Did You Know...??? {The Four-Kid-Mom Edition}

Did you know...

...when you tell people that you have four children and their ages are 6, 4, 2, and newborn that people automatically assume you are a "planner"?

...that even though you said you were "done" at four that you may or may not feel a sense of resolution once that fourth baby arrives? And that it will haunt you in the wee hours of the morning?

...that poisoned apples are not only fairy tale fodder? Apparently they are quite effective on unruly two-year olds who refuse to nap as well.

...that a) if you are a blogger, b) if you have a baby, and c) that baby arrives around Valentines Day, blog friends will send you little goodies such as this? (Thank you again Mimi! Cee loves it... Can you tell?)

...an uninterrupted hot shower is like unto a week long vacation in the Bahamas?

...a week long vacation in the Bahamas is easier to come by than an uninterrupted hot shower?

...that if you are a four-kid family living in Utah, you look pretty normal compared to all the other out-of-control-rabbit-breeding crazies out there? (And when I say "crazies" I do so with much admiration and respect IF they're doing it right...)

...it is perfectly acceptable to wear your comfortable maternity pants and under-roos even if you can technically fit in your pre-pregnancy pants? Especially if you are too busy breastfeeding to do the laundry.

...breastfeeding your newborn is a legitimate "out" for laundry, dishes, making dinner, conversations with unpleasant visitors, boring meetings, and putting older kids to bed. ("Didn't you just barely feed the baby?" *shrugs shoulders* "Newborns. Sheesh." )

...hemorrhoids are no laughing matter and not good joke material?... JOE!

...the noise level in your house raises exponentially with the arrival of number four, even though the new addition may not be the source of noise?

...that teeny tiny itty bitty baby feet can make a grown woman cry?

...peanut butter sandwiches for dinner the fourth night in a row sounds like a perfectly lovely idea when contemplating whether or not to load up four kids in the van to go to the store all by yourself? Even if you are out milk...and peanut butter...and bread? In fact, nothing could make you leave the house with four kids by yourself unless a) you are out of diapers and not willing to wrap your kitchen towels around your newborn's bum, b) there's a veritable lifetime supply of chocolate waiting on the other end, or c) the house is on fire?

...no matter how "fluffy" you are, people will tell you how amazing you look "for just having your fourth baby"? And you will restrain yourself from giving them a big fat kiss and asking them to be your new best friend?

...it still boggles the mind to look at a new baby and think: "THAT came from me! Like from inside my body! I made that! Wow. "

...a new mother just can't resist showing off her baby, be it the first or the fourth? And a mother can see the subtle differences between 40 pictures of her baby all in the same position and MUST have a copy of 34 of those 40pictures?


Mamarazzi said...

i think i will go get me some maternity jeans...i hear they are suuuuper comfy.

love the pictures.

absolute sweetness.

i love the poison apple bit too.

so cute!

i love that you are finding a little time for blogging.

aubrey said...

I always go for the comfy pants...

And I TOTALLY know what you mean about the sense of doneness...

She is such a doll.

Kristine said...

evelyn - congrats! your baby is SO SO adorable! So um, I LURVE (it's a utah way to say, learn quick so you can be all cool) all you pics, and think you are super awesome. One thing I beg of you is to still be you on your blog - don't succumb to the utah bloggy pressure and start getting all cutesy and wRItinG LiKE thIS! *~~*~~~*

Hang in there! You're my hero - 4 ! wowza :-)

Sami said...

I am in love with that picture of Jeigh and Cee together! So sweet! It ALMOST makes me wish I had a baby.
Okay, that's a lie. What I wish is, that I lived closer to you, so that I could borrow your baby.
That's more like it...

Valerie said...

I love your blog Evelyn! So matter of fact and you have such a cute way of putting things together. You're family has been thru so much in the past few years from Arizona to Nevada and to Utah. You've carried your family thru it so well! Keep up the blogging, I always get a good laugh. I would love to know where in Utah you are... not sure if that is privileged information or not.

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! First of all, you are super funny and second of all, those precious pictures are making my uterus hurt. I want another one so bad I can't stand it!

And you're already back into your pre-pregnancy jeans? I hate you for that.

MiMi said...

The pictures are just fantastic, E!! I love em. And you are very welcome for the Valentine. :)

Jodi said...

I can't wait!

Myya said...

I am in loooove with your kids, they are soooo sweet!!! you are hilarious & oh my gosh you are not kidding when you say Bahamas would be easier than a hit uninterrupted shower. Just within the last few months I feel like Aliya can fend against three other two while I shower.

Lind Family said...

Yay! I'm glad you are doing well! I love all the pics! So exciting to see the girls lined up!

{leah} said...

Being a mom of 4 is great!!! and it's even better when they are cute kids that you get to take care of.

I think you are strong woman and I look up to you.

You are loved. Just wanted you to know.

Lisa said...

How sweet! Love your post! :) And I Love the pic of all 3 together!

Sarahie said...

Oh, my goodness! I love, love, love your pictures! The ones of your girls laying together are so sweet.

And, is it bad if almost all of those things applied to me and I'm only at 2? Hmm...

I hope all is going well in beautiful Utah. We're coming home for a few weeks this summer. Maybe I'll get to see you!

Cherie said...

Very sweet pictures.

Patty Ann said...

Love the pictures! They are so sweet. Love the outfit on the baby. I think you are totally amazing.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

That apple pic is the best!!

And you are right on all counts.

Cee is beautiful!


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