Bryce has hit the three month turning point. He is SO cute, cuddly, fun; mellow and less fussy.
Twice after I go to bed, he wakes to nurse.
Several days ago I was initiated into the pain of nursing with a cracked... um. ouch. I've never experienced this before, and it has gotten progressively worse each day, until hopefully the lanolin I bought today will help.
I mean to tell ya! I have more compassion now, for the gals with whom this malady is the norm. I've never before been so loath to see those couple hours pass from the last meal, and been driven to tears. This brings "toe curling" pain to a whole new level!!!
If you can tell me any thing else that might help, or how long I might expect this to last, I am all ears.
On a lighter note, we hosted an open house last night. Along with the Smith's, and Mrs. Smith's precious parents, five other families joined us which brought the children tally up to 38 children plus two in knitting!
It was a wonderfully full and fun-filled household. We were privileged to enjoy people who we now consider friends - no longer people we just met. Along with our "old" friends (that we met under two years ago), we had the delight of getting to know some "new" friends too.
This is a precious season, and we are blessed to have such lovely memories which we will cherish always. Our pictures didn't turn out fantastic, but here are a few for proof.
The only thing that could have made this event more perfect would have been the presence of friends in the area who couldn't make it, adding to that our beloved family from "home" in California, and lastly a collection of saints from all over the rest of the earth.
It's probably a good thing you all didn't come because we wouldn't have had enough room for that many children - even if we stacked them five tall and side by side!
We love you from here though. Blessings to you each and every dear ones!
(Mrs. Smith it looks like you really DID leave with everything you brought! And Jenny, I have your fondue dish and Christmas tray. I'm holding them hostage so you'll come see me again!)
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times