I have loved being a mom this week. Not that I don't always "appreciate" motherhood, but this week I have looked forward to each day and enjoyed it too. I have taken time to think about the larger picture, and remembered that all too soon these special, innocent days of childhood will be over. I don't want to spend them obsessing over sleep, exercise, diet and household duties. This is a hard one for me--all that I just mentioned--but I am doing my best to remember what's most important right now.
Jesse is already plumping up. He's so much bigger than even two weeks ago. Seriously, he is the sweetest of all our babies. I love watching the kids interact with him and talk so lovingly to, and about him.
I have tried to "step back" this week and see my kids as they truly are, and not focus on what they "aren't" doing, but what wonderful qualities they do possess. There are too many to name, but I can tell you that this has helped me to "fall in love" with them all over again, and this is such a blessing to me.
Watching Jamie with Jesse always warms my heart. He loves being a dad and he is so hands-on with each of our children. He is just as good as a husband to me. I told my mom just today that I am always waiting for my trials to come, because I feel too blessed and life is just too good to me--that there must be something lurking around the corner, because I am blessed beyond comprehension. But, I know I shouldn't dwell on that sort of stuff, I need to just continue to thank my Heavenly Father for these blessings and think positive, happy thoughts. I'm a worrier so....I am thankful to my Heavenly Father though, He has given me so much.
Here are some pictures from this past week, Jesse is five weeks old today.
Jack playing with Jesse in a basketful of laundry--don't worry, it's clean: