Helen is THREE today! Happy Birthday!

(or, as my favorite teacher would say in high school… Today is my third anniversary of motherhood! Hard to believe.)

Three years ago, at about right now, we were checking into the hospital to be induced. I was at 40 weeks, over 4 cm dilated, 95% effaced, and Helen was holding onto my ribcage. She was NOT interested in joining the party.

We convinced her otherwise.

And here she is, last weekend… Too bad she’s such an unhappy kid, huh?
Helen Running


At 5am today, Helen came up the stairs and into our bedroom in near-hysterics. Apparently, bees got under her covers. She talked about it for a LONG time before we were able to calm her down and get her to go back to sleep.

We sent Logic out at one point to go take care of the bees (He just laid down right outside our bedroom door). When he came back in, he was all waggy, so I told Helen it was because he was proud of himself for getting rid of the bees.

Today I’ll be going to Publix and getting a squirt bottle and some lavender oil so we can make Safety Spray for Helen’s bedroom — a few squirts before bedtime will keep all bugs and monsters and creepy things away from Helen while she sleeps.