may 1, 2013 seems like a lifetime ago some days and most nights, when it is quiet and calm, it seems like yesterday. violet alice was born in the early morning on may 1st. it snowed that day. the weather broke records. so did my daughter. she always will. that's the kind of girl she is.
she let out one yell when they brought her into this world. she never really cried until about two weeks later. she preferred to be snuggled quietly with me. and, for the most part, she still does. she slept through the night at 6 weeks. then at about 5 months her lioness came alive and she was off of the sleeping for awhile. now after battling bronchitis she is getting back into the swing of things. nursing, co-sleeping, and baby wearing are her jam. so, so different than her brother. strong will is also her jam. just like her brother. crawling and sitting up all before six months. so not like her brother. eating and loving all things food. just like her brother.
|peas, green beans, spinach, parsnips, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, strawberries, blueberries, apples, prunes, pears, bananas, rice cereal, oatmeal, and baby mummums have all graced those beautiful lips.|
two was/is hard at times. feeling pulled in multiple directions. figuring out schedules. doling out the proper amount of attention. making everyone feel special and loved. dealing with colds and stomach viruses that spread like wildfire. volunteering at preschool. helping babies cope with separation anxiety. throwing parties. welcoming the holiday season. it's all a juggling act.
i love them. these children of mine. this family.