1/17/09

One month!




Talk about time flying by!!! All of the sudden my baby girl is a month old!! I also apologize for the obnoxious background....I love Valentine's Day and our 5 year anniversary is almost here so I am feeling festive!! Tim took me out for my birthday Wednesday and it was our first time out without the kids!! We had a blast.
Well, having 2 kids so far hasn't been a walk in the park, but Mackenzie is such an angel!! She is only waking up once during the night, praise the Lord! Still, during the day she'll eat every 3 to 4 hours, about 8 diaper changes a day, working on her nap schedule, and nursing definitely takes a toll. I am supposed to eat an extra 500 calories a day and that in itself is challenging enough just to find time! She seems to be a pretty low key baby.
David loves her, but he is just at a difficult age right now....we just entered the 2's and sometimes they can be pretty terrible :( He is such a sweetheart, but can get into a lot of trouble. Time out works really well with him, but I have found its exhausting to be disciplining consistently.....but, you have to be consistent or it doesn't work. He is the busiest kid I've ever seen.... he goes full throttle all day (but does nap!) and I can barely keep up sometimes!
Let me just share a few David stories....
Took the kids to an indoor playground last week, David comes down the slide chewing gum, he didn't have gum when we got there....
We've been talking about snow....when I went to get him up from his nap he was saying, "SNOW!!!" and he had emptied a full bottle of baby powder all over his room and bed. The room was cloudy for an hour.
He had a Spiderman punch bag in the playroom, it is filled with water and air. He found the plug on the bottom and I heard splashing while I was in the other room. I walk in and he was dancing and yelling, "puddles!!!" My playroom was flooded.
Best for last...this is bad though. He got a hold of a bottle of fingernail polish and I told him no and to give it back. He started running from me and unscrewed the lid. I caught him, but before I could get the bottle he threw it across the den. An open bottle flung polish all over the carpet, walls, curtains, and don't worry, Tim's suit!!!! We got it all cleaned (and drycleaned!), but he got in big trouble that night.
Needless to say, it's very entertaining over here. A toddler and newborn are both equal the work right now! As crazy as it is, I love every second! They are both worth it completely.
As our routine is developing, I am hoping things will calm down a little over here since we are past the first month!

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Jen, I can't stop laughing! Of course, if this were actually happening to me, I'd be crying! You are supermom!!! I can't believe Mackenzie still has that much hair. That's awesome! :) I'm glad to see you're doing well.

Jacob and Jessica Willis said...

Keep the stories coming...Jake and I love them!! Haha...

Rachel said...

Jennifer! Hang in there girl! Your house sounds like ours! I think Ellie Kate and David could get into some trouble together:). I hope things settle downs some as you get into a good routine!

Scott and Katie said...

Wow...I love the stories. Can't wait for our new one to be here and Rileigh turning 2 a few months later. Just think how easy it will be in a few years.

natalie said...

I can totally relate! I don't have much advice (especially today--I'm convinced 2 1/2 is the worst age so far--and that boys are way more mischevious than girls)..but take one day at the time..at least that's what I'm telling myself to do!

Jeff and Kelli Bollman :) said...

Hilarious!!! I can't stop laughing...I love the way you write!! I know it is not really funny, but you explain it with so much humor!!!! :) I am so glad Mackenzie is doing well and everyone is adjusting! :) Happy almost anniversary!!! :)

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