7 Jul

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One of my three favorite foods (a superfood!) and the semblance of this sweet one’s eyes.  Love. love. love.

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Off subject and truncated: In the last week I’ve found that, at least for me at this time, it’s acceptable to ask for help before I’m running purely on survival mode; it’s okay to say “yes” to generous offers purely because they make life more enjoyable.  John’s been working the evening shifts recently.  On Tuesday last week, he got home at 1am to an explosion of legos, books, and caked applesauce, with me and Evie passed out on the couch downstairs.  Yes, I could put both girls to bed by myself.  But the following night (and the next night and the next night), a friend came over to hold Evie while I put Ari to bed–heaven!  Those five minutes by myself with her were crucial, to both of us.  Breastfeeding alone necessitates that I get a lot of one-on-one time with Evie; but I also need my time with her brave older sister.

Cuteness: Ari has been insisting of going to bed with 2-4 books in her crib.  Sometimes she flips through one after I put her to bed, before she falls asleep.  Sometimes she stacks them in a corner, then gingerly places her lovey on top and snuggles in.  Twice now, a book has fallen out of the crib and Ari has responded with blood curdling screams.  When I arrived, she was standing up, fat tears on cheeks, howling.  I retrieved the book and handed it to her, crying instantly stopped, and she dove back into her pile of books and stuffed animals and went to sleep.



5 Responses to “blueberries”

  1. phantomdiver July 8, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    A book-lover! What a big surprise! 😉

    • annaojesus July 15, 2014 at 11:59 am #

      Ha! We’re tickled pink…though I’m so disappointed that I seem to always choose trashy TV over good literature to keep me awake during middle-of-the-night feeds.

  2. Eve July 11, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    You have two beautiful little girls! So sweet…You seem to be not only surviving but thriving, even with a newborn and “two under two”. I don’t know how you do it! It is so wonderful that Ari seems to be a budding book lover. By some funny coincidence, your daughter has the same name as myself (almost) and I have a five month old daughter who we named Anna, which was the name I had picked out for when/if I ever had a girl, years before I was actually ready for children of my own! I always thought it was such a classic, simple, and sweet name.

    • annaojesus July 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      Thank you so much, Eve! Very kind of you, though I assure you have my “crash and burn” moments…like Sunday night when I just started crying for NO logical reason at one of our friend’s homes 🙂 Also, Evie gets most of the credit for me surviving because she is a GOOD baby…love that she just passes out in the car, it’s awesome!

      What a fun coincidence! Ari normally calls Evie some variation of Eve or Eva or Ah-vah 🙂 I love them all! And congratulations on your own daughter! I hope she’s well and treating you well. I’ll say that a name like Anna makes it easy for travel, as there is some equivalent in most languages. Probable the same for Eve, no?

      Thank you again for your kind encouragement!


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