Friday, October 28, 2011

Stick a fork in me, I'm done!

Having babies that is. And Brian is SO done! He loves our kids, but 3 is the limit. I always tell everyone when they ask if we are having more kids that we are done, but that Brian could talk me into a 4th....but he won't:) And that's probably a good thing, and I'm glad for a husband who knows/sets his limits:) I also always say that if I didn't have to raise them past the first year of life, we would have a house full of babies. But, beyond the first year is really part of the deal...go figure. So there you have it folks, we are done. No more Hutton's from us! These three cuties will have to do.This is a very sad and bittersweet time for me. Because I know that three is my limit too. Two probably would have been plenty (and some days is more than I can handle anyways!), but then we wouldn't have had this handsome little boy in our life.
My problem is just that I enjoy being pregnant.
I enjoy labor and delivery (I know I's a sickness I tell you:))
I love the newborn stage.
But every baby turns into a toddler.......
And that's the problem:)
There are those people who hate the baby stage, but love the the toddler stage. I am the opposite. I LOVE the baby stage, and hate the toddler stage. It is just so tiring and frustrating and angering. I am a very patient person, or so I thought, and then our oldest baby turned into a toddler. Insert all patience out the window here. I just can't handle it. I don't enjoy it most days, and am wishing for a fast forward button! I love our kids dearly, but there are LOTS of days where I just wish I could run away. They run me ragged and wear me down. I shed tears and they make me shed tears. It's just a little ridiculous!!! I know that this too will pass, and I'm just waiting. Trying to wait patiently. And the reality is, I don't really want them to grow up to fast. They are already growing too fast. I just want out of toddler hood:) Then I know we will enter a whole new set of battles......But I'm ready to put our diaper days behind us. I'm ready for sports and school parties.
And as I write this I'm tearing up (I'm such a baby), because it makes me so sad to be leaving this stage of life behind. To know that I won't experience that baby moving inside me again. To hear the heartbeat for the first time. To experience the excitement of new life in the family.

But at the same time, I'm so excited to see what's ahead. To be behind the nighttime feedings. The toddler tantrums over the word no. The inability to actually say words to communicate. So many more exciting things ahead, and I can't wait. I just gotta get our three little ones through my least desirable stage first I'm not even halfway done....Yikes!!

At least they are cute:) And in other news, this little man is almost 10 weeks old! When did that happen!
He went to the dr on Wednesday for his 2 month check-up and first round of shots. He wasn't a fan of the shots, but who can blame him.

Height: 22 1/2 inches (25th percentile)
Weight: 11 lbs 12 oz (50th percentile)
Head circumference: 15 1/2 inches (> 25th percentile)

He's growing fast and changing so quickly. Must be because he's our last.....he's trying to speed up the growing process for me when I just want to keep him a baby forever:)

1 comment:

  1. Me? I love the toddler stage over the newborn baby stage. The newborn baby stage was the hardest part for me! So, how about this? I'll trade you one (or even two!) of your toddlers if you'll take care of my next newborn (which won't be for another few years!) :) How does that sound?? ;)