Friday, April 30, 2010

Do I really have to go back to work!?!?

Well, this is my last week at home with my babies. On Monday I'll be going back to work again. It is going to be busier this time I think than when I had to leave my first-born, but it still won't be fun.

It's amazing how big Aaron is now - he is two months old now, but he is already over 16 pounds. At his two month check up he weighed 16lbs 6oz. Only 3.5lbs until he will be too big for his carrier. That being the case we went ahead and bought a booster seat for Emma b/c once Aaron hits 20lbs he'll inherit her car seat. She loves her new booster seat - it's a high-backed booster seat (the back will come off when she is big enough) and it's HOT PINK! That's the part she loves! LOL!

I'm already starting to see a difference in Aaron's personality compared to his sister - he likes to be outside just as much as she does, but he also likes to ride in the car and snuggle with mommy a lot more than her. When Emma was his age she wasn't a fan of being strapped into her carrier. I would pick her up from the babysitter and all I could do was turn up the radio for the ten minute ride home b/c she would cry the whole way and there was nothing I could do to soothe her. When Aaron is upset he can be in the car about five minutes and then he gets quiet & often times just soothes off to sleep. We've been taking walks in the evenings and he is that way with his stroller, too. He may fuss for a little bit, but mostly he just enjoys being on the move!

He also loves to be snuggled up next to me - Emma did some when she was his age, but not so much and today she snuggles very little. I guess that's a difference between the girls and boys. Girls seem to become more independent faster than most boys - she mostly just snuggles when she is really tired or not feeling well now. He does sleep well like Emma, though. I have always been able to lay Emma down in her bed awake, even at his age and she would fall asleep easily. I never had to rock her to sleep, though sometimes I did b/c I wanted to!! Aaron is easy to put down most nights, too. Unless he has tummy problems, I can lay him down with his pacifier awake and he'll usually just drift off to sleep (something I say thanks for when I pray!!).

This weekend we were supposed to go to East Texas, but the weather turned nasty and Emma has a pretty bad cough and has had a touch of diarrhea so we decided it would be best to stay home. I don't know if it's allergies or a cold - it's just a cough and just today started with a runny nose, too (mostly clear). I think the cough is really just related to the drainage and that may be what's aggravating her tummy, too. Might not be a bad idea to get her on some Claritin till it passes, too.

I need to get everything together this weekend for Monday, too. I planned to take frozen milk to the babysitter's for Aaron this week, but kept forgetting so I'll have to carry that Monday if we don't drop it off this weekend. Plus get a bag ready for him with extra clothes and a package of diapers to leave and the fridge container for fresh milk, too. My plan is pump every day at work and bring that straight to Grammy's fridge so she'll only need the frozen for back up milk. I was only able to nurse with Emma for a little over 4 months - I really hope I'm able to skip formula all together with Aaron. That would be so great! We'll see how well that works out!

Aaron is snoozing right now and Emma is resting on the couch (she doesn't nap much anymore, but since she isn't feeling great I hope she'll take a quick nap) - so I think I might try to rest my eyes. I can never nap, but I was up quite a bit last night and had an early morning (we went out to b'fast with the neighbors) so I'm pretty sleepy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Irises - I think they look like beatles!! LOL

I had such a blast tonight at Painting with a Twist! I think we are going to make this a monthly thing now!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A full day

We've been on the go all day. Cleaning, running errands, playing with friends...and now everyone is winding down. Emma has passed out on the couch and Carlton is fighting falling asleep!! He hung out with us tonight while his parents went out to dinner. I think they are on their way & if he would give in I think he would be asleep in about two seconds! LOL

Oh, his parents just called - yes, they will be here in about ten minutes. I'd take bets on him being passed out by the time they get here! Ha ha!

Last night we had a great dinner with friends - one of my former coworkers and his wife and two little boys. Emma has some new friends now and they are very close by so I see more play dates with them in the future. Their oldest son is just a couple months older than Emma and the other is younger by a little over a year. They all played so great together, though - they never stopped and laughed the whole time. I love having good friends close by like that.

