I know it’s been a while yet again since my last post, but one of my goals this year was to only blog when I either had something important to talk about or if I wanted to just tell you how life has been going.
Today I’m just going to fill you in on life lately.
Cohen is back at school and is SO excited to see all his friends again. He only goes 2.5 days a week so it’s the highlight of his little life. He had missed about 2 wks before break so he was definitely ready to return!
He has really been itching for attention lately. For his whole life he has pretty much gotten the majority of the attention because he’s just able to demand it more…and now that Lucas is coming out of his shell more and the girls are more alert we are definitely seeing a change. We hear, “Mommy/Daddy, watch me!” about 100 times a day. NO JOKE. Yesterday, he asked me to watch him while he ate a pear and then a blueberry. Poor guy. I do feel bad for him but he will have to learn that he can’t demand all of our attention with 3 other kiddos in the house.
Lucas is finally *mostly* potty trained! He wears undies during the day but still has accidents if we don’t either take him to the potty or remind him to go. He gets SO excited every time he goes. He still wears a diaper at nap/bed and has only pooped on the potty once. We’ll get there.
He is also starting to get some assistance with speech. He is now 2.5yrs old and is behind in his expressive language. I know a lot of it is personality but there are more factors as well. He is in the middle, he has an older brother that has talked for him and he has had me to care for him and not have to worry that others can’t understand him. I am excited to be able to work with this lady to get the tools we need to help him get better.
They are now sleeping through the night (hooray!). They were 3 months on Dec.22nd!
Abby has been cooing up a storm lately! She loves when I sing to her & she sings right along – it’s the most adorable thing EVER! She also is soley smitten on her Daddy. If she hears him or sees him – no one else matters. I guess she’s really living up to the meaning of her name, “my father’s joy”. Oh that girl. Every single evening before bed, she just cries and cries. Nothing can stop it unless it’s Daddy’s chest she’s laying on OR Daddy’s hand on her back in her crib. It’s quite pathetic. Lately we’ve been having to just let her cry while he has his hand on her back for those few minutes. Thankfully just a few minutes of crying and she’ll go fast asleep. Little angel.
Liv likes to coo when she feels it’s necessary, otherwise she just flashes her huge & beautiful smile. That girl is a true light. She has taken to her Daddy much more lately, but I think she still prefers Momma. This little sweetie has THE most pathetic cry you will ever hear. It’s like that movie-like pathetic cry…long & drawn-out and oh-so sad. She really doesn’t cry much, she’s pretty easy to please and goes to sleep quite well. Love that little lady.
I am doing better than I was a few weeks ago. As I mentioned on my facebook page, the depo shot has been the death of me. I know many people love it but I absolutely HATE it. It has caused some awful side effects and I can’t wait for it to just all wear off. One of the worst ones has been some mild depression. I didn’t even realize it until I noticed everything that came out of my mouth was negative! I would be fine with the kids, play with them, smile & laugh – but every other aspect – I was a major debby-downer. I was starting to just have bad thoughts about myself, not being good enough & having low self esteem, when I realized what was happening. I have started to take some b6 & vit d to help since we don’t get much sun here and that’s been a BIG help. Jesse has also been a big help. I told him how I had been feeling so he’s been just trying to lift me up which is amazing. I also think realizing what it was and training my brain to look a different way has helped too. But, I am not going to lie, there was a point where I really thought I would need to go get seen about it. Not a good feeling.
I am still watching what I eat and trying to lose this baby weight. I wasn’t so good for a few weeks but things are back on track. Hopefully here in a couple weeks I’ll see more results when I write up my ‘lose the baby weight‘ post.
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