Friday, August 22, 2008

Catching My Breath!!

Life here has been very busy with three little ones, one of which is a newborn. Just wanted to give you an update of all that is going on with us. I'm sitting here and all the kids are occupied. I get on the computer while I'm nursing so I don't usually get to type. I can load pictures with one hand but I can't type very well!!
Karter - We'll start with the one that is getting the most attention lately. He is still waking up every 2-3 hours to eat!! I'm waiting for him to space his nighttime feedings and am hoping it will happen soon. He was 3 1/2 weeks early, so he is almost 2 weeks past his original due date!! I may have a few more weeks before his sleep evens out. He is healthy and getting bigger by the day. He has a very loud, cry (scream) and lets us know when he is hungry or needs a diaper change.
Isabelle - She is already wearing 3T. She is just so tall!! 2T shirts and pants are just too short. With the 3T I have to pull in the elastic on the pants to fit around her waist, but she needs the length. She loves her baby brother, loves to poke him, rub his head, and is always asking to hold him. Loves her ABCs!! Jakob and I have been working on his letters and sounds this summer and she loves to sing her ABCs and go through the flashcards and letter games. I think she is ready to start potty training, but I AM NOT. Hopefully in the next few months we can start working on it. She is talking, a lot.
Some of the things she is saying:

"I do, Mommy."
"I love you."
"Daddy, I need you."
"Baby sleeping."
"Baby crying."
"Watch a show, Mommy."
Yelled from the top of the stairs when lunch is ready.
"Jakob, food!!"
Some cute words.
"Bapa" Grandma
"Wawee" Water
"Waining" Raining
Jakob --My five year old!! Can you believe I have a five year old?? He is getting ready for Kindergarten. We are planning on going school shopping for some pants and school supplies this next week. Last year I took him with me to get all of his clothes and it was WAY TO MUCH shopping for my little guy. This year I have been buying a few things here and there and will just take him with me to get jeans. We have been working on his letters and numbers and he has got them down!! Now we are starting to sound out and spell words. He is doing great with it, though he gets discouraged when it doesn't come easy. He is so social and loves to play with friends. I have been trying to get him together with neighbors/friends, but it has been hard with a newborn!! I'm excited for him to start school! I know he is going to love the social aspect of it and I will love that he will be learning/doing so many fun things.
Me - I'm TIRED!! I think that sums it up. Well, even though I am exausted from my broken nights of sleep, I haven't felt too overwhelmed with this third baby. I know that being on bedrest helped me to rest a lot during pregnancy. I feel very unscheduled. My new boss doesn't believe in schedules. He request my services at all hours of the day and night. I plan to get something done and I get interrupted by this new little guy in my life.
Some things I am excited for:
  1. I'm excited to get on a schedule, back on some kind of routine. I hope that when Karter starts sleeping and Jakob starts school we will have some sort of daily routine to follow.
  2. I can't wait to buy school supplies. I want to get my self a bunch of sharpened #2 pencils and my favorite pens and have them sitting on my desk. So inspiring.
  3. I'm excited to start exercising! I've been trying to walk, but haven't figured out how to do it consistantly without a schedule. I have to lose this pregnancy weight! Being on bedrest for 3 months did not help me keep my weight down. Time to get moving!!
  4. I'm excited for the trips we have planned that are coming up soon.
  5. I'm excited to get a new bike. It will be an early birthday present from Steve.
Steve - He has been busy with work. He is actually thinking of hiring on a laborer to help him with some of these jobs. He has been such a great help with Karter!! He has taken night duty 1-2 nights on the weekend so I can get 5-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Love it!! He is trying to get us to do more fun activities and is always pushing us to go swimming, hiking, and biking. We went to a fun creek this last Saturday and we had a blast in the water. He even got to swing on a rope into the water. He loved it!! I think he is excited for a wife that will be able to do more swimming, hiking, and biking now that I'm done with pregnancy, bedrest, etc.
Hope this gives you a good idea of what we have been up to.

1 comment:

  1. That was such a great update with all of you. What a beautiful family. Miss you!