Monday, February 6, 2012

A Busy Life

Wow.  August.  It's been awhile.  Again.

Our fourth baby finally came in November.  (She was actually due in December, but we induced because I was so completely miserable.  I still feel a little sad when I think about how I didn't stick it out to the very end.. but I also didn't want to spend another 2-ish weeks dealing with pain that sometimes required Percocet.)

So the new newbie is here.  :)  In honor of a new baby and better recognition of personality, Newbie (the old one) is now dubbed "Princess."  Because that's what and who she is!!  To the very core.

What do you mean it's my fault?  I didn't spoil the tar out of my first and originally perceived ONLY daughter!  Okay, so maybe I did!  Why judge?  It's cute!  Right???

The new newbie is kind of our Sweet Pea.. so that will be her name.  Congratulations, Princess!  And Welcome, Sweet Pea!!

And, wow.  Four kids.  It's a lot.  I knew it was a lot.  Rather.. I thought I knew it was a lot.  And, maybe it's not that it's four, but more that it's.. 3 plus a baby!  And babies are quite a lot of work, even when they're relatively easy, like Sweet Pea.  Bond tried to warn me... over and over and OVER.  And over.  But I truly feel like I hit the jackpot with my babies, and I can't wait to see how the dynamic works out now that there's another girl.  Maybe a little sister will help our little Princess to be slightly more girlie.
Princess has developed into quite the tomboy.  She likes planes and trains better than the boys ever did, and it's super cute.  Her vocabulary has exploded, and she loves to sing and dance.
Sunshine is unbelievably scholarly.  He's very much his father's son.  Everything has to be perfect.  There is no other way!!

Tank is an established lover.  Usually, it's very endearing.. just not when he has the flu.

And Sweet Pea has the cutest little smile.  I'm excited to see her personality come out over the next several months!

As if I needed more proof of how busy I am.. it's February.. and my Christmas decorations are still up.  It's true.  I'll get it put away one of these days!