Thursday, June 23, 2011

My affection has competition

As much as I'm crazy for her, my affection has competition in the form of a 2 1/2 year old girl's heart.  
Lilah is bursting with Clara enthusiasm.
I knew it was deeply rooted when she walked into my hospital room & saw my friend holding the baby and her face dropped. She fixed her eyes intensely on Miss Heather as if saying, "that's my baby. lady!"
For the first time in her life, she has shown us she can indeed stay in one place for longer than 90 seconds. Wherever Clara is, there Lilah will be also. 
She washes her hands and announces she can hold her. 
She carries a diaper & wipes in case Clara may need it. 
She even drapes her beloved blanket over her sister without a second thought. 
And there's nothing better than how a 2 y/o with a "W" substitution for "L" says Clara Lily

Turns out there's a downside to having 2 1/2 year old mini-mama.
On Day 1 at home Lilah tripped and landed full-weight on Clara in the bouncy seat.
On Day 6 that scary dream you have when you're pregnant came true. Lilah was standing unsupervised in the dark room by Clara's bassinet HOLDING HER! 
Clara had been asleep in there. Lilah can barely reach inside, so the different ways she could have pulled her out keep haunting me. My mom (who found her) said she he was holding her just as well any grown up would, head resting on her shoulder, bottom supported. She was making her way out of the room, HOLDING HER!!! The what ifs are endless...
I think I may need one of those video monitors afterall.
I'm pretty sure Lilah believes June 16th was the best Christmas ever; she got a living doll.
Let's pray she's still living at week 2!
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3 comments:

  1. Tina I'm in loooove with your family!!!! So proud of you and all you do! Enjoy that sweet thang!! Your family is so beautiful! I laugh, I cry, and I understand with everything you write. I again, not a blog reader, except for yours. It's my way of keeping in touch. Love you.

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  2. Week 2, Tegan on two separate occasions came into the room I was in holding Ezekiel...bringing him to me because he was crying, or he needed me, or he was hungry...or...or. Yes, super scary! I guess the third is just designed to handle more with two older siblings to hurt...I meant "help" them through life.

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  3. I LOVE YOUR BLOG TINA BRINGS BACK LOTS OF WONDERFULL MEMORIES AND I GET TO HEAR WHAT MY BEAUTIFULL GRAND CHILDREN ARE DOING ,MISS YOU ALL!!!! MOM2

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