Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I was there.

Yesterday our little family headed to the pool. It was nice to be able to go with the three of us- we miss Daddy/Kley when he is studying! I love watching Norah and Kley play together. 

I mentioned in my last month update for Norah that her front top two teeth are coming in, and it's made her poor bottom horrible. I didn't know that was a side effect of teething before having kids, but now I sure do. I will spare you the details, but let's just say we have been going through a lot of wipes and diaper cream. It was getting better, and I thought we were in the clear for awhile.

This morning Norah woke up early crying and was super grumpy. Her bottom was so sore and red again, with some very uncomfortable BM's, and we discovered she has two more teeth coming in on the top now! That means she has SIX! Can't believe my baby has six teeth already. She is growing up so fast- I am excited, but it's also awful to watch her be in pain.

She calmed down (with the help of Tylenol), and is now taking her morning nap. Usually when I lay her down, we read a book and I try to rock with her for a minute. She is so active now that she usually won't sit still to rock and it only lasts a few seconds. Today she laid her head down on my shoulder and embraced it, and I loved it. 

Sometimes we play the "I'm going to give you a kiss first and then you give me an open-mouthed wet kiss back" game. She will give kisses, and it's so cute, but only when prompted to first. Today she voluntarily turned her head around TWO DIFFERENT TIMES and gave me a kiss. 

My heart melted and I will remember that forever. She then fell asleep on me and I just rocked for a few extra minutes before laying her down, taking in the moment.

Most of the time I feel like I am managing being a mom pretty well, but there are those moments where being needed so much and so often feels so overwhelming you can't get a spare second to even go to the bathroom by yourself or throw your hair up in a pony-tail (let alone actually do your hair)- like this morning. But then there are those moments that are so gloriously perfect and Heaven sent that you can't help but just cry with thankfulness at this baby you are holding. That was also this morning when Norah gave me a kiss and fell asleep.

Whatever the moment is, whether good or bad, I'l take it. Norah really needed me today and I am so grateful that I was there. I got absolutely nothing done on my to-do list, but that's okay. I was there.


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