Saturday, October 03, 2009

Higher! Higher like a flyer!

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He really is smiling under there.  Speaking of “he”. . . Simon is all big boy now.  When did that happen?  He is a toddling, babbling, bundle of big boy-ness.  Non-stop eating.  (I swear I really do feed him although he contests otherwise at all times.)  He bursts into laughter after someone else does, just so he’s sure to be in on the joke.  He constantly opens and shuts things loudly and tosses his toys around with joy.  He is one beautiful boy. . .so beautiful and fun that we’ve decided. . .

 

 

 

 

 

we’re done.  Really, as I discussed with my bestest the other day. . .I’ve been having babies for 10 years.  I know that some women have babies for much longer but I’m spent.  I also feel very done.  I had initially thought, well, I’ll give it until Simon’s a year old (I can make NO good decisions when I’m so sleep deprived and crazy. . ).  As Simon reached that one year mark I was so excited.  Ready to “move-on” in life.  I’m ready for all of us to go places, not to have to pack snacks, diapers, sippys, worry about naps and babysitters.  Most of all we just know it.   I really had been wondering, but the moment I knew was when I was holding someone’s little tiny babe (I LOVE babies. . .), and she started to fuss.  It used to be like a challenge to me when I was holding a baby and they fussed, like I was saying, OK, watch me in action, I can get this baby to be happy, go to sleep, let a little gas go . . .whatever.  But this time the first thought in my head was. . .yep, I’m done. 

I have 4 beautiful children and a wonderful hubby right along my side.  Those children are growing and growing literally before my eyes.  Madison can look me right in the eyes now and shares my shoes. . . I’m coming to realize  that in only 8 short years, Madison will graduate. 

I’m excited for “life” for my kids.  I’m ready to be that big momma bird that preps and talks and practices with them then sends them off flying.  Of course, I’m not ready for that but I’m excited for it.  They’re ready, and because they’re ready I have to be. 

11 comments:

Ahnah said...

I could have written this post myself! Even though my little one is only 5 weeks, we are done. A big D O N E done. It feels good to be moving on to a new stage in life doesn't it??

Azúcar said...

This is big news and I'm so happy for you!

I come from a family of three girls and one boy, it was wonderful.

Tasha said...

That must be a relief to know that this is it. 4 is a good number and you've done such an amazing job thus far in raising them. Now, if only one day we actually start having kids...It'll have to wait until school's done:)

Julie Ramsay said...

You have beautiful kids! I love being done too!!!

McAllister Family said...

Your kids are beautiful, Wendy. They are so lucky to have you for their mother. I've always wondered when I'll get that feeling of contentment and know that I'm done. We'll see. What a good feeling to feel that your family is complete. You have a gorgeous family!

The CEO said...

Love the post. I'm so proud of you and your beautiful family!!! :)
Shanna

Lisa said...

That feeling you've described and the many thoughts are very familiar (TWINNERS!) It's time for the next phase of our lives. I can't believe how fast it is coming along. Yowzahs! Can't wait to see your babies (and you) in person!

melmck said...

thank you for your sweet comment! it's always good to hear from someone who "get's it." :) can't wait to catch up on your blog and familiarize myself with you a little more. :)

The Warren Family said...

He IS cute! I hope I get that feeling someday. I love bebes, it's just that darn pregnancy thing. Your family is adorable. We are really going to miss you guys!

Kimberly said...

Oh...but Wendy...you and matt make such BEAUTIFUL babies!! Sure you're not up for just one more?? ;)

Katydid said...

What a hard decision to make! You expressed it well.