Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Cooking Blog!

So a friend of mine that I cook with occasionally, plan once a month cooking meals with every now and then, and daily discuss recipes with decided that we should start a cooking blog together.

So please visit, read and follow!  It will make me happy!  Thanks

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cry It Out- Take 2

So with Will I really stressed about how to get him to sleep.  I tried EVERYTHING.  We tried crying it out, but probably started too late.  Who knows.. I do know that boy is determined.  He would cry for hours.  He would sweat, turn red, spit up, scream, and seem to be on the verge of hyperventilating.  I just couldn't take it.  We gave up.   I probably didn't do it right.   I just know that he was tired, I was tired, and when I put him in my bed we both slept.

Now we have a 2.5 year old who doesn't sleep.  He never slept from the very beginning so maybe it's just him.  But then again maybe it's b/c I've done it all wrong.  I'll be the first to admit I'm just doing what I can to survive.  We haven't had many nights of uninterrupted sleep in 2.5 years.  He doesn't fall asleep until after 9, gets up a couple times a night (occasionally not), and then wakes up at 6ish. Sometimes he does sleep until 7, but not lately.  This morning it was 5:30.  5:30.  That means when the time change comes it will be 4:30.   Those are not healthy sleep habits.  I should be more tired than I am, but somehow I've adjusted.  I do miss the sleep though.

So now we have another chance with baby number two.  She is beginning to not sleep during the day.  She's just not napping or staying asleep and becoming very fussy b/c she's so tired.  The first two months were so easy, she just laid there and then fell asleep.  Will never did that.  Things are changing with her and I can't have a crying baby who doesn't sleep and a cranky toddler who doesn't sleep.  I will lose my mind.


I am trying CIO again.  Pray for my heart.  I am way too sensitive for this business and it really kills me to hear her cry at all.  I know this plan is supposed to work so I need to give it a shot.  For her future sleep habits and the possibility of me getting some sleep someday too.

Her eyes are closed.  Paci is in.  .... ooooh no... eyes cracked open... please go to sleep.... please go to sleep....  crying.  arrggg

Pray for sleep!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

2 Months!

I am about a week behind, but my sweet girl turned two months old on October 2nd!  And again like every time I post about my kids' age, I'm thinking- How in the world has it been two months already and how in the world has it only been two months.  Time seems fast and slow all at once.

"The days are long, but the years are short."

Anyway, we took her to her two month appt. Here are the stats:

Weight:  13lb 6oz     91st percentile
Height:  25inches     99th percentile

What a big girl! Somehow I make some big babies!  And that's just on breastmilk!  She is just a tad smaller than Will at this age, he was all 100th %.  Our doctor said she looks perfect.  Although we weren't sure if she was feeling well or not b/c I thought she seemed fussy and more sleepy than usual.  So we didn't do the sad vaccines in case she had a stomach bug or something.  I have to get those done this week and am NOT looking forward to it!

She is still a very good baby.  She sleeps so much better than Will ever did.  She is doing great at sleeping on her back without complaining and most of the time falls asleep on her own without too much fuss.  We are not crying it out yet, b/c she is just way too young for that, but I do let her fuss just a bit longer than I ever did with Will.  She sleeps well at night, but of course we aren't sleeping through the night yet.  She has had a couple 5-6 hour stretches! 

We are on a 3-3.5 hr "schedule".  I use the word schedule lightly b/c it's just almost impossible sometimes to make sure she eats at the same times everyday.  Plus, it really stresses me out.  I know some baby experts would consider me a failure who is doing it all wrong, but I just have to do what I can.  She is a hungry girl and sometimes wants to eat sooner and sometimes she's a sleepy girl and needs a bit more sleep.  I'm doing best and know God will take care of her where I fall short.
Everyone that sees her says one of two things:
"Look at all that hair!!"
"She looks just like her brother."

Here is a newborn pic of each.  We transferred all our old pictures to an external hard drive, so I don't have many pics of Will on hand right now, but this will do.  You can see they both had the same little black beady eyes.
As far as right now, I do see similarities, but think they look very different.  SHe is much prettier! ;)
What a funny looking little guy he was!  My sweet baby love!
And here's my other baby love!  I'm a lucky momma!

I'd better get off this thing now.  Today is Pottytraining Bootcamp Day1.  
Wish me luck!  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tell Me You Do This Too....

Please tell me I'm not the only one who watches a squirmy baby on the video monitor saying, "Please stay asleep... staaay asleep.... whew".

I mean our girl is precious, but I do need a few moments to get some things done.  
This little face makes it hard though!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quick Pics

I haven't been great about blogging lately.  I'm really behind on posting pics and updates on my two tots.  I'll just share a few from the last couple weeks and then consider myself caught up.
Will decided he needed to really watch the baby for me.  (This may have also been the day that he decided he needed to poke her in the eye.  Curious I guess.  Needless to say he learned the consequences on that one)

He really is as sweet as he looks here. 

First Sunday to church!

Watching (or listening) to big brother play in his room.

We took a Labor Day trip to Granbury beach.  Daddy and Will spent lots of time in the water and Mommy and Olivia spend lots of time in the hotel room.

I spent 3 days cleaning out and organizing my closet.  To me it's worth posting about!

Reading to little sister in her crib.  So sweet.

Popcorn kernels.  Fun.  He also accidently called 911 this day 
(old phones can still do that even though they no longer have service!!!).  

A visit from Mimi and Pa!!  

Weird lunch, but he had a lot fun making it.

And one last romp in the sprinkler before Fall.  Those diapers can hold like a gallon of water!

Ok, I feel better and not so behind.  Maybe later today I'll find time to update some more.  But then again by the look of my house at only 7:30 am I think I'm going to be quite busy today.

Happy Saturday!