Hi Lori -
How do you do it with three kids under 4?!?!? I'm not sure I have the patience for it anymore! lol! I have 3 children also, but mine are 12, 9 and 3(our bonus child:-) I have to say that with her I'm VERY relaxed ~ once your kids reach middle school, you gain some perspective about what REALLY will have lasting effects. I can remember agonizing over which preschool teacher my big kids had,when they were potty trained, if their clothes matched, (although I still make her "match" when we go out!), and more little things like that - . You realize that in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't make a whole lot of difference in how they turn out. (hope that made sense!) And you realize what really makes a difference is being consistant in teaching them how to be decent human beings. (they start off quite uncivilized, don't they? lol!)
At 4 1/2 months she's cute & cuddly still, isn't she? That is such a fun age - they start getting a personality:-) (I'm definitely finished - but I LOVE babies!)
How cold does it get, btw? Where is Eilson AFB?