January 26, 2015

Two peas in a pod.

It's happening. That time when I look back at pictures of when Sienna was smaller and get teary. The time when I feel like I blinked and P morphed from a newborn into a playful infant. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that the tiny baby days are a challenge for me- the lack of sleep, the loss of control, the unexpected. It never was my thing. But still, time is so fleeting. It's always a push and pull. It's like I am wishing away the two hours before bedtime while not wanting the day to end. I'm hoping P talks early so she and Sienna can converse for hours, but not wanting her to grow a single inch more.

Lately, I realize they are both coming into their own in different ways. Piper is five months- and six to ten months was my favorite baby time period with Sienna. Sienna is almost three (cue tears- seriously) and is the sweetest, funniest toddler I know.

And the BEST part? They are really, really starting to enjoy each other. Their smiles are infectious. Sienna insists on being the one to get Piper from her nap (she goes in and says in her high voice, "Hiiii Piper. Good morning! You have a good little nappy"). Piper smiles and laughs at Sienna. When Sienna is around, Piper can't eat because she is too distracted and just becomes so intrigued. They are already becoming best friends, I can tell. Piper prefers two things in life: To be carried on mama's hip and to be watching her big sis.

Sometimes Miss Sienna needs some mama time. Like on Saturday morning. So we bungled up (her word for bundle) in our fuzzy boots and we set out for Target to pick up some things for the house-- and girlfriend insisted we go shoe shopping. I could not love her anymore.But when we came home? She needed to get Piper up from her nap, hold her for awhile, and then play with her. Their hearts are tied, I can just imagine our future: the giggles and whispers coming from their room at night as Jamie and I tell them for the 20th time they need to go to sleep.

Sometimes, once in awhile, when I stop and take it all in instead of rushing around to get things done, I feel like we're in a movie. Smiling family. Happy babies. Dancing in the kitchen. It doesn't happen every day, but when it does it's lovely. My mind is full of still frames from the perfect moments.


January 24, 2015

Little love bug

You are sweet and always smiling. Everyone comments on your cheery little face.
You like to hold onto my arm when we walk around the house.
And at night, when you're tired, we curl up in your chair.
Sometimes I do miss nursing, but you're so sweet and content.
You look up at me and coo. You wrap your fingers around mine.
You grab your lovie and close your eyes.
Five months has gone by in a flash.
I love you, littlest one.


January 10, 2015

Catch Up + Sienna says

Eek! Life with two kiddos is way busier than life with one.

Blogging has taken a back seat to eating and sleeping, which are my go-to activities when my girls are having any sort of down time.

Since my last post, it's been awhile. A lot has happened! Piper is smiley and laughing and almost sitting up! But, her nursing got worse. We are now exclusively pumping during the day and nursing at night. It's sort of horrifying at times for me, as I love nursing so much. But she's getting my breast milk, and on the upside I definitely have more freedom to come and go and do fun things with Sienna. Pipey is sweet and cute as can be, and aside from the eating she's a pretty mellow kiddo. She does like to have her paci and lovey when she's tired but otherwise, it's rare to hear her really cry. Except the car seat- she HATES that thing.  I can't believe she's almost 5 months old!!

Sienna is an absolutely hilarious munchkin of a child. She cracks me up. Today, she and Jamie were sitting in the kitchen and he was teaching her about wish bones. We asked if she knew what a wish was and she said yes.   The rest of the convo went like this:

Jamie: Okay, so what do you wish for?
Sienna: I wish for all of us to be friends FOREVER
(cue heart melting...)

Second wish bone:
Jamie: I wish for Sienna and Piper to grow up and be really happy
Sienna: Awwww that's so SWEET daddy. I wish for all of us to go and lie on a beach and make sand angels.

I love watching her grow and watching my girls together, too.

Happy Saturday!

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