Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Week

It has officially been one week since Sydney was born. Just wanted to document how life is going for all of us.
Sydney: So far she is a great little baby. She is not a big crier, typically only when she is hungry or getting a bath. Speaking of baths, she absolutely does not like those. We just had the first major diaper blow out, which of course led to a bath. She screamed through the whole experience, which makes me feel like a horrible momma, but it had to be done. She is doing pretty good at nights, it seems like every night gets better and better. Last night I only had to get up once in the middle of the night, it was glorious. I'm guessing this will not continue to be the case, but we will take what we can get.
Noah: He just loves his little baby, it took him a few days to warm up to her, but now he wants to hold her all the time, which means I can never leave them alone in the same room for even a second because he will try to pick her up. Although he seems to be handling things pretty well, you can tell he is need of extra love and attention. Everytime someone comes to the house he runs up and hugs them (even if he does not know them, I'm sure he would hug the UPS guy when he comes). But overall he is doing well.
Isaac: He seems to be handling things with the baby the best. He just loves her and wants to hold her and touch her all the time. It really is sweet. His behavior has not changed either, sometimes he is a challenge because he is not the best listener. I'd like to say this is because of the baby, but this is usual behavior.
Tanner: He is funny, because when Noah was born he just loved him and when I was pregnant he always wanted to feel the baby move and was the most excited for her to come. Now that she is here he could care less. He absolutly does not like it when the baby cries and he will cry and cover his ears. He occasionally will want to hold her or give her kisses, but not like I expected.
Audrey: I mentioned before that the baby had been doing better at nights, so of course I am getting a bit more sleep. I am still tired all the time, because there is just no time to nap during the days ( I still have a very active 2 year old in the house). The weather here is very cold, so we have no desire to leave the house, but I am getting a bit stir crazy. I just wish it would feel like spring so I could take the kids out for a walk, but instead it SNOWS. Yesterday I had to take Tanner to piano lessons and it was a major chore just to get all 4 kids in the car (3 of the 4 were crying). Then while he was at his lesson, I thought it would be fun to go to the store to pick up a few necessities. It took like 10 minutes just to get the kids out of the car and into a shopping cart, fun stuff. Anyway, I can't really complain, for being on my own during the days I feel like I'm doing alright. Yesterday I was just sitting on the couch looking at my sweet baby and thinking how lucky I am, and I really can't believe I finally have a pretty little girl.
Kevin: He has been great through this all. He helps out as much as he can at nights, unfortunatly he is not able to feed her, but he gets her if she wakes for other reasons. He also wakes up early each day so he has time to get himself and all 3 boys fed and dressed every morn, I don't know what I would do with out him. I guess I will find out at the end of the month when he has to go to Pennsylvania for work. Hopefully in the next 3 weeks we can get into a good routine, so that it won't be to much of a challenge.
Well this is our life now and although at times it is a challenge, I love it.

8 comments:

Amara said...

I guess you have to change your blog name now eh? Sorry you're so tired --that's the worst part of a new baby. We'll see if we can take both boys one of these afternoons...

J.J. said...

I thought having four was hard, it took me a good two months to get a hang of it. And as for going places it takes forever to get into the car and out of the car, but it does get easier and better. Sounds like your little one is doing good at night, lucky for you that she is only getting up once in the night.

Angel said...

You are so blessed to have a husband like Kevin. Your Dad was very good like that too. Isn't it interesting how differently the boys are reacting? I'm most surprised by Tanner! Maybe he needs some Mommy and Daddy special time.
I'm glad that you are able to get some night sleep. Your energy will take time, but the rewards are so worth it! Little Sydney is so beautiful and the boys are all quite handsome too!
Trust in the Lord. He is always there when you need Him. So too are all of your family and friends.

Cordell and McCall said...

She is a doll!!!! I love the pink!!! You look amazing in the pics by the way!! You have such a cute family and it is wonderful to get to catch up on how you are doing! If you need any help or a sitter even for a nap or a shower just call me and I would love to help out! Good moms need rest!!!

Wendy said...

I wish I lived near you...I could definitely take the boys and have them play with my boys! Don't be afraid to accept help when it is offered! How long will hubby be away, mine is gone for 8 months...although I don't have a newborn!

Chiapelli Family said...

Well, you look fantastic! I cannot believe you have no chub on your face! That baby girl is a beauty - I am sure she will be a little model just like your boys! Love you and can't wait to see you this summer

Princess Gerty said...

Yay! So great to hear how you are doing! Don't worry--each of my kids screamed for baths and I always felt like the worst mother! If I were there, I would invite the boys over so you could nap! I hope you get to soon!

Travis and Megan Liston said...

She's so beautiful. Too bad we didn't get to meet her in person last week. We'll try to stay healthy next time:). -Megan