Tuesday I loaded up all 3 kids and we made our first trip to Wynne. It only took me all morning to get us out the door...ha! We went to JacJac's and she watched the babies while I ran a couple of errands. Sam played with Blake and Z-Money and when I got back we took him to Eldridge Court to see the Easter decorations.
Well I survived my first week back to work. Mrs. Donna stayed with the babies Monday-Wednesday and Grammy B stayed with them Thursday and Friday. We are so lucky to have family with them this week. Next week is spring break and I am so glad to have some time to rest. This week has been exhausting.
We are trying to stretch the babies as long as we can at night. They are making it most nights to 4:00 or 5:00. I get in the shower at 6:00 and then leave by 7:15. I used to be one of those people who needed 8 hours of sleep. I have learned to function on 6, but if they are interrupted hours I struggle.
People ask me about my typical afternoon. By the time I leave school, pick up Sam, and run maybe one errand it is 5:00 when I get home.
5-6: wash pump parts and bottles, start laundry (which there is so much of), then maybe start some kind of dinner...ha
6: pump, feed babies, feed Sam, clean up after Sam, give Sam his bath
7:15- Sam winds down, we read
7:30- Sam goes to bed, I eat, do housework, wash pump parts and bottles again, get everything packed for the next day and night feeding
9- pump and feed again
10:30: hopefully be headed to bed
Don't get me wrong I am not complaining, I feel so lucky to have 3 beautiful, healthy babies it is just a lot of work. The week after spring break our new babysitter is starting. I hope it all works out. E is getting back in the field so I will definitely need some help. We don't have much planned this week so maybe I will have time to post some pictures.
Sam in his jammies and Fireman get-up Uncle Robert got him for his birthday.
Tuesday we took the babies to Children's Hospital for their swallow study. Baxley is the one who chokes the most, but when it came test time she did great. Sawyer started aspirating almost immediately. We explained that was what Baxley usually does so they told us to start thickening both of their bottles. So far they are doing great with the changes. We will later have to go back to see if they are no longer aspirating before they can stop using the thickener.
Wednesday we took all 3 to the Children's Clinic in Jonesboro. It was Sam's 2-year check-up and the babies received their 2nd RSV shot. We made it surprisingly well with all 3 of them.
They weighed the babies while we were there, Sawyer weighs 10 pounds and Baxley weighs 9 pounds.
2- Year Stats on Sam
He weighs 30 pounds and is 341/2 inches tall
He is talking so well and has a great vocabulary...he amazes me everyday with the things he knows and the sentences he puts together.
He loves talking about: his brother and sissy and tells everyone, "brother cries", tractors, combines, the shop, bins, and anything that has to do with farming, the girls (Emmaline and Elizabeth), big trucks, Thomas the Train, ambulances, hats, books, outside, his show, and anything else daddy is into.
He knows where Nonna's house is
He loves to look at pictures and name everyone in them
He is a great eater and will eat almost anything, except peanut butter
He loves juice and his cup which we think is his security
He goes to sleep around 7:30 and sleeps until 7:00. He goes to bed so good at night!!!
He is a great big brother, when Sawyer cries he says, "Come on mommy brother crying" and he tries to give him his pacy
He is so social and outgoing and is so happy
He amazes me everyday and I am so proud of him
I Love You Sam!!!
Summer Projects: Get rid of pacy, potty train, move into toddler bed
I have been married to E for eight years. We have three amazing children, Sam and twins Sawyer and Baxley. E farms and we live in a small farming community. I drive 25 miles to work where I teach 110 8th graders a day. I love my job, my wonderful friends and family, anything sweet, The Limited, Sonic drinks, summer and being near the water, Christmas, General Hospital, and anything with my babies. This blog is a scrabook of my life and a way for our families to keep up with our growing babies.