1. Slowly but surely I am feeling TONS better. I knew I wanted more than anything to be able to go to church on Sunday for Mother's Day, and I did! And to my surprise, my parents, my in-laws, my sister and her boyfriend all attended church with us, too. As I walked into the auditorium, I just had tears. I looked around and was so thankful they were with me, and I was thankful to be in that place.
|Me and Sarah at church on Mother's Day!|
2. I experienced an involuntary detox while in the hospital (not sure what else to call it)! :) I have not had McDonald's or a Coke since May 2nd, and you know you're an addict when you remember the day! I hope to continue this trend, I might as well stick with it. It is so very hard for me, though. They say it takes 21 days to change a habit. I do hope it gets easier. For now, I have my scale and my budget that's showing me the positive aspect of this change! (I have lost 20 pounds since having Leah.)
3. On Saturday, Caleb had a lemonade stand in our front yard to go along with the city-wide yard sales. It's always quite busy on our street when there are yard sales, so we knew it would be a good time for him to do it. Plus, he's been wanting to for so long! I admit, I was nervous for him. I'm glad Josh helped him and got it all together, I sort of learned something about myself as a mom through this. I was actually so worried that no one would come that I didn't want him to do it. But actually, he sold about 40 cups, and that's pretty good! :)
|Sarah was his first customer :)|
4. Sometimes...half joking and half not...I will randomly say to Josh, "Umm...we have four kids!" I think I'm still working to comprehend this fact! I know a lot of my time and attention is focused on Leah right now, and it makes me miss the others. When she naps, I want to just cuddle with Gabriel or play Barbie's with Sarah or listen to Caleb read a book to me. But those naps are often short-lived, and how do I do all three of those things in one nap time? Obviously I can't, I have to just do the best I can. I know the first year is the most demanding, and all of this will fall into place. And I do love seeing her grow, too (she turned one-month on Saturday). I guess I may have rambled a bit...I guess I'm just still trying to figure out how this will balance out.