Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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.