Tomorrow after church we're going over to Jamie & Steven's house - Jamie's sister and her husband have a big announcement for everyone. They just found out whether they are having a boy or girl and wanted to tell everyone at the same time - I thought that was pretty cool!!!

I've also been working on a couple of my own projects today - one digital and one semi-digital! LOL - it'll make sense when I post my finished products! The semi-digital one may also be part of a gift, so I don't know if I'll share it right away on here...I know, I hate it when other people do teaser-posts, too. I'm sorry!!! I just haven't been crafty in so long (been pretty occupied) so I am excited that I've had the opportunity now!

I was talking to mother earlier and we were working on some dates for things and I realized that I only have two more weeks of maternity leave left. I really was a week behind in my head and thought I had three more weeks. I was so sad to find out that I was wrong. I can't believe it's already been 8 weeks. I know I don't want to be a stay at home mom full time, but it is hard to go back to work after being with my babies as much as I have been lately. It'll be easier a week or two after I go back to work, but that first week is going to be torture. I just know it least it won't be a very busy time when I go back so I'll be able to leave work on time every day, too and hopefully it won't be as hard with the 2nd kid as it was with the first when it was time to go back to work.

(Carlton is still fighting it...poor baby, I know he is so tired!! Oh - and there is his mommy at the door!)

Aaron got a new swing!!

He's still a little small for it, though!

Friday, April 09, 2010

My Crying Babies

Aaron is getting so big! We met a 4 month old yesterday that is smaller than my big boy!! I just love those cheeks, though - I cannot keep from kissing them!

I had to take a video of him crying, too - I took one similar of Emma when she was the same age. They look so much alike, but Emma had way more hair than her brother and it was a lot darker, too. They both have the same good pipes, though!! LOL

In full bloom

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Easter Weekend

Last weekend we took Aaron on his first road trip. Thursday Emma had an Easter Party at the babysitter's house & all the kids got Easter baskets and got to hunt Easter eggs - Emma is becoming a pro at hunting eggs. I think she's had about six egg hunts since last weekend!! After the Easter party was over with we headed home to get on the road. Aaron got to meet Grannie for the first time that evening - though he was sound asleep at their first meeting!! LOLI was excited to see Grannie myself - it had been a few months since I had seen her! She looked so great! Michael took Friday off so we had a nice long weekend & we had a great time. Michael went fishing and we rode the four-wheeler, (Aaron had his first ride on the four-wheeler)...We had another Easter egg hunt and got to dye Easter eggs...(we found old t-shirts for Emma & Kinley to wear to dye eggs - Emma patiently waited for us to get it all set up...)

Emma & Kinley had fun hunting the eggs & of course, Emma was my little mommy to Kinley! I thought this was so cute!!

After we had a great evening playing cards & 10,000 with my brother and SIL. We did have a bit of work to do during the day, too but it was kinda fun too b/c we had a bonfire! Boys love to burn things!!

The weekend was beautiful and we spent most of it outside...Sunday was a little overcast, but still nice! We got up and dressed for church and I got everyone together and still for a couple seconds to take a few family pictures. I do not like pictures of myself...ever...but I also wish I had more pictures of me with my kiddos, too. Mostly they are all with their daddy - which he just luuuvs!! :) I also snapped one of Aaron & Grannie (before I got Aaron dressed) and then a couple of the kids and their Teta (Geddo wasn't able to join us this weekend & we really missed him).

After snapping a few quick pictures we headed to church and it was a great Easter service, too. The church was packed, too and our family alone took up about three pews and that was with only a small portion of us there. There were a lot of people that came back home for the Easter weekend so it was great to catch up with everyone and see their kids all grown up! I didn't get any pictures (sadly) of the church Easter egg hunt b/c I had Aaron in my arms the whole time, but it was so cool to see the kids all over the church lawn & to see my little girl out there with all the kids at the church I grew up in. Next year her little brother will be big enough to be out there with her!

The rest of the pics, including the pictures from last weekend with Michael's parents, are posted - click here to check them out.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010