Saturday, November 12, 2011

Catching up!

Blogging become daunting when you are soooo far behind! But, instead of trying to get totally caught up and letting that intimidate me, I'd rather just let you know what we've been up to lately and go from there.

I am so in love with my two children. Again, it's not getting any easier but it's getting better and more and more fun. Everett has started interacting more, smiling, and has totally stolen my heart. Emersyn is doing well in preschool and I'm pretty sure she thinks her life is a musical. She is constantly singing songs, both real and made up.

Highlights of the last few weeks:

*I've tried some new recipes! I made THESE enchiladas for Brett's birthday, THIS cheesecake for his dessert, THIS soup last night {Pioneer Woman's Chicken Tortilla Soup}, and also THESE chocolate chip pumpkin cookies (which turned out more like muffin tops and if you make them, be sure to test them before you remove them from the oven. My first batch had to be tossed because they were undercooked).

*Everett had his two month old appointment! He weighs 12lbs 12oz (63rd percentile) and is 25 inches long (94th percentile). Emersyn was 12lbs even and 24 1/4 inches at two months. He is a healthy boy with the exception of some dry skin issues. My poor baby had a really bad rash on his face last Monday due to dry skin. He didn't get lotioned up on his face after a bath on Sunday and for kids with dry skin, this is a big no no. It was my fault, Brett had given him a bath and I forgot to remind him. Anyways, on Monday I texted a picture to our amazing pediatrician that goes to our church. She told me to use 1% hydrocortisone and vaseline and after three days of twice daily treatment, his face is as good as new praise the LORD! Now I'm being extremely diligent with his moisturizing routine and it's working.

*I'm loving my book that I am reading right now, "What Women Fear" by Angie Smith. I've got some great blog posts floating around in my head about what I'm reading and maybe someday I'll actually be able to type them out. :)

*I am really looking forward to the holidays. We have some really fun activities planned and then on December 14th my parents get into town! I can't believe how quickly Thanksgiving will be here. Oh I have so much to be thankful for.

*My women's retreat planning is going great and I am so happy about the wonderful committee that I am working with. It's going to be a great event.

*I've started watching a 5 month old on Wednesdays all day while his mommy and daddy work. It's SO much fun! Yes, it's a lot of work but it's a rewarding kind of work. It will only get more and more fun as Tanner and Everett get older and eventually can play together. This extra money helps our budget too. Right now preschool is affordable but I've got to start saving for next year when it jumps up quite a bit for us I want to have a cushion saved up. The first day that I watched Tanner I felt like super mom. I was able to get all three kids to sleep for about 90 minutes and I got a chance to write up notes for a meeting I was having that night, bake cookies, clean up and take a shower. I seriously felt like a rock star. The second time I watched him I wasn't as productive but that's not a big deal. I shouldn't expect to be productive at all when I've got two babies in the house and a toddler. Ems is so helpful too, loves playing with Tanner and giving him and Everett their binkies.

It's so hard to keep up with pictures on my blog sometimes but I am good about posting them on Facebook. If we're not Facebook friends, we should be so send me your profile and I'll friend you. :) (Since I post so many pics and info on FB, I've made is pretty private so I don't think you'll find me if you look).

1 comment:

LeAnna said...

You're wonder woman! Watching another infant along with your two?? Way to go, Mama! Totally agree, it never gets easier, but it most certainly does get better. :)