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thankful for ZekeToday, I am thankful for our fourth child Zeke.

It was late December 2010. I had an 8-month old Izaiah and it was 4:30 am in the morning. We were staying at my MIL’s house and Izaiah wouldn’t go to sleep. My husband was downstairs. I was feeling like crap. My SIL had jokingly given me a pregnancy test earlier in the night as a gag gift for Christmas. I took it and found out I was pregnant with Zeke. Crazy, random, WTH! I spent months crying, not sure what to think. Ever since his arrival, I knew this was God’s plan. This dude rocks.

After having 4 kids, I can verify that each child is different. While they may look alike, each has their own love language, attitude and temperament. I kind of expected that going into this mom this – but I had NO idea how different each would be.

I kind of feel bad saying this. But it’s the truth, and I am perfectly aware that by typing this – I may just be kicking my self in the arse. Our last baby, Zeke is a total gift from God. It’s like God says, let’s give Molly and Sean a break. Everyone needs a kid like Zeke.

While I really try to not be the mom who rants and raves about all the wonderfulness of my kids, I am making an exception in regards to these thankful posts.  So don’t put me on the OMG SHUT UP list – I don’t do this often. *smile*

The dude has been sick a few days this week. He rarely is sick, he would go in and out of long sleeps and though he had a fever and sometimes woke up vomiting, he would just give me this gentle smile. WHAT? WHO THE HELL SMILES after vomiting (don’t answer that)?

I know the Two’s will approach. I am sure his sweet angelicness will turn a bit rough around the edges. His sweet yelps will turn into full out screams. His cries will turn into tantrums and his need to be held will disappear. But for now, this kid is amazing and for him I am SO thankful.

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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.

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