Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Life Lately

I’m in my third week of being back at work and I feel like I’m finally starting to get adjusted.  It’s been a very difficult transition and I wish I was still at home with my babies but we’re making it work.  Avery and Asher are both going to a home daycare and Matt takes them and picks them up most days. In some ways I feel like the days are flying by but Friday can never come soon enough. Thankfully things have been pretty calm at work.  I cherish our weekends so much, I just wish they would last a little longer. 

We really haven’t been out much or done anything exciting since I’ve been back at work, I really just want to soak up every minute I can with my little family.  Also, Asher still (usually) wants a bottle every two hours which makes it hard to get out.  We’ve been having fun at home though; Avery loves her pool and has had fun playing with our neighbors.

She still loves being a mommy to her babies and tries to imitate the things she sees me doing with Asher
Baby Emma needs a clean diaper every once in a while and her babies usually have to join Asher during tummy time.  Have I mentioned that I love this age?? ;) 

We are really trying to work on potty-training.  I really think she is ready and we could probably make a lot of progress if I could devote enough time to it.  But between taking care of Asher and daycare it’s a challenge to have the consistency she needs.  Last weekend she spent a lot of time in just her underwear because every time she wets her diaper she wants to go to the potty and then have a clean diaper on.  This means I went through about 5 diapers in three hours.  So, I figured we’d try it without and after making a mess on the floor one time she started telling me before she went and we made it to the potty three times.  YAY!! I’m so proud of her! 
Asher is such a happy baby.  He loves to smile and will “flirt” with just about anyone that looks at him for more than 2 seconds.  He smiles so big that I keep thinking he’s going to laugh.  He’s been doing really well sleeping in his crib and only gets up once a night.  He’s getting stronger and holds his head up pretty well.


Matt’s mom stayed with us last weekend so Matt and I took advantage of a free babysitter and went out to the movies.  We realized that we hadn’t been to the movies together since before Avery was born.  Way too long!! It was nice to spend some time just the two of us and Matt’s mom even got up with Asher at 4:00 so we were able to get a full night’s rest!
In some ways having two has been a challenge but overall it hasn’t been as hard as I expected.  Asher is usually pretty content (as long as his tummy is full and he’s being held) and Avery has been really good with him. This sling is a lifesaver, I use it almost every evening!

It is definitely hard to get them both ready to leave the house and I’m having a hard time feeling like I have time to give them both the attention they need but I’m so glad we decided to have them be close in age.  This is the stage of life we’re in an I feel like it would have been much harder to go back to diapers changes and mid-night feedings if we’d “moved on” from that stage.  I love being a family of four and I love having a little boy more than I ever thought I would.  It’s funny; I always wanted a little girl.  I knew I would love having a daughter but I never really thought about having a son until I got pregnant with Asher.  I felt like he was a boy from the very beginning and I’m so glad God blessed us with a daughter and a son!   

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