Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Babies

Chloe turned 3 months old today. Wow, how time is flying. She is such a sweet baby and will smile at anyone who talks to her. It takes quite a bit of effort to get her to giggle, but it is happening more and more often these days. She only gets fussy when she is hungry, tired, or needs a diaper change. Chloe even sleeps 9-10 hours at night. We moved her into her big crib in Selina's room last week, so now they are officially roomies. I have to admit that when it came time to pack up her bassinet that was next to my bed, I actually had a hard time and got a little teary. Part of me wanted her to wake up a lot that night so that I would have an excuse to move her back to be close to me. I had no such luck.

Selina seems so old to me these days. Before we brought Chloe home she was still my little baby, but ever since Chloe has joined the family Selina has suddenly become this big girl. Selina loves her baby sister and loves helping take care of her. She gets very concerned when Chloe starts to cry, and informs me of the fact that Chloe is crying even if I am right there. She loves to dance. We try to take time each day to dance, usually it is to the music on her Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella movies. The girl has quite the imagination and I love to see her taking care of her dolls and stuffed animals. She talks to them and even puts them into timeouts sometimes. She also likes to "make" dinner for Jeff and I on her little play stove, "dinner" is usually cake.

A couple of nights ago I couldn't fall asleep. I had this desperate feeling that my girls are growing up way too fast and that I need to slow down. So I have decided that I am no longer going to stress about the fact that, try as I may, I can not keep my house totally clean. I am not going to stress anymore that I have baskets of clean laundry that need to be folded, or that my sink is full of dishes waiting to be cleaned. I am going to sit down with my babies and enjoy playing with them instead of worrying about everything that I have to get done. I am never going to get these sweet little moments back. Those other things can wait.


Stefani M. said...

It's good to realize this BEFORE the kids get too old. Yes, don't worry about the stuff that needs to get done. Your baby is still so tiny. (And Selina, too.) Sooner or later, you'll find a groove that works for you. You'll get Selina to help, or turn folding the laundry into a game; then it's easier to do the housework. (Both Haley and Julian help me unload the dishwasher. In the time they put away the silverware, I finish putting away the the rest of the dishes.) Your house won't be messy forever.

Let me know if you ever want me to come over and have Haley occupy Selina so you can do some dishes, and we can chat. (Or, you know, I could help, I guess. LOL)

Colette said...

I can't believe how big Selina is getting! Although, I must admit that I am very happy to hear that you are dancing with Selina every day. I miss you and hope all is well!

P.s. From this picture of Selina and Chloe . . . Chloe looks a lot like Jeff.

Happy Huntings said...

This was super sweet, Liz. I love those moments when I realize that I am witnessing a miracle. It is so important not to waste those moments and take them all in. I wish I could squeeze those two little munchkins!

Randy and Meganne Grumbles said...

Liz, I am proud of you figuring that out so soon!! I didn't figure it out until after the scare with almost losing James. So, then when he came home from the hospital, I put work and cleaning all on hold for those moments!! It has made all the difference with my relationship with Reaganne and Taylor! James is still young, but I am taking pictures/vidoes of all those moments I missed with my other two, because I felt that all the other stuff was more important. Someone gave me some great advice once, and I will pass it on to you: "Grow the kids, before growing the grass." So, true, when you kids are grown, they won't remember that the house was clean and the laundry was in the drawers and the sink was empty, they will remember their mommy spent time with them and had fun!!! Love ya! Keep up the good work!!!

Maren said...

That picture makes me sing "Sisters" from White Christmas. So sweet.....the girls, not my singing.