arctophile

SAHM of 4 Princesses & 2 Princes
Location: On that fine line between Sanity and Madness
Thought Bubble:
"Having 6 missionaries for dinner tonight and making my first Pork Shoulder."
Last Login: 09/03/15

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  • Meet Christi

    I am a SAHM of 4 beautiful little girls and 2 very handsome little boys.  My babies are 10, 9, 7, 6, 4, and 2.   We will be welcoming our 5th girl in early 2016. I am married to a teacher and artist.  He is the love of my life and I am so lucky to have found him.  I am pro life, pro breastfeeding, pro family!  I love watching movies of all types.  I collect teddy bears, love football, reading, and playing games.  I can't wait to meet new people.  I am a writer and a homeschooler.  Ask me anything!  Feel free to find me on Facebook!  

  • About Me

    • Expecting a Girl Alexia Coming Soon
    • Boy Albrecht 2 years old

      Our newest addition! He...

    • Girl Tabitha 4 years old

      She's quite a little...

    • Boy Myron 6 years old

      He has perfected trouble...

    • Girl Rentier 7 years old

      This is my sassy girl. She...

    • Girl Melodie 9 years old

      This is my little...

    • Girl Samantha 10 years old

      She is my oldest. This one...

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  • Tabitha

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  • Albrecht

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  • Alexia

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  • Always Remembered

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  • Before I Was A Mom

    Before I Was A Mom,
    I made and ate hot meals.
    I had unstained clothing.
    I had quiet conversations on the phone.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I slept as late as I wanted and never
     worried about how late I got into bed.
    I brushed my hair and teeth everyday.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I cleaned my house each day.
    I never tripped over toys or forgot
    words to lullabies.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I didn't worry whether or not my
    plants were poisonous and
    I never thought about immunizations.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I had never been puked on, pooped on,
    spit on, chewed on, peed on or
    even pinched by tiny fingers.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I had complete control of my mind,
    my thoughts, my body and I slept all night.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I never held down a screaming child
    so that doctors could do test or give shots.
    I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
    I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
    I never sat up late hours at night
    watching a baby sleep.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I never held a sleeping baby just because
    I didn't want to put it down.
    I never felt my heart break into a million
    pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
    I never knew that something so small
    could affect my life so much.
    I never knew that I could love someone so much.
    I never knew I would love being a Mom.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I didn't know the feeling of having
    my heart outside my body.
    I didn't know how special it could feel
    to feed a hungry child.
    I didn't know that bond between a
    Mother and her child.
    I didn't know that something so small
    could make me feel so important.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I had never gotten up in the middle
    of the night to make sure all was ok.
    I had never known the warmth,
    the joy, the love, the heartache
    or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

    I didn't know that I was capable of feeling so much
    Before I Was A Mom.
  • Birth Order of Children

    BIRTH ORDER OF CHILDREN

    1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as
    your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

    2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

    3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

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    Preparing for the Birth:

    1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

    2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last
    time, breathing didn't do a thing.

    3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

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    The Layette:

    1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them,
    and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

    2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and
    discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

    3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

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    Worries:

    1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper,
    a frown--you pick up the baby

    2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten
    to wake your firstborn.

    3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to
    rewind the mechanical swing.

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    Pacifier:

    1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until
    you can go home and wash and boil it.

    2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it
    off with some juice from the baby's bottle.

    3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

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    Diapering:

    1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour,
    whether they need it or not.

    2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.

    3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to

    complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

    _______________________________________________________

    Activities

    1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing,
    Baby Zoo, Baby Movies and Baby Story Hour.

    2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

    3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaners.

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    Going Out:

    1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter,
    you call home five times.

    2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to
    leave a number where you can be reached.

    3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

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    At Home:

    1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

    2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child
    isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
    3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children

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    Swallowing Coins (a favorite):

    1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays

    2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

    3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!

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