Different Types of Kisses

The boys and I have this fun thing we do before bed.  I just love it and treasure it because I know that it is one of those things that will end in a few years.  Yup, I get the poochey lip when I consider that this is time-limited.

Tonight as I was tucking Drew into bed, he said, “Mommy, let’s do ‘butterfly kisses’.”   So we did “butterfly kisses.”  I then said, “How about ‘Eskimo kisses’?”  It is so sweet to share these precious moments with my cute little guys!  I love the fact that I can still give them huge “smoochies”, as Drew calls them and great big “bear hugs.”  Why do I so easily forget this when I tire of messes and behaviors that need to be improved?

Lord, remind me that today is such a blessing and treasure that can only be enjoyed today.

Contractions, Contractions, and More Contractions

I wonder if Jonathan will deliver this baby!  Why do I say that?  I don’t think that I will know when I am actually in labor until I am quite far along.  I have had so many contractions leading up to her delivery that it’s going to take me hours of labor before I even know it’s the real thing.  Last night and into today, I have been having lots of back contractions.  My back is getting a little tired of the pain.  I am hoping this means that the real deal with be fast and not too difficult.  I can think positively, right?!!  🙂

I am getting so close though, and it is so hard to believe that soon — very soon we will actually be holding our little girl.  The boys are excited too!  I can’t wait to see their reactions to her!  As Luke says, “She’ll wear dresses so she can be a beauty.”  I love that little guy; he says the sweetest things!

I am so blessed when I consider that I have not just three little boys but now another little one to raise — our first daughter!  How amazing is that?!!!