And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Precious Moments

First of all- sorry to everyone who either fell for the April Fools joke or who choked/sputtered before realizing it was a prank :) No we are not pregnant we are not planning to get pregnant anytime in the near future. Ben will get an Anneke someday (what we would have named him if he was a girl) but we told him he has to sleep through the night and be potty-trained first. That's good motivation for him :)
Our church had our Maundy Thursday service last night. We don't have a service on Good Friday, just on M.Thursday. I got home late and was quite exhausted after a crazy day. Despite being ready to collapse on the floor with exhaustion, I found myself in a somewhat wound up state. Have you ever experienced that? You're so tired you're overly energetic? Cleaning the house or organizing closets like a sleep crazed zombie? That was me. Ben started squawking around 10:30 and since it wasn't time to eat yet, Brian went in to settle him down, give him his num-nummers (pacifier), rest Albus on his shoulder and Lovey in the crook of his arm and shhhh him back to sleep. I walked over to the nursery door and watched the nightly, sometimes hourly ritual when Brian motioned for me to come in. We moved the rocking chair right near the crib so at least we can sit down and not have to bend over the crib constantly. He got up and let me sit down and gently placed my hand on Ben's chest. CALM. Here was this incredibly warm little body rhythmically moving up and down, breathing steadily and peacefully. Precious moment. All was right with the world and was just as it should be. This perfect little person contentedly deep in sleep. I will miss this. I'll miss watching his little body in his animal jammies sleeping in a crib that is still to big for him with his arms in the "touchdown" position. can't halt progress. It's exciting to see Ben grow but still....sad to think that there won't be moments exactly like this forever. There will be plenty of precious moments, but not this moment.
And on that note...nap time is officially over. I hear cooing and thumping coming from the crib upstairs. Have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone!

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