Friday, January 15, 2010

what was i thinking??

Hello All!!

yes, i am sooo behind. i cannot believe it...Bennett is 2 weeks old already. where has the time gone? i feel like the days just fly by...between keeping up with nursing!! And then besides the nursing...there is the laundry...now for 4 of us, AND dishes, trying to pay attention to Jackson, oh and then more housework...i am pooped by the end of the day on 4-6 hours of broken up sleep. :) AHHH, this too shall pass huh?? it's just hard having another and you can't nap during the day when the baby is sleeping. Except Jackson being back in MDO 2 days a week surely as helped. As well as tons of help and offers from sweet friends to have Jackson over, and from mom and Ben playing with Jackson and entertaining him or playing Wii while i take a shower. thank you all so much!

Another HUGE blessing has been the meals we are getting!! We have been blown away...not only by people cooking skillz, but their generosity and the time and love put into these meals. THANK YOU!! It has been such a treat and we ALL have been enjoying it....Josh is getting spoiled since i haven't cooked, NOT gone to the grocery store in forever. :)
(Extra shout out: Thanks mom and dad for picking stuff up for me here and there! that has been HUGE!)

Although we did run to Target this week...my friend Jana called it my "maiden voyage" out with two. Ha ha, and that is truly what it was. I was pooped after that short trip, and am not brave enough to try HEB or Wal-Mart with both just yet. We ended up with a bribery toy for Jackson that he did NOT need, and mom caved and had to get a very unhealthy "treat" to get me through the excursion. ahhhh...oh well.

So yesterday, we ventured out to Dr. Nesmith for Bennett's 2 week checkup. Jackson was also due for his 4 year old check up...which i tried to do BEFORE baby came, but it hadn't been a full year yet, and insurance wasn't going to cover the 3 big shots he was getting. yikes. so we had to wait till after Jan. 5th for that to be covered, so off we all 4 go to the doctor. :) Oh, well Josh had to meet us there, and it was such an icky rainy day, and getting 2 kids in the car is tougher than i thought. ha ha...

So...needless to say, it was an interesting visit. BOTH kids were screaming at one point...and i was tearing up watching my sweet 4 year old agonizing in pain over these mean shots....(which i know i know, are indeed, for the best. I don't wanna get into the immunization controversy!!) and then it was time to eat and Bennett was screaming, Josh was having a crazy day and had to bring in his lunch to the room (???) and then i felt like it was so hot in there, i was sweating like a pig. either it was hot, or i was having one of those hormonal hot sweat thingees. :) And to top it all off, the nurse warns me that Jackson WILL most likely run a high fever for the next 48 hours AND be very cranky. lovely.

i know i know, many of you are like, what were you thinking doing both of those in the same day?? Overall tho, we made it out of there alive!
Bennett is not only back up to his birth weight of 8, 12, but has surpassed it! That chunk weighs 9 lbs 6 oz!!! i will say, it makes the nursing every 1 and 1/2 - 2 hours very worth it. :) thankfully, he didn't need shots...and will at our next visit at 2 months.

Jackson made it through those icky shots (after we promised a DQ dip cone, a lollipop or a choc chip cookie. To our shock, he chose the cookie, which thankfully Josh had leftover from the dang lunch he brought into the room, good lawd. Guess it was a good thing he stunk up the room with his greasy spoon take out.), AND Jackson is in the 75%-tile for height and weight. Nesmith estimated him being about 6 feet, 185 lbs eventually. I must admit, i think it's hard to predict that, but josh was excited. ha ha.

SO...we made it home!!! we relaxed the rest of the day and watched 2 movies, and i gotta say, Jackson hasn't really missed a bit. He did have an upset stomach and hasn't had much of an appetite, but overall, he is doing ok so far. maybe it's bc we've kept the motrin in him.
Here is a pic of him seeming totally fine last night, playing the wii, which has been a HUGE help for mommy to keep him busy. It's uncle Ben's wii, but he's letting us borrow for a few weeks, thanks Big B!
I have lots of sweet pics to post, I'll save those for the next time I get 30 minutes or so of solitude in front of the computer.

hugs!!!
Sal

8 comments:

angie said...

Oh how I forget:-)! I am so glad you are hanging in there. I love the Wii action shot-hilarious. Isn't is SO nice to have your parents handy?!!

Melissa Darby said...

Whew, what a day! Proud of you mommy. So glad you got the shots behind you. You are doing so great!

LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL!!! said...

Sally, I am SCARED! haha Just kidding kinda!! You know what...you just go into survival mode and that is all you can do. The house, laundry, dishes can wait! You enjoy that sweet baby. Wish I was bringing you dinner. Probably wouldn't taste well by the time I drove from Nashville!!
Love you and miss you!!
KJ
PS- I bought Paisley M&M's and a ball today at Target that she DID NOT need. Oh well!

Shae said...

Oh Sally! So glad you survived the day! I am tired just reading this post! But I know you are loving your TWO boys! Can't wait for some pictures!

Kimberly said...

i'm cracking up about josh's lunch! and i'm loving that your little love is already getting to be a chunk. join the crowd!

i want jackson to come play again, so when he doesn't have school and you need a break (on a thursday maybe), i'll come get him.

and yes, this too shall pass. it may take five months like it did me, but once it goes, you'll wish you remembered an ounce of it or had it back for a few more moments.

love you, friend.

Nicki W. said...

gets easier. then harder. then easier....etc! overall tho, you will get the hang of it in no time! oh and i STILL never brave the grocery store with both unless we are picking up a few items!!! xoxo

Katy said...

oh sister, i wish i could just hug your neck! you are a wonderful mother and are doing GREAT! :) i mean it! these days are haaaaaaard, but yes, they too shall pass. My chunk is 6 months, and I am just now feeling slightly back to what I would call sanity. :) So see, we're all crazy for a little while!! hehe
you are the cutest mommy, and one day we'll miss these days. isn't that unbelievable???
i AM coming to visit soon!!!!!

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

that was so fun to read! you are a hilarious writer! ahhh! and i totally feel yah about how tough it is with two kiddos at first, but believe me, it gets easier. ian just had to keep telling me, "hey, you just had a baby, give yourself a break! take it easy! don't be so hard on yourself." it was like i thought i should just go back to normal with the second one or something and it bothered me more not to be able to handle everything so smoothly. it was so good to be reminded that it IS a big deal to have the baby and all that comes with it...you deserve a break. keep those meals coming friends, get a housekeeper, and sleep every minute you can! DO NOT use your free time to do laundry and dishes. i know you feel like you need to but you will burn yourself out emotionally without sleep! ok, that was freaking long. can you tell i need some quality sal time? i'm talking on a comment page like we are face to face :)