Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two Months with OCM

 Our little O is starting to show her happy personality. She's giving us a break from her stubborn-will cry until she's purple- personality (no one is surprised by her stubbornness). She weighs 13.8 pounds and 24.5 inches long which puts her off the growth charts and Cony couldn't be more pleased. She's wearing size 6 months clothing comfortably... I have a feeling our girls will be wearing the same size sooner than thought possible. Maddie loves to find Sister and give her hugs and kisses with the occasional smother- so far she doesn't seem to mind it. 

We feel so blessed we get to be her parents. Hopefully she feels the same about us later in life. The last few weeks my mother has been unloading all my childhood toys & clothes in our house and I'm not sure who loves them more... me or M3. Mom also has given me my childhood photo albums which has prompted me to read the journal she kept for me since before I was born. It's fun to read how I still have the same habits and loves. We are so lucky to have these treasures in our home! 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Be Good

I was hoping to write this post over a week ago to honor my dad who died exactly 5 years ago. At times it feels like it's been forever yet I remember those days vividly. I've been missing him lately and it's mostly because of our girls. He cherished being a Papa and there are days I wish I could see the girls with him and see how much they would love each other. While these thoughts have been on my mind the last few weeks, todays talks in church just happened to be about finding joy in family. I appreciated the comments made about family and how it's spelled T-I-M-E because in the end that's what we remember and most important- the time spent together. When it comes down to it, I'm just sad they don't have a grandfather figure in their life. They'll never hear him answer the phone "Don speaking" or ending any conversation with the sweet reminder "Be good!". Although I think I might start answering the phone with "Megan speaking". However,  here's where I'm most thankful for journal writing because they'll be able to get to know him through his journals, letters and photographs. 

The latest happenings:

*After Maddie's big girl bed accident and cutting her upper lip, she's been talking so much. It's seriously so  yummy because she sounds like she's speaking Japanese. Sometimes she's talking so seriously and she knows I have no clue what she's saying- she'll throw both hands up in the air like "uh, I give up!". 

*Whenever Olive is sleeping Maddie says "shhhh". 

*Olive has been colic at night and was spitting up in a way that was not normal after each feeding. I've given up dairy and chocolate and that seems to have helped tremendously with the spit up. With the little research I've done about colic, "they" say there really isn't much you can do. Well I don't buy it. I took her to my chiropractor all this week and she's changed dramatically. Along with sticking to a feeding routine.

* Olive is getting more and more animated and is full of smiles. Particularly  after a feeding. She also took her first bottle yesterday which eases so many stresses I've had about working on weekends or going on a date with the husband. I'm feeling like I can go out and be a part of society. 

* Cony got a permanent job with his company! Huge blessing is so many ways. Just when we were questioning our future, we were both reminded that we had a sweet assurance in the beginning this company would be where he was meant to be. Monday morning he walked into work and was given an offer!

*I've finally been nesting and loving the challenge to decorate/organize with only the things we have on hand. With the exception of fabric for M3's room. 

*Maddie wore a dress to church today my sister Emily wore at her age and Olive wore a dress of mine. Love finding these little treasures my mom has kept! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thankful Thinking

It's interesting when I think about this blog of ours and why I felt the need to start one. I had no particular reason why, just felt a need to do it. The way this blog has blessed our lives is immeasurable. So when people tell me my life looks glamorous, I feel a sharp pain in my side because that's the last image I would want people to have of us. I write and document things on here for me and Cony. Things that we want and need to remember. I can't even count how many times I've gone back through certain post and completely forgot we either did something or I felt a certain way. Just when I was thinking about these reasons and the comment was made to me about our glamorous life, I was listening to an Ensign talk about the importance of 1.) keeping a book of remembrance and 2.) having a thankful heart in all things. I've pondered this talk the last few days and I've found myself looking for more ways to be thankful. Even at the moment I completely loose my patience because my toddler hasn't napped and becomes mischievously naughty. Then 5 minutes later goes 'pee pee in the potty' for the first time. Right now I'm particularly thankful for my body. I didn't get stretch marks until after OCM was born and I thought it would bother me, but it's had the opposite effect on me. I see them (although fading now) and it reminds me of both our miracles and that I was able to experience bringing a human life into the world and someone else was able to do that for us. No matter the situation, there is always some thing I can find to be thankful for. Especially my family and I have a way to document our life together.