A couple of family pics we took not too long after Olive was born–3 days old I think.
DALONGA DALONGA DALOU
This is what I heard/saw when I looked down into the basement to check on the kids. They were holdings hands, and saying “Dalonga dalonga dalou” and then they all three fell down and next thing you know they were in a different world. I absolutely LOVE our kids’ imagination. It is so awesome–they have always played pretend in the most creative way.
I tell that story because there have been several times since Olive has been born that I’ve wanted to chant those words and possibly wake up in a different world or land. Just being honest. In fact, I’m using this as an opportunity to start a new “section” in my blog called “HONEST AUB”–get it, play on words with “Honest Abe”? Okay, call me a dork, I keep coming back to it so I’m going with it. So here’s the first “H.A.”
- this birth has been followed by the most hormonal craziness than I have ever experienced following a birth. I was on an amazing high–and a few days later hit probably my lowest low. I went from laughing to crying in a matter of seconds (just ask my amazing husband). I have spoken with a few friends of mine who have four or more children and they’ve all said in agreement that the hormonal stuff gets worse with the more children you have. awesome. not really. I am doing okay now, though, for those of you who are worried. But I would appreciate your prayers.
- Mom watched the kids last night for us–thank you mom!! So it was just BJ, Olive & I at home. B and I watched “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. I can’t give it my stamp of approval considering its off color humor–however, I freaking laughed my face off! I LOVED it. Is that wrong? So sorry, but like I said today, “Way to go guys for making a movie that made this post partum girl laugh”! I think it was great. Many awesome one liners I will SO be using.
- I can’t get ahold of my house and keep it maintained. I know, I know, she’s 10 days old. I don’t care, it’s driving me crazy. Trying to figure all of that out.
- I do not feel like I’m being a good mom AT ALL to my other three kids. My tone is short, my mind is focused on Olive and making sure she’s eating, pooping, sleeping & waking enough. Therefore I know my other kids–and BJ–are suffering. Please, PLEASE pray this season will pass. I have got to get control of my tongue and my attitude.
- Still having some issues with nursing so I’d appreciate your prayers there. Not sure what’s going on, won’t go into detail. Just not going as smoothly as I’d like.
- I am beyond blessed to have such an amazing husband and father to our kids. He’s unbelievable. He deserves so much praise.
I’m sure there’s more. For now, that’s all of honest me.
Onto my other kiddos. Zoe is absolutely loving having a baby sister. She wants to hold her all of the time, is constantly concerned with where she is, how she is, what she needs, what I need to do for her, everything. She is a precious girl.
Judah is totally (or if not totally, VERY close) to being on board with the fact that he has a new sister and not a new brother. He is very compassionate to her, talking sweet to her. And he & Zoe have learned to ride their bikes WITHOUT training wheels, so he’s very pumped about that.
And Shiloh. Oh Shi Shi. A run for the money. That’s the only way I know how to describe her. I love her to death, you know I do, but girl is a whirlwind!! She changes her clothes every five minutes–LITERALLY. Any advice on that one to you moms of girls? I’ve NEVER had a child do this. She wants to wear mine, Zoe’s & the baby’s clothes. not her own. not her dress up ones (usually not, that is). From one end of the house to the other is a string of Shi’s shoes and all of our clothes. Another Shi post coming soon, it deserves a post of its own.
And finally Olive. She’s a sweetie. A very good baby. The doctor said her jaundice is looking fine, and it’s really going away. She’s so perfect and cute. We got to show her off at church today so that was a lot of fun. Here are some new ones we took of her. The knitted cocoon was made by my amazingly talented friend Regi. It is AWESOME!! We’d seen some ideas online and she did one for me as a baby gift–completely made her own pattern and everything. Thank you friend!!
A lot of people, including us, are starting to think she’s looking more like Judah–what do you think? I still see Shiloh in there but Judah’s there too. Genetics are so interesting. More to come soon.