in a week and a half i will have a 4 year old. my firstborn son will be
turning four, and yet i have no experience dealing with planning a celebration
for a 3-almost-4 year old. i can't ask him what kind of cake he prefers. i
can't pick out a theme for his party based on his interests. i can't send out
invitations to his friends. so i find myself doing what i have done for
every.single.birthday he has had - living in denial for a while before
stressing and worrying endlessly that the things i have planned for his day
will never do my love for him justice. how i wish every day that things were
our family has changed yet again. we have welcomed a 2nd rainbow - our 2nd
son (L) - into the world. he is just months old, and such a wonderful
combination of his older siblings. baby girl is absolutely head over heels in
love with him. to witness her affection for him is so bittersweet. though she
took no interest in my pregnancy with him, she became attached to him
immediately upon seeing him. very much like the love a mother has for their
child. she kisses him about a million times a day (if not more).
it's been very emotional and i really try to take things moment by moment
now. i have had some instances of deja vu with L that make me catch my breath.
we've got some major milestones coming up in the next few months, and i'm
trying hard not to lose my sanity just getting through them. i know i had a
hard time with baby girl, but with L being the same gender as Julius, it kicks
that PTSD into high gear. So if you have a minute to spare, please say a prayer for us and my sanity.
i'm not really sure what i will do with this space. i think it's time to give up thinking that i will regularly update it. we've had so much going on in our lives over the last year, and i don't see that slowing dow any in the near future (at least i pray it doesn't). i think i may just leave it public for now and update on Julius' special days. but if i do blog, i will most likely pick it up over at the blog i started for baby girl, which i will keep private (for access and the link email me).