Friday, February 25, 2011

It Won't Be Like This Forever

Lately some things here at the hive have been less than peaceful, more than annoying and sometimes just plain crazy. We're going on at least 5 (or maybe 6) weeks straight of one or both boys being sick. Really I can't remember exactly how long it's been, but I do know that we've been to the pediatrician 7 times this year...and Dr. Aaron has also treated our boys for things that have crept up over the weekends...see, I said it was crazy! Both boys are currently being treated for left ear infections...apparently Johnathan's is pretty severe which might be why he seems to have trouble hearing me lately...he is also just getting over having's been a heckuva week, that's for sure. Eli is still hanging on to the cough that he's had for over a month, and just when I thought he was getting better he got hit with some allergies, so the cough is back, but not as bad. I am just ready for my little boys to be well! Ugh!

I keep having to remind myself that even though it seems like my little dudes have been sick for ages that it won't be like this forever. For everything there is a season and I just have to stay focused on the positive things that happen throughout our days...after all, it won't be like this forever.

There are so many sweet things that do fill up our days, and I wish I could capture each of those moments and remember them for a lifetime. Life goes by so fast, and I don't want to forget any of the special memories that we're making right now. Like when Johnathan asks to snuggle with me at night before bed...usually right after I've sung to him like I always do...the same 4 songs, the same order, every night...and then his sweet little request..."I want to snuggle, Mama"...and I almost always oblige. It is such a sweet time with him. He just likes for me to lay close to him and he likes to hold my hands or will curl up next to me and place his hands on my face. He has always been like this, but I know that sometime in our future he will grow out of this won't be like this forever...and I want to enjoy each second that I have with my cuddly little guy.

Eli's latest challenge have been his sleeping habits at night. Things have gotten better since we made the switch to the other room, but there is still a lot to be accomplished...mainly getting him to sleep through the night. However, until we decide exactly how to go about that I am trying to see the positive side in getting up with him at night. No matter how exhausted I am there is still something undeniably sweet about comforting my baby through nursing. Eli does this funny little thing where he'll rotate his left foot counter-clockwise when he's starting to fall asleep. He will just turn it around and around and around. It's precious, and it's one of those things that I definitely want to remember...because it won't be like this forever.

Alrighty y'all, I'm off to enjoy the remainder of my evening until I attempt to go to sleep...wish me luck with the sleeping part...what I wouldn't give for 5 or 6 straight hours! Heck, 3 or 4 would be nice too! ;)

Tired but Happy,


Emily Minich said...

Oh, Grace, such a bittersweet post! 'It won't be like this forever' is both encouraging and discouraging! In the troubles to come as the boys get older and go through life, I know we'll look back to these mostly carefree days and remember them joyfully.... it just seems like troubles are bigger when you are older. What we wouldn't have given for a simple ear infection during our struggles with infertility. I hope none of our boys go through heartache, and yet, I know God will take care of them just like he's taken care of and blessed us.

Gail said...

I really liked this post Gracie. As I was reading to Cole today and he was looking at the pictures with his bright eyes, I was thinking that someday he'll say, "read it again Mommy" like we used to with Mom. I love this stage and I love looking forward to his chatter days, but then I think....soon he won't be asking me to read to him anymore and he'll be too big to sit on my lap! I really don't like thinking of that....but its so goes by so quickly.....