Tuesday, May 31, 2011

So much for good intentions

I started May with the intent to be a good blogger and for the beginning of the month I was.

However, life got more hectic and I kept putting it off and here we are the last day of May and I haven't blogged in over a week.

Some of life's little things this month

Jayden turned 1 month old, found out he's growing great was 12.6 pounds at his one month checkup which was actually when he was 5 weeks old.  He got his first shot...poor thing and he's starting to smile and be more awake for us.

Janea is finishing up 5th grade.  I got to go with her on a field trip fishing with her class, such a pretty day for that.  She has been privileged to have lots of field trips this quarter and has 2 this week...the last week of school.  She also was in the school talent show and did a good job in a magic act with a friend.  On a side note, she is learning to knit and does a great job.

Jaron is finishing 2nd grade.  He's reading at an advanced level for his grade and we are very proud of him.  He needs to work on his spelling but for the most part is doing well.  He can be really squirrelly  but that is part of being a boy I think... He's looking forward to summer vacation but will be going to Summer School to help mom out and make some friends since he will be switching schools in the district next year.

So that's a little bit of what's going on with us...hope life is treating you well and i hope to do better for the month of JUNE!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Life with a Newborn

I forgot the tiredness of having a newborn.

Here's a rundown of my day and I am exhausted...

wake up---change and feed baby

put Dan's lunch together in the lunchbox

get big kids ready for school...strap in crying baby and drive Jaron to school.

Get home...feed baby.

Nap with Baby....

Change and feed baby again

Attempt to get laundry and chores is fussy so you carry baby and try to keep baby calm...chores don't really get done

Change and feed baby again

Go and pick up Jaron from school

Try to keep baby happy...give up and strap him in Moby and have him sleep...start praying he still sleeps tonight.

Cook dinner...then eat dinner while feeding baby

Attempt to hang with kids and husband...all while trying to keep baby happy...maybe bathe baby.

Fall asleep exhausted to wake up ever 2-3 hours to feed baby and pray that he will sleep alone.

I know that I am tired from lack of sleep and feedings...may not have had enough calories today...but man a newborn is tiring...looking forward to him sleeping more!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

You Know Your a Mom when...

* you have to relearn Math in order to help with Homework.

* you try to decide if you should take a nap or make the Big kids do chores.

* your life revolves around laundry...and the hugeness of it all.

* your newborn spits up on you and you simply use a wipe to clean it up.

* you shower at weird times because the baby is sleeping and you need to feel human again.

* your refrigerator is full of foods your kids like.

* hugs and kisses make you feel like queen of the universe.

* the little things your husband does for you make you feel super special!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One Month Old

Hard to believe it but Jayden is a month old today!  He's getting bigger and growing.  The plan is to take his picture on his monthly birthday with this Teddy Bear that we got as a shower gift from Dan's coworker.  This way we can see how he grows from month to month...only bad thing is we didn't get a newborn shot with it...oh well...we will see how he changes from 1 month on! 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Dan!

I love you and appreciate all you do for me and the family.  I pray you are blessed with many more years and many years of good health!  The kids and I appreciate you!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Finding the Balance

We are working on making sure that the big kids stay active in their lives even with the baby being here.  We don't want to shut down and have them become resentful of their brother simply because he is a baby and we are trying to be careful with him.

Yesterday Janea had tryouts for the Talent Show at school and we let her tryout...even though it meant picking her up later...fortunately for me that meant Daddy could go and get her.

Today was Muffins with Mom at Jaron's Jaron, Jayden and I headed to his school and Jayden slept while Jaron and I enjoyed eating Doughnuts(no muffins at this event) together before his school day.

The babies schedule is now thrown off some and I may pay for it later but it's important for me to spend time with Jaron too

It's all about finding the balance of it all.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I miss the sleep I used to have before I got pregnant and the baby was born.  I could sleep for hours without interruptions from kids, husband, or anything.  I could sleep on my stomach or side easily and comfortably and sleep for 6-9 hours at a time.

While pregnant, I had to deal with the belly and not being able to get comfortable.  I learned to sleep with a little person inside me who kicked and moved and caused me discomfort, and I got up to pee a lot but I did get stretches of up to 4 hours at time towards the end and it was good.

Now, I don't sleep enough.  I'm fortunate if I can get 2 hours uninterrupted and alone.  Jayden loves to be held at night and so I do co-sleep some just to get rest...last night he made it about 2 hours in the bassinet at 2 different times so I got more sleep.  Then during his morning nap I try to get some extra sleep...I was a wreck yesterday due to the lack of sleep.

We will be working on Jayden's sleep schedule as he gets older and I do try to make sure he is up during the day so that I can sleep at night.  Life with a newborn is a challenge and we're all relearning how to deal with a baby in the house.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

If wishes came true

I would have a baby who sleeps longer at night without needing to be held.

I would have removeable breasts so I could have some one else nurse for me...breastfeeding is tiring.

I would have a Dr. Pepper IV that kept me full of caffiene but wouldn't effect the baby.

I would have a maid OR

The kids would have self cleaning rooms and my house would clean itself at the touch of a button.

My hair would be more manageable.

Clothes would come with automatic laundry involved.

But since they don't I guess I will just have to continue on...feeling tired today and wishing that things were easier and I didn't feel so down about it all

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks I Needed That

Woke up this morning feeling hot and sweaty and yucky! 

Crying baby while making hubby's lunch is tiring...and frustrating.

Gathering Garbage for Garbage day is not my favorite job.

Looking at the clock wondering if I can get stuff done before kiddos go to school.

Janea offers to watch the baby so I can take a shower.

20 minutes later I emerge refreshed, feeling more human than before, ready to tackle the day ahead.

Thanks Janea, I needed that!  You rock!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Nap, A Pizza and Target

Today was better than yesterday on the baby front.

Jayden was very fussy yesterday and he wore me out.  Sleep was a slight struggle so I was tired this morning. and after taking Jaron to school this morning  both the baby and I took naps...for over an hour and let me tell you it was one of the best rests I have had in the last 22 days!

I took a trip to Target and was able to get what we needed for only a little bit out of pocket and I got a 5 dollar gift card to spend next time.  Plus I picked up a pizza for the kiddos and we had a Digiorno for Dan and I so it was pizza night for dinner. 

All in all it was a much better day and we are looking forward to tomorrow.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thanking MOBY

Oh my word we had a fussy baby today.  Finally I couldn't take it anymore and I put Jayden in the Moby Wrap I got from a friend.  And he calmed down and went to sleep!  Thank you MOBY!


It's Sunday!  May 1st...feels like April just sped by...but having a new baby will do that for you!  Jayden is 3 weeks old today...and we made it to both church and Sunday School this morning.

Jayden will definately be heading to the nursery soon...he's a little noisy during church and we were very distracted and leaving and returning and I feel that is intrusive to others so I know that there are people in the nursery to watch babies and I will feel comfortable sitting in church and learning and letting someone else watch the baby for a short time...he'll probably still go with us to Sunday School...trying to minimize the germs...

We are also getting used to not going out for lunch after church.  It's really not in the budget now that I am not working and since the baby needs to eat soon after church it's a good idea to head home.  Today for lunch we enjoyed homemade hamburgers, french fries baked in the oven and each other's company.

Now on to laundry and naps  and hopefully we will be ready to start the week ahead!