Thursday, June 28, 2007

2 months tomorrow?

I have so much to say, but when I have a free moment, I can't seem to remember any of it!

L will be 2 months old tomorrow! She's doing great! Her eye contact has improved, she smiles every once in a while, she has settled into a sleep pattern that I can recognize (this week anyway)! She truly does sleep better than my boys did, though. She falls asleep between 9 and 11 most nights and doesn't wake until between 3 and 4. As long as I am diligent about falling asleep with her, I'm doing pretty good! She nurses for about an hour when she wakes, then back asleep until 7.

The boys have 1 more day of VBS and then they're done with their summer camps. I think they had fun at all 3 that they've attended. VBS is pretty chaotic, though -- and I'm glad it's last. N is a little overwhelmed this week, and I would have hated for this to have been his first "away from Mom" experience.

I need to go pick them up from camp right now.

Friday, June 22, 2007

first smile

L gave out her first smile yesterday -- you know, a real one -- not the ones they do in their sleep from birth. You would think I would have been the recipient, but no. Her brother N was the lucky recipient of her first smile and it thrilled him.

I've gotten a few of my own since then, so I know it wasn't a fluke. She's definitely growing into a personality ;)

I want to blog about what a great big brother N is, but she's awake again and in need of sustenance. Hopefully later!

Friday, June 15, 2007


We've had a busy week, and everyone is surviving ;)

L's schedule has her waking between 2 and 3AM and staying awake until 6 or 7AM, after going to sleep around 10. While I appreciate the 10 - 2 schedule, I wish she would return to sleep after eating at 2 instead of staying awake and grazing for 4 more hours. Thankfully, DH is able to feed the boys breakfast and they're pretty good about playing together so I can sleep from 7 to 10 with L, otherwise I'd be a complete zombie. I know it'll change again soon, so I'm just waiting it out.

Monday I had my spa visit.

Tuesday my cleaning lady came to help me catch up. She's due with her first in about a month, so I won't be seeing her again. I felt guilty having her come in and clean, but she said she was happy to do it. I'm trying to figure out if I should find different cleaning help, or work harder at doing it myself. Question is still up in the air.

Wednesday my friend and her 1 year old came to visit. (why I had to have my cleaning lady come) We had a very nice visit and her baby is a doll.

Thursday I took L for her 6 week checkup. She weighs 8lb 11oz, which puts her in the 10-25% -- consistent with my boys. Her length and head circumference puts her in the 50%. She's perfectly fine and doesn't have to go back until 4 months. Mid-morning, a friend of Colin's, his mom and younger brother came over for a pool date. Lovely family, and hopefully we'll do more with them as I like her, and her boys.

Today I'm taking the kids for a professional portrait -- L's first. Not sure how it'll go or how L will do -- but I'm taking a "whatever" attitude about it. Even if I just get a nice portrait of the boys I'll be happy.

Nothing on the calendar for tomorrow, and not sure what DH wants to do on Sunday for Father's Day (gee, I should probably ask!)

The boys start zoo camp next week -- and I know there will be much angst as they will have to leave the house around 7AM -- extremely early for both of them. Thankfully, DH will drop them off in the morning and then L&I will pick them up at noon.

I need to figure out some meals, make sure I do laundry, and nurse the babe. Not too bad, really. I also need to go through the pile of mail on the dining room table and deal with the things that need action.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

spa visit

For Christmas, DH gave me a gift certificate to a spa for a massage and a facial. It expired this week, so I decided I better use it on Monday when DH was home to watch the kids. I had much angst over leaving L for so long, but pumped some milk and made the appointment for the afternoon when she's usually napping anyway.

I am so glad I went ;) L did fine. And I had a fabulous hot stone massage . . . and remembered how much I loved massages and wondered why it had been years since I so indulged myself! I had never had a facial before, but it was very nice. It was called an organic facial and she used all sorts of natural stuff - like cucumbers and honey and almonds and who knows what else. It smelled yummy and my face was soft and dreamy when she was finished.

It'll probably be years before I go again, but it was a nice treat yesterday.

Friday, June 01, 2007

prayers answered

I won't go into the exact details, but I want to say that God is good!!!!

We have been so immensely blessed in our lives, but a prayer was answered this week that I really thought was impossible. In the large scheme of things, I knew it wasn't all *that* important, but it would have cost us somewhere around $7-8 thousand if this prayer hadn't been answered. $7-8 thousand we don't have, and DH would have had to scramble even harder to earn. Money that we would have owed because of a mistake I made.

but somehow . . . things fell in our favor and it is no longer an issue. I literally burst into tears when DH called to let me know. I am in complete amazement that a way was found to correct it without costing us. AND, the answer came today, so I didn't have to fret over the weekend.

I have been wandering around the house muttering prayers of thanksgiving ;) May we never forget the blessings that have been bestowed on us, and may we ever be thankful for all that we have.
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