Good Things

So it turns out having an infant and a toddler takes up quite a bit of time and is somewhat exhausting (shocker!) and when faced with the option of blogging or going to sleep at 9:00 pm, I choose sleep. Ryan has off work this morning, so he took Grayson to school (bless him) so I’m sitting on the couch in my pajamas, Charlotte is napping, and I finally have 2 hands free to type. Ahhh.

The latest on me is while there are the ongoing stresses of life that I’m continuing to work through, life is pretty good right now. And because I love a good bullet-point post, here’s a list of a few of those good things:

  • Grayson: His new medication is already making a big difference in his quality of life. He is sleeping longer and better at night, and is calmer during the day. His teacher mentioned that changing his diaper has been easier this week, which means he’s already getting less stiff.

  • Nurse: Grayson has a new nurse and so far, we love her. She is staying at our house 3 nights per week, putting him to bed and getting him up and dressed in the morning. This is a HUGE help to me, as I’m able to take my time feeding and getting Charlotte ready in the mornings. The nurse is calm, and is a former massage therapist! Yesterday before his bath, she gave G a 20 minute massage and got his legs really loosened up- amazing! He loved it!
  • Charlotte: is doing fantastic. She had her 2 month well check last week and the pediatrician was somewhat concerned that she had fallen in percentile for weight. Instead of telling me to spread her feedings out like I thought she was going to tell me, she wants me to add another feeding to the day and wake her every 3 hours at night to eat. I was stressing a little about this, and honestly, I want to burn the growth chart. I decided just to continue to feed on demand during the day and let her sleep at night. Yesterday I weighed her and she’s up to 10 pounds (and her percentile is actually back up). And goodness, she’s cute and fun! (And she smiles all the time, just not for the camera- ha!)

  • House Hunting: is (hopefully) OVER. Last week, we found a house, put in an offer, and it was accepted. It’s a cute house, 4 bedroom, with rooms for both Grayson’s swing and the kids’ toys. It needs minimal work- probably just paint, really, and if all goes according to plan, we’ll close at the end of May. It’s in a totally different part of town than I have ever lived before, but is a better distance from G’s school and doctors than where we were living before. I’m excited about this new adventure, and glad the stress of trying to find a house is behind us!
    We don’t have any specific Easter plans except church and lunch with the family, but check back soon for super cute pictures of the babies in their sweet Easter outfits!


  1. J o s e y on March 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    YAY! Sounds like it's been a good week or two overall. Way to listen to your gut with Charlotte's feedings, and Grayson's new nurse sounds wonderful!

  2. Amber on March 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I'm so glad the kids are doing well. I am actually quite surprised at how very little I ever accomplish with two kids. Guess I set my expectations a little high. 🙂

  3. Esperanza on March 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Yay! I'm so glad Grayson has such a wonderful nurse in his life and that his medicine is helping. Yay for Charlotte gaining weight and for you for following your gut on that. And yay for your new house! It looks lovely. I'm so glad things are going well.

  4. Emma G on March 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Sounds like a nice week… .I am so glad things are going well and kids look happy and smiling:)

  5. Erin on March 29, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Horray for all these good things! Makes me happy that y'all are happy! Please invite me to the growth chart bonfire when you have it…I have many to toss in. C is thriving and you do what you know is right…loving her giant flower bow in her picture. 🙂

  6. Kandi Ann on March 29, 2013 at 1:03 am

    This is all wonderful news. I started a blog after I finished reading your full blog and a few others. I decided to try a give away. An old cannon camera. If you want to check it out I would love to see you there.

  7. Becky on March 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Sounds like you've had a good week 🙂 As far as growth charts, which one are they using? The CDC one is based on formula fed US babies and, imo, is a crock. The WHO chart is much more accurate for bf babies. Our Ped was fussing about E losing % of the CDC chart and being "too small". But, when I pulled up the WHO chart, he was right on target. And, now, of course, he's perfect 😉

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  9. Stefanie Blakely on March 31, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Gah, you're getting the sucky spam comments now, too? I've been getting them lately as well. I finally decided not to allow to anonymous comments anymore.I am SO glad that you're loving G's new nurse– Anything that can be done to make life easier is amazing!! And Charlotte looks amazing– I can't believe how big she's getting.xoxo.

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