Friday, January 7, 2011

Day Old Child

I stole this from a friend's blog.  I love it.

Day Old Child

My day-old child lay in my arms.
With my lips against his ear
I whispered strongly, "How I wish-
I wish that you could hear;

I've a hundred wonderful things to say
(A tiny cough and a nod),
Hurry, Hurry, hurry and grow
So I can tell you about God."

My day-old baby's mouth was still
And my words only tickled his ear.
But a kind of a light passed through his eyes,
And I saw this thought appear:

"How I wish I had a voice and words;
I've a hundred things to say, 
Before I forget I'd tell you of God--
I left him yesterday."

Oliver is now a week and a few days old.  He has been such a good baby.  He eats well and is always content.  At least so far, he hasn't been fussy once.  

This was my first week as a mother of three.  Because I am not watching kids anymore, I am excited about motherhood again.  It makes such a difference in my attitude!  I feel like I can give my full attention to my own kids without the distractions of other children.  Some moments are still hard.  Henry is the tough one right now.  He has serious fits of screaming and hitting.  Those aren't fun.  But, because I have accepted the fact that those moments happen sometimes, and because I am SO thankful that my kids are the only ones I have to deal with, I can deal with them without losing my patience.  

Jaxon has been really obedient and helpful and I appreciate that.  Turning 4 years old was the best thing that happened to him!  His "terrible twos" lasted from 1.5 to 3.  I'm glad those are over.  Only 1.5 years left to go for Henry!

Now if I could only find a good nursing bra that actually held up these jugs, I'd be on top of the world!


leslie said...

On the nursing bra, I got mine at Motherhood and that was the only place that I have got them they I LOVE...good luck :) And congrats on your little boy!!

Bryce and Candice said...

congrats. He looks so precious!!

Brooke said...

I am so happy for you that you aren't watching kids anymore. You deserved it!! Congratulations on your precious little boy. What a cutie.

Connie said...

Oh I'm so glad you used the poem- i just love that. He's so darling! HE looks just like your other guys! (I don't know why that always surprises me... probably because I look nothing like mine :)

Alisa said...

He is so sweet! I just love newborns :)
P.S. I have the Bravado nursing bra this time around and I love it. Last time I bought a cheapo and I hated it the whole 10 months I made it of nursing!

Carrie Carp said...

I've accepted that my jugs'll be hangin low for the next year or so! I use two sports bras when I run and then just a shelf nursing tank when I'm just chillin... Ah, the things we do for our babies!

We didn't get terrible twos so much as tantrum threes! I think Jack was messed up from my working and he just went CRAZY at 3. He's snapping out of it now, but I wish you luck with lil Henry - he looks so sweet from the pictures :)


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