Thursday, September 25, 2014

Peeling an orange is hard work for a two year old

    This is what happens when you let your two year old peal an orange by themselves I guess.  She can peel a mandarin orange by herself really well but a regular orange is a little harder.  She ate some of the peel, peeled about half, then got inpatient and just started taking bites out of the orange.  

    Well not the way I would eat an orange but it kept her busy, she got some vitamin C in and I got a little giggle out of it so I say let her eat her orange however her little heart desires.   

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Resting. . . well kind of

    Ever since little L and I came home big L has come and woke me up in bed in the morning.  The last few days she has laid down with me for a while.  Today she gave me her stuffed Elmo to lay with.  Aww that was so sweet of her to share and to think of me but really all I want is just to sleep for a few more uninterrupted hours.
   Oh well at least I got to lay in bed with two little girls, a passed out husband, and a little stuffed Elmo for a little while.  I guess resting with a full bed and a restless toddler is better than no rest at all so I'll try to be happy with what I can get. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Post pregnancy wine


    This was my first glass of post pregnancy wine, had it about two weeks out.  Man was it some good stuff.  I started after the babe had finished nursing the last time before bed.  I think I was drunk after the first few sips.  Ahh it's good to be able to drink again, even if I do have to be strategic on when I can have a glass. :D
    I can't even tell you how many times I wanted a nice big glass of wine when I was pregnant when big L was throwing major fit after fit.  Somehow I survived without though and now I can have my occasional glass.  *cheers*  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No accident day!

    L had a no accident day today!  That's right folks, she put all her poop and pee in the potty!  I did not have to clean up even one accident!  And what makes this even better is yesterday she only had a pee accident.  That makes two days in a row that I did not have to clean poop out of pants!  Can you tell that I'm just a little excited?  
    The day before yesterday we went to pick out some prizes from the dollar store for no accident days.  She picked out a little stuffed doll that she was very excited about.  She was also very disappointed that she had to earn this girl and did not get it right then.  Well she earned it to day!  We made a big deal about it and she looked so proud of herself, as she should be.    
    She also picked out a Dora coloring book, some bead necklaces, a super hero cape, some play food, and a velvet coloring poster of Curious George.  Hopefully she can earn one of those tomorrow.   I sure would love for these dollar store trinkets to be the key to potty training success with my little two year old.  After today I'm hopeful.   

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Messy home

    My house is a mess.  All my dishes are dirty, my floors are gross, clean laundry is scattered around the house in baskets, toys and stuff are all strown about.  I feel so bad about the state of things.  Every morning I feel so out of it.  I want to do something about it but feel so tired and then someone always needs me to feed them or change them.  
   Currently I'm watching Daniel tiger holding the baby with big L zoned out beside me.  Probably better ways to use my time but like I said I'm tired.  
   I wrote a list of chores that need to be done daily, few times a week, once a week, and once a month yesterday.  Today's goal is to start my to do list.  I tape a peice of paper on the wall and every morning I write a short to do list and cross the tasks off as I complet them.  I fell out of this for a while, think its time to get back to it.  
    My sanity needs this place to be a little cleaner.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Overview of life with two so far

    Well here is an attempt to get back to my previous goal of two posts a week.  Wish me luck because life with a toddler and a newborn is rough.  But for all of you who are reading I will truly make an effort.  
    Little L is a great little baby.  She barely cries, except when she is hungry or gassy.  She sleeps a lot still even at two weeks old.  I have to wake her to eat a lot of the time,  that's how much she sleeps.  Really that's great but it was a bit stressful at first because she lost more weight then she should have. She is past her birth weight though so I guess I can let that worry go now.  7lbs 9 oz at birth, 7 lbs 14 oz as of today.  :).  
    Man does this child poop though.  She loves to poop without a diaper, I have been sprayed more than once.  She takes forever to finish pooping too, I swear once 20 minutes was not even long enough to wait.  As a result we are going through a ton of diapers and washing a lot of blankets and clothes.  Oh well this too shall pass or will it?  Big L is still having a poop accident almost every day.  
    Big L does love being a big sister and has been nothing but sweet to her baby sister.  She says things like " I like this baby"  " baby sister came out your belly"  "I lobe baby sister". Melts my heart.  

She can be a little rough around her though and gets mad when we tell her to be careful.  Really she gets mad when we tell her to do anything.  The terrible twos have hit and they have hit hard.  She does not listen, she yells and cries at the drop of a hat and won't calm down for anything, and she tells and my husband and I that we can't say things.  I'm on the search for new tactics on how to help her deal with her emotions.  Pray I find something that works because I might not have any hair left soon if she keeps this behavior up.  
    I know I could have it a lot worse.  I'm so thankful both of my kids are healthy and that little L sleeps well.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that she stays a good sleeper.  But no matter how good a day you have a full day with a toddler and a newborn is stressful and exhausting.  
   Check back in a few days and see if I was able to push out another post about my crazy life as a mother of two.