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The things I am going to miss

I know there is a lot I am going to miss about being a Mom of young children. In the moment sometimes I lose sight of this but I know it's coming. The things that plague me the most are probably the things I will miss the most. The diaper changes, the 3 am nursing sessions, the baths that come with a soaking wet bathroom floor, the meals where there is more giggling than eating. These things may drive me nuts now but I will miss them, a lot.

It doesn't help that I am probably mothering my last baby. I wish I wasn't done. I wish more babies would be raised in this family. It makes me sad that despite wanting more and having more love to give we're most likely done. It makes the whole process a little more bittersweet. The fortunate thing is that this realization makes sure that I never take it for granted. I know that middle of the night nursing sessions will soon be over and I will miss them. It won't be long before no one wants to sit on my lap or hold my hand. Eventually me reading a book to them will be something I wish for.


The "tedium" of nursing every few hours... 


Stacks of tiny little diapers...


Boppy pillows and baby toys...

Children strewn about the floor... 


Pacifiers and empty bowls that need cleaning...

Baby swings taking up space in my kitchen...


Piles of baby food containers...

Grace's collection of 12 sticker books that frustrate me half to death...


Princess toys that get left out every single day...


There is so much I will miss. 

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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