Wednesday, May 19

buddy system

I love these kids. I really, really do. I took this picture today at the library because it reminded me of how they really are with each other. He's looking at a book about dinosaurs (of course) and she's looking at a Fancy Nancy book (of course), and they are smashed on that little couch together, neither one complaining. Occasionally Tyler will say, "Alexis, look a T-Rex!" and she'll hurry and look. Or she'll point out something funny in her book and he'll laugh along with her. It was all very sweet and cute and a good reminder to me of what good, loving kids they really are.

Because lately they've been crazy. And that is an understatement.

Two weeks from today I'll be induced (I've given up hope that the baby will come on his own), and I think the kids sense the change coming. Obviously they know about the baby, but they don't know what it will do to their world. But they sense it.

And on top of that we've had another recent change that has altered our world. I've tried to make the change an easy transition for them. I've tried to make it something they don't even notice, but they seem to be able to feel it. And the combination of these two things have made them C.R.A.Z.Y!

It was about this time in my pregnancy with Tyler that I started to panic for Alexis. I realized that her world was about to be rocked and I felt pretty bad about it. I worried that she would be lonely and feel abandoned. This time around, I don't feel those things. And I think it's because of the closeness that is evident in the picture above. They'll always have Jeremy and I, but if in the next few weeks they don't feel like they do, hopefully they'll feel like they have each other.

That is if they haven't killed each other before then.


Merrick said...

SO sorry about all the craziness in your life lately. Honestly, I don't know what else to say except sorry sorry sorry sorry!

Hang in there during these last few weeks of pregnancy...we'd love to bring you dinner, or watch your kids, or whatever you need when the baby arrives. PLEASE let us know what you need!

Krissy said...

Love that picture! TWO WEEKS? I somehow can't believe it (it always goes so much faster when it's someone else's pregnancy). Can't wait to see that little boy!

Kara said...

I understand, completely. Keep going, you're doing great!

Mary said...

We hope that everything is going better for you guys and that the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly! We can't wait to see pictures of your new little guy!

We would love to get together with you guys once everything in your life settles down. Just give Josh a call :)