Every time I start to blog, the baby starts crying. It is a proven fact, so here we go…
Update: This has been a pretty good week. Lynn left on Monday, but the house was clean and the pantry stocked. Tuesday and Wednesday Christopher was home in time for dinner. Thursday morning we took all three big kids in for flu shots. Not a single tear, and Ben even said, “That was cool!” I think having Christopher there helped, especially since I had to nurse the baby the entire time we were there.
Megan: Still a big help. Great at holding the baby. .Doing better at the homework after that one hard week. Tested this week for the gifted program at school.
Gavin: Also a big help. Still my emotional kid–cried and cried after he fell off his scooter yesterday and got a minor scrape on his hand and knee. I’m working on natural consequences with him. For example, when it’s 50 degrees and raining and I tell him he should wear his coat and he wants to wear a thin jacket instead, I let him. I guess he’ll be cold. My slow kid–takes forever to eat, shower, get ready.
Benjamin: Seems to be doing better. Still gets into everything, but is easily redirected. Didn’t take a nap one day this week, and the other days are getting shorter. Hope this isn’t the beginning of the end!
Logan: Screamed all day on Tuesday, ate every two hours and didn’t sleep. Finally, I put him down on his tummy at midnight and he slept five hours. From now on, he’s a tummy sleeper. I’m nervous about it, but I can’t function if he doesn’t sleep, and he won’t sleep unless he’s on his tummy.
Christopher: Still trying to sell his first satellite to a rich person. Pray that he can sell one before the end of the year, so the pressure will be off him!
Me: Ups and downs. The sleep deprivation is getting to me a little. I’m starting to have Inception-like dreams within dreams. However, I know this is temporary and I’ll never have a newborn again. Every day, I think, I’ll never have a baby this little again.