 is a handful but so fun! Enjoy every moment!!!

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  4. So precious. Things are about to get exciiitinggggg!

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  5. that's so sweet Danielle. you are a great mom! sometimes i wonder how it would be here with a little girl in our midst...

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  6. your little lady is such a lucky girl to have brody and foster as her big brothers.

    they'll love her like no other.

    and bring her kleenex whenever she needs it.
    xo

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  7. they are too cute!



    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  8. this is so sweet.
    your little girlie is so blessed to have you all!
    can't wait to hear all about her arrival.
    :)

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  9. you and i struggle with the same thing right now...couped-up-itis with boys and it can get overwhelming, i hear 'ya. so, i just wanted to encourage you in saying the His grace is sufficient for you...in winter, in lonely times when you miss your honey and even when you're overwhelmed by all the to-do's. hang in there, the sun will be shining soon :)
    adina

    www.adinagreenwood.wordpress.com

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  10. you and i struggle with the same issue right now with our boys...couped-up-itis. it can be hard, but i'm just encouraging you in saying the His grace is sufficient for you... in winter and when you're lonely and miss your honey, and when you feel overwhelmed by the everyday. so, hang in there. the sun will be shining soon. :)

    adina
    www.adinagreenwood.wordpress.com

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  11. Danielle, this was a really lovely post. I feel where you are coming from in writing this and appreciate your honesty once again. I hold you in high esteem as a mother - I think you do a wonderful job. To read you speaking about trying harder to let the chores go and to be in the moment gives me peace because it is something I struggle with too and it is good to know I am not alone. Enjoy these last days/weeks with your sweet boys and all the best to you with the birth of your beautiful baby girl! I can't wait to "meet" her! XOXO!

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  12. sososososo beautiful!! i love you, friend!!!

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  13. This post is so beautiful. Thank you for writing it and for sharing. Your boys are so blessed.

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  14. Oh thank you so very much for this, I needed to hear this so badly. I'm right behind you on giving birth to baby number two (another boy) and I love that you are savoring every moment with your boys right now. Thanks for this inspiration

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  15. Thank you so much for this posting, I needed to hear this as I too am about to give birth soon to baby number two (another boy). Thank you for this.

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