Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Then VS Now

I just want to throw it out there that I am changed forever. I believe in a good way but, no less changed. You see, when Ry was born I was still pretty OCD.. It was easy to manage one baby and the house and my job and my other duties and responsibilities. Ry was bathed every day (as was I) she was dressed with coordinating bracelets and bows. I was able to eat something on a regular basis. I had a plan.... Gator threw all that out the window during his hospital stays. When Munchie came around she was easy compared to what we had endured with Gator. With May who I have affectionately started calling Squish or Squishy...(I know you were all wondering what we would nick name her. She probably won't appreciate it either. But don't you just wanna squish her?) I have completely dropped the ball people!!!! If she has a shower and if I get her dressed bows are completely useless. The house is a disaster from what I am used to managing and I am still skirting by on leftovers...
I know that this time when it seems like chaos is an everyday event will soon be over as we (hopefully please) get back into routines and schedules. So if you see me and I look disheveled, smell slightly of spit up and BO and don't have my family looking perfect. Just laugh cause you've either been here too or look at me sympathetically.
For those of you thinking about having more than three, I won't lie to you.. It's pretty hard!
I will leave you with a few photos of miss Munchie- crazy girl.


likeschocolate said...

I had it together until I had number 4. The laundry is piled so high it looks like Mt. Everest!

MEL said...

NOW you can understand everyone you thought you'd never be like... You know, the people who don't bother sweeping the floor after breakfast because it will just be a disaster again at lunch... Ha ha! ;)

berrymom said...

Oh my, I completely understand what you are saying!!! I think I lost all semblance of holding it together at #3, so you are doing better than me! I have decided to look at my house mess this way...anyone who comes over must feel better about their house compared to mine, so I am doing them a service by letting them see my house so messy. :) Love you!

Elk Horn Specialties said...

These are all very true comments and then the day will come and you have too much house to clean and no one around to mess it up and when they come and leave a mess you leave it to remember they were here. I understand now when Grandma Groesbeck would leave the kids fingerprints around after they left............ Love you :)