This post is just my opportunity to share my thoughts and a little bit about our life as it is right this moment. It will change in a mere two days, and we will have a new addition and a new normal...and it is GOOD.
First of all, right now, TJ is 3 years 3.5 months old. He is SO fun--and talks an awful lot at times. His favorite thing is to ask "what's that, mommy?" He just wants to know! And he never forgets a thing! He is so smart and I'm kinda torn as to whether to send him to a preschool class or do preschool stuff at home with him. Sometimes I think he needs the structured classroom environment, but then I think how much I'd miss having him at home if he went...so I remain undecided for an undetermined amount of time. How's that for riding the fence? :) TJ also LOVES, LOVES, LOVES his Daddy! I can tell he is at the age where he just wants to do everything Buckie does. And he even says he is sad when Buckie is at work when he wakes up in the morning--which WAS everyday, until TJ started waking really early (I think so he could see him before he left for work). What a sweet boy he is! And a natural leader, no doubt! If you've not had a chance to experience some TJ...you need to!
Sadie is about to turn 2 years old this month (April 21st). She is, as we expected, advanced for her age in many ways--mostly verbal. She actually puts sentences with 5 and 6 words or more together. Now, we cannot always make out the words she is telling us--but we know she knows what she is saying and it would make perfect sense if we could just understand her. But she says what she wants very clearly! For example, she will come to me and say "help me shoes on" and I'm to help her put her shoes on. Or she will tell us what blanket she wants at night or what she wants to drink--and careful!--don't be the one who doesn't give her what she wants!!! She will then let you know that it was NOT what she asked for!!! She isn't demanding...lol...just a girl who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to say so. But Sadie has a skill that goes unmatched in my world...and that is that she gives THE BEST hugs a child could give! She will wrap her arms around my neck and just hold on so tight that I don't EVER EVER want to let go! Waking her in the morning gets me a good one, and so does putting her to bed. But also, she likes to just sit beside me and have me put my arm around her to snuggle. She will hold onto my arm and keep it around her. With Mr. Independent, TJ, who only occasionally (like when he's hurt or not feeling well) will say "Mommy, I wanna hold you"...Sadie wants to snuggle MANY times a day. Love my sweet girl...she is such a blessing and I can't believe I ever said I only wanted boys.
Now TJ and Sadie together make quite a pair. They know how to talk to each other, be sweet, have fun, play, share, and also fight like the best of the best brothers and sisters. I'm really hoping they will work out together sharing a room soon...because I think they would enjoy each other's company so much! And I think they feel really comfortable having each other nearby...I mean, they've not really known life without the other! (They are only 15.5 months apart!) They are real buddies and already close pals. I cannot wait to see how life is for them being so bonded.
And of course, Jack is to be born in two days. Jack must be the most patient baby ever...and I'm counting on it! He will be taught the same healthy sleep habits and will be nurtured in the same ways his brother and sister were, but he is also going to have to be flexible in order to go along with all we need to do these days. I'm sure he will fit into our family and be adaptable as we expect, and we are THRILLED to be having him now. He IS our last baby...without a doubt. That is something both Buckie and I felt peace about very early in my pregnancy with him. And as soon as we found out he was a boy--we were hoping!--we just KNEW he was the completion of our family. So, this weekend, I'm enjoying feeling baby movements in my belly, his hiccups at times, and the last days I'll be pregnant EVER. I heard a friend say it is "bittersweet" to be having your last baby...I just say "SWEET!" I am truly blessed by TJ and Sadie, and even already by Jack. I am just excited to get to enjoy life with Buckie and our THREE kiddos...and to see them enjoy life together!
So...that wraps up my thoughts for now. I GUARANTEE an update after Jack's birth...with pictures! It's been a long time coming, but I'm committed to blogging more often so you can keep up with all of us a little better. So keep checking back! Just two more days...and then I'll be a mother of THREE!!!
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