This last week has been a full one. Some ups and downs. Last weekend, Jeremy was able to get the Christmas lights up on our house and I was able to start our Christmas gift wrapping. I love wrapping Christmas presents. It makes me so happy. It’s seriously one of my favorite things to do.
Monday and Tuesday, Jeremy was out of town on a golf trip with his brothers and dad. This was my first overnight alone with two kiddos. I survived fairly well. It helped that I filled the days with lots of activity and Owen took really good naps both days. Praise Jesus! On Monday, I had two friends visit. One came over to chat in the morning and one came over that evening for dinner. It helped me knowing that I would have adult company throughout the day. On Tuesday, my mom took the boys and I to run errands. It was nice to get out of the house and get some shopping done.
I was so excited to have my hubby home. Sadly, he arrived home with a very high fever and was sick all of Wednesday and Thursday. This meant our Thanksgiving plans changed. Jeremy stayed home from Thanksgiving this year. I was originally planning on staying home with him, but he reminded me that none of my extended family had met Graham yet. My parents offered to drive me and the boys up to my Grandma’s house. It was very kind of them. It was weird to spend the day without Jeremy, but at the same time I think it was good I got the kids out of the house so Jeremy could actually rest. Jeremy helped me assemble my Thanksgiving favorites to take with me to my Grandma’s house. He also made himself some green bean casserole and stuffing. I felt good knowing he still got to eat his favorite Thanksgiving fixings.
Jeremy’s fever finally broke last night. We’ve had a slow paced day around the house today. We started to decorate the house for Christmas. Hopefully in the next week or so we can get our Christmas tree up and complete the Christmas cheer!
The boys have had some major milestones this week as well. Graham had a weight check on Wednesday and he was weighing in at 9lbs. 12 oz. He has put on almost three pounds since birth. He was literally busting out of all his newborn clothes. I packed up all the newborn clothes this morning and he is now wearing size 3 month. He also upgraded to size 1 diapers this week. Graham is my little chunk! Sadly, he hasn’t improved a ton in the spit up department, but I am aware that it could take a few weeks to see the results of my diet change. I pray for the sake of Graham (and my washing machine) that things will improve soon.
Owen hit a milestone that we weren’t expecting. Yesterday, he was saying “poop” over and over again, but he wasn’t poopy. Jeremy thought maybe he was telling us he needed to poop. Owen has started mentioning when he pees and he actually had one dry night this week. We figured these were all signs that he might want to start potty training so we pulled down the potty from the closet. The first experience was just hanging out on the chair. Nothing happened but we still rewarded him for trying. Today he peed on the potty for the first time! I wasn’t planning to start this process yet, but I guess it’s happening. Pray for me!
And there you have it! Graham is starting to stir and dinner in on the stove. I better wrap things up! See you all in about a week.