This last weekend, the weather was gorgeous and we made a quick trip up to my parents' lake property. We didn't get to enjoy summer that much since I was on bed rest. Matt needed to get in a last ski and I decided to try as well. (Matt failed to get a picture, but it's probably best since I'm sure there is a rule somewhere that one should not get in a swimming suit 3 weeks after having a baby.) The weather was great, but the water was freezing. Thank goodness for wet suits! I failed to remember what pregnancy does to my back. I was only up for a short time when my back felt like it would rip into two! Even though my body aches several days later, it was fun to be able to get out and do things again.
Life with two kids is good but also a bit of a juggling act, especially since this rotation for Matt has him coming home at 11pm. The last couple of days Charlie has been extra fussy, so I have been trying to experiment with nursing, gas drops, etc. I'm sure everything will even out in a few weeks. Madeline is still really great with him. She still begs for my attention and I'm trying hard to make sure she gets quality mommy time. Any time I'm feeling overwhelmed, though, I think about my friend who has a little girl Madeline's age and just had twins! Yeah, no complaining here...
One Madeline quote - When we read the Book of Mormon at night, she has to turn to the page of Christ being baptized. (it's the family edition with some pictures) It's her favorite and she's really into the idea of Baptism right now. Tonight I sang her the primary song "When I am Baptized" while tucking her in. She watched my face intently as I sang and then said when it was over, "Thank you, Momma. I really love that song." Sweet moments like this make the hard days so worth it. Oh and I love that she still calls me "Momma."
Regarding Charlie's shirt, Yes, his daddy is happy he's a boy. They've watched the Red Sox win (and lose) together and Charlie is currently being taught the finer points of football. :)