Friday, October 9, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

Wow! Where did my maternity leave go? I have about 2 more weeks before I go back to work. This is such a hard thing this time around. I have enjoyed being home with the boys the last few weeks. I love sleeping in (oh, staying in my pjs) and not rushing to get ready. I love hanging out with them in the mornings. This might be weird, but I love taking Hudsen to school. I feel like a real stay at home mom getting to do all the things that my WONDERFUL babysitter does for me. Normally I would be going a little crazy staying home everyday, but this time is different, maybe its because I know (I hope) this is my last baby. When Gannon was this age, I needed to go back to work because Levi was at the Academy and I needed to take my mind off of him being gone. Ryker is such a snuggle bug and I am going to miss that so much.

There are always good things that follow the not so good things and one of them being that I will be at school WITH Hudsen. I do miss waiting for him to walk into my classroom at the end of the day. Everyday, I am shocked that my baby is big enough to be coming to my classroom from his. His days are always filled with the excitement of centers, library time, computer lap (that's what he calls it), and of course, RECESS.

Gannon too is getting big. I love watching his little legs walk towards me at the end of the day. He always has a smile for me when I pick him up. It might not stay a smile, but there is always a brief moment that hey, that's my mama. The kid is talking up a storm. Words are flying out of this little man that I once thought would never speak. A couple days ago, he climbed on my chair in the bathroom, picked up my nail polish and began singing like he was holding a mic. What a wonderful mama moment. Of course, no camera handy.

Ryker has started really noticing things around him. The melt your Mama's heart smile that comes from that little thing looking up at me and realizing it is his Mommy. Those are the times that I will miss the most when I am working. He is not the best sleeper at night, but I guess that just gives us a few extra HOURS of Mommy Ryker time.

Everyone told me that 3 kids was not a big thing after having 2. They said "It's just one more to throw into the mix." That was a LIE! Three kids adds about 1 hour to bath time at night, 30 extra minutes getting ready in the morning and 15 trying to get everyone in the car and buckled up. Sometimes I wish I could just throw them all the back of the car like my parents did to us. That is probably not a good idea, their Trooper of a Daddy might not like that so much. I am thankful that they are all boys and as of now, they don't really care about their hair or what they are wearing.

I am so thankful that I was given one more chance to stay at home with another wonderful little baby.