Thursday, September 9, 2010

From the eyes of a 3 year old . . .

I need to write a post here showing Brenna's perspective.  Being 3 1/2 years old really has its advantages.  People ask me all the time how Brenna is handling everything.  Since she doesn't know any different way, she thinks that all of this is absolutely normal.  Here are some anecdotes from Brenna to amuse you just as she amuses me every day.

(when the babies were still in the NICU)
Brenna: Mommy your sad because our babies live at the hospital, right?
Me: Yes, baby.
Brenna: It's okay Mommy.  When they are stwong and helfy, they will live with us.

(during bathtime after seeing my c-section scar)
Brenna: Mommy, that's a bad boo-boo.
Me: Yes.  Do you know why I have that boo-boo?
Brenna: That's where they cut the babies out.
Me:  That's right.
Brenna:  And me when I was a baby.  And I lived at the hospital until I was big.
Me: That's right baby. (I did not inform her that she was a vaginal delivery and "big" on day 1, not day 133)

(upon carrying in Camdyn's oxygen tank)
Me: This is a lot of machine for such a little baby.
Brenna: I had sheens too when I was a baby and I drinked milk through my nose.
(See what I mean.  She thinks this is all very normal.)

(all the time)
Brenna: Mommy, when you're done with boobie-pumps, can we play bawbies (Barbies)?

(recently in the car)
Brenna: Mommy, we win.
Me: What do you mean 'we win'?
Brenna: We win cuz we have 2 babies. Other people just have 1 baby, so we win!
(I love this, and I agree. We absolutely win because we are so blessed to have our sweet babies with us.)


Megan said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Hyde said...

I love reading all of the updates and having some idea about what you're talking about! : ) So glad the babies are home...cannot WAIT to see them! Love you all and always thinking about you guys!

knmspoelstra said...

Your Family is so Beautiful. I am so Happy that God as blessed your family through this hard time in your life. May God Keep Blessing ya'll.

Jodi and Phil said...

I am so excited for you to finally have the babies home... and Brenna's sweet comments were precious! You are right... if only we could view the world through such innocent eyes :)