We have decided as a family that I will go back to work on September 4th. That will give me all of August to stay at home with Peace and get her a really good start to life. We are already bonding. She stops crying when I hold her. She barely fusses anyway but I can get her to calm down. My wife really wants to take off of work too and she is legally entitled to it however she has a really big case she has been working on for months. It’s at trial and she doesn’t want to leave right when the trial has begun. I told her please don’t feel guilty you will see her when you get home. She has cried over that decision for days.  I feel really bad for her. I know this is tearing her up but Peace will be here when she gets home from work.

I have never known a woman to come into my life and love me for everything that I am and am not and scoop up all of my kids and love them as much as she does. My wife is amazing. I look at her holding the boys or our daughter and I fall in love with her all over again. She catches me grinning at her thinking that exact thought and she just grins back and says What? She is so beautiful. You guys have no idea how lucky I really am.

Her birthday is coming up and I have no idea what to get her. I said can Peace be one of your presents and she said yes so that’s good. I need to start putting in some thought. 28 is a big year for her. A lot is going to happen in the next 12 months after we celebrate her day. I just want her to be happy and enjoy life. She loves being pregnant. She said she wants to do it again and again. No problem. I have always wanted a lot of kids. I’m actually really good at this. I am patient and loving. I know how to multitask and I’m getting really good at holding the baby while playing with the boys. They want to help out with everything. They are both all over Peace when she’s up. They want to look at her, touch her. I put her down on a big blanket and playmate so they could lay next to her and Heston just gently touched her hand. Then he started laughing when she grabbed his fingers. I really wished I had videoed that but I was trying to watch her head. I had her propped up on this baby pillow thing. Then I freaked myself out and thought she doesn’t need to be on that yet and I took her away. Both of the boys got pissed at me and let me know it. It took them a few minutes to calm down. The only thing we can do when they want to hold her is sit on the couch and they get on either side of us. Then they can look at her and touch her a little. Heston is trying to say Peace but it’s coming out Pea Lol I guess that’s what her nickname will probably be anyway. Alex says sissy which is perfect.

We ordered a really cool peace sign poster from AllPosters.com for her room. I will get it framed and mounted when it arrives in a few days. My wife was so insistent on that name. I didn’t like it at first. Now I love it. I really do. For a girl it’s a beautiful name.

Speaking of that she’s crying.

Okay I got her taken care of. Wet diaper. Now that I will be home for the next month I will get plenty of time to hang out with my boys. I can’t wait to see what we do today. A lot of legos I’m sure.

Hope everyone has a great work week. I’m so happy to read all of your comments and emails. I am starting to write back now. I will try to get them all replied to by this weekend.

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!

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