Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I CAN DO IT!!

Three weeks ago mom and I took Keegan and Jack to the doctor. I thought it would be fun to take them both and get Keegan's 18 month shots. Now, this was when Jack was a week old...I was a little ambitious. We got there and loaded up the boys into the new double stroller which was not quite cooperating. Actually I think it was the users, but we will blame it on the stroller. At the same time, Jack was screaming his little head off because it was time to eat. I had a major freak out moment and said, "I CAN NOT DO THIS!!" My poor mom, bless her heart. She was dealing with a over the top hormonal woman that day. As a side note: My mom is the most amazing woman I have ever known. Even though she probably wanted to cry at how I was treating her, she kept it together. Don't you hate when you are mean to the ones you love most? Anyway, I love how she loves me unconditionally.

Well, three weeks later I am happy to say that I can do it. I am on my second week alone and it has been so much easier than I thought it would be. Last week, Keegan and I even had a bad cold and we made it through the fever and the sniffles. Praise the Lord Jack did not get it!! Really, it has been so much easier than I expected and while I am on my feet most of the day, I love it.

I am laughing at myself because one of my favorite shows is Jon and Kate Plus 8. While I feel like I have accomplished so much, it makes me feel so silly because that woman handles 4 times more children than me! Oh well, it still inspires me and it puts having only two children in perspective.

A year and a half ago, when I was childless, I did not know how to even change a diaper. I just have to pat myself on the back a little. :)

10 comments:

Cari said...

You are a great mom; I wish I was around more often to see you in action! And after all, how could you not be an amazing mom since your mom is so amazing?! She has taught you well, and indeed, loved you well. And me too. I love you both!

Matt, Andrea, & Luke said...

of course, YOU CAN DO IT!! :) you are amazing. i had a similar experience at Target. one of those days that i felt like i could barely make it out the door. then, i got there and a lady had a set of twin boys (age 3ish) and also a set of infant twins!! she was pushing one buggy and pulling the other behind her. i felt so lame-o. :)

Courtney said...

you can do it!!!!

i know how you feel. i had to take the boys to thier first doc visit and it was very interesting but we made it through. i am glad jack did not get sick. we are stuck inside untill all this yuckiness goes away!!

The Kaufmann Krew said...

you go girl!
So glad to hear things are going well with 2!
You really do adjust and things seem to work out. God is merciful!

lowerys said...

Michelle, you give me hope! I may be calling you and Amy lay and Andrea when it's my turn! :) Ben and I watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 too and love it! I would love to meet her - she really is pretty amazing. But I think you are too! :)

Kelly Bowman said...

You are doing great! I remember when Mia was born I thought there was no way I could do this by myself, but you will be amazed at how much easier things get as time passes by. Of course I may retract that comment once Mia starts crawling :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you! Keegan and Jack have the best mom (and dad)!
I have to admit that I was a little worried about you since you had never changed a diaper. (How did you manage to not ever change a Habermehl? lol) And then Keegan came and you were instant Mom! And to borrow a phrase from Harlie, 'no worries'!

LMS

Janelle & Ella said...

You deserve a huge pat on the back and long massage from your hubby! You are AMAZING!! You are making this two baby thing look too easy. I'm going to be shocked when I have another and I can't do it. :-)

Lauren said...

Amen to not knowing how to change a diaper before your firstborn came along. Me either! Now I feel like a stinkin' PRO.

I can't imagine having two. Moms are my heroes.

Kristin said...

YAY!!! I love reading this and seeing how the Lord is instilling you with confidence to take care of what He has chosen to entrust you with! You are awesome! Consider me inspired!