Transitions

Motherhood is all about transitions. Sometimes I feel like life is a constant roller coaster ride, which it is. Things are constantly changing for better or for worse depending upon how you look at them. Our family of four has had a few transitions over the past few weeks. All of them good ones.

Both the boys re-started school after a month and half long hiatus. Amari is no longer in the preschool class at his school and has been moved up to the Jr K's class. He is loving every second of it and is eager to start kindergarten next fall.

Talan has also been moved from the waddler class and into the two year old class at daycare. He seems to enjoy his new classroom and since having been moved up we have noticed that his language has slowly started to boom a tad bit more. We have our concerns about his language development and plan to talk to our pediatrician at his next well-child visit. I am happy to share that he learned how to verbally say "please" instead of signing it to us when he wants something. We have been working on it for months and it was a nice surprise on Monday morning when he asked for his sippy cup of milk and said, "Please" while signing "thank you." Made my day. 

Our second transition that we have had to adjust to is that daddy has a new work schedule and now works the night shift at his new job. The boys seem to have adjusted nicely to the change even though I don't know how it's going to work once our little lady comes. I'm about to be a walking zombie being up all night with a newborn and trying to deal with an almost 5 year old and an almost 2 year old, and a newborn during the days. Pray for me. Not sure how this is going to work out. 

Our third transition is welcoming Little Miss to our family. She arrives bright and early on Saturday morning. I'm nervous about going from having two kids to three and have been reading other blogger mom's posts as well as trying to help both my boys with the transition process. Amari knows what to expect seeing as he has done it before. Talan on the other hand will struggle. He is a mama's boy and does not like to share me at all. He is aware that changes are coming and we encourage him to walk around with his puppy or Pooh Bear  and love on them in hopes that when baby sister comes he will be gentle and loving towards her. I guess we will just have to see how it goes. My hope is that everything will go smoothly and both Amari and Talan will ease into this next chapter smoothly without conflicts or utter chaos. Baby sister did buy her big brothers a gift for them to open on Saturday when they are with MiMi and Poppi. I am hoping that it makes them feel special and that they enjoy meeting their little sister for the very first time and savor the moment. 

"Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning."