My Weekend

24 03 2009

So, Saturday we had some of the guys coming over to get the boat summer ready. My SIL said she wanted to bring the twins over (two in the middle), at the same time as a friend of mine asked if I could babysit for her (the one on the left). So, I called baby on the right’s mom to bring him over, too. It was great fun! At one point, they all cried at the same time. We couldn’t stop laughing!! Poor babies!! It is funny to think that these are all the products of the trio of pregnancies that were so hard for me to deal with. I love all these kids, and it is strange how all of those feelings I had with the pregnancies all just melt away when those giant bellies turn into actual babies.

Some things of note:

~I was babysitting my friends’ baby when my SIL arrived and I realized I would have rather been snuggling with my niece of nephew… It made me feel very badly for feeling that way, but it also made me feel very connected to my niece and nephew. It feels awesome that we will have that bond…strictly becuase we are related (and not by blood!!).

~Captain did fantastic with all the babies! Baby on the right’s mom put him on the floor first thing and let captain lick all over him. Baby even giggled a little! It was so cute! I think letting him lick and explore the baby reduced his curiosity, becuase after that, all the babies hung out on the floor, and other than a toe lick or two, he just watched them. At one point, he even started doing his cuddly, rolly thing he does when he gets a new toy he loves, or after I rub behing his ears. I always call it his love roll and he was doing it next to all the babies. He loves them! It made me so happy and I was so proud of him. I think he will have very little trouble adjusting when our little one comes. The only thing was that he seems to be in love with the soothies! He stole them five times, and we had two soothie casualties. I think he was just waiting for them to drop them out of their mouths to attack!


My mom came into town Saturday night. She is moving my sister back home with her this week, but she came early to paint the nursery mural. It is finished and I feel a little dissapointed. It is exactly how I imagined it, but I feel a little let down. I don’t really know why, though. Part of me wants to paint all the walls white and start from scratch with something a little more modern and less cutesy. (don’t worry, I won’t do this!)

Anyway, here is the finished product.




13 responses

24 03 2009

The nursery is really, really cute! Nice job.

24 03 2009

The nursery is adorable! I like the cutesy factor 🙂

24 03 2009

Nursery is so cute!yes, I have a hard time w/ the pregnancies of others while once they have their babies I’m fine and love the babies and are happy they’re here.

24 03 2009

it is soooo great I just love it! I wouldn’t change a thing!m 🙂

24 03 2009

The giraffes are great! It is cutesy but that is not a bad thing!! I wouldn’t change it….I agree that actual babies are much better than pregnant bellies to deal with;)

24 03 2009
Debbie B

I love the nursery. And if you want to just paint over the giraffes as the little one grows you can still keep the rest the same. I love the stripes on the bottom half. Oh how I wish I could paint a nursery.

24 03 2009

Well I LOVE the mural, but maybe you feel let down because it’s finally all done now? Glad you had a good weekend, sounds like fun with a room full of babies to love on! I know totally what you mean about the presence of the babies you now love taking away the pain of those pregnancies. Also glad things went well with Captain…he’ll be great with your baby when the time comes!!Melba

24 03 2009

are you on crack???? don’t paint over the nursery!!! it looks amazing!!! the one thing that we were really aware of with our dog when the boys came home was to make sure that he still got lots of attention, positive re-inforcement and his walks. it’s been 8 months and still no problems! he even has started letting out a couple of barks when someone comes to the door – full protective mode. he NEVER barked before the babies came home. there’s nothing like a kid and their dog!

24 03 2009


24 03 2009

OH, I LOVE it!!! I wouldn’t change a thing. My mom did a mural in my daughter’s nursery- we have since moved and I miss the mural and hope that they new owners haven’t painted over it!

24 03 2009

I think the nursery is fabulous and hope it will soon be complete with baby!Glad you enjoyed the babysitting and that Captain did so well with the kiddos!

24 03 2009

You did an awesome job with the nursery! Having done your own mural makes it really special. I’m glad that Captain did well with the babies too 🙂

25 03 2009
Parenthood For Me

I just found your blog. There have been many difficult pregnancies for me and I totally agree that when the babies are born, it changes everything.The nursery is beautiful.If you get a chance please visit my non profit’s websiteparenthood for personal blog about life after adoption is

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