Monday, March 26, 2012

5 Weeks.

Lexie found her thumb this week.
 This cutie is now weighing in at 9.5 lbs.  
We spend a lot of evenings like this.
 While I'm nursing Owen entertains himself with what he can find. This time there was less mess and more laughing. Here he made a cage. Laundry baskets are right up there with boxes for endless hours of toddler entertainment.

 These are the faces I get while nursing, ok, only sometimes. Love that Owen.
Yesterday I went back to my first aerobics class. Lexie and I made it to Boot Camp on class (my old class that a friend has been subbing for me.) I did not teach, we simply went as gym enthusiast who were ready to get back at it. I only had to hold Lexie a third of the time. I was really hoping she would sleep through it all but she was wide awake! So the rest of the class she layed on my mat and hung out. I thought who is this baby, she is never this content. I suppose with the loud music and sounds of ladies working out she felt at home. We did spend most of our pregnancy there.
I'm planning to go back to teaching in about 2.5 weeks. Still haven't decided if I will be able to teach 2 days or just one. I'm waiting to see how Lexie does before even thinking about hiring someone to help with her for me to teach. There's no way I would leave a colicky baby with someone who doesn't love her and our family.
I've also dived back into the Baby Whisperer book. I'm not going to lie. Having a little one that cries so much shakes a mommy's confidence. I'm going back to the basics and this book is a must have. We're working on our E.A.S.Y routines and figuring out our little ladies personality and cues. Right now we're pretty sure she is the 'spirited' one, yup that sounds about right. So for me, I'm working on learning her cues and trying to catch them before we get to meltdown mode. Now when her tummy hurts, there is no catching anything, you just hold her and rock her and we all suffer through it. I wish I could fix it all.
Last night she slept for a five hour stretch. Heaven. We've had several meals brought to us this past week and that has also been heaven sent. I'm grateful for those who have asked and just showed up to help us. We've needed it.
Hugs, A

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I followed the EASY plan too and loved it! Read Good Night Sleep Tight if you are having issues with sleeping. That really helped me. My little one was an angel baby type though, so it was easy.

I thought third babies were supposed to be easy?