Archives for January 2008

No such luck

Well, I had hoped our miraculous five hour stretch would become a pattern, but last night was not quite as good. He did well the first half of the night, I must say, but the second half…not so much. From 3:30-7:00 he grunted and fussed and groaned. I finally just put a pillow over my head and dozed in and out.
Now Sloan is complaining of an earache and Tia is coughing so hard she has a hard time catching her breath. Guess who’s making a trip to the pediatrician today? I hate winter. I want to move to Florida. I bet kids never get sick there :).
Speaking of Florida, we just got tickets booked to go down there in March. I’m so excited I can hardly wait. It seems like forever! I love it down there. I really would move there if I could.
And finally, I wanted to add a couple of pictures that I took with our new camera yesterday. We got this awesome new camera for Christmas from Lee’s parents and it’s great, but it’s muy complicated. You need a photography degree to know how to use all the cool features. But I am slowly learning through trial and error. I tried reading the book on it, but it was like trying to decipher hyrogliphics. So, this is what I came up with yesterday. Not great yet, but I’m getting there!

Grunting and Groaning

So I have been trying to figure out a good way to describe the horrible noises Landon makes when we lay him down. It is more than the typical grunts of a newborn. I think I finally came up with a good explanation, though it may be a little gross. You know when someone has the flu and they have nothing left to throw up so they just dry heave violently? The sound that comes from such heaving is quite gutteral and painful…that’s the sounds Landon makes! It really sounds like he is heaving. I think he just has gas…or maybe he just cannot get comfortable. At any rate, he’s making those sounds right now as I type. Poor baby.
In Tia news, I found her today on top of her dresser covered in Vicks Vaporub. She started out trying to put it on her feet like I do when she has a cold. Then somehow it ended up on her arms and legs. Luckily there wasn’t any in her hair!

5 whole hours!

I thought I would jsut share the miracle that Landon went 5 hours between feedings last night! Amazing! I actually feel like I got some rest. What a day.

Bandwagon here I come!!!

So, I must admit I’ve never fully understood the concept of blogging. Is it a journal? Is it a brag site? What am I supposed to do here? But, I must admit, I’ve become intrigued after reading the blogs of several friends and so here I go…I’m jumping on the blog bandwagon. I like the idea of family and friends being able to access our crazy world and take a peek into our life. The kids are growing so fast and changing everyday. I’m afraid if I don’t start documenting it, then I will forget and these days will be lost forever.

So I guess I’ll just dive right in…Things are crazy here. Three kids is definately intense. Of course they are each precious and wonderful, but they will wear you out. Lee was out of town for five days – he just got home today. Why is it that he always has to go to national sales meetings just days after we have a baby? I did survive the time, but only thanks to my mom. Had she not been here, either I or one of the children may not have made it! Of course as soon as he left Sloan got sick, which meant we were pretty much house bound. With Sloan sick and not sleeping well, and Landon not sleeply hardly at all, it was crazy. My mom ended up pulling a couple of all nighters so that I could rest, bless her heart. All in all, though, I was pretty darn proud of myself for making it through this week. But I am beyond relieved that Lee is now home. Life is much easier when daddy is around.

Tia has decided to start trying to talk this week! Since she’ll be 2 in a couple of weeks, it’s about time! But I think in the last few days she has added four words to her very limited vocabulary! She also decided that today would be the day that she starts climbing out of her crib. All of the sudden I heard a knocking on her door this afternoon and there she stood, lovies in hand, grinning proudly – little stinker. I was not ready for this and am praying that it doesn’t become a problem. She’s my good sleeper so I don’t want anything to affect that! We’ll see what happens. I’m not ready to switch her to a big girl bed!

Landon is precious, but he is not a good sleeper. I think he’s got stomach issues. He is so loud at night. He grunts and groans like he’s going to explode. It’s really astounding the sounds that he can make. I keep reminding myself that he is only three weeks old and I can’t expect too much. So we’re hanging in there. It’s a season and it’s short, though right now it seems so long.

And then there’s Sloan who is four and a half and is full of it! He is so funny and fun…and sassy. As I was typing this very sentence, he came running out of his bedroom (he’s supposed to be asleep) to tell me a story abouta dinosaur that came out of a volcano and stepped on all the cars. This is his favorite story to tell. I hear it daily..multiple times. He loves preschool and has been so bummed the last couple of days to not be able to go. He told me this morning that if I let him go to school he promised not to breath on anyone. He then pursed his lips together to show me how he wouldn’t cough or sneeze. But he couldn’t breathe through his nose and had to open his mouth to catch a breath. Hopefully tomorrow he can go!

So this is it. My first blog. It wasn’t so bad…We’ll see if I can keep up with it!