Saturday, July 17, 2010

Life With Two

The past few weeks have been a little crazy with Jeff going back to work and my aunt and uncle from Montana coming to visit so I am very behind on the blog. Here is a quick update on things. Last week Jeff went back to work so I was on my own with both girls and things went surprisingly well. It did help that Katie went to Sharry's on Wednesday and Friday, so really I only had one day solo (Jeff went back to work on Wednesday), but it was still a nice way to transition. My biggest concern was being able to juggle feeding times for Carly, meal times for Katie, and awake times for both of them. Like always though I worried for nothing. Katie was great while I was breastfeeding and would either sit next to me and look at a book or simply play by herself. I did have to turn to Sesame Street once but I am ok with that.

The honeymoon stage is over with Carly and we are struggling a little with her. She has started spitting up quite a bit after every feeding and seems very uncomfortable. It makes it hard because when she is awake she grunts and fusses but luckily she rarely cries. Besides one difficult night, which luckily was on the weekend, she is a good night time sleeper and goes anywhere from 3-5 hours between feedings. She still is very sleepy baby and I struggle getting her to wake up to eat but I don't worry about it too much because at Katie's well child check up last week we weighed Carly and she was already a pound heavier than her birth weight. When she is awake and comfortable she is a doll and loves looking at the world around her. Her big sister is still doing very well with her and I just can't wait until Carly is old enough to really interact because I think these girls are going to be close.

I don't have any new pictures but I will try and get some posted in the next couple days. Life with two is very busy, not always easy, and definitely chaotic at times but, we are all handling it very least for now. :)


Janelle said...

Wow! You are doing great!! It sounds like Carly is doing really well. I am sure the spitting up with resolve itself. Plus, A+ to Katie for being a super big sister. Hang in there and enjoy your time with your aunt and uncle.

Me Too said...

Oh man, Landon was a BIG spitter. Like going through ten burpcloths a day spitter. The Ped said it was perfectly normal - some kids just throw up more than others. I always feared that there was something more wrong, but here it is one year later and he doesn't spit up at all!!!

So I feel your pain with the spitup. I hope it goes away quickly - or at least doesn't get all over your clothes!!

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