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JJ, Writers Block, and Kindness


This baby! Isn't he the cutest? We have been basking in all of the goodness that is this sweet newborn. It is one of the most special things to have a newborn baby in your house. I think it has to do with the fact that he is straight from heaven and completely perfect. His skin is so soft. His cuddles are perfection. He smells delicious and every grunt and coo is like music to my ears.

I have been having major writers block when it comes to this blog recently. I have so many things I want to share and write about but then at the same time I feel like I want to keep everything to myself. For some reason I don't want to share anything all of a sudden but I know that by not blogging I am really only hurting myself because this is such a great space to document our lives and history and I love looking back at my blog to remember. And I know that if I don't document this phase of our life I'll be so sorry I didn't. So I am going to try to push forward and un-block myself and share more of our day-to-day and more of my thoughts. Hopefully I can be successful.

One thing I have really been wanting to write about is how much love and kindness I have felt these last few weeks. I have been amazed and so thankful for all of the friends and family who have brought us meals, given us gifts, helped with house projects, driven carpool, cleaned our house, played with our girls, visited us and showered us with care and love. It is such an overwhelmingly amazing feeling to know we have such a great support system and such genuine people in our lives. I couldn't be more thankful and know that this transition to three children has been greatly softened by all of this kindness.

I was really nervous about the transition to three kids (the transition to two kids was life shattering for me). I was worried it was going to be crazy-town but it has actually been so nice. We had been praying for weeks before JJ was born that we would all be able to handle this transition well, especially that the girls would respond positively, and I can literally feel the divine assistance and support. I have never felt more patient with the girls or felt this calm after having a baby. I know God answers prayers and has been helping us (through our wonderful friends and family!) these last few weeks.

Even with all of this help I do still have to admit that I totally spaced two separate commitments this week (even though they were definitely on my calendar and I knew about their existence). All of the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn has resulted in less than 100% brain power on my part. I'm hoping to resume real life in the next few weeks, and am hoping my brain will cooperate.

The girls are absolutely smitten with JJ and are constantly asking to hold him and kiss his head and have been so helpful at running to get burp cloths or throw away diapers. It seems like they have adored him since before he was born and now that he's here they are completely in love. Reagan came home from school one day last week and said, "JJ's bigger now than when I left this morning! He already grew!" And I think she might be right. Time is a crazy notion these days and all of a sudden JJ is getting noticeably bigger and I'm scared I'm going to close my eyes and he'll be 5. So in an effort to slow down time I'm going to stare at these pictures for the next few days and try to memorize what my son was like at 2 weeks old, chicken legs and all.


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