At this rate it looks like I'll be lucky to post an update once a week! Part of the issue is a lack of subject matter. There are only so many pictures of my children I'll subject you to and when you're just trying to survive life with 2 little ones, there's not a whole lot left to blog about. Oh sure, I could write about my near meltdown 2 days ago but again, some things are better left untold.
The good news is that we are getting out on a daily basis. For all of our sanity, this is a necessity! Colin gets bored easily (even though he doesn't know that term) and acts out accordingly - not pretty - if he's cooped up too long. And I'm too much of a busybody to stay still for longer than a few minutes. Don't get me wrong, I love the peace and quiet of naptime (assuming all parties cooperate) but that's generally because of lack of continuous sleep at night.
Wes reminded me one day when I was sighing from exhaustion that we signed up for this. Thanks, honey, that makes it all better (: I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't know how you stay-at-home-moms do it! I've already bumped Colin's starting of school up 3 weeks. It's just as much for him as it is me though. He needs the structure and he's eager to learn - neither of which do I feel I'm excelling at these days.
Sawyer is growing like a weed. He had put on almost a full pound at his 2-week check-up and that's after dropping down to 7.4 when we left the hospital. He had also allegedly grown an inch but I think that might be due to different measuring techniques. So he was 8.8 pounds and 21 inches long. Either way, I'll take it! He also has developed a callous on his upper lip from sucking too hard, thus the stomach and gas issues. I think all my children will be cursed with rotten bellies. Sorry, kids, it's certainly not intentional. I certainly wouldn't choose to be woken 15 times in the night while you try to work a toot out. Thankfully the curse heals itself at some point - I just can't remember when.
He is still sleeping a lot and the nights are come and go. He'll have a good night and then the next one we'll feel like we didn't sleep a wink. It's all from the belly issues though. He has started spacing his feedings out to 3 hour intervals (with my help) which is fantastic for mommy and daddy's sleeping!
Colin is acting out a bit and showing it by his defiance. I hear way too many "no's", "I won't", and "I don't want to" during the course of the day. He's also taken to hitting, kicking, and spitting at us. I know part of it is the new baby but I swear you'd never know as much as he kisses, talks, and helps with him. Any experienced parents want to chime in and offer suggestions how to handle this situation? Wes and I have tried to give him individual attention, special activities, but nothing seems to help.
If you've managed to hang around and keep reading, thank you. I need some adult interaction. Here are a few pictures for you.
|Yetanother picture of my shirtless child. I didn't realize how common this was until I saw these pictures.|