life. with. many. kids.

what qualifies as "many" kids?
is it just 3...once they outnumber you and your spouse?
or is it 6 or more?

let me clarify...these are not all mine. :)
(kaycee- 6 1/2, holding cousin, piper- 5 wks., cousin reese- 3, campbell- 4 1/2, with sister, karolina- 2 wks)
not sure. but i am thinking i qualify. :)
 and i just have 5.

life is good.
i am blessed.
i am loving my sweet, contented baby girl...
who has only gotton up once a night to eat,
since she's been 5 days old.

* i kid you not*
she is just.that.good.

infact...she is laying here on the floor, beside me, here at the computer
just cooing away at me.
of course, i am delighted that she wants to chat with her momma.
especially,
while the rest of her LOUD siblings are in the sun porch
having a LOUD tea party.

or now they have moved onto playing "cow"
and finger-streaking each and every pane on my 2 sets of french doors :)

people wonder how i  have time to "blog".

i don't.
i am choosing not to dwell on all the finger prints they are making,
so i can do this.
i should probably be mothering, and playing cow with them,
or else cleaning my windows.
but i choose this.
that's all. enough said. :)

(kaycee holding karolina...they ALL love to hug, kiss and hold her all the time...)
and actually are very, very helpful...

so helpful, infact, the other day...
 that calli got a crying karolina out of her bouncy seat and carried her to me in the next room...it is a teeny bit traumatic if i let karolina cry for a second...if just to throw a load of laundry in,
usually, i have 4 children yelling for me, or bringing her to me...
no one likes to hear karolina cry...
and thankfully, she doesn't very often. :)

my life rocks.
i know it.
(however, i was up with a throwing up kid, 2 nights in a row...
but i don't want to ruin my post...)

i told someone the other day that i think people stop having babies too early.
like...
maybe everyone should have 5,
to adore all this bliss.
(most people think i am kidding). :)

* i have wonderful meals coming to my kitchen.
(although this is my last week).
*i have felt better this time around...than. ever. before.
and i usually have great recoveries...
*my baby is only getting up once a night to nurse.
*and did i say she is the easiest baby ever.
oh. yeah. i said that. :)
*and it's summer. we go outside.
*we play. we laugh.
*we play outside. i think summer is the bestest time
 ~ever~
to have a baby.
for all those reasons. well. and to be tan.
but you know that already too. :)

and don't get me wrong.
i have had my fair share of adjustments...
*there are ~days~ (like a stretch of them) :) where i don't shower.
*dealing with a crying and hungry newborn babe
 at the exact same time i am tucking in the
other four munchkins.
*a lack of blog postings...
*a lack of checking blogs i like to read.
*fewer library trips, and grocery store outings...
*not checking in on my friends, or making phone calls, or
writing notes...
*raising my voice to get someone to listen, or even hear me speak. :)
*and yes, spanks...they have to happen too...
*and snuggles...mostly with kaden...he is my snuggle bug-
just can't happen quite as much right now...my arms are full.
but...we are, for the most part, having lots of fun
loving on karolina and are transitioning well.

kaycee holding cousin, piper...

my friends and family rock too.
my other kids have had the best last 3 weeks of their entire summer.
i. kid. you. not.
movies, swimming, play dates, hershey park, the zoo...
it's craziness.
but we love it.
thank you
ALL
who have been loving on us.



and also thanks to all who have been checking in on my man.
he is doing great.
feeling a little better day by day.
~of course i wish he would have taken some meds to help him along~
but. he. is. not. like. that.

he got his stitches out yesterday...
and x-rays of his mouth were good.
so...we will wait 
a little bit longer
 for complete healing.
thank you Jesus for sparing his life...AGAIN.

(i did have to laugh, as we went to county line for stitches in his head,
me, and my 10 day old  baby, and...matt knew right where to go.
i had never been in the "stitching room" before, but he's been there
on numerous occassions...again...this is why i believe the Lord is blessing
me with girls...so, hopefully,  i don't have to frequent this room. :) )

i love him, and love doing this family thing, with him.

so...i guess i should be going now.
there is laundry to do.
windows to wash.
a table to clear.
hallways to vacume...toys to pick up.
burp clothes to sew, and little pillows to stuff,
baby books to update...i just saw i am over a year behind on calli's...
ooops.
as well as the sick little girl recovering on the couch.

and...shucks.
my meal is now here for tonight, right now.
and my kitchen is a total disaster from lunch.
because i chose to do this, instead of clean up first.
why do i do that?
and, i just remembered.
i did shower today, but agghhh...never put on any make-up.
:(
oh well.

happy tuesday people.

Comments

Kendra said…
glad you are all doing well. and who cares about the windows and your children can learn to play well with each other and you can have some "down" time blogging, checking emails, etc. we all need that!
K
glad to hear you are enjoying this season of life! :)
love ya, heather
Angie Myer said…
I'm glad to hear things are going well Mis! Little Karolina is sooo adorable -- as are each of your kids!
Glad to hear Matt is healing!
Love,
Ang
Anonymous said…
Oh Missy.... I feel like to cry a little...
How I miss those days w my crew...
Yay yay yay to you for leaving the finger printed window panes and toys on the floor and for not stressing about make-up etc....Seems like a blink and then you're helping the baby girl into her wedding gown....sniff sniff so keep loving every single moment and keep the memories forever! Your kids are truly blessed!

Wilma

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