Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Sunday, April 20, 2008

back in the swing of things...

So, I woke up this morning and realized that Peter is almost a month old! Crazy. He seems both brand new (which he still kinda IS, I guess), and like he's been here forever. Is it that way with every baby? I feel like I've known both of my kids forever.

Anyway, we all seem to be absorbing him appropriately. Even Ambrose. The thing about them being as close in age as they are is that although physically managing two babies is a bit challenging, my toddler is still too young to truly be "jealous" of my affection or attention. Though, perhaps that's because he's still so needy that he gets an awful lot of it? I'm not sure, but all in all, it hasn't been as difficult as I'd expected. I mostly just have to worry about Ambrose being gentle with the baby. He's usually not ill-intended, just curious and little ("are these eyes REAL?!"). Thank goodness for slings, though. (For what it's worth, my ribbed-knit ring sling is my favorite newborn carrier, hands down. It's easy to take on and off, and you don't have to put the baby down to get it on or him in it. Plus, it's easily adjusted for tightness and head support, etc.)

I'm feeling great, and am happy to be back at my pre-pregnancy weight (pre-pregnancy shape is another story...*sigh*). I've really enjoyed having a baby in the spring.

And, I've given into the pressure of society and I'm now on Facebook (be friends with me!!!)--so you can always check there if you're just dying to see pictures of my stinkin' cute kids (I know you are!) and I haven't gotten around to posting them here. Blessings, all!

P.S. By the way, yes, in the first picture Ambrose is wrapped up like a mummy. This is a tactic we use to keep him from keeping himself awake when putting him to bed. :-)

And, bonus pictures:

Comments on "back in the swing of things..."


Blogger Katie said ... (April 22, 2008 8:38 AM) : 

Aww! They're both so adorable :)

It goes so fast, I can't believe our newest is already 5 weeks old!


Blogger Mary Poppins NOT said ... (April 22, 2008 8:46 AM) : 

"Is it that way with every baby?"

Yes. Each and every one of them.


Blogger Chad Toney said ... (April 22, 2008 9:58 AM) : 

If I didn't know better, I'd assume from reading your blog that Matt is nearly always sleeping. ;)


Blogger erin said ... (April 23, 2008 12:27 PM) : 

haha, chad. i must admit, i've wondered that myself. ;-) just kidding!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (May 25, 2008 12:20 AM) : 

The last picture is soooo sweet !


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