yesterday was olive's birthday. i can't believe she is two. i mean i can, she is as my friend michelle said "the oldest 2 year old i know" and to be quite honest she's acted 2 for quite some time now what with her rambunctious personality and sort of advanced physical skillz. they say the second child grows up faster and that has certainly been true with us but i think even moreso just because she is olive. such a little sprite. there are a few mental images that i want to just cement in my mind and hold forever. the first is she and i on the dance floor at the bell's house this weekend. i had her in my arms swinging her around and the lights were beautiful and her face was all aglow and i swung her around in circles and she laughed until i thought she'd puke. it was just a really sweet moment. the second is her and i taking a nap together yesterday after church. she was still tired from all of the weekend's festivities and so she dropped off rather quickly. but before she did she took my hand and pulled me close until our foreheads were touching and she fell asleep like that. clutching onto me and snuggling. it was just like she was a baby again.
and for those interested, who havn't seen it (by this point who hasn't seen this on my friends list!?) here is the link to our homebirth video. perfectly safe for work ill add.
another dear to me milestone of yesterday was of course the 2 year anniversary of our nursing relationship. i've thoroughly documented the struggle to get augustine to nurse and the aftermath of exclusively pumping so when olive was born and immediately took to the breast it was really a sigh of relief/fulfillment of a prayer for me.
and in no way a secondary note, but yesterday was of course also easter! we had a great service at church and i cried during worship, umm as usual but particularly on easter i get all weepy. praise the Risen Lamb! while at church my good friend beth told me she and her husband nick were pregnant and i literally screamed. like full on HOLLARED. it was too great to stifle.
& also ROBINA AND WREN ARE COMING TODAY!!!