February 25, 2013

One Month. The Wes Edition.

If you care to read about Andrew at one month you may do so here. I can imagine that the only one to click that link will be my mama. It made me almost cry because I saw that at this point Andrew was sleeping from 9pm to 2 or 3 in the morning. Then back to sleep until 6. Wes gets up every 3 hours like clockwork. Waaaaaa!!

Little Wes, I love you even though you never let me sleep! How could I not?
Ignore that little blue line you can see through his onesie. I know I needed to change his diaper. I may not have.
For comparison, here is your brother at one month:
You look so much alike!
So anyways, while you are not anywhere near as good of a sleeper as your brother, you are on a pretty predictable schedule, which I adore. I know that at 6, 9, 12 (you get the picture) you are going to want to eat. Then you'll have about 1/2 hour to an hour of awake time. Then you'll sleep until you're ready to eat again. (This is all for the most part). I love that predictability, so thank you! It also means I can coordinate nap time with your brother.

You, also like your brother, love to eat. I thought it was excessive that you were eating 4 ounces every 3 hours, but just read that Andrew did as well.
At 2 weeks you weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and were just over 21 inches long. (Andrew was 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20.5 inches)
You, for the most part, have grown out of newborn clothes and are now wearing 0-3 months.

You've already been on your first big road trip.. to Ohio to visit family. You handled it like a champ and I know everyone loved meeting you! Mama enjoyed all of the extra hands :)

You gave me your first smiles last week (just before turning 4 weeks).
You're lifting your head so well.

You adore your brother more than anyone else, I think. You always turn towards his voice and you can easily be calmed down when he comes over and holds your hand and says, "it's okay baby Wes". I love the relationship the two of you already have!

For the most part, you are such a content baby. You have your moments, or days, but you seem to be an "easy" baby just like your brother was.

You've completed us sweet baby! I'm so glad that you are in our lives!

February 13, 2013

Hello? *tap tap tap* Is this thing on?

I don't know if I'm quite ready to clear the dust on this ol' blog and get back to regular posting, but I found myself with the perfect opportunity to do a little writing this morning, so I thought I'd take advantage of it. Wes is taking a little cat nap (my goodness, that's all he does besides eat and poop). Andrew is extremely content playing on his own in his playroom. The floors are wet in the kitchen so I can't get to my laundry or breakfast. So, here we are!

I feel like I am settling in to this mom of two thing. We're doing more than surviving as in I'm managing to not only keep both boys fed and clean, but also keep up with laundry, do grocery shopping (even if I do lose my keys in Walmart) and get dinner started at night. A shower is never guaranteed, so I'm still looking like a hot mess 95% of the time, but I'll get there. As long as we have this cute face to take the attention away from my appearance, it's all good for a while, right?
*sigh* I die. I do love my boys!

I would love to be getting more sleep at night, but I guess that comes along with the whole newborn thing, huh? This too shall pass, plus I feel like my body is becoming adjusted to getting 4.5 hours of nonconsecutive sleep at night. There's always caffeine, right?
I kicked the bucket on breastfeeding. Again. I don't know why I feel the need to declare that publicly, but there it is. We're okay with it. It was a beautiful, great thing for a few days, but things went downhill very fast. I won't get into the details, but it got ugly and we're all much happier now. So there's that.

I'm healing up quite nicely. Barely notice any discomfort at all now and I'm READY ready ready to get into the gym. I have a 4-week checkup coming up and I hope to get the green light to do so!

So that's about all the updates I've got. Trey is doing well. Staying busy and missing his family! No exciting news on him, but that's a good thing. Oh... there is exciting news on him! He's set to make Captain in March!! Yayyyy :) So proud of that man.

Also, we have dear friends who just started their Army journey. He left Monday for 14 weeks of training for the National Guard. If you think of it, please say a prayer or two for him and his wife and two babies that are back at home waiting for him! I remember how hard it was during that initial training so they are on my heart constantly! Kthanks :)