Thursday, May 27, 2010

We have company! Yesterday my sister and her boyfriend came and tonight my Mom and her fiance got here. Fun! Finally we are using all the extra bedrooms in this place. Brians parents were also here last weekend and his brother and his wife came for a few days as well. It's been busy!!! Everyone has been showering Evan with love and kisses. And playing with Keiran too. Big brother has been sooooo overstimulated these past two weeks. He's been going to bed later and later and getting grumpier and grumpier! Poor kiddo. I think I almost got him to bed at a decent hour today so hopefully tomorrow he's a happy camper.
I don't have any new pictures to post tonight but hopefully there are some good ones on the camera to post later.
Can I mention how tired I am? Brian is too. This whole 2 kid thing is kicking our butts big time. And (tmi) Evan is a little schmoo who is refusing to breastfeed right now so I've been pumping around the clock. The only advantage to that is that someone else can feed him while I pump and wash equipment. My poor hands are already getting chapped. Boo.
I'm working at getting him to breastfeed again and I've had a lot of support from the community nurses. They are even referring me to a breastfeeding clinic so I hope to get some good tips there too. Crossing my fingers anyways.
That's about all I have for tonight. I just don't want to fall off the bandwagon now that I've actually started this thing up again!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Looky looky, I'm posting again the day after my last post! Woohoo! It just happens that both boys are sleeping in their beds right now, which incidentally has not happened up to this point. So, instead of cleaning the kitchen or living room or bathrooms or folding laundry or finishing up the pasta salad to take to the BBQ tonight, I'm on here adding some pictures. And facebooking. Of course.
My cousin Jerrod just recently came home from a 7 month (ish) tour to Afghanistan, which has been HELL for him. He came over for a visit today with Auntie Jacquie and Uncle Gregg to meet baby Evan. I of course got the requisite baby picture which I will now post:
Cute! Looks good on ya Cuz!
And so I don't have much else to report, in fact, I really should get off the computer and get a few things done while I don't have a baby in my arms.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A new start?!

So we'll try this whole blog thing again!!!
August was a long time ago in this household, much has happened! We've added a little baby to the mix and things will never be the same.
Say Hello to Evan Alexander, born May 9th 2010 (Mothers Day!), weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces and 21 inches long:
He's so darn cute! A little jaundiced but still cute. Poor baby had to spend some time under the phototherapy lights when he was 5 days old but he seems to be getting better. He's still yellow enough that strangers are asking me if he's jaundiced but the doctor doesn't seem concerned at this point so I'm not going to worry too much about it.
Big brother Keiran is really starting to like having a little brother. He looks for Baby Evan every morning when he gets up and asks as where he is when he can't immediately see him. He kisses his head before bed every night and loves talking about the fact that he's a big brother now. Love it!
Mommy and Daddy are still getting used to having 2 kiddos. At the moment Daddy is spending lots of time with Keiran and Mommy with Evan but we know it won't always be that way. Keiran and Daddy are so great together that I'm a little jealous! They play all the time and are really bonding, as jealous as I am, it's great to see!
This will be my update for now, there's much more to say and more pictures to post but it is almost 10:30pm and it's time for this tired Mommy to hit the sack.
Here's crossing fingers that I'll actually be able to update regularly!