Saturday, November 27, 2010

1 Month!!!

I cannot believe it! My little baby girl is one month already!! I know this is just the beginning and as R grows time will go by faster and faster! So I have been asked how things are with three kids, how I've been adjusting, how I've been feeling, etc. At this point things have been going well and I was able to adjust to a new 'normal' slowly and at my own pace since it just so happened that my husband didn't have work for 3.5 weeks (not by choice! I was ready to get him out of the house by 2 weeks!). So far the hardest thing for me has been dealing with K and TJ. It started off really bad since they had 3 days of no consistant parenting (when I was induced and during my stay at the hospital). As soon as I got home it was time to pull way back and get back to a disciplined life for them. It helped, but I also know that there was some acting out due to the changes in the house. I don't have AS much time for them as I normally did and that took it's toll on the kids. I feel like I'm getting much better at giving my two older kids the attention that they need (although some days it's difficult and I know I could have done better).

Altogether, I am feeling good. I am feeling positive. I am trying to keep momentum from day to day and trying to also leave behind the bad days and start on a positive note the next day. I do not feel overwelmed and take it one day at a time. I try to continue doing 'fun' stuff for me and for the kids so 'baby' does not overtake our life - plus she's at that great stage that she sleeps just about anywhere and a lot of the time, so why not get out!! I know that a more difficult time is coming.. when I have three little monkeys running around!!

More about my sweet little girl... she is really starting to look around and notice things a lot more already. R really LOVES to kick - for example, the other night she had been fussing a little (I knew it was bed time/feed time for her) so I quickly got my other two in bed and by that time she was angry with me (hehe.. it's almost cute when little ones get angry) and I thought she was hungry, so I first put her down to change her and guess what? All she wanted to do was get out of her blanket and kick.. she was totally happy just to be able to move around! Right now she is laying beside me, kicking at my leg and cooing.. sounding like a little lamb :) I am so blessed to have my sweet girl!


Kalle said...

A month already? Wow time goes fast. She's adorable Ellen, I love the polka dots. Things sound like they are going really well. Love your positive attitude. Have fun getting out with the kids.

Andrea said...

Wow...that did go fast - thought you just announced Rhys' birth last week! :) She's adorable by the way. :)

Goofball said...

so she'll be the next world champion kick boxing or so?