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2 years

This baby turned 2 yesterday…
My other baby turned 2 weeks yesterday. Both had check-ups at the pediatrician’s office. Both passed all exams with flying colors. Paige showed her true colors for the doctor by answering EVERY question with “NO” and a not so pleasant face. Thankfully our pediatrician is a mother of a 2 year old {& 4 year old & 6 year old} so she’s been there and done that! 🙂

We celebrated with family & friends on Sunday night with the most delightful cake {thanks, Hannah! We copied!} made by 2 very sweet babysitters.
This is a very matter-of-fact blog post. I’m totally pooped out. Perhaps it is from the lack of sleep, a sore abdomen {from a recent allergy attack that has brought on too many sneezes to count… anyone who’s ever had a c-section can sympathize w/sneezing after abdominal surgery}, 3 children 3 years old & under, and a mother who is travelling 600 miles to return home tomorrow morning have me at a loss for words. Y’all can pray for me! I think I can handle this. Certainly I can, right? We’ll find out tomorrow. I wish Mom { & DaddyBoy} lived in our garage. I’ve offered numerous times, they might think I’m kidding, but I’m not. It’s got a full bathroom in it… all it needs is a little AC and some “love” {surely Erika could come up with a killer renovation plan}.

Ok, off to shower it’s been a couple days and with Mom leaving it could be 3 or 4 more… YIKES!

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  • The Allen Clan
    July 15, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Hang in there girly!! You are doing great just to have a birthday cake where you are now. i am impressed!

  • Shireen
    July 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Darby, You’re truly a model for me. I think I can make these next few weeks if you can. 😉 We can do this! God never promised life to be easy, right? However, you are up for some MAJOR rewards in the coming years through these amazing children! How blessed you are, sweet friend.
    I’m glad you got a shower, and I hope that allergy leaves you alone!
    The b’day cake(s) 🙂 are SO precious! Gosh, I just love your blog. I’ve missed you.
    Love you.

  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Can you PLEASE do a caterpillar cake tutorial blog post??? Adorable!!!!

  • Lindsey
    July 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    That is the cutest cake I have ever seen!

  • simply seleta
    July 15, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Oh I’m feelin’ you on this. Been there…still in the trenches…but no newborn. The days of having a newborn, a 15 month old, a 3 year old and a 6 year old are now a blur.

    Keep thinking this: their closeness in ages will be so wonderful that they will all be eachother’s best playmates and later on best friends. That’s how it is over here. It’s intense and has some rough spots, but the good certainly outweighs the bad.

    You’re amazing. I’ll be praying for sure.

  • Kelli :)
    July 15, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    That’s the cutest cake EVER! So prec!

    && Happy Birthday to Paige!

  • beki
    July 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Aww, Happy Birthday to Paige!

    Girl, may the force be with you! From what I’ve seen on your blog, you’re a great Momma and will make it. I’m not gonna lie, being a mom of 3 little ones is HARD, but it’s worth it. Those days when I had three 5 and under seem like forever ago, though it’s only been 2 years. Enjoy this time, it goes by fast!

  • Jennifer
    July 16, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I hope you received my email!….

    When my youngest was a newborn my daughter was two and my son had just turned four. It was exhausting! I remember thinking that I would never accomplish anything from start to finish again. Just take it day by day! And, even though times can be crazy, I love having my kids close in age. It’s so nice to have everyone on the same page with similar interests — they’re definitely built in playmates.

    The cake was adorable and so is your new two year old!

  • lindsay
    July 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

    D- if anyone can handle it– YOU can! I’ll be praying for you! Happiest of birthdays to Paige and John Martin!

  • Ashley
    July 16, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I love the cake! Too cute!! I think the one thing that helped me with having two so close together is having a schedule! It’s hard to stick to one but it really makes the days a lot easier. Good luck!!

  • Cousin
    July 16, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Hey D bone! Happy belated birthday to sweet Raiger! Hang in there with “Mom” gone…I’ll be praying for you. I don’t know how you’ll do it, but I know you will. John Martin’s gift is in the mail-a little late:) I love you! Good luck!

  • Ashley
    July 16, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Happy Birthday, Paiger!!! Hope you’re feeling better today, D!

  • The White House
    July 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Darby, I think I found your blog through Tegan’s? Anyway, I check in on you from time to time and love reading your blog. I will be praying for you in this time. It is a little intense when you are alone with three babes, but God will grant you peace and patience and strength. Snuggle up with that new baby, the third one grows faster than the first and second did… Tyne (When my third was born, I had a just turned three year old and a sixteen month old).

  • Amber
    July 16, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Paige! I love her cake. Too cute. I will be praying for you. If anyone can handle it….you can!

  • Tara McClendon
    July 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I have no doubt you’ll have this mother of 3 thing mastered in no time! You’re a pro, D! Happy belated birthday to the Raiger!!

  • the brown's
    July 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    happy birthday paige!!

    super cute cake–

    and i, like everyone else, have no doubt that you will ace the mother of 3 role!! i’ll be praying the transition goes smoothly!!

  • The Nebrigs
    July 16, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! To Paige!! What a cute cake!! You will be in my prayers. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

  • andi
    July 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    You’ll be fine. I like to get a routine. You’ll find what works for you all and you will just do it…not easy, but what in life worthwhile is really easy? Hope that you’re doing better. I didn’t know how rough a C section was, I should have helped Amanda out more. Whoops.

  • Lindsey
    July 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Love the cake, absolutely adorable! I might copy it for one of our bday parties one day :). Hope you’re feeling better and getting some sleep. Take your Claritin! Call me if you need anything. Love ya.

  • Dena
    July 17, 2008 at 10:19 am

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! what a beautiful cake!

  • The Birds Nest
    July 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Cute cake!! I would totally fix up my basement if my parents would move in:)

  • thelaundryisneverfinished
    July 19, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Oh my word…you just brought back the memories…sneezing (and coughing!) after a c-section-I hope those allergies are over and done with by now!
    Praying for you-especially with mom gone!