This is when we ended our photo session. I always tell them to stay on their own sides but they don't seem to listen. Go figure!!!:)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Here's Cade playing with the remote control truck that Shane received for father's day from his parents. It was an instant hit with the boys as you can see.
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
You know that it is serious when I have a big, wordy post. It's that time again. Change and growth is all bittersweet. I love that the boys are growing and learning new things but it also brings on new challenges as well. Right when I have it all figured out, I get a hit to the head and feel humbled because all of a sudden I am FAR from having it all figured out. Let me expound a little bit.
Nap time and bed time had its challenges in the beginning but for awhile now it hasn't been too bad. For the most part, getting them down for their naps and for bed has gone smoothly. Until now!!! I used to be able to just wrap them up, cuddle for a minute and put them in their beds. They would fall asleep on their own and I could start with the next baby. Most of the time, the one that was waiting was a little fussy and impatient so I tended to get in a hurry in the whole process. Well, they are growing out of the wrap up/swaddle thing but I still use it as their cue that it is time to go to sleep. That has worked okay. Now that they are more mobile, it has greatly complicated things...basically it has rocked my little world!!! Right when I put them in their beds, they start rolling all over the place, lose their binkies and just start playing. So, I start over and have been cuddling them much longer before putting them down hoping to get them more to sleep before putting them down. This works at times and then other times doesn't at all. They'll be almost asleep and as soon as I lay them down, they are up! AHH!!!! Let me remind you that as all this is happening, my other child is somewhere in the background crying. Tends to play on my nerves a bit! So, needless to say, by the time bedtime rolls around my nerves are shot and I have close to ZERO patience left and by the time they are both asleep I am on the verge of tears. Carson is really hard right now just because he doesn't really like to be cuddled. He likes you to hold him and sit him on your lap but not so much the cuddle thing. I find myself thinking, what do I do with this child??? Just let him cry it out and get himself to sleep? I am finding that if I let him fuss a little, he'll then go to sleep a little easier. Sad but true.
So I ask, how do you put a baby to sleep at this age??? I'm at my whit's end here. I'm also trying to get them to drop their 3rd nap right now...that isn't going so well either!:) I feel like it would help to narrow it down to two naps and bedtime rather than having to put them down three times and then bed. It is just SO time consuming...when I'm doing it alone, it takes me forever before they are both happily snoozing.
One last thought, why did I ever think they would be okay...or that I would be okay with them sharing a room!!! That has been the hardest thing about it all. I will have just gotten one boy to sleep, start on the other just to find that in the process the sleeping baby is now awake! At this point, they are separated. I just can't handle it. It stresses me out big time. Carson's bed is the pack-and-play in the office right now. So, I walk back and forth from room to room trying get these boys asleep while feeling a bit like a crazy person!. I also feel guilty everytime I look at the empty crib and am feeling tempted to just move it to the other room. Here's my problem, the nursery is decorated so cute and it would throw it all off to move half of it out!!! Trivial, I know, but it really bugs me!!!:)
Alright all you genious mothers out there, HELP ME!!!!!
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Sunday, July 20, 2008
We spent some time with the Huszars this weekend...on their beautiful mountain. We finally got a picture with the boys and their new friend Emery.
Christy with Emery and me with the boys. We were looking at Jason's camera instead of Shane but this one was good of all three babies!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Alright, I'm following suit with the memory tag. This has been really fun. I've been reading some of the memories that have been posted for other friends and have been laughing non-stop!!! I can't help but to join the fun!
1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. I can't wait to see what people remember.
***Isn't this cute? I tag EVERYONE!!!
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Friday, July 4, 2008
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