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

Friday, April 30, 2010
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.