It is so, so hard to believe that our littlest one is already 8 months old. The amount of changes that have happened in that time are pretty unreal. Phoebe is the sweetest gift. Her temperament is so calm and gentle and go-with-flow. She's getting all four top teeth right now making for some long days for all (I may have been in the fetal position at 6pm last night). Crawling is old hat and she just makes all of us coo and act ridiculous as we fawn over her chubby legs and arm rolls. I am so thankful that we took the plunge and had another baby. I can't believe we almost didn't. I hope that that may encourage any of you who are on the fence about baby #2. Bliss I tell ya.
What is not bliss is dealing with teenage-like tantrums and disrespect lately. How does one garner respect from a child? Matilda is so wonderful with everyone else and so hard on me. Not sure what I am doing wrong. We are having WW2 battles just about every day and I feel like I'm not doing anything right. I was so exhausted last night and read a really sweet post from another mom blogger and I just thought, "well crap. I just can't compete with that." Needing a good dose of patience and some wisdom. My biggest prayer is to be just the right mom for my girls and to have wonderful relationships with them. We are also in this really interesting "I don't want to nap" phase even though naps are still totally needed. I'm nervous to make plans because behavior can go either way and then I have Phoebe's naps to think about... (I swear having two kids really is awesome! haha). I would love to hear how you guys are planning out your summer days with entertaining kids and babies. Help?
Also, please pray for some dear friends of mine who have way more serious things happening in their lives. Cancer is a terrifying disease that many of us are affected by and it breaks my heart. I want so badly for there to be a cure. I laid in bed last night weeping for a mother who lost a child and a friend whose husband is in treatment. So many emotions these days. I'm in a season of feeling quite overwhelmed and in awe of life.
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