A Week of Thanks-Part III
I never thought I'd have a girl, let alone two. It isn't that I didn't want them, honestly it was the complete opposite; I wanted a girl too badly. I am not normally superstitious, but when it came to having children I always felt I was jinxing myself by wanting a child at all, especially a girl. If I wanted a girl too badly I'd never get one. Now I have two!
My girls are amazing. Madeline makes me laugh and smile a million times every day. Even when she is getting on my nerves or testing the limits she has a way of saying the funniest things. Today she informed me that when I was a baby she was the mommy and I nursed from her... then she looked at me and said, "but now you're a grown up and I like that." I mean really?
She is compassionate and cares so deeply at just two years old it amazes me. Yesterday two solicitors from the phone company came to the door and when I told them I wasn't interested she got upset that I sent her "visitor friends" away. And whenever we are out with out Kevin, or Lydia she is constantly talking about where they are. "Daddy is a work, but he be home later. Lydia is at home with Daddy. We all be at home soon." My grandmother left the dinner table to go to the bathroom once and she had an emotional meltdown, that is until Ma returned to the table.
And I could (and should) deticate a whole post to how loving Madeline is with her sister. When Lydia cries, Madeline stops whatever she is doing and comes to see what she can do to help. She fetches bop-oos (pacifiers), burp clothes, diapers or anything Lydia needs. She loves Lydia and showers her with kisses all day long, and tell her she loves her each time. I can't wait to see what their relationship will be like as they grow up. I love it so far.
Lydia is only 6 weeks old so it is hard to tell what kind of kid she'll be, but to be honest, she is already so laid back. She cries of course, but is usually easy to soothe and has just started smiling with purpose. Last night she even slept for 5 hours! I love that... I am hoping for a repeat tonight, but that might be too much to ask. I really am so in love with her already. Baby love is a wonderful thing! (I have an entire post dedicated to this... so be looking for it... soon!)
So I am thankful for my girls. My children... my loves. I can't wait to see how my girls grow up. I never had a sister, and although I love my brother and the relationship we have I always wondered what it would be like to have a sister. (My mom is so close to her sisters and I am envious of that at times.) Now I get to see how my girls grow as sisters. I hope they are close; as close as I would have liked to have been with a sister, but only time will tell. Until then I will just enjoy my girls, watching them grow and learning to love each other. Amazing.