Three weeks! We’ve made it three weeks. Each week feels like a victory to me. I’m keeping two kids alive! Go me! I guess I thought the world was going to end when I had two kids. It’s been an easier transition than expected, but let me say, I really do miss sleep. I don’t think I will ever love living on a newborn sleep schedule. Apart from the lack of sleep, I seem to wake up every day and hit the ground running. Keeping up with Owen and Graham (and even Toby), makes for busy days. I love these boys and I am glad that I get to be home with them. I keep thinking through what I want to say in this update. I’ve already mentioned the lack of sleep. Let’s just hit the main highlights. Owen got a head cold and gave it to Graham. We had to take Graham into the doctor’s office today. Unfortunately, Graham has a head full of snot that needs to be suctioned out, but luckily it’s not in his chest and overall he is doing good. This cold has made him fussier than usual and it has made sleeping at night a challenge for him (and consequently, Jeremy and I). The one bonus of this appointment is that we found out Graham weighs 7lbs. 14oz. which is way more than Jeremy and I assumed. He is putting on more than an ounce of weight a day. His appetite is paying off and that means I can soon put him into a baby carrier! Yay for being almost 8lbs!
More highlights from his last week, we helped Nana celebrate her birthday. Owen loves to blow out birthday candles. It was nice to hang out with Jeremy’s parents. They got to snuggle with Graham and Owen got to play with two of his favorite people. On Friday, my parent’s brought us dinner and again, Owen had a blast playing with his grandparents. Especially chasing Grandpa around the house. We are blessed to have such amazing parents and to have them live close by. I love that our boys are growing up with their influence in their lives. I appreciate them more than words can say.
This week we had a play date with my friend, Maggie and her kiddos. Maggie’s son, Luke, and Graham are only a month apart. My hope is that they will be good buddies in the future. It was also a lot of fun to watch Owen and Maggie’s daughter, Summer, playing together. I love anytime that I get to spend with Maggie. It was special to introduce her to Graham. I am excited for our lunch date next month. It will be just us and our little boys. I can’t wait for more time with her as we navigate the waters of two kids. It’s been a blessing to have her be in the same season of life and parenting. It’s nice to know that someone understand what you are going through when it comes to sleepless nights, fussy babies and fountain diapers!
Saturday, Jeremy attempted to give Owen his first haircut at home. Owen has had some serious meltdowns the last few times we’ve taken him to get his haircut. Jeremy decide that he was going to do it himself with the clippers I use for Jeremy’s haircut. We started off by giving Jeremy a haircut. We wanted Owen to see how it worked and that it was no big deal. Initially, Owen wanted to be like Daddy and have his haircut. He denied wearing the cape and once the hair started falling, he changed his mind and got super wiggly. Eventually, Owen ended up getting his haircut on my lap. My sweatshirt might forever be itchy thanks to the hair clippings that I got all over me. Maybe I’ll wear the cape next time if Owen ends up on my lap again. Jeremy did a decent job. It will be a bit of a learning process, but overall, Jeremy was quite successful and Owen no longer looks like a woolly mammoth. I would say that is a win!
Those are a few of the more major moments from this week. In a very unlike me fashion, I will admit that they are not in chronological order! My brain seems to be bouncing a bit all over the place right now. Oh, I’ve also gotten more red cups since the last time I blogged. On Monday, I got a red cup on way to up to hang out with Maggie. As crazy has this sounds, I ordered a peppermint hot chocolate and they forgot the chocolate! I didn’t end up finishing that drink since peppermint milk isn’t really my thing. I got a red cup last night with my sister and it was tasty and my order was correct! It was fun to go into the store now that it’s all decorated for the holidays. After Graham’s doctor appointment today, Jeremy and I got red cups as well. I just realized that I am on a three day streak of red cups. I love red cup season!
Okay, now really, that is it. Not much more to say in this three week update. Just like last week, Graham and I are home while Jeremy and Owen are at church. We are going to repeat the game plan from last Wednesday and try to wake up Graham with a bath. This kid stinks! I forgot how much laundry the spit up phase makes and how gross babies can smell! Graham is in serious need of a good scrubbing and a clean outfit!
Signing off until next week.