Friday, August 28, 2009

Growing Pains

The monkeys have had a rough couple of weeks. I was at the hospital as much as I could be after my mom's surgery. The girls are not at all used to me being gone that much. Needless to say it brought out a lot of separation anxiety for them. Add in their beloved grandma who can't pick them up and their 12 month shots last week and you get two weeks with a whole lot of screaming. Way too much screaming! By Tuesday I wasn't sure if I was going to survive another day without loosing my mind.

The last couple of days have been much, much better. My happy babies returned! The nights have still been kind of rough. Last night the monkeys were up and screaming for 3 hours in the middle of the night. There wasn't anything wrong with them, they just wanted me to hold them. I know they love me and I am eternally grateful for the wonderful blessing they are. There are brief moments though when I wish they needed me just a little bit less. Then I look at those adorable faces smiling at me and I remember how good it feels to be needed so much!

I have been swamped this week, so I don't really have any new photos. Here are some vintage ones instead.


  1. Even though it has been a rough couple of weeks I can not ask for a more wonderful daughter and granddaughters. two more weeks and I can pick them up and get in the floor and play with them.

  2. Oh the wonderful world of Motherhood,But Alyssa
    when they get big enough to put thier arms around your neck and say "mommie I love you" you won't remember any of this.
    Carol I am so glad you are doing so well.