Tuesday, January 29, 2013
my son, my son...we have been trying to let him cry it out. it was going well for a while,he would cry for like 5 minutes, no big deal...then it got bad.He was crying more often and longer, and it was a desperate sounding cry. Stuck it out for a while, but I realized he is just eating more often...during the day he rarely can make it threehourswithout eating, it's usually closer to two or two and half. So, in an effort to understand my son I just fed him last night each time he woke. There was no fussing for him at all, only eating and sleeping which was a welcome respite. however, he ate at 8:30PM, 10:45, 12:45AM, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30. This is fairly consistent in his days too. So now, we figure out what to do, he is obviously not getting enough to eat, so I am giving it three days to try to make sure he empties me out every time he eats during the day. If that doesn't work we are going to have to add bottles. I am so thankful that we have all that breast milk in the freezer now!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
It seems like these children grow in the blink of an eye...it is just no time in between monthly photos...I think I might have missed a month, but who knows, I will have to check later. Logan is 7 mons and doing well. pretty much same things just getting better at them. He loves to put everything in his mouth, which makes holding a drink or anything hot, kinda dangerous. He is settling into a fairly consistent daily schedule, although every time he gets sick it is disrupted! KayLynn never really got sick as an infant, so this is new territory for me. he is fairly sweet even when he feels bad, so that makes it easier! kayLynn and I visited what will be her new school come this fall and she can't wait to start. It is a homeschool coop and I think it is going to be a perfect fit for us. I can't believe how big she is getting. this was a busy week for us. we went to Seattle as a family, our favorite day trip(pictures below). We had so much fun just hanging out together! we watched Dori and Cameron and as usual, enjoyed our time with them. then we had Jacks second birthday party to attend and though it was during nap time, there were moments of joy, and once I go the babies home for their naps KayLynn was able to enjoy the rest of the party with Aunt Mandy and then spend the night at Grandma Kay's house! today the plan is to stay home because this week promises to be just as exciting! we have Max's birthday to celebrate,as well as some friends kids! ope you are all doing well!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
So, after almost a year (or more) of trying I am going to try to write in the log once a week. Maybe if I get in the habit it won't be like pulling teeth! The kids and I are at Valerie's house watching her kids today. This is a fun day for us, but also exhausting! I can't imagine how mothers of more than two get anything done! My favorite part is seeing Dori and KayLynn play together, the good, the bad and the ugly! They are both oldest girls which means they take turns being the bossy ones. Dori doesn't have quite as much practice as KayLynn, but her little stubborn streak is a thrill to see. Today I built them a castle using a bright blue blanket, three chairs, four pipe cleaners and two rubber bands! They are really enjoying running in and around it which is fun to watch! Just a few seconds ago Logan woke prematurely from his nap and when I went in his hand was out of the swaddle. I put in his pacifier and he promptly took it out again and started crying...once I got is hand under control the pacifier stayed in and he is back asleep, hopefully for another hour! I love that boy, but his sleep is even more important than I remember KayLynns being. if he doesn't get his naps there is no getting him to sleep at night! Everyday catches us working on sleep, naps and night...I am thankful that The Lord has made me fall in love with this little boy as much as I have, otherwise I am not sure how well this would all be going! max and I are really enjoying our devotions and the time together each day, even when it is short it is lovely. I especially like the time that we are setting apart to pray for each other and our children. well, it seems the kids are hungry so I must go prepare a feast! Till next week!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
oh wow, what a year! It seems like so much more than a year has been fit into the last twelve months, or more precisely...the last six months! So, lets see...new years resolutions... I love the idea and the practicality of resolutions. Think that every person should like the idea of consistently refocusing ones life on the important things. i dont think hat anything need be terribly specific, but to remind ourselves of our priorities is great, for me at least. I often tend to forget and think that I am the most important thing. So, I tend to make both general and specific resolutions as well as personal and family resolutons, that way I can reach at least some of them! My verse to focus on this year is Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (KJV) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. For my family I am praying that we get into a better pattern of family worship and learning of the Bible. KayLynn has been doing well in her catechism memorization, but I want to add to that more Bible verses and hymns so that her arsenal is full and that she has truth to lean on and go to all during her life. I want Logan (and KayLynn) to grow up in a house where the Bible is used everyday. In response to very good advice I will be trying to put up verses everywhere in my home so that I can concentrate on them all day...especially in the moments when my body must be still. I want to meditate on it day and night. This last year I did better at seeing and spending time with women and I want to continue that this year by setting specific time to be with my cousins, siblings and other friends as well. I think it is good for my mental health as well as giving me good parenting help! Then, of course, there is fitness. I will be learning what fitness looks like in a family of four, where children are often grumpy, tired or sick and mommy needs the time, to be healthy. And to have some time that is for me in an ever busy life, where time away from my children is not often easily obtained.