Thursday, November 12, 2009

everyday is a marathon!

wow...it's crazy how much 1 - 6 lb 13 oz little thang can turn your world upside down. especially when she essentially eats, poops and sleeps in that order every few hours. to say we are exhausted would be an understatement. in so many ways this second baby is SO much easier than the first - mentally and physically i feel so much better, so much more confident, stable and relaxed. in other ways, it's much harder...and much of that can be attributed to a certain ~23 lb-er! not only is our boy having to adjust to this new baby girl and sharing the love and attention of his mama and dada...he's about to turn two and really starting the push the limits of toddlerhood! favorite words are no, mine and my turn. actually, he's becoming a very polite, but stubborn toddler, instead of just no...about half the time he'll say no, thank you...in the cutest, sweetest little voice! we have to be careful about asking him questions when there really isn't a choice. for instance...

us: kellen, are you ready for bed?
kellen: no, thank you!

us: kellen, should we change your diaper (stink radiating from his butt)?
kellen: no, thank you!

so cute, but can be oh so frustrating over and over and over!
anyway...while we've had a few bumpy and frustrating moments, overall we couldn't be more thrilled with how things are going. when kellen wakes up in the morning and the first word out of this mouth is baby or when he decides she must be cold and will bring her a blanket or when she cries and he has a pained look on his face and says, "baby sad!"...these are the moments that i relish in and hold onto when things feel a little out of control! ...and boy, the laundry, dishes, contstant clean up of toys, changing of diapers, clothes, etc ...it is truly a marathon everyday!

here are some pics of my beautiful babes:




5 comments:

M in Tenn said...

Isn't it amazing how a new one makes your older one seem so big. I think each time we had a new baby, our older ones grew a few inches.

Marie (http://wifeofhousehubby.blogspot.com)

Jamie said...

Was wondering how you and the family are doing. Great post! I had a few thoughts in this order:
1 - Maya looks so much like Aaron! Now you each have your own mini-me
2 - that girl is stylin'! seriously cute clothes!
3 - Can't wait to see you guys this weekend.

Molly McGee said...

Cute pics A! Is that the lil outfit i got her in the baby seat? If so, why are the ears not showing? :) Man she makes Kellen look so big. Anyway, I can't wait to see her soon. Tootles

Murphy said...

Molly the ears are showing. Kellen does look huge. They are both too cute.

The Lok Family said...

Congratulations! I was just wondering whether you had your baby yet the other day. Hang in there.