Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I think everyone would agree it's been quite the long, cold winter. While we have enjoyed our new baby, it seemed like from January to March, all we've been doing is getting sick and trying to recuperated from being sick. Thank goodness for the ray of sunshine called Faustina!
She's three months old now and getting so big! She's able to sit up when we hold her hands, is fascinated with her hands, and is trying to talk to us with her coos.
Jude said today, "I just love her so much!" Sounds so cute coming from a two year old boy.
Liam has lost both front teeth now. According to traditional Fuji culture, he's now ready to leave the bosom of his mother and work along side his father all day. I have yet to see a loss of attention. He's still the one-upper when it comes to affection. If I get one kiss from Eric, Liam's giving me two. Yes, they make me feel like a queen every day!
Faustina is now back to good health after the RSV- pneumonia-hospital stay. It was one of the scariest things I've been through as a parent. To top it off, I got into a fender bender on my way to pick up a prescription after I learned she had RSV. No damage was done, but the other guy made such a fuss over nothing, I ended up a hot mess of tears over all the stress. I think that was the third day of lent. Let's just say, dealing with that guy during that stress was all the sacrifice I needed to do.
Despite all my good intentions of celebrating the liturgical year in full, we had yet to celebrate one feast day- until St. Patrick's day. The kids decorated and we made green cookies. Today they said, "What can we do for St. Joseph's day??" So I found the lazy mom's guide to a St. Joseph alter- a paper one! We did make some chocolate crowns of thorn though, which they are eating at present. Maybe this is the start of something.
I'm trying my best everyday to overcome feelings of being too overwhelmed. Keeping my eyes from the over achievers blogs, really does help! I tend to feel like I have to do what everyone else is doing or I'm not doing enough. When I look at my kids playing together, I realize that even though they don't get to do a whole lot outside the home, the best gift we've given them is inside the home. Siblings. Siblings are friends that live with you. God is good and His grace is always sufficient!