In December of 1999 I took Morgan and Kylah to their two month check up. It was cold and yucky outside and I really never looked forward to taking them anywhere when the weather was like that, but because of the great laws (i'm being sarcastic) of this country we live in, if you don't get your kids shots, then you have a rough time placing them in school, they needed to get their shots on time.. (yippee).. So I ventured out in the cold and had their checkups and got them their shots. What a bummer, but they were good babies and they did well. I am sure it was me who took it way harder than they ever did. Luckily it wasn't as bad as when Samantha had to have her PKU done during her two week check up.. I cried like a baby.. (i'm a wuss) Anyways, we got done and as I was placing them in my Honda Civic Wagon (like an 86 or something) I noticed that I had a flat tire. WHAT? I was so upset! I didn't have any money and it was cold and I really needed to get the babies home to feed them and make them feel better. So, I drove about 3 blocks to a Sinclair station. I pulled up and got out. A man walked over to me and asked what he could do for me. I told him about my flat tire and how I didn't have any money, so I just needed to see if he could put air in my tire so that I could make it home. He said sure.. I pulled into the garage and he lifted the car onto the ramp (while my babies were still in the car) and pulled the tire off, I said "wait, I don't have money to repair it, I just need air" he then repaired the tire and sent me on my way, without paying any money... What a good person he was. He probably did it because I was already a wreck and couldn't hold my stuff together, but none the less he did it.. I hope that as my kids get older, they can do things for people who need them.
This brings me to my two month old Helam... What an amazing baby. He holds his head up, tries to sleep in his own bed, sleeps really well and this week he started to smile. He doesn't do it very often but he at least does it. Yesterday was his 2 month check up. He is getting so big and tubby.. He weighed 14 pounds 4 oz's (90th percentile) he is 24.25" tall (80th percentile) and his noggin is in the 50th percentile. He didn't inherit the Murphy head, even tough it looks like he did.. Hopefully his head will grow into his very large body... I asked the nurse yesterday to mail me Gannon's and Korban's charts so that I can compare all three of my son's growth. I can't wait to get the results..
The last month has been kind of a challenge for me. I sometimes feel like I am in complete control, and other times, I feel like I am going to loose all composure. I am so blessed that I have my three oldest daughters to help me! Sometimes they are my lifesavers!!! They really do so much for me and I love them for it.. I guess Heavenly Father knew to send them first, because he knew I was going to need help with all of their younger siblings.
I look forward to this next month to see how my sweet Helam grows. I am trying so hard to take in all the little moments of his life so I don't forget them, and at the same time I am remembering all the moments of my other children's lives..