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Saturday, January 12, 2013

My baby is 3!!!

I can't even believe it.  It has gone by so fast.  My littlest princess is 3 today.  Starting the cycle for the next 11 days where J1 and J2 are both 3.  J2 won't turn 4 until the 22nd.  I have such a crazy mix of emotions today.  I am thrilled for her and that it's her Birthday, but I am also feeling a little sad because she isn't a baby anymore.

She is still my Tiny Terror that hasn't changed (especially as she closed her sister's finger in the door earlier today).  She has such a personality and most definitely has a mind of her own.  She knows what she wants and how she'll get it.  I just can't believe that three years have gone by.

So for the next 11 days my girls will both be 3.  I think that even though it has been difficult at times having them so close, it is also a blessing.  They are the best of friends.  They play wonderfully together 90% of the time.  They love each other and have a bond that can never be broken.

I also am sitting here thinking about how J1 is going to be 4.  Where has the time gone?  I am just so lucky and so blessed that I get to stay home with my girls and be with them everyday.  Some days I may want to scream but I wouldn't change it for the world.  I love being a mom.  I love spending every day with my girls.  I love that we can pick up and go as we please and I will forever be grateful for the mom's that came before me to teach me.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sick Little Pumpkins

So it has inevitably happened, the weather has changed and the pumpkins are sick.  J1 seems to be on the mend, but J2 is still not feeling well.  I took them to the doctors yesterday and it's just a cold.  Is there anything more frustrating than not being able to make your kids feel better.  J2's nose is running faster than a NASCAR race and the poor thing is just not herself.  I hate this for so many reasons not the least of which is there is nothing grosser than running noses.  J1 is really good about tissues and wiping her nose.  J2 is not.  She is the kind of kid that just smears it all over her face.  The doctor said that he is pretty certain that it's not the flu which is very good news, but it also means that there is little to nothing that I can do to make her feel better.  I hate that.  I want to just use my "magic mommy wand" and say POOF (or as J2 would say Bibbidi Boppidi BOO!) and make it all go away.

This also leads to another dilemma.  We have relegated the binky to bedtime only.  With her being sick she has been asking for it and just wants to sit on my lap and snuggle.  I can't say no.  I know that with her turning 3 next week we really need to get on the binky issue under control but I just can't do it with her sick.

I wish that I had a better way, and I hope that this runs it course quicker rather than slower.