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Gotta love three year olds.

They really tell it like they see it.

Read story below:

My phone was on the couch one afternoon when Hubby came home from work.  M saw my phone the couch and grabbed it.  She sat on the couch, turned my phone on, and started up my Youtube app.

She looked up at Hubby and said, “I’m Mama, I sit on the couch on my phone and watch Youtube!”

Hubby looked at me and said, “That sounds about right…”

We couldn’t help but laugh.

Yes, it does seem like I’m on the couch for most of the day.  Yes it does seem like I’m on my phone for a lot of the day.  But what she doesn’t seem to remember is that I’m either feeding K, rocking K, or holding a sleeping K.

I have to admit that I got on the defensive a bit.  I started enumerating the many times I pick up after her and how I’m pretty much at her beck and call when it comes to anything she needs to eat or drink from the kitchen.

I’m sure it was funny to see myself defending my daily actions to a three year old.

I guess it’s a lesson learned… kids really see everything…

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Finding some “me time” is currently impossible.

The only “me time” I can get is when I take a shower, and finding time for THAT is close to impossible.

Am I complaining?  Maybe a little.

When it was just M, it was easy.  She could go to me, then she could go to Hubby, and then I’d get some time for myself.  I could craft, blog, watch some TV, do what I needed to do to refresh.

Now that we have two kids, when K spends some time with Hubby, I need to make up for the time I couldn’t spend with M because I had been so preoccupied with K.  You see where I’m going?

I know that we just started this whole “two kid” parenting thing.. and K is still really young and still really dependent.

I feel like I just got so used to M being so much older.  I forgot how it was when M was young and completely dependent on me.  I know that I hardly had any time for myself back then, as well.

I know we are all still adjusting… but I do miss those moments I get to myself just for a little refresher…

I know that day will come soon…

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Today is Christmas Eve.  This is the first year since Hubby and I have been married that we will be staying home for Christmas.  That means that we will be able to do the whole “Christmas Eve” experience with M.

We will be spending time with Hubby’s family tonight to exchange gifts and open presents, then it’s back home.  Usually, we spend Christmas Eve night driving an hour and a half north to my parent’s house to spend Christmas Day there.  However, because of this pregnancy, we’ve decided to stay in the area just in case this little girl wants to make a Christmas debut.

I have to admit that I’m pretty excited.  We have the stockings up on the fireplace mantle (click here to see our heavily toddler-influenced Christmas decor), and M is super excited for the whole Santa thing.

Her “Santa gift” is all wrapped up and hidden upstairs, ready to be brought down after she goes to sleep.  Before she goes to bed, we will set out milk and cookies (or brownies).  I can’t wait!  I’ve been waiting to be able to do this for her since she was born.  This is the year I know she will totally understand and I can’t wait to see her face when she sees the treats all eaten and a gift waiting for her!

Tomorrow is Christmas and I’m planning on taking that day off on the blog!

Have a great Christmas Day!  May it be full of happiness and blessings!

When I come back on Friday, I will be 36 weeks pregnant… yay!

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M likes to draw.  M likes to paint.

The other night, she was playing on Hubby’s pad of scratch paper when I told her to draw Mickey Mouse.

Here’s what she came up with:

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Do you see it?

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I’m having laptop issues at the moment so I’m writing using my mobile app. Please excuse any and all typos I may overlook…

We still cosleep with M. Her toddler bed is in our bedroom and we’ve tried to get her in there, but she loves sleeping with us.

With the new baby coming, there is no way I’m kicking her out of the bed now. I don’t want her to feel like she’s being tossed aside to accommodate the new kid…

So. In the bed she will stay…. For now…

For the past week or so, I’ve noticed that M had gotten pretty clingy in bed. To go to sleep, she insists on hugging my arm. Because of the pregnancy, it may not be the most comfortable position for me, but I do it anyway.

I pull my arm out as soon as she’s asleep so I can find my own comfortable sleeping position. However, deep into the night, she will literally sit up looking for my arm again.

By then, I’m half asleep and give her the arm. She hugs it until we all wake up for the morning.

I cherish these moments. Soon, she will be out of our bed and no longer needing me for constant comfort. I take advantage of all the hugs and cuddles because they won’t last. They don’t stay this little for very long and I want to hold on to these moments as long as I can…

I don’t know we will adjust when the new baby comes yet. I do know that I will try my best to make sure she knows she still just as important to me as she was before her sister came.

I just hope she won’t have difficulty sleeping when I have the baby and have to stay overnight at hospital. I just hope the baby comes out healthy enough that we don’t have to stay away too long from M at night.

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My child is a marketing department’s dream come true.

Any toy she sees on a commercial, she immediately wants.

Not that I would get her every single toy that she wanted, but Christmas is coming up, so it’s that time of year that relatives start asking about what she would like for Christmas.

I asked around of Facebook for a good place to consolidate all of M’s wants for the year.

I received several comments about Amazon and their Wish Lists.

I figure that I should give it a try.  Amazon has EVERYTHING, so finding whatever she liked was a breeze.

I created a Christmas List specifically for M this year and we sat down together to figure out what toys she wanted to add.  It’s an ongoing project.  Every time she thinks of a toy, or sees something on TV, she tells me to add it to the list.

I do remind her that even if we put it on the list, she is not guaranteed to get it.  I don’t want her to think that putting it on the list automatically means she will have it in her hands on Christmas.

I also don’t expect a lot of her friends and relatives to get the exact items on the list.  I wanted to create the list, not only for people that wanted specific items to shop for, but for people that just wanted to know about what sort of things she is into and what sort of things she would like.

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What do you do to help your family and friends figure out what to get your child for Christmas?

 

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My current condition requires some form of bedrest.  I’ve been consulting a high risk OB-GYN and they are very concerned with my cervix thinning too soon and causing premature labor.  Every week that goes by is a sigh of relief that I am still pregnant.

Being right at about 28 weeks, giving birth to this baby would be too risky.  While modern medicine can greatly help the survival rate, I would definitely NOT want her born anytime soon.  We need to make it to at least the end of the year for me to feel comfortable.

With all that being said, I’m supposed to be off my feet as much as possible.  It’s not a super strict and complete bedrest.  I can still get up to go to the bathroom or walk small distances around the house if necessary.

I’ve been lucky that I’ve had family in one form or another coming over to help out with most of the day-to-day activities, but I’ve been especially lucky with one particular helper.

My little M.

I’m so blessed that M is at that age where she thrives over being mommy’s little helper.  I’m so blessed that she’s at that age where strives for independence.

Because of her helpfulness and understanding, I haven’t had to get up excessively.  We’ve even learned how to play some games that only require me to sit around.  We’ve adapted to this situation that we’ve got our little system down to an art.  I wish it wasn’t this way, but I’m very glad I’ve been blessed with a great little girl like her to go through it with..

 

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