6 weeks

Mackenzie is 6 weeks old! I can't believe it and holy cow so much happens in 24 hours over here it's insane!!

She has had 2 trips to the emergency room already, no worries though, a lot of false alarms. Good grief.
First, the doctor thought her umbilical cord was infected so he sent us there. We took her to Scottish Rite and the doctors there said she was fine thought my pediatrician was an idiot... i did too, so I found a new one. Then, my current pediatrician sent us there to check her jaundice. It was high, but I stopped nursing for a few days and it went away. Now she is fine and hopefully next week will be uneventful. She is so sweet and still getting more and more hair. I think its going to turn blonde like davids did, i noticed the roots today are changing. She started cooing and making little noises so I am loving it!
I'm back to nursing and have her on a 4 hour schedule: 6, 10, 2 and so on. The kids nap and go to bed at the same time so that is helpful. I am kind of regimented so I feel like structure brings peace over here. And we need a lot of peace...
We almost gave away our dog this week.....I know, we are the worst people ever. But, I talked Tim into giving Holly a second chance. She is just a little much sometimes... the other day she ran away and we had to spend 1 1/2 hours getting her back. Its just crazy sometimes with a puppy, newborn, toddler, and tim coming home from work tired! But, we are going to try and build a fence before the summer.
David has just been funny, no destructive behavior recently. Today, he told me he wasn't going night night until his stuffed animals closed their eyes. Then, when he prays every night, he always says...and God bless Santa. He has also started to do break dance moves when he gets really excited. He is finally starting to notice the baby and will ask to hold her maybe every other day, this is done with extreme supervision.
Overall, the balancing act of having a family is going pretty well. Although there are days when I am sleep deprived and feel like I am going to lose my mind, it is very fun and there is always something fun going on.
sorry, i'll post more pics....with everything going on i don't even know where my camera is right now!


Ashley said...

Oh, I'm glad you're back! I love reading your updates. Poor Holly...doggies need love, too. :) You're being such a good mommy. I can't wait to meet little Mackenzie. Let me know when a good time is to visit. We want to bring you guys dinner and return the favor. I'll be praying for things to calm down. You need a break!

NotQuiteaBride said...

I'm so glad you updated us! Everything sounds like it's crazy but fun at the Willis household!

I cannot wait to meet your sweet munchkins one day. PLEASE let me know when yall are ready for a double date night, and we are there!

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