Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It Will Get Easier
That is what they all said. And they all were right. The screaming, inconsolable infant Matthew has progressed to one of the most content and sweetest people I have ever met. Naps and bedtime are a breeze, (most of the time) and I don't hope for a longer nap for the reason that I need to get things done; because after a few minutes of cuddles the kid is on the floor ready to get in as much playing as he can. He of course has his days, but I am really going to admit, he is one easy kid. I do have to say, we have worked REALLY hard in making his home a safe place for him. He has always been a very jumpy and emotional child. But that has really eased since we have found a balance in our home and become very routine with him. Not strict strict scheduling but very routine. We have found a good balance of making him feel listened to and comfortable while at the same time keeping boundaries to where Mike and I can function best as parents. This sometimes means that it can be more difficult when the environment drastically changes or he has to sleep somewhere else, but when 90% of our lives are at home, this works. And really, it is more fun than work. Really. I don't always feel that way, but when Matthew is healthy and his teeth are at ease (the other two did come in) we are happy people over here. And I LOVE BEING A MOM!!!!!!!!! I told a friend that I am more "me" than any other time in my life. Staying home and taking care of my family. I just cannot be more thankful that God is letting me pursue my dream of taking care of people in this way. Oh. So Good!