Sunday, October 28, 2007

Finally, fall is in the air

It has been awhile since I have jumped on the computer. I have been a zombie looking after everyone around here. Kaitlyn is going mad with trying to get our attention. Jackson has hit a growth spurt and it is busy season at Brandon's work. As for me, I want more sleep and to be able to get a walk in to enjoy this pretty weather.

Kaitlyn has given us a run for our money over the last week and a half. She hit her head on her headboard and got a cut on her forehead. It was a gusher. We went to the doc for that one. Overall, she did really well and told everyone she hurt her head. She is one of those kids that has to learn for herself.

Also, we have gone through the whole house and changed any doors with locks to doors without them. She has figured out how to keep mommy and daddy away. She gave us quite a fright when she locked herself in the bathroom and wouldn't say anything. She has had an independent streak lately and does like to have her privacy when going to the bathroom.

Today, she was shimy shaking her way around the house and fell on the wood floor in the front. She got a knot on her knee. I tell ya, if it isn't one thing it is another with our 2 year old.

We definitely need Nanny 911 to come and help us calm this girl down. She absolutely refuses to go to bed when she is tired and is trying to cry and scream for attention louder than Jackson. Just when I find a good strategy, she finds another way to try and get around us.

As for our little man as I like to call him, he is huge. I put him on the scale just for fun and he is 13.5 pounds give or take since I was holding him on there. I can't believe how big he is. He loves to smile and is so sweet. He doesn't seem to be bothered too much by Kaitlyn except for when he is really tired and trying to sleep. It has been tough with Kaitlyn being so loud for him to really sleep a lot in his room. He has been in our room and in the swing a lot to keep it quite.

We love holding him. It feels like an eternity since Kaitlyn was a baby. I am really ready for Jackson to be 5 months already because that was my favorite baby time.

I am looking forward to this third month with Jackson as it is continuing to get better one baby step at a time and I am slowly fittng into my pants. I have to keep telling myself to take it one day at a time. With more sleep, I know we will be functioning a little bit better. Sleep come on, come on over and help a mother out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ho hummm...

It has been a rough couple of weeks for us. I have had no sleep! I need it! I need it bad! I am subsisting on nothing and Jackson wants to eat all of the time. He won't take a bottle and I have bought four different brands so far today. He took an ounce out of one and that is one small victory!

Our computer monitor is out so I am using the laptop and don't have any new photos on it.

Other than that, I am wondering how people make it through these first months with two. I am dying! Poor Brandon is dying because I am barely subsisting. My motto today is to not think too far into the future and take it a day at a time. Thank goodness it is sunny today because it always makes me be in a better mood even though I have had 3 hours of sleep for the last four or five days at least. Kaitlyn, give me a nap!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Side Notes

No photos just yet, but on another note: Jackson is smiling. I saw him give me smiles on Thursday and Brandon saw got them this weekend. They are really cute. He is going to be quite a charmer.

Kaitlyn has reverted back somewhat to her baby days. Before putting her in her crib, I would hold her in my arms and rock her a little bit and then lay her down. She is now asking for me to hold her and rock her a little bit before putting her in bed.

Tonight she told us what Jackson sounds like to her and she made crying sounds that sounded just like him.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The first two days

Yesterday and today have been the first two days where I have been home all day with two kids. Yes, we are pretty fortunate to have had help for several weeks now.

The mornings are not too bad and I actually have been able to take showers. Although, I have been up way too early. When 12:30 pm comes around, that is when it gets crazy. It is time to get Kaitlyn ready to take a nap and make sure Jackson is fed or sleeping before I start the process with Kaitlyn. I think he senses it because he has been hard to get to go back to sleep around this time of day. I fought with Kaitlyn yesterday to take a nap for a really long time. I think she was overtired as she didn't go to sleep the night before until 10 pm and then had to go to school all morning. Today, it was crazy for about an hour and a half. Kaitlyn fell asleep on her own in a very short amount of time. Jackson got overtired as his pacifer kept falling out. It took me awhile to get him to go sleep. Ahh, if only nap time was simple.

I think we are going to make it though! We will have to test the waters next week on actually getting out of the house with me and two kiddos on my own to the store or something.

As I have repeatedly stated in the hospital after Jackson, anything is easier than being 9 months pregnant and taking care of Kaitlyn. Carrying Jackson around the last month and a half was so grueling that I am just thankful that I can now run around! I still feel how light I am now compared to August and am still amazed about it.

Well, off to try and take a nap while it is still quiet.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Jackson is One Month and Photos of Cousin Maggie - She's here!

Yeah, it has been a month since Jackson was born. He is doing great! (Maggie info below)

We have been so fortunate to have both grandmothers come to help us out. Thank you so much! It is now back to reality and time to begin learning to take care of both kiddos on our own. How am I going to make it through the day now? The tough part is keeping Kaitlyn entertained while I nurse Jackson or need to rock him to sleep. She tries to be quiet, but she does get excited around him.

There are a lot of moments that give me encouragement that this can work and pretty easily. Although, when Kaitlyn is cranky and has a tantrum like this week, it makes it really stressful and hard.

Right now, I really want to tackle sleeping with Jackson. He likes the swing and his bed. We are going back and forth right now. I would like to get to a point like I did with Kaitlyn - he can sleep in his bed and I just come in to feed once or twice in the night. With him having a cold, I have been too nervous to not be right by him. I have been on the floor in his room or he has been in our room, whichever works that night. We definitely need to work on a better routine with that just for my sanity.

Here is a photo of him in the sling. I have a feeling we will use this everyday so I can have my hands free for Kaitlyn too. :)

Maggie Grace Meche is here.

She was born by c-section yesterday after Christy went in to be induced and nothing happened. So they did a c-section around 5:15 pm. She weighed in at 7 pounds and is 19.5 inches. We came around 6 and was able to see the nurse take care of her. She was already sucking her thumb.

It was crazy to see Jackson and then her. She is so much shorter and lighter than him.
Kaitlyn and Jackson did great at the hospital. He slept and Kaitlyn made friends. She ran through the halls taking everyone around. It definitely wore her out. She liked seeing Maggie through the window, and was quite shy when we first came in because there was such a big crowd!! Two sets of grandparents, great grandparents, sisters and boyfriends - it made for quite a fuss around the window. Ahhhh! Spencer was a very proud daddy and Christy looked like she was so glad to have Maggie out and a happy mom! Yeah! Congrats Spencer and Christy.

We left around 8:30 last night and it made for a late night with the kiddos. Hopefully, when Kaitlyn gets home from school, she will take a good, long nap!