5.16.2007

Mother's Day

I can't tell you how wonderful it was to experience my first mother's day.

It's been something I've looked forward to for years and always felt some degree of sadness over in the past, not having children yet. But finally, this year I am a mother. I have children!! Plural!! THREE babies! I still can't believe it and yet, it seems like it's been this way forever. It's crazy to think that it's nearly been a year since we found out we were expecting---and thinking how blessed we were to finally be pregnant (with, presumably, only ONE baby. LOL!) And now here we are at 5:3o AM. I just finished feeding Avery and Jordyn and am about to feed Ashleigh as soon as she wakes up. Avery now has the hiccups and both she and Jordyn have spit up all over themselves... and the couch.... and me. Of course, I was unprepared and without a burp cloth (I am typing this with one hand and one eye open, I'm sure you can understand) so I've been dabbing at both of their mouths with the only nearby item I could find---a teeny, tiny baby sock tucked inbetween the couch cushions that had been kicked off by one of them at some point yesterday. Let me just inform you, for future reference, that wiping up baby spitz with a baby sock is not really all that effective, but you probably already guessed that. Now both babies are crying and we all three smell like spit-up....

But I'm a mother and there's no greater calling or blessing on this earth. I am so grateful for my three tiny miracles.

Oh, and Avery finally giggled last night. It was a great ending to a long day. They got their 4 month shots the day before and all woke up with high fevers and were just cranky as could be---but who could blame them? The poor dears. So it was nice to see one of them smile for a change!

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