And then there were three…
Eight weeks ago I faced the scariest days of my life… but exactly one week later I was staring into the handsome face of my newborn son on one of the (4) happiest days of my life! There could not have been a greater end to that very long week.
Friends, I would like to introduce Baby Three:I had great intentions of introducing him to you all weeks ago but life has been crazy. As you do with a new baby, I have been completely consumed by motherhood. There are moments I long to sit down and write a blog post (yay! My words are coming back), but I’m stretched thin with my three babies. My Lees are still so young, and while they adore their baby brother (so. much.) they also feel the shift in my attention and the division of my time. I may want to blog, need to clean, and wish for a moms’ night out but the reality is my time belongs to my kids for now. Soon we will adjust and I will pick up my hobbies again. There are so many holiday posts, recipes, and projects to catch you up on so we may have to do a “Christmas in July” series. But until then I find myself content in the ordinary moments I am living. Perhaps the most content I have ever been.
People ask constantly how I’m surviving with three. Especially three so young. Well friends, we are basically a poorly run circus and I’m liking it! Most days I would even say I’m thriving rather than surviving. (As my funny friend, Allison, put it- “Look at you! You just needed more kids!”)Most days I would even say I'm thriving rather than surviving. Click To Tweet
Sure we look like a frazzled disaster getting in and out of the car and across the parking lot. Sure it takes me 2 and a half hours of constant work to get everyone dressed, pottied, fed, packed, and buckled. It’s true I can’t remember which kids were bathed when (or myself for that matter).
But I love having a small gaggle of kids… I would happily be a mom to 2-3 more (please note, I did not say I would PRODUCE more children. Those days are done. Finished!) and I hope I will be in years to come. There is nothing better than watching my kids become siblings and bond in a way that only they will ever understand.The joy and pride the Lees take in “Baby Sikes” is indescribable and my heart simply feels like it’s going to explode.
This baby may not have been my plan, but he was perfectly planned for me!This baby may not have been my plan, but he was perfectly planned for me! Click To Tweet
PS- You’ll have to forgive the overload of images but I just couldn’t decide on less to share. As usual Brandy completely outdid herself. I have no idea how she manages cute pictures of my three. Considering the rambunctious hooligans the Lees turn into when we walk in her studio (not to mention they suddenly become extremely camera shy) it’s amazing we get anything at all from our sessions! But Brandy works her magic and Voila! I’m updating every picture in my home!
Not to mention I don’t look at all like I just gave birth. No greasy hair, flabby tummy, or dark circles can be seen in a single image!
For more of Brandy’s work you can check out Bee’s 1st birthday shoot a year ago!