Monday, August 27, 2012

Two Months

I've learned something about myself in the last two months. I love this stage. I like the giving birth ( yeah, I know, crazy, right?), nursing 24/7, holding a teeny ( or big!) new baby all the time. I love it. I'm sad it's already ending. I am excited to see his personality emerge and love his smiles and laughs, but a part of me wishes we could go back and do it all again.

I'm pretty sure if we had a lot more money we'd have more babies... Maybe ( I still need to post his birth story that alone might keep me from having more...).

I've also learned that when you have more than one child people aren't as interested. I love those first few weeks when everybody wants to come see the new baby. It's so fun sharing delivery details and reliving it all with other moms ( am I the only one who loves this stuff?)

When Eli was born we ended up having a lot of family over to meet him when he was just a week old because so many people wanted to meet him But this time it was different. I have a lot of family locally and in our extended family there were 4!! Babies born in just a few months ( 3 actually within 2.5weeks!). I don't know if it was cause he was our 3rd or just because there were other babies but I didn't get any texts or requests to come meet Silas.

Of course to my newly super hormonal self people might as well had been telling me " we don't care about your baby!!" I know people get busy but it made me sad especially for Silas.

Obviously by now everyone has met him and my hormones are mostly back to normal, no more random crying spells.... :) but lesson learned- all babies are important!

This month at his 2 month appointment Silas was 16lb 6oz! And 24" long. He is off the charts for weight- he has been since birth, he has his own nice curve going. He got a shot :( he cried but rowan was really upset about it!

He is laughing and smiling a lot! He laughed at Eli for the first time yesterday. Eli isn't too into him and when he is he's rough and way in his face. He loves hanging out with Rowan. He's starting to be into toys a little and has tried to grab some. He still sleeps great and is napping better ( as in not in my arms). He loves taking a bath and watching the ceiling fan!
He has had a little cold like the rest of us ( thanks Eli!) but is almost all better.

This is a picture I found on my blog. Eli on the left, Silas on the right. I couldn't believe how much they look a lot!

Friday, August 24, 2012

2nd Grade

Rowan is in 2nd grade this year! Isnt that crazy?? Since Eli is going to preschool in the next school district we have two different school calendars to follow- whatapain!! Hopefully it's not too difficult, I do know the longer breaks are quite a bit different.

Rowan was so excited for 2nd grade! He was concerned he wouldn't remember how to tell time so the day before he spent all day telling me what time it was. Funtimes! ;)

His teacher is a guy! There are only a few male teachers in the school and I was really hoping he'd get him. He really wanted him too so we were both happy.

The first day was only an hour so I took him to school and talked to some other moms until dismissal. Rowan was mad because I didn't let him ride the bus! I told I was sure he'd be begging me to take him in a few weeks!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Eli started preschool last week. He is going through a program the school district offers. Rowan did the same program when he was 4 and we loved it! Of course, when Rowan went it was actually in our tiny town and since then our wonderful state has done a lot of budget cuts to early childhood :( our district no longer has the program so Eli has to get bussed to the next school district. It's only a 20 minute drive but on the bus it takes an hour since they have lots of stops.

That was my big concern, but I want him to do something and this way he'll be ready for kindergarten next year. He'll also continue to get speech there with the therapist we saw last year. Plus the program is free so you really can't beat that!
So Eli gets on the bus at 7:10am with Rowan and gets home at 12pm- school is 8:30-11am. So far he loves school and riding the bus!