Sunday, January 13, 2008

Apologies to Olivia and any children that may follow

My sweet baby girl Olivia,
I saw you sit up for the first time yesterday. Completely by yourself. And there is no documented evidence of the big event. AND I AM SORRY!
When Jackson was a baby, we have hours of DVD time of him just laying in his activity mat, or babbling, or slobbering. But now, time is limited and getting out the camera (with the crappy battery) means getting out the bag, opening it, taking out the camera and all the cords, plugging the cords in to both the camera and the wall, fighting with your brothers over filming them and letting them watch themselves in the LCD screen while I camcord things I can't even see, and most of the time it just sounds too exhausting to even consider.
And I'm dying for you to try finger foods, but I am determined to take a picture of it, but the camera keeps being in the car and I just haven't managed to get out there to get it so I can document your first "snack;" therefore, you haven't had any finger foods yet.
And so many times you don't make it out of your pjs. You have a closet FULL of adorable baby clothes, and I somehow justify keeping you in your pjs even when we are leaving the house. "Oh, she'll be more comfortable," I'll say. Or, "It's so cold out, her pjs will keep her warm." But really I'm just avoiding the whole clothes change because I have two other people to dress completely besides myself, and I also hope to avoid the extra laundry.
Now, make no mistake, my beautiful princess. None of this is a reflection of how we feel about you, because we adore you, think you are about the best baby on earth, and love staring into those huge blue eyes and deep, gorgeous dimples. But we are SOOOO busy with the three of you, that some things just don't happen like they should. I hope to do better...but if I don't, at least you'll know why! Love you, angel!

4 comments:

Fern said...

I adore your blog. (Found it via a search of 3 under 3. I've made the 3 under 3 rounds twice, and it makes for a unique family dynamic.)

Anyway, I love your writing style and the way your kids' personalities come through. (And my youngest finds herself in pajames to an extent that would have shocked first-time-mom me. Heh.)

Miriam said...

Hey Fern! I'm so excited/embarrassed that someone read my blog! I read your profile/blog and laughed outloud at poopgate '08! We have had some similar situations here! YUCKO and may you be spared the stomach bug yourself! I had strep throat last week and let's just say the fact that the house is still standing is really the only positive!

Fern said...

Oh, I'm sorry if it is just a personal blog and I bumbled into it! I search for 3 under 3 blogs every so often because it's so different than just having twins, or three kids spaced out a bit more. It makes me feel more sane or normal (usually) to see how other people in my situation are coping.

Miriam said...

No, I don't mind at all- but I was just keeping it as a diary of sorts for myself. In fact, no one in my family has ever even seen it- I've never given the address to anyone. How old are your little ones? It is always good to find people with whom you can commiserate!