Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Just wanted to give a quick update on everything here, now that Bauer has been with us for almost two weeks!
It is going great. Really. He is (so far!) a very easy baby. Landing and Caed love him (huge answer to prayer). He goes in for his two week check up tomorrow. Life is pretty much the same as it was before. Everyone told me that once you had two, having three wasn't that much different. So far, that seems to be pretty true for us.

I do have to say though, we have had lots of help. This week, I have had all three of the boys without any assistance, but we have had so many meals, babysitting help last week, prayers, etc. Matt has also been an incredible help to me. From washing dishes, putting the kids to bed, bathing them, running errands, etc. he has made my life so much easier. And he has been doing all this on top of work, school bids, papers and homework for his masters classes, teaching sunday school (on being an excellent husband, which in my personal opinion, he is well qualified to teach :)), and counselling. He continues to amaze me.

Having Bauer was a totally different experience from having my other children. From the pregnancy, which was by far the best yet, to the delivery (I didn't hyperventilate this time!), to the hospital stay (4 days instead of 2), to my emotional state afterwards, etc. this has just been a wonderful experience. I won't lie...there were definitely challenging days of pregnancy. Just ask those who know me best. I really, really struggled with patience toward Caed. That was very frustrating and humbling. But even with that, this pregnancy was light years ahead of my others. Truly, it makes me want to have more children. Gasp! I guess that is good, since Matt wants 6!! :)

So, now I am on with the business of losing this baby weight! 25 pounds down, 52 to go!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Ok, so I haven't posted in quite awhile...there have been several times when I actually had something interesting to write about but never got around to it. I still want to comment on those instances at some point, but I just don't have the mental energy right now to go into it. I have had several pretty big ah ha moments in the the last few months...some sin revealed to me, struggled through issues, etc. I bought a minivan...yes, I who said I would NEVER drive one of those hideous mom mobiles actually bought one...and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. But getting to that point was tough, I am embarrassed to say. I actually cried for about three days straight while test driving one. I had no idea how shallow and prideful I was about it. But like I said, that is for another post on another day.
Anywho, it is Sunday night...and the countdown to baby Bauer's arrival continues. He will be making his appearance on Thursday morning, June 7th. We are all getting excited. Matt and Caed especially. I have been praying fervently that this will be a non event for Landing. I hope it isn't even a blip on his little toddler radar. He is already very jealous of my time and attention and screams at Caed if he tries to hug me or snuggle. I am already taking measures to ensure Bauer's safety and well being. Locks on the bedroom doors, for instance.
On another note, I have been spending 15 minutes a night after the kids go to bed straightening up the house. I set the timer for 15 minutes, and just pick up the house...and stop when the timer goes off. I start the dishwasher, pick up the house, etc. In the morning when I get up I unload the dishwasher while the kids eat breakfast, make the bed, get dressed, and start a load of laundry. This generally only takes about 15 or 20 minutes also. I have been really amazed at how these two 15 minute cleaning sessions have really kept my house relatively clean. So, that is my little tip....well, really flylady's tip. I love flylady, have I mentioned that before?
Ok, so sorry this isn't a very interesting post...honestly, I can't think of anything brilliant to say, so I am going to sign off for now.
Thanks for sticking with me, despite my long absence!