Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stayin' Alive

Whew.  It's true, I am here.  Thankfully the last 3 months are past me.  I finally feel like I am getting back into the norm and back to being a fun mom again.  I knew having 2 kids was going to be a little more difficult than one but when Kinzi is your first child and a dream baby then you don't know what to expect. Not really.  Baiden got sick (well we all did) with a cold.  And although he was starting to sleep longer stretches, his cold ruined all that.  He was up a lot during the night because he couldn't breath very well through his little nose which was so sad.  Then his 2 month shots came and naturally that didn't make anything better.  And Kinzi had a cough.  Both kids just didn't feel good for about 3-4 weeks on and off.  But it was only colds and nothing serious thank goodness. I know things could have been a lot worse. 
It also seemed like Baiden took a long time to actually start smiling.  That was really rough for me.  I felt like he was never happy or that I was not doing my part to give him enough attention and time.  But of course when he started to smile and be happy that my life got 5 times better. Knowing I was doing something right at least.  Now that he is 3 and a half months old he is so much happier and can keep himself entertained for a while playing.  AND this whole past week had slept like a champ.  He used to only nap during the day if he was being bounced. As soon as you would stop-he would cry.  Now I can swaddle him up, lay him in his crib and he falls fast asleep for about 2 hours ish!  Usually it ends up around Kinzi's nap times too. Bliss.

Now I feel like I can start cooking good meals again and maybe just maybe keep my house clean. HAHA ok that one might not happen.  In fact, both my kids are asleep right now and clothes need put away that have been sitting for umm 2 days.  And I'm sitting, relaxing, blogging. Sometimes I just need the quiet peace and sitting. Can I get an amen mothers?

I Do love being a mom. I love my kids. Love them. And still can't believe I have kidS! 2 of them! Ahh

I also feel like we can start doing fun things.  I take Kinzi and Baiden to the park a lot or try to find fun things to do outside.  Or just lay on the floor with both of them and play play play.  We all love it.  I feel like I have come such a long way.  I need sleep yes, we all do. But I finally told myself to quit worrying so much about it and just get through the days and to do my best to keep smiles on my kids faces.  And soon Phil will be done with all his studies and testing and be a official CPA. We both can't wait till all of that is out of the way.  He has been working his tail off. 

Now, most of the pictures have nothing to do with anything.  Just fun pictures for Grandma's and Aunts and Uncles and whomever else I guess.

My really clean house. Hey at least we are having fun.  See that pile of laundry in the corner...oh man.

 DAH! I love him!

 For family night Kinzi and Dad got Ice Cream. It was my idea believe or not, even though I am not really eating dairy. If I do, Baiden turns into a fountain.  He spit up on me 4 times on Sunday. And I mean good ones-My right side was soaked and he went through 3 spit up rags.
 He is Happy! Hooray!
 This kid and baths. He LOVES them. Always.
 And this girl loves animals.  When we visited Pima, Grandma had kittens there and she was in Heaven.

 Then Easter Came. We showed Kinz how to color Easter eggs. By the time we colored 6 of them, 3 were broken.

 She loved finding them though! In fact, on Sunday I was hiding some in the Primary room for singing time and she followed me around and picked them all up and was so proud she was finding them.
 I didn't get around to buying us all matching Easter clothes like I wanted.  But I try to avoid shopping with two kids.  So I made do with what we already had and it was perfect. There is always next year anyways.  Besides, there is more to Easter than Matching clothes :)
 I love that this one is not posed. She really loves her little brother.
 Girls in Pink.
 Boys in blue.  (Phil wore a blue tie)

 Then one day I made up paints for Kinzi and of course she had a fantastic time.

 Baiden and I watched. Well I watched, he ate his fingers.

 Then the fun began as I let her go at it with the hose. She had a ball.

 She dressed up in one of my shirts.
Look at those Cheeks!

 I didn't even tell her to do it :) These are the moments that make everything worth it.

Now if you made it through all that (even if it was just looking at the pictures) you deserve a high five or cookie or something...


Samantha said...

I'm ready for my Cookie now! :) Love you guys! Your such a great Mom Sophie!

{alisse t} said...

Ahhh, kinz is the cutest big sister!! (and baiden is the cutest baby brother!)
How is she so tiny but has so many rolls?! Luce wants to come play. You have a backyard and a baby at your house, she'll be entertained for days. When can we come play and you take a nap?!

Reeds said...

So cute! You are such a good mom! I bet there has been enough smiles in your house in the last few months to last many years to come. Don't be hard on yourself! You are a Mother of two! It looks like you are doing an amazing job too!

Sara said...

I love all the pictures, especially of Kinzi and Baiden together! It gets even better as they get older - we are all sick with a cold, and guess what my kids have been doing for the last 24 hours (other than sleeping). Yes, pretty much watching movies while I veg on the computer and try not to think about how I feel... Mother of the Year award right here. I think you're doing an awesome job, and I know you have happy kids!

Lauren said...

I'll take a cookie :) I love the picture of Kinz blow drying Baiden's hair haha. I want to squeeze your kids! I'm so happy Baiden is smiling. It's SO much better when they're a little older! Newborns are precious and fun to hold, but that's about it. And Cheers to surviving TWO kids! If you can do it, I can too....eventually.

Jessie said...

Thanks for such an honest and cute post! I'm excited/scared to death to welcome a second baby. Babies are sooo precious, but so much work too! You look great, Mamma!

Lee Brooks said...

I love the picture of Kinzi and the kitten haha! And you do look great, good post.

The Roberts Family said...

First of all, i LOVE your kids. They are WAAAAAYYYYYYY too cute for their own good. Seriously. That picture of Kinzi with the cat, just makes my heart happy. Haha. AND I am proud of you, two kids has to be a lot of hard work!!! Keep up the good work momma. AND good luck on potty training kinz.
Baiden, that boy is sooooooooo adorable I want to eat him. (not literally but still)

nina wang said...

when i see your blog ,the word first come out of my mind is the happiness.
so i wish you happy every day

sachin kashyap said...

Rental Service Apartment in Gurgaon- Book fully Rental Service Apartment in Gurgaon have currently started launching luxury homes, each time with a brand new plan, a brand new vogue. The increasing demand for luxury homes in Noida and bigger Noida has inspired them lots to require the initiative.