Just a FEW things that I am thankful for:
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Posted by Carly Harrell at 8:23 AM
Friday, November 20, 2009
He actually slept very well in it...
But we spent the majority of the time in the big boy bed...
he actually felt ok for about an hour while we were there and played...
And did lots of snuggling and visiting and reading books...
But the majority of the time was spent just being really tender and listless and pulling on Mommy and Daddy's heart strings...Look how sick he was!
And while we were nursing Brody, Wade was having a blast at school! He has gone all week long, by himself and his teachers say that he is adjusting perfectly. He actually falls asleep within 3 minutes for nap time on that little mat thing. Still amazes me!!!You know, people always ask me if it is hard raising twins, and while it is difficult at times, this was the absolute hardest. Brody needed so much attention and I felt as though Wade was kind of neglected, just a little bit, anyways. It has to be too weird for him to still be adjusting to a new school all week without Brody and then come home Wednesday night and not have his Mom or Brother there. Todd said he was out of sorts. After Brody was discharged yesterday afternoon, I went to pick up Wade at school and he ran across the play yard and gave me the biggest hug he has ever given me!
"Before I Was A Mom"
Before I was a Mom I made and ate hot meals.I had unstained clothing. I had quiet conversations on the phone.
Before I was a Mom I slept as late as I wanted. And never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was Mom I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies.
Before I was a Mom I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.
Before I was a Mom I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body and all my feelings. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a Mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was OK. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much............before I was a Mom....
Posted by Carly Harrell at 10:08 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
(This is a long post!!!)
I think this has been the longest I have ever gone without posting to the blog. Must be that I am extremely busy with 2- "full speed ahead" toddlers! They have started preschool, braved their first tropical storm, turned 15 months and we have experienced our first major illness...a double ear infection! Before I get ahead of myself, lets start with their first day of "Cool"...that is what Brody calls school. It melts my heart....
All in all, their first week was wonderful, considering it was only 3 days long. School was cancelled on Tuesday, due to Hurricane Ida, which downsized into a tropical storm, thank God! Then, school was closed on Wednesday to honor all of our Veteran's...so, their first week consisted of Monday, Thursday and, in late on Friday, because they had their 15 month check up and shots!
I think I was more nervous than the boys walking up the ramp to the front door of the school. In the mornings, all kids meet in the 3 year old room, until there are enough kids to separate into their individual classrooms. Brody and Wade were in awe of all of the new toys and kids to look at. They barely cried and survived their first day!
Daddy and his boys:
I forgot to tell the teachers that Wade does not like fruit, so when they served him peaches with his breakfast, he threw them on the floor. He also decided to stand on the top of the little playground in his classroom all day. Typical Wade. While Wade was king of the jungle, Brody talked on the "phone" all day long and gobbled up every bit of food that he was served! The school that they are going to is absolutely fantastic!! They emailed me and called me throughout the day, to assure me that the boys were doing fine.
Here they are in their 1 year old classroom, Miss Megan and Miss Sara's class! That is the jungle gym that Wade stood up on all day...and still does!
Here are 2 sweet pics of the boys after their 2nd day of school:
Runs everywhere he goes
Has actually started trying all types of foods and is liking them! Cheese is still his fav...
Very laid back, outgoing and does not know a stranger
Falls asleep easily, but wakes up a grump
Will eat just about anything and everything! Banana's and cheese are still his fav
Is very inqusitive and studies peoples lips movements when they talk
Would rather sleep with Mama and Dada instead of in his crib...which does not happen.
Is a great mimicker and loves to copy things that people do.
Is quite the talker and will repeat A LOT of words
Posted by Carly Harrell at 9:45 AM
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Dear B and W,
Here I sit, not able to sleep, hoping and praying that you will love your new school. Daddy is fast asleep, not too concerned with tomorrows big events. But I am awake, thinking and worrying, as usual. Today I inadvertently read the news online. I hate the news. I hate reading about terrible things happening to people all over the world. Things that are completely out of my control. And I cannot help but to picture the two of you, and your sweet, smiling faces and chubby, little legs...your voices, your laughs, your tears. The way that you Brody, seek me out when you are in pain or scared, and how you Wade, are my little independent soul, swinging by for a hug every now and then. Still babies in my eyes, both just on the cusp of being a child. Still unable to do much for yourselves. Still dependent on others. And I want to be there for every single laugh and tear and boo-boo and pain, but, as I will do for the rest of your lives, I am letting you both go and watching you both grow and explore your little world, and this is just pre-school. The one year old class, for heavens sake, and I cannot sleep. This is just how much I love you both.
Posted by Carly Harrell at 11:44 PM
Hope everybody has had a wonderful, fall weekend! We are actually under a Hurricane watch here in NW FL. Imagine that. A hurricane in November. Say a prayer that Hurricane Ida dissipates does not destroy any lands/homes/businesses/ or lives.
Last week started off with a visit from my Aunt Marge and her husband Mike from Pennsylvania! There is a LONG story that goes along with our little get-together, but lets just say that we had A LOT of catching up to do! It has been 21 years since we last saw each other, so it was extremely wonderful to get everybody together. They took us out to Old Bay Steamer on Tuesday night (Thank you - it was wonderful!!), where we discovered that the boys aren't as good as they used to be at a restaurant...and then we had them over for dinner on Wednesday night, with Grammie, Nana and Gator: Nana, Aunt Marge and the B:
OK. I told Grammie that she had 1 very simple rule this weekend. To take pictures. They have an awesome camera, and they never take pics. So I demanded. And they obliged :)
They took the munchkins to K-mart to buy new umbrella strollers, because we accidentally forgot to pack ours...and then to a local senior fair, where HISC had a booth set up. Grammie could not get the the camera out in time, but we have been told that Wade boogied it down with the belly dancers!!
Posted by Carly Harrell at 8:35 PM