Wednesday, October 9, 2013


First of all, I cannot believe that it has been 5 and a half weeks since I have had ET.  I really couldn't imagine my life without him.  He's gotten so big, he's not my little newborn anymore!  His 0-3 month clothes almost don't fit him anymore and it's sad!  My boys never stayed little for long, they plump up so quickly...I guess I feed them well!  Life has been full of adjustments...sleeping, eating, activities, every single thing I do each day is different than it was 6 weeks ago.  I don't get out much and even though physically I should be able to get things done, such as cleaning...ET wants to be held all of the time.  There are a lot of times during the day that I just have to let him cry it out while I get things done.  Then there's the issue of KK feeling left out at times or a bit of jealousy.  I know all kids go through it, but for KK, he KNOWS what it was like before ET, whereas, when my brother came along when I was 22 months I didn't know a difference.  I may have showed jealousy but couldn't verbalize it and eventually it was fine.  But I'm afraid that KK will have a harder time because he was an only child for so long.  But he LOVES his brother and wants to help out in every way, baths, changing, carrying him, putting his binky in, etc.  Although he has been an only child for so long, he has also waited to be a big brother for a very long time.  It has been a big adjustment for our family, but we won't have it any other way!

Today was a rough day.  Well, it's been a rough week.  Mr H has been studying for an exam and doing homework so it's been hard for him to help me out with the boys and bedtimes and meltdowns.  We had a meltdown today with both of them while dad was at work.  KK loves to play and he grabbed a couple balls to throw them at me, I wasn't paying attention and the ball he chose to throw was NOT soft, it came pelting at my face, made me yelp in pain, and had my eyes watering.  I was shocked and wasn't expecting that, but KK felt so horrible.  He ran to his room, locked his door, and said he wanted to be alone.  I tried consoling him, but he was crying so hard.  I know he didn't mean to hurt me, that it was an accident, but even so, it threw him into a huge fit.  The only I could think about was to change the subject.  "KK, do you like to make cupcakes or cakes?"  Cakes.  "Should we make a cake!?"  "What kind of cake!?"  So we made a cake using the yellow cake mix.  KK decided that the cake needed color, but he couldn't decide on one color, so this was our creation.  Sorry no after photo, but I'll let you know that it was delicious.  I'm glad it took KK's mind off of hurting me.  He's so tender-hearted and doesn't like to hurt anyone.  I love him so!

Our Masterpiece
Licking the spoon
While the cake was baking, I found this bag of legos that has an instructional manual to make things out of the set of legos.  He LOVES making things and following directions.  I love him so much!
He played with the legos for about an hour and a half!  I know what he's getting for his birthday!
I'm glad that KK was entertained with the legos so that I could deal with this little monster while he had a melt-down.  "Mom, feed me!"  "Don't set me down!"  "DON'T move my hand!"  Everytime I moved his hand off of my chest he would throw it back up there!  And after I really looked at this picture, ET is flipping the camera off with his other hand!  Haha, it made me laugh.

1 comment:

  1. OMG-that picture of ET flipping off the camera is priceless! LOVE IT!

    JJ's been into lego's lately too. He can even (most of the time) build a creation on his own now without assistance...I now know what to get him for Christmas too! -- You're doing a great job and all the adjustments will be and probably already are worth it! YAY!


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