Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Get it together

Summer has been lazy and fun so far. We've been sleeping in and really not doing too much except for spending time together and spending time outside. The only thing that's really been on my mind lately is baby, baby, baby. Maybe it has something to do with my expanding waistline. Wait, did I say waistline? I no longer have one of those so I guess I can just refer to that area as my large, round midsection. That gets the point across, right? It is definitely time for a new top five. I actually break out in a cold sweat when I think about having a baby. Avery will be four when the new baby is born and I'm almost positive I will have forgotten everything and it will be just as frustrating as the first time. I am excited though and that's the new top five.

Top five reasons I can't wait to have our new baby here:

1. You gotta admit how much you love that new baby cry. Yes it can cause panic and fear, but really it's so much cuter than a toddler wail.

2. They have such little toes and fingers, I can't get enough of 'em.

3. I actually am really looking forward to the chance to teach the girls how to take care of a baby. I always wanted a baby brother, my girls will have that chance. They are both old enough now that hopefully they will appreciate the new experiences a baby brings.

4. Roger and I both absolutely love holding a sleeping newborn. It's so great how they curl right up on your chest and go to sleep, I can't wait.

5. The joy of having a sweet new spirit here to take care of makes all the thoughts of sleepless nights, breastfeeding, diaper changes and spit up worth it!


Brittany said...

Yes to all of those! I totally agree and am enjoying those things and I am so excited for you to enjoy those things as well!

The Powells said...

your girls will ge so cute with the baby...they are at such a fun age.

Kawowski said...

You are a trooper, I have never been pregnant through the summer and this is your third time! I too love the new baby cry and the curled up sleeping in your arms.

Nancy Sabina said...

Ahhhhhh. Those are all so right on that it makes that little part in me flutter (you know, the one that says "you want one too!"). I don't think you need to be worried about what you've forgotten. You'll remember it all and more with no problems.

Kari Cole said...

I Agree... Hayden was almost 4 when we had Hunter. Having a baby when the others are a little older is a whole new experience. Yes, I realized I had forgotten a few things, but you are reminded quickly. Also, it has been so fun to watch Taylor and Hayden's joy when Hunter reaches each milestone. I know the girls will have so much fun with a little baby brother...and if they are anything like Taylor- she already has the motherly thing going on. In fact, most of the time poor Hunter gets WAY TOO MUCH love!

Daniel, Lyndsie and Makai said...

So true! Makai is growing so fast, and I'm beginning to miss all the things about a tiny newborn. I'm sure your girls will be such great big sisters to their little brother. We're so excited for you guys!

kim and morgan said...

Hey Chels! Great to see you. Your girls are so stinking cute, and I am excited for you to have another baby. Hope life is great. You have a darling blog and family.

love and miss you!

Kristen said...

Wow. You are so sweet. Just remember this top five when he's crying late and night and you are so exhausted!