Wow, another month has come and gone! (Pictures to come in the next day...)
Month 4 has been quite crazy and busy. While Farrah continues to be a sweet baby, she's placed her challenges with mama, too. We have been fighting it out for naps and she wakes up a good bit at night, most nights. (I'm a walking zombie lots of times). She is easy to get back to sleep with a paci but waking a lot none the less. I am trying all kind of different tactics, and each day I figure new things out about her and what does and doesn't work. I've re-learned that as much advice people give, mama still knows best! :)
She also doesn't like taking a bottle, so we are working at that. She will take it in her middle of the night feeding when she is asleep, so I know she can do it. So just figuring that out has made for some challenging nights with babysitters. Poor Chelsie got the best birth-control babysitting last night! Between Farrah screaming and Bella clogging the potty with toilet paper...
However, this morning was great when I went to wake HER up instead of the other way around at 8:15, and I got a big ol' smile! So, maybe we are turning a corner... or maybe she was exhausted from screaming at Chelsie last night... haha
I think all the time about how this is the hardest job I've ever had. Really I think of it more now that I have two kids. It's truly the hardest and most rewarding job I've ever done. But then I remembered a marketing job I had a couple of years ago (friends know what I'm talking about), and that was actually the hardest. Because it was so hard and I never felt like I was good enough, ahead of the game, or rewarded. Motherhood has so many rewards -- everyday. The joy and exhaustion - wouldn't have it any other way.
Sorry for that ... I just actually have time to blog and these are thoughts that go thru my head!
-eats about 6 times a day. 7:30, 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7 and 11pm (or whenever I'm about to go to bed and wake her to eat) on average.
-really liking the exersauser
-starting to kick toys and figure out her feet some
-like to chew/suck on her fingers when relaxing
-takes paci only when she's ready to sleep
-loves watching her big sister
-sleeping in the room with her big sister. screams and somehow doesn't wake her great sleeping big sister
Bella is so sweet and smart. Her current things:
-Knows all of her letters!! Can I just say, who named that letter "double-U" anyway?!? I think it should be said "Wha" like as in "Walrus"
-Still loves her babies, bunnies, raggyann, etc.
-Loves her baby sister. Likes to "hold hands" with her and says "I love you so much!"
-There's pretty much nothing she can't say. I really don't know what she doesn't know. It's amazing how she's basically a little girl now...
-it's amazing how much she still sleeps and through so much. she sleeps on average 8:30-8am and 2.5-3 hour nap everyday. And, she sleeps through farrah screaming at night. amazing. I guess this is one advantage to living downtown and having MARTA right outside....
Chris and I have been busy. I love blogging but truly had no time. Chris is working and is a great provider. Doing some great things at Buckhead Church! Then he's working basically another full time job with OwnTheMix.com. We love it; lots of work to do when you have your own biz and it's just YOU. :)
We've joined a new small group and getting to know them. We loved our last small group and finally ended after 4 years. So, just getting to know some new people and hear their stories. So we started something new, too, where we have a babysitter every Monday for it. It's fun to see Bella get excited for "Taylor" to come play.
Chris got his new camera and is loving it. Our Picasa site is full, so he started a Flicker site - check it out here.
I turned 30 a couple of weeks ago. It's kind of a weird birthday. First time I felt "old" or "older" -- I kind of treated it like a New Years in that I had some "resolutions" or "priorities". I get easily overwhelmed at all the pressures on me -- Clean house, social stuff, renovations, real estate work, OwnTheMix work, budgeting, couponing/ saving money, blogging!, all while being a good mom, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend. Oh, and then I want to add in there all the things I want to do: learn to sew and create things, be a better and healthier cook, EXERCISE!, and just do nice things for people.
My day usually looks something like this: Be a good mom, try to clean a little, scape dinner together, put kids in bed, work and then be a good wife. Very little time left for all the other stuff -- some of which are pretty darn important!! So I am trying to learn how it all works!
Basically, if I've never looked like I have it together, I don't. :)
Hopefully I will be at a place where I can blog more sometime...