Happy birthday day to all the LO's! I cannot believe they are turning 2! That is just TOO crazy.
ELVs to the ladies who are expecting - I am stalkiing most of you
Congrats to those who have had babies since Feb. - sorry i am not on here much anymore....when I went back to work - life got really hard. In addition to being the breadwinner and the primary caregiver in the home - my husbands summer schedule is crap. 7 days a week he is gone from either 10-10 or 12-10 and it is awful! We miss him and I was getting so exhausting keeping up with the house and kids and everything. But I am off for the summer now so its getting easier!
As for the "Wow" part of my post:
WOW! My 2 kids could not be more different and I can't believe it. Liam is the #1 playdate pick for most of my friends because he is SO high energy they often leave here and their kiddos sleep for 3+ hours. I love him so much and he is speaking in complete (4+) word sentences a lot of the time. He is curious as the day is long and just a joy...well, not a joy- he makes me want to pull out all my hairs one by one - but in a good way Toddlers - can't live with em....can't make them get a job He is still a crappy sleeper but we are making some leeway with that. He was getting really bad and we could not understand what was going on. We took him to the doctor to make sure it was not ears or sickness or anything and he checked out fine (well he has asthma but they think he will grow out of it). So we asked and he said, "Snakes get eeum in bed" and "that bed bug get in my mouth" - so we think he is having nightmares. We got him a brighter night light and for 3 nights he has gone 10 hours uninterrupted. I heard him the other morning around 4am when I was nursing Eloise and he woke up and cried a little then said "Light on - go way snakes!!" then he must have gone back to sleep. let's hope that trend continues
Eloise is a joy! What a different kiddo than him. She is laid back and happy and I swear the child only cries when she is hungry! nursing is going very well but pumping at work was not. The last 2 weeks we had to supplement with formula during the day b/c she was on a 6 oz bottle and I was only getting 4-5 oz at a time at the pump. i could have gotten up over night to pump once but with her sleeping 6-8 hours a night and his frequent wakings and earling rising i just could not pull myself to do it. we are back on nursing all the time now and I pump once a day to build up a supply for the fall....its awesome and I really hope she does not ween for a LOOOOOONG time
Well - I hope I can get on to check and see how everyone is doing more often. Please update me if you choose to comment on this thread! I would love to hear how everyone is doing! I am going to try to read some of the 2yr old stats.
OH! Speaking of that....the hubs and I are on Weight Watchers (He is down 18 and I am down 16 in about 9 weeks) and we weigh in every Friday - well Liam weighs in, too, and he is currently 29.5 pounds and proud of it He is so funny....we write our weight on the mirror with a dry erase marker and he does the same (a scribble of course).
Speaking of weight, E is currently 15 lbs @ 3 and half months old...how is that for chunker baby?? She is too sweet and cute though - all those rolls!!
Can't wait to hear from you!!