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Hurry Up & Slow Down


posted by Chelsea

I’m not sure how it happened…. the last 3 weeks of pregnancy lasted for what seemed like eternity and now the first three weeks of baby life has flown by like the blink of an eye.

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Life with three kids is changing me.  Life has a new pace, a  “hurry up and wait”, a “hurry up and slow down,” pace.  I have all the time in the world and not enough time for anything.  I’ve had approximately 1 (completed) phone conversation in the last 3 weeks and I have a whole “pile” of drafted, unfinished, emails that I don’t think I’ll ever complete.

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We’re settling into a bit of a routine, although I’m quickly remembering how having a newborn means plans are always subject to change.  A trip to the grocery store can be postponed for the sake of a hungry baby- even if the rest of the crew is loaded up and ready to go.  Grocery shopping can quickly come to an end if the littlest person in our crew decides he hates the grocery store.  We gladly bend to his needs- that’s what I’m trying to say.

And, in the midst of our new routine, the time comes when we (I) have a break– that pile of emails and the phone calls and the unfinished projects are trumped by one precious five letter word….

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SLEEP!

 

10 Comments Leave a comment »


  1. He’s so tiny…& cute to boot.



  2. I love your sheets!



  3. Kate seems so much bigger now that she has a little brother.



  4. So GLAD you found a little extra time for this post! The pictures are ADORABLE! Love you!!



  5. Ditto, What your mom said! XXOO



  6. Great-grandma Lee

    June 29, 2012
    10:35 am

    So good to hear from you and see the latest pictures of your beautiful family – - Cooper is one big boy!!! We think of you often and as usual, send love & prayers.



  7. Joe just said, “that little boy is DOOMED . . . in having 2 older sisters.” I see what he means now that we have a little guys after our daughter. Don’t be surprised if there is some dressing up, make up, tea parties that he will be attending with those older sisters. I know Joe has many many many stories of his own growing up with an older sister. But for now, enjoy your new routine, SLEEP (when you get it), and each little person in your beautiful family!



  8. It’s so wonderful that your extended family can keep in touch with you and your darling family…and your life…in photos on this blog!



  9. grandma Janie

    June 29, 2012
    8:04 pm

    What a beautiful little family you have. What a handsome boy baby. And who took that photo of you asleep with your hand on Cooper? That is just how I got any sleep, was my hand on my baby, so I could feel him if he moved or needed me. Motherhood is the most important job in the world, and can only be performed by a mother. It brings back memories of raising my kids. I loved them so. Important that you allow Lucy and katelyn to hold and sleep with Cooper. They look so proud. Thanks for sharing. Cooper is just growing like my little calf Leap. All that good wholesome milk. and all that good food you ate while he was developing in your tummy. You and Buck did good. Love, Great grandma Janie



  10. Good job Chels and Buck we think your amazing!!




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