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    The Honeymoon Begins

    May 4, 2007 by Brandy Vencel

    Baby Q. is officially four-months-old. The age of four months is always a significant milestone around here. It has {so far} always been accompanied by a Sigh of Relief. My husband and I both think thoughts like, We made it! and It all feels so normal now.

    I have been informed by a friend of mine that she never feels this way until her newest babe is six-months-old, so apparently this phenomenon can vary by family. But I know the day always comes for every parent. It is the day when you feel like you finally have it figured out, that “doing it all” {even though none of us ever actually do it all} doesn’t take so much effort, but begins to come naturally. It is when the new habits finally become ingrained in all the family members. It is when you finally get a chance to step back a bit, stop for just a moment, and enjoy the fact that you actually made people and isn’t that a strange and interesting thought?

    It is four months now and I have learned to teach math at the kitchen island while simultaneously cutting vegetables and putting them in crock pot. It is four months now and I have learned how to survive the dreaded four o’clock hour where Toddler A. wants only to be held. Sometimes this involves my father coming over to hold her, but still we have survived.

    It is four months now, and everyone has enough clean undergarments to last them a few days. Most people have clean sheets. No one has a clean bathroom, but like I said, no one actually does everything.

    Four months begins what I usually call the Honeymoon. I am now well-rested enough to feel truly and utterly in love with the Baby. I am well-rested enough to still adore the other children (most of the time). And Baby Q. cannot walk, so I don’t have to chase after her and stop her before she inflicts some sort of mortal injury upon herself.

    So how about a toast? Here’s to four months. And here’s to tomorrow, the sixth anniversary of the day I married the Love of My Life.

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  • Reply Rahime May 5, 2007 at 3:17 am


  • Reply Kimbrah May 4, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Congrats and Congrats!

    Can’t wait to see you guys this weekend. We are staying through Tuesday now. Yipee!!!

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