I had a free moment where both boys are sleeping and thought that I would try to complete a blog post and say hi!
We are still here, I wish I had more time to blog, but honestly I am so worn out by the end of the day I just get what needs to get done done and go to bed. Please tell me this all gets easier and I will be back to blogging...
Crew is doing okay if you follow me on twitter or instagram you know that we have had a few tough weeks with Crew.
First he had a horrible cough that I ended up making three trips to the doctor to have them check him out. We had two chest
X-Rays done and all was clear. In the end it just took time to clear up. It was exhausting for both Crew and I. He was always waking up from the cough and was not getting much rest, which meant I didn't get much rest either. Than there is the topic of his reflux and breastfeeding. We have days where Crew eats every 3 hours during the day and some nights he will go any where from 4-6 hours between feedings. But we do have several days where all Crew will do is eat every HOUR! Those days are tough! Then the topic of his reflux medicine I am thinking that it isn't doing it's job for Crew. He spits up a lot, he often cries after he finishes nursing on one side. When I know he is done nursing he cries because he wants to keep nursing, but I have learned my lesson several times if I let him nurse he will puke up everything. So this will be the main topic of discussion at Crew's well visit on Tuesday! I have had several wonderful friends and twitter friends give me wonderful advice and I am ready to speak my case to Dr S!
Crew is not a sleeper...he will sleep, but after each feeding day or night he stays up for 2 hours before going to sleep. I don't mind it during the day, but at night it gets frustrating. How do I change this? I want to do the online Moms on Call, but I need to find time to devote to watching it and putting it in action. I have heard WONDERFUL things about this program. Right now it is tough because I am trying to balance a lot of things:
taking care of Crew and Grayson
spending quiet time and quality time with Chad
working a full time job
keeping our house clean and picked up because it is still for sale and over the past several weeks we have had a showing every week often two or three times in one week (I am ready to take it off the market and stay put!)
doing household duties (laundry, grocery shopping, paying bills etc)
Adding anything else to my priority list at this moment cannot happen...overwhelmed as it stands now!
I just keep telling myself that it is just a season and before I know it Crew will be ONE and Grayson will be almost THREE!
Speaking of Grayson he will be TWO in 12 days!
We have a fun party planned for Grayson and we are keeping it simple! Grayson is so much FUN! He loves to talk and tell me stories all day long. He loves TRACTORS! He wakes up and says tractor first thing EVERY morning. All the way to school in the morning and on the way home he looks and talks about TRACTORS. He has a little ride on TRACTOR at home and he rides that toy all around our house! He is adorable and I love my little tractor loving boy!
As for the boys together Crew loves hearing and watching Grayson, he just stares at him. I often wonder what Crew must be thinking...
Grayson has his moments with Crew where he LOVES him and wants to hold him all the time, but we do have days where Grayson hits him and tries to step on him. The biggest challenge is when I am nursing Grayson either wants to sit basically on top of me or he is doing things in the house that he is not suppose to do. For example he will try to pull on the lamp cords and pull them off the table or he will play in the curtains. It is tough because I know that he doesn't understand what is going on and my time is not directed towards him. I have tried several things such as a nursing basket with several fun things to do, but that didn't work. The best thing that works for us right now is Grayson watching a movie, giving him a snack and milk and sitting on the couch next to me. This way I can still interact with him by talking to him. I keep telling him that soon Crew will be able to play with you and you will be the best of buddies.
I am not going to say having two under two is easy because it isn't, but I love my two boys!
Here is Grayson today playing with BIG TRUCKS!
It was a fun family day!
Crew turned 9 Weeks Old this past Friday...
slow down Crew you are growing too fast!
Okay I need to run and feed Crew and go to bed!