Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I'm such a good mom. I let my son out to play in the snow in his jammies.

...and then he started to cry...

The Circus

Lucas and Ben have been practicing their new tricks!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

One Month

Happy 1 month birthday to Evan! To celebrate he developed his first baby acne on his cheek and went to church for the first time.
When I came upstairs the other day I saw this little hand peeking out at me. He stayed like that for several minutes. I think he's just always got to be ready for the attack...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thank You, Mommy!

I just wanted to say thanks to my mom for coming out when Evan was born. We considered holding off and having her come out after Ben went to work, but I'm SO glad we didn't. With the headaches and ER visits we never could have done it without her. It was nice to have her stay at the hospital the first night with me. Aside from taking care of Lucas (and me) she cooked, cleaned (a lot), and she made yummy cinnamon rolls for all my friends. She's quite popular out here, you know. She gets invited to all the social functions and everything. Everyone loves Glenda!
Lucas was really sad to see her go, but he's excited to get to see all his grandparents when we go to AZ in a few weeks.

Week in Review

(I know it's not a great picture, but you can see his cute face and blue eyes...)

In a comment Dani asked how I was holding up, so I'm going to tell you. We're alive. All of us, which I think is pretty dang good!

Ben's been back at work for over a week. The day he went back to work was the first day my headaches were better. (Thanks to a tip my mom got to drink 2 liters of water in one sitting, followed by caffeine). It would only hurt if I bent down to pick up a toy or something. Now they're totally gone!

Lucas has been watching entirely too many movies, but that's just how it's gonna be until we can get out more. And I don't think we'll be getting out much with RSV and seasonal flu starting. My doctor told me to be really mean and make sure I witness people wash their hands before they touch him, so doctor's orders: I have to be a meanie - sorry.

Lucas got a cold and passed it onto Evan while my mom was still here. We're still battling sickness, but now Lucas has ear infections and a sore throat, and last night Ben and I got sore throats. Evan seems uncomfortable, but I don't know if it's gas or if he's sick. He's still got boogers in his nose that I have to try to suck out every night, which isn't fun. I can't wait until we're all healthy!! The biggest challenge has been getting Lucas to take his meds. It stresses me out to no end. Yesterday after bribing, threatening, trying to force, he finally took it by himself, so I thought we were good. Last night I eventually hid it in tapioca pudding, which worked. This morning he wouldn't eat his pudding. grrrrr. I'm off to buy OJ soon.

Evan has his two week checkup this week. Here are his stats compared with Lucas's:
Evan at 4 days:
8 lb 15 oz (80%)
20 7/8" (85%)
head: 36.6 (70%)

Lucas at 3 days:
7 lb 13 oz (25%)
21 1/2" (90%)
head: 34 (25%)

Evan at 18 days:
10 lb 8 oz (90%)
22" (90%)
head: 38.3 (52%)

Lucas at 14 days:
9lb 7 oz (75%)
21 7/8" (80%)
head: 38.8 (75%)

So, Evan is quite the big boy. He looks great, though, and is very cute. He has reached the stage where he gets a bit cranky at night due to his underdeveloped nervous system, so getting him to relax between 9 and 11pm is a challenge.
Evan loves the bath tub and the shower, and he is starting to like the swing, but he much prefers being held. The only thing better than being held for him is eating, at which he is obviously a trooper.
Let's see... Ben has been working his bum off and probably got less sleep this week than I did because he's been dealing with Lucas waking up, plus staying up late to work on freelance. Hopefully he can get some good rest this weekend. I think we'll spend V-day staying home trying to recover. Maybe we'll hold hands at some point when we're not wiping boogers from our kids.

Oh, and I forgot to mention my Bad Mom move of the week. Thursday morning Lucas got up a bit before me. I assumed Ben fed him breakfast because he kind of smelled like cereal, so I never asked the poor kid if he had eaten. At 10:00 we headed to the fire station for a tour and he asked for a snack. I told him to wait, but finally buckled and stole some fruit snacks from Jeana while we were on our tour. When I talked to Ben later he said he didn't feed Lucas breakfast either... good one, Mom. Poor kid. I guess he just has sweet smelling morning breath!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Word Sticks

Last night Ben made some little word sticks for Lucas. They have all the words Lucas is learning or knows how to spell so he can practice them. Here are a couple videos of Lucas for the grannies and aunties. The first is from last night, the second from today.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010