Monday, March 31, 2008

Mommy's Little Helper...


Bella is so grown up... This weekend had me in tears - I am so grateful for her little personality!
I have been feeling super nauseated and sick this pregnancy, but rarely throw up. Unfortunately on Sunday - it actually came up! UGH! I was in bed trying to muster the energy to get up for my kids when I overheard Bella in the kitchen. She was completely taking care of Coley solo. She made him toast for breakfast and even managed to mix up some chocolate milk for the two of them. They were watching a movie on my laptop when I finally made it out to see them.
I laid on the floor or the couch most of the day with Bella catering to my every need. Ice water, toast for mommy, tissues and pillows and blankets. She brought me a special snack - a banana and Special K Bar on a paper plate. She even brushed my hair - which I am sure was looking super scary in order to prompt such a favor. :) She kept asking me "Can I get anything else for you Mom? Can I do something for you?" And when I would thank her - her reply was "No Problem!" She was even my amazing helper when Cole thought it would be fun to shove 20 million pounds of TP down the toilet, flush it and flood the bathroom. SO fun!
Needless to say, I am so grateful for her and her sweet willingness to be my special helper. She couldn't be more excited for the baby - and I couldn't be more excited to have her help! I love her so much and am so grateful she is mine...

24 comments:

sharchavira said...

Steph, that is the sweetest story. I don't get to see you much but SERIOUSLY, I'm home M,T,W with no kids so if you ever need a little break call me! I'd be happy to take them to the park or out for a walk. It's not fun being sick all the time.

JR and Kelie said...

what a sweetheart you have raised! of course she would do that for you, as she has such an amazing mother to follow who does and would do anything for anyone! I really hope you get to feeling better soon! no fun at all! i love and miss you so much!!!

becky said...

i'm so sorry that you've been so sick...no fun! can't wait to have you back to normal, wink.

Crystal said...

I am so sorry you don't feel that well Steph.....Why did Eve have to eat that fruit!!!! Oh, what we go through to have these sweet little ones!!! Hope you feel good really soon!?

Nikki said...

Steph, that is so sweet. I hope that you get feeling better soon. Those ginger candies eased the nausea some. I hope it gets easier.

christensen crew said...

Steph, You are so blessed to have such a beautiful first child! She will just be your little helper for life! She is such a sweetheart and I am sure she is only returning the loving example of compassion that you give to all those who you love! You've taught her so well!

Now it is my turn to help you out. I will come get your little angels so you can have a break! I am so sorry that you have been feeling crummy! It is especially hard when you have kids you want to care for and love! Luckily little Bella knows her stuff, you'll totally be fine with her little mothering skills!

Lisanne Lee said...

The most precious thing I've ever seen! I want one! I love you both.

me

Jon, Ashley and Lily said...

You always have the cutest stories to tell. What kids could ever top them? Bella does have one of the cutest personalities ever! Thanks again for taking the time to give us a tour of your house...it is Beautiful!!! And please let me know if I can help you out. Being sick and prego is no fun :(

AMiller said...

You know Steph, she learned all this somewhere. So I say Congratulations on being a great mom.

Katie said...

So sorry you've been so sick! Yuck! Bella is the sweetest little girl! I miss being in primary because I don't get to see all of my little cuties! Let me know if I can do anything for you!

Palmer Family said...

What a little sweetheart! She is so grown up. I am sorry that you are sick. It is the worst!! Hopefully it won't last too much longer. Love you!!

J-Lee said...

Oh, of course she was so helpful. Just taking after her mom and dad while the other little rascal was flooding the house! Hey, when is Bella coming over to my house so I can just pretend to be sick and ask her to make me cookies? She is the best little mom - you're going to have so much help you guys could probably go catch a movie and just put Bella in charge - you'll come home and the house will be swept, vacuumed, clean dishes, candles will be burning and the baby and Coley will be sleeping - all while Bella's dressed up in a Cinderella gown! I can picture it now...

Laurie said...

Oh she's dang cute! What a darling picture of her too.
I know what you mean about being the little mother. When Cameron was out of town, I didn't know what to do with my boys. She even called me SEVERAL times to make sure the boys were keeping their undies dry! (There's the trick to potty training - get Bella on board!)
I hope you get feeling better. Call me and I'll come get your kids and have them for a playdate!

Sandgren Family said...

What a sweetheart! You will continue to appreciate her help once the baby arrives. I'm sorry you are feeling so crappy. Please call so I can help!!! The kids would love to have them over to play and let you take a little rest. Hang in there Love!
Katrina

Sandgren Family said...

What a sweetheart!!! You will continue to appreciate her help once the baby arrives.
I'm sorry you feel so crappy. Please call me so I can help!! The kids would love to have them over and give you some time to rest. Hang in there Love!
Katrina

The Gardner Family said...

Steph first of all this picture of Little Bella is so pretty. Her eyes are beautiful. That sweet story was so precious. She was taken really good care of her mommy. And her little cole. I am so glad you are sharing this sweet moment. Love it!! Oh and got your message. Thank you so much Steph. Miss you.
Oh and by the way...I think I want to go private with my blog so will you send me your e-mail address so you can come along with me still. Thanks Mrs. Steph.

The Gardner Family said...

Steph first of all little Bella is so beautiful. Her eyes are gorgeous! I loved this sweet story. She was taken such good care of her Mommy and her little Cole. Absolutely Darling. She is so precious.
Oh and I am thinking about going private with my blog...will you e-mail me your address to Ashlee2224@yahoo.com. Thanks Mrs. Steph.

Nikki said...

I am going private on my blog. Please email me your email address so I can add you to my viewing list.
nikkitolman@yahoo.com

martha corinna said...

Sorry you are feeling so miserable. Pregnancy pains are something I am going to take up with God in the next life. If I am doing something good and important, why does it have to feel so bad?
Also, WOW! When you are feeling better can I send Norah over for lessons? She needs to learn quickly that I could use a little helper.

Erin said...

Hey Steph,
It's Erin Davis Nielsen. I didn't know you were pregnant. Congrats! Sounds like you are a great mom. I'm sure Bella learned how to take care of people from you. I'm pregnant with my second and your days sound like mine. Good thing Logan loves to watch "Caillou". Check out my blog if you want to: www.daneanderin.blogspot.com
I hope you get feeling better!
Love,
Erin

Broadbent family said...

Steph--that is so cute! I need a daughter. Congratulations by the way on your pregnancy! How far along are you? I'm so sorry that you are so sick! ugh! It is all worth it though--especially with how darling your kids are!! Thanks for that entry--I loved it. love ya.

Trish said...

That really is so sweet...she is such a sweet girl. We love her so much! She'll be a good mommy to her and Gabe's kids...hehe

Jami Stevenson said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling good, I don't know who came up with the term morning sickness... more like 24 hours a day for 9 months sickness! I am glad Bella is taking care of you, so sweet.

Nick and Sabrina Zurcher said...

Stephanie- That is the sweetest thing I have ever heard! Congrats on the up coming baby! You are so lucky to have such a sweetie pie.