Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quickly while they're both occupied...

Things are going better around here. Levi is sleeping better at night, which is a huge help. He still doesn't sleep longer than 3 hours (when he actually sleeps that long), but I keep him close to me so I don't stay awake for long when he does awake. He still is eating every 2-2 1/2 hours and usually throws everything up if I try and feed him too much. We're settling into a "routine" of sorts, though, and things are going well.

Caleb is definitely showing some jealousy, especially when it's just me and the two boys at home. Levi has started sleeping in the cradle some during the day (instead of only sleeping while being held), which lets me have some uninterrupted time with Caleb to make him feel special. We've been reading lots of books together, and yesterday I even ventured out and took the boys for a walk. It was good for all of us to get some fresh air!

My sister commented today that we don't know what I'd do if I hadn't discovered baby slings. It's sometimes the only way to get Levi settled and to sleep. He doesn't just fall asleep on his own easily; it takes quite a bit of work unless he's just eaten.

Thanks for all your advice and prayers. I think my hormones are starting to settle down as well because there have been far less tears the last few days (even yesterday when I was by myself for 14 hours with the two kids because Justin had to work late).

I "talk" to all of you a lot in my head, telling you of all the things that have been going on, how my Bible study is blessing me (when I have time and brain power to sit down and do it), and how much I miss catching up on your lives. Hopefully soon I'll have time to write some more. Time is precious!!

12 comments:

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

So glad to hear things are starting to "normalize" a little for you and the boys. Hang in there! These years will speed away. Blessings.

Dave & Lisa said...

You know, this morning I woke up thinking of all the ways the Lord has blessed my life. Of course, you are among the best blessings! It sounds like you have been counting your blessings, too. I'm glad things are going more smoothly. :-) You are such a great mom!!

jettybetty said...

So good to hear from you--and that things are leveling some!

Sounds like you are doing a great job of making Caleb feel special AND enjoying Levi at the same time!

**smiling** I talk to my blogging friends quite often in my mind, too!!! I think it's quite healthy!

Hol&J said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are improving. I think about you often and admire all you're doing as a mom and a wife.

lyneil said...

I know this is a rough time but know that things do get better, much better. Enjoy that time you have with both of those boys beacuse they will both grow very quickly.

Shalee said...

Time is precious, but I think you're spending it the way God intends.

Glad to hear that things a settling down a bit, especially hormonally. Life seems so much better when you're not crying!

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briar_rose_01 said...

Yay on the increased sleep - always a good thing. I think baby slings would be very helpful. I know you're busy so I'll wait patiently for more photos of your two boys. :)

Happy Momma said...

Very happy things are getting better! We will keep lifting you up in our prayers! How is your c-section recovery going?

Carol said...

Difficult to remember when you're in the middle of it, but, (repeat after me) this is just a season.

Heather Smith said...

glad things are going better! Have fun with your two boys!

Jana said...

As I sit up at night, feeding and rocking my new little boy I think of you and your new little boy. Time passes so quickly, the phrase I say to myself during those long tired nights is, "This to shall end..." Before we know it they will be sleeping on their own, not needing us anymore. I dread that day more than the interrupted nights.



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