Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Hard to Believe...

It's hard to believe that it's been a month since I gave birth to our second addition. I don't know why it's so hard to believe, it all went just as fast with Malachi. I mean, he's about to turn 3. What?!?! Lawson is growing and growing and growing. He's definitely gaining weight just fine. He's out of all his newborn clothes. And, like his brother and mother, pants that fit in the waist, are to short in length. Boo! He's still a pretty good sleeper, at night that is. Which is good because we can sleep at night as close to normal as you can with a one month old. He normally goes to bed anywhere from 8:30-9:30 and sleeps until 2am. Then he is up again at 5. Nick has been doing the first feeding and I do the second. It is going much smoother the second time around. We're not about to completely die this time. ;) Lawson just recently started smiling at me when I talk to him. He follows us in the room if we are moving. He's very attentive and alert.

We watched the new show, "Up All Night," and well, that's pretty much what it's like with a first newborn. Why are they stronger than we are? lol (I hope the rest of the episodes are just as funny.)

Malachi is doing great at daycare. He loves his friends. (even though he got bit today) >( He's getting so big and really using his sentences these days. I can't believe he's about to be 3!!! I wanted to do a Cars themed birthday party since he really likes Lightning McQueen. But I decided to give him the choice because he also reallllly likes Veggie Tales. So I have asked him multiple times, mostly trying to persuade him, and it's the same answer every time. Malachi, do you want your birthday party to be Cars and Lightning McQueen or Veggie Tales? Veggie Tales!! He's says excitedly. It's hard to find Veggie Tales decor. There.Is.None. Plates, Napkins, and cups, that's all there is. Boo. I need decor. I guess I'm just gonna have to be thankful that those even exist.

Here are the boys.
One Month.
Just being his silly wonderful self.
SN: It's almost pumpkin patch time!!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

2 Weeks Old....

Things are going well on the home front with a two year old and two week old. Lawson had his 2 week check-up and everything looked great. So glad his cord and plastibell both finally fell off. Dr. said he was gaining weight good. He weighed 8.4. He was 8.7 at birth. As I've said a million times before I can't wait to see how different and alike the two boys are. Malachi may be our tall stout boy and Lawson may be our tall slim boy. Who knows...just as long as they are healthy.

Malachi will be going to daycare for 2 or 3 days a week for a little bit. (mostly cause we still have to pay for him) But also because A. It's giving me a little time to adjust and get down a routine and B. I still want him to be able to interact with the other kids. He is such a great big brother. Tries to share his toys with Lawson. (let's hope that continues) Checks on him, tells him it's gonna be ok, etc. I love watching him interact with his little brother.

Lawson is still a great sleeper. He is so hard to wake up and feed. I hate waking him up but I know right now that it's best not to let him sleep all ni
ght. Oh how I can't wait for that day.

Nick is doing well at his new job as the 7th and 8th grade computer teacher. Once he gets his own lab (end of October) he will be much happier. But for now, he's happy with what he has and the opportunity that he has been given. I'm so thankfu
l for all that God has blessed us with.

We've all seen this picture a million times but it melts my heart and fills it with joy.