Hi, my name is Amanda and I am married to Paul with two wonderful, crazy boys, Thomas and Jonathan. I really need to be doing a journal of their life. It seems like time flies by so fast. I want to keep track of everything and be able to read through and know I have done something. In this journal I plan on having a paragraph on Thomas, Jonathan, Paul, and my daily or weekly doings. It helps to see it written out to know just what is going on. So to start...
Thomas, my oldest son, who is only 22 months. He is walking, talking and saying 3 word sentences. Today he told me "I see you" He also says "I love you" it is so cute. He is using the potty. He is in underwear all day, except nap and night time. So far today (it is 2:20pm) he has only had one accident. I am so proud of him. It is amazing at how well he does for his age. He went yesterday and the day before with no accidents at all. I told him when he is dry 5 days in a row I would get him a special somthing. Don't know what, but I will come up with something. I am thinking maybe a blues clues movie, He loves blue and Dora. Those are his two favorite shows. But latly the tv is not on, unless that is what is on. I feel there is nothing on tv that he can watch that doesn't have violence or curse words. He picks up everything. And as of right now he is pretty mild, and doesn't know how to fight or anything like that. His birthday is Jan. 22, 2002. he weighted in at 5pd and 13oz and 20in. Now he is around 29pd and about 35in. They grow so fast. He has gotten into this thing with getting up at 6 to 6:30 the past week. It is getting old. That is my "mommy time". I hope this past soon, I am ready to have my "mommy time" back.
Little one...Jonathan, who is 8 months old. Big time mommy boy. I thought Thomas was, no way, Thomas is very independent. However, Jonathan is very dependent apond me. To be honest I kinda like it that way. He is still like a baby, like he is not growing up to fast, like Big one did. He got his two top teeth Sun. Now he has 4 teeth. Now if only I can get him to feed himself. Yes that is right he is not feeding himself yet. But Little one is 6 weeks early, and he has not developed alot of his fine moter skills, he is having some issues there. Does ok on gross moter skills, he is sitting up, rolling both ways. Not crawling, pulling up, standing, or crusing. But hey he will get there when he gets there. Just a little hard to deal with sometimes, as Big one was more on the advanced size. Just have to remember I can't compare them. I try not to but sometimes it is hard. They are so night and day from eachother. Maybe next time I write I will do birth stories on the both of them. That would be fun for me. I love writing and telling both of their stories. They are suppose to be taking a nap right now, but they are not. Oh almost forgot we may be getting Thomas a baby gate this weekend so we can change his bed to a toddler bed. Back to Little one, poor thing is sick all the time. Right now he is on anti. for another sinus infection. That is another thing that is hard with him is that he is always sick, he gets every little thing and with RSV season here, it is real hard and I am scared to death he is going to get RSV. I protect him as much as I can.
Now for Paul, my wonderful husband of 5 years. Hard to believe it has been that long. He is a computer tech. He really enjoys it. I have to say though sometimes I get tired of people always wanting something from him. But I love him with all my heart. He is the most wonderful man in the world. He helps around the house and cooks (sometimes, when I am sick) I could not ask for a better man.
I am a stay at home mom. And it is not easy. Try taking care of one sick baby all the time, potty training a toddler, who is going through terriable twos, keeping up with the house, dishes, laundry, cleaning in general. I am telling you, there are days I am pulling my hair out.(as if I am not losing enough already for not being pg.) I want to use this journal also to show what I am doing. Sometimes my dh comes home and asks me what I have done today and honestly I can't come up with any thing. So it is nice to write it down and then go, see this is what I did. So today I did vaccume the dinning room, was going to do the whole house but haven't yet. There is still time. Washed the seat to the feeding table. And did quiet time with God. To be honest that is it, apart from taking care of my children. Our house is in need of help. I am tring to Fly. but so far no good. I have gotten into the habit of making our bed and wiping down our bathroom every morning. And doing my quiet time. So I guess the flylady is helping. Oh and I even exercise now. I needed to. While yes I am down to prepregnancy weight, I still have that horribable buldge in the front. Got to love having children.
Well, speaking of children, they are not taking their nap and I have alot of work to do so I can play tomorrow. Fridays are my play day, IF I get all my work done before Fri.