Funny how a blue sky can change your entire outlook, eh?
This was my view on my way into my building today. I am READY for spring. So ready.
I want to say thank you for all of the emails and messages from the other day. I really appreciate your kind thoughts. Just like the blue sky, things are MUCH better than they were a week ago. My family is doing much better, I'm doing much better, and both my girls are just awesome :)
Oh, and we even picked a name for baby sister!!! That's a huge relief. Emerson can already say little sissy's name, and she says it with a New York accent. I don't know how that happened, but it's so adorable I could burst.
And speaking of, well, speaking, I just had to share one happy story:
Ever since we sleep trained Emerson, gosh, almost a year ago, we began instituting a bedtime routine. Give or take a few things occasionally, she does the same thing every single night. Upstairs at 6:30, bath, pjs, book(s) and snuggles, dim the lights, sing our song, turn on white noise, lay her down with her baby friend, and she's out in 5 minutes. It's a beautiful routine.
The "song" that I have sung to her every single night for almost a year is "You Are My Sunshine."
For the last few weeks, she has been walking around the house saying the word "Happy!" Not surprising, because she is becoming extremely verbal. You tell her a word a few times and she holds onto it. But we never specifically taught her the word happy.
This weekend, I'm cuddling with her as I start singing our song before night-night.
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me - "
And she sits straight up and yells "HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
My darling sweet girl finished the lyrics for me. Talk about melting into a pool of love. She knows that this is our song, and knows the word. And chooses this one word to sing for herself:
With love like mine, how can I be anything but???