Well the honeymoon phase is over for me. I still think that Addison is a great baby, but the lack of sleep has really caught up with me. Brent has been a trooper and lets me go to bed while she has her awake time before bed and get a little extra sleep. It has been really hard for me to nap while Emeri is in preschool, I feel like there are so many errands to be run, or house to be cleaned and it is just easier when I just have her. Then the kids come home and I feel like I need to give them attention and napping with them by my self really isn't an option. So there you have it lack of sleep! Ugh, I am not a happy person when I don't feel like I get enough sleep. I know that this to shall pass. It is just a painful process!
Nathan got to be star student of the week this week. We made a fun poster for him with pictures from when he was a baby, vacations we have taken and sports he has played! He was really excited.
Emeri is still my second mother of the house. I am trying to be understanding and not loose my patients when she questions every thing I do and wants to know why I did it. She loves to pick out Addison's outfits, Pj's and bows, smothers her with kisses and hugs. I have to remember that it could be the opposite, she could really not like her and be mean! So yes, I am trying to count my blessings!
Brent ran a 1/2 marathon this weekend with his friend Nate. It was in Austin so I had all 3 kids to myself overnight for the first time. Lets just say that didn't help the no sleep issue. Emeri was up and wanted to be in our bed which then Addison kept waking her up. Yup a vicious cycle! But he did good, I can't imagine running any miles and he didn't really train and ran 13 + miles! They were supposed to do the full marathon but his friends knee was bothering him, so they decided to do the 1/2 instead.
Other than that we are doing good, trying to stay healthy although every one I talk to is sick!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Yesterday was Addison's 2 week birthday. What a difference two weeks make! I feel like we are adjusting to having a little one in our house, Aunt Kim left on Saturday and Brent went back to work yesterday. My first official day of being on my own. My recovery is going well, though different. I feel like I can do most things for my self and each day it gets a little better. I go back on Thursday so that Dr Westmoreland can look at the incision and I hope and pray that I get the all clear to drive. That has been a really hard thing, which to be honest there isn't many places I would go but just knowing that I can if I wanted to!!
Thanks to the neighbors and friends who have adopted my children this week, taking them to and from school dance and other activities has been a huge help, thank you so much!! We have had many yummy dinners and Kim made and put stuff in the freezer, just one less thing to worry about! What a relief! You guys rock! I have such a wonderful support system and friends!
Other than that it is a lot of changing diapers, feedings and sleeping for Addison, Brent has had his hands full after work playing with the kids out side and getting them ready for bed! I am sure we will settle on a routine soon, and I am excited to join the out side world at some point!
On a different note, we had a neighbor come over and take some pictures of the kids, I will post some since the other pictures we had of Addison were not all that good! Thanks again Kathy & Mark you did a wonderful job and it was so nice not to have to leave our house with her!