Sunday, March 28, 2010

Two Under Two

Two kids under two years old. That's what we're dealing with.

Mara is almost two. She will be 23 months old tomorrow. But, she's still so many ways.

She is getting more used to having a baby around. It's one of the first things she says in the morning, and she is starting to pay more attention to Elijah...sometimes. She has wanted to help hold a bottle for him a couple times.

But, usually I just get nervous if she gets too close to him. She doesn't really know her own strength, and she is so LOUD. He doesn't seem to mind the noise, but does get startled sometimes.

I've only been 'on my own' with both of them a few times so far. Jay had to work this weekend, but my sister Jenna came over for a lot of the time, so that helped me out a ton. I am having a hard time getting around from some back/nerve pain that started while I was pregnant and has stuck around, so it makes things more difficult. So far I've done ok when I've had them both. It's definitely a little overwhelming though, especially when they are both screaming/crying for my attention at the same time. Overall, Mara is dealing with things pretty well though. I mean, her world has really been rocked, so I expected some acting out, and she hasn't disappointed! But for the most part, she is doing ok with things.

Luckily (and I'm knocking on wood as I type this), Elijah has been sleeping quite well at night. Getting some uninterupted sleep definitely helps!! And we're still sending Mara to daycare during the week, so I've been able to focus on Elijah during that time, which is nice. He's usually pretty content as long as he's fed (and man, can this kid EAT!).

So yeah. Two under two. It's kind of scary. But, we're surviving so far. I'm sure things don't magically get easier once the older kid turns two, but you never know...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's a...


Elijah James

March 16th 2010
1:56 am
8lbs 60z, 19 1/4 inches

We are doing well, and adjusting to life as a family of four!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yep, still pregnant.

Just in case anyone was wondering, I'm still pregnant!

I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about it. Some days it's easier than others. Really hoping this baby comes on its own, without having to be induced.

I'm 41 weeks, 3 days today. I'm in a bit of pain, but surviving! I was hoping to be done working by now, but looks like I'll be going to work for at least part of this week!

Tomorrow I go in for a non-stress test to make sure the baby is doing well in there since I'll be over 10 days overdue. I don't forsee any problems, but we'll see how it goes.

As much as I'm ready to not be pregnant anymore, I'm trying to enjoy the sleep I'm getting right now!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Due Tomorrow!

Where did the time go? I can't believe I'm due tomorrow. No sign of the baby coming yet, but that can change at any time I guess!

I wish I could say that I'm feeling great, but I'm not. It's not pregnancy-related though. I actually have a really bad cold. I've been quite miserable with congestion, but the worst is the awful cough. I am up most of the night coughing, and I feel like I've done something to my rib from all the coughing, which is quite painful whenever I move (or cough!!). I would really like to be feeling better before I go into labor, so keep your fingers crossed for me! It's been hard for me to pick up Mara with the pain, but we are managing ok.

Mara was sick for a couple days, but luckily she is feeling much better. Now if only I could say the same about myself!

As far as the pregnancy, things are fine. I go back to the doctor on Friday afternoon and we'll see how things look. I'm hoping to avoid being induced, I'd like the baby to come when the baby is ready, so hopefully things will work out for that! They will let me go up to two weeks overdue as long as the baby is doing ok!