Friday, August 27, 2010


I am the only healthy person in my house. Everyone else has a stuffy nose, though in Ben's case it's more of a "wipe my snot on everything" nose. Sophie's been sleeping pretty well, but between 3 and 6 a.m. she gets snotty and mad. She's really mellow and I've hardly ever heard her "mad" cry. It makes me so sad. Hopefully everyone will start feeling better soon.

Ben had an awesome moment the other day. Lately he's been falling asleep for his naps in odd positions. I think he just tries to get comfortable wherever he is. The result is as follows:

And yes, he IS asleep.

What a sweetie.

Stephen is going to New York on Sunday and won't be back until the 7th. He'll be gone for Labor Day! :( Oh well. These trips are pretty beneficial financially, so I don't mind. I'll miss him like crazy, but we're trying to pay off our student loans by our 5th anniversary (next July) and every little bit helps.

Time to go and take care of the babies.

Friday, August 20, 2010

One Month

Well, we survived our ten day separation. For the most part. :)

It was lonely. But, amazingly, the hardest part about being apart was getting used to each other again. There's nothing like a little selfish independence to make you appreciate being in a relationship. Things were weird, but now we're all getting back to normal.

Unfortunately, he has to go back at the beginning of next month. BOO! We'll find out the details later. On to happier business:

Today is Sophie's one month birthday!

One of my old friends who I now blog-stalk is pretty good at this and I wanted to try it. By "this" I mean providing regular updates on her kids. In general, I am awful about communicating updates on the kids, like the fact that Sophie has rolled 3 times now and Ben speaks in sentences and repeats practically everything anyone (including the TV) says. And he sings the ABC song.

Plus, I just know you want to know absolutely everything about them.

Sophie is special. She is gentle and calm and a heavenly baby, and I feel ridiculously lucky to have two kids that, for the record, are easy. As in, they are about as calm as a glassy lake. We are not without our challenges, but there is simply an aura of calm in my house that is ever present that I'm grateful for. Thank heavens the Lord has chosen to bless me this way, because I have a hard time with the feeling of chaos (I basically break down and shove my head in pillows).

Sophie can hold up her head for a short amount of time, loves her hands, likes to be swaddled with one arm sticking out, can roll back to front, and likes to be held. She has the talent to nurse, take a bottle, and enjoys a pacifier.

Sophie's appointment with her pediatrician is on Monday, so I will have stats then.

Now, for some highlights of the impromptu photo shoot we had yesterday:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Allow Me a Moment to Whine

Stephen is in New York. For 10 days. And I'm home alone with a 2-year-old and a newborn.

I'm afraid.

"Stop whining!" I hear you all say. "It's only 10 days!" While that may be true, I have realized that the longest we've been apart since we've been dating was a mere 5 days in December of 2005 when I visited my grandparents for their 50th wedding anniversary. I feel this is sort of pathetic. I should be able to handle 10 days on my own, right?



Hopefully my dear son will make things easier for me, and my house won't become one of chaos and confusion.

And I won't see too many faces like this: