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Holiday Thoughts May 31, 2010

Posted by Tori in Moms, Pregnancy.
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It’s exhausting raising two girls and growing another little one right now. The girls are growing, finding themselves and exploring. The little one is testing boundaries as fast as she can. She’s my little billy goat, always climbing and trying to reach everything, though we trying to tuck it all safely away. She has a fierce independent streak that reminds me a wee bit of her mama.

The older one has grown so much these last few weeks. I swear I turn around and she’s another foot taller and twice as bright as before. She’s very articulate, very loving and very dramatic. Her heart is pure gold.

I’ve spent a fair bit of time lecturing on the importance of treating sisters well. I want to emphasize to them now how important they are to each other. They are fundamentally different, I can already see that, but they do love each other very much. Sometimes they need a little reminding of that. It’s important to me that they learn how to work together now and not clash all of the time.

This little one that is growing inside me is getting bigger and more active all the time. I’m a little nervous about having a boy. It will be a different experience for sure. He has two fierce, fiery big sisters to grow up with. But he seems strong and I imagine that he will hold his own just fine.

As I get to celebrate a holiday and spend an extra day with my kiddos, I can’t help but be grateful for my family.