Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Most of the time on most days I really enjoy Sammi’s presence. I love playing with her, watching her play and listening to her endless conversations. But, sometimes, on some days I can’t wait for her bedtime. They are times when my parenting hat is falling off and I just want 5 minutes in the bathroom ALONE to straighten it out. Those are the times when I really see who I am and what kind of mom I am. Sometimes it’s scary because I don’t want to be that impatient, short-tempered woman and other times I smile inwardly when I can keep my cool and work through a stressful situation.

Motherhood is definitely a growth process. I'm not perfect (gasp, I know!). I'm trying to make more progress in being the mom I want to be than sliding down the slippery slope of impatience.

It's not all self-control and difficulties, though. Sammi and I (and Elizabeth, too) have a lot of fun together. There are many moments in our house filled with laughter and play. I just worry that Sammi will remember my worst moments more than anything else. Is this a common state-of-mind for the mother of a toddler?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Good Hair Day

Can you believe she sat still for that!
What an angel.

Monday, November 3, 2008

2 Month Checkup

Elizabeth had her two month check up last week. I can't believe I've been so slow about reporting it! She is growing well. She weighed in at 11 lbs 13 oz and measured 23 1/2 inches long. She is definitely fitting into 3-6 month clothes now! I spent all last week packing up her newborn clothes and pulling out the new set.

Looking at all the clothes brings back such memories of when Sammi wore them. I can't believe how quickly the time has passed and grown up Sammi is. She amazes me everyday with her questions and understandings of the world around her.