Monday, December 5, 2011

  My kids are different.  I mean, obviously I expected this.  I didn't expect Lyla to be a feminine clone of Jacob.  But it still surprises me.

 Jacob was a clingy, high maintenance baby who wanted constant attention (what can I say, he's a man).
Lyla is more relaxed.  She doesn't require that I hold her all the time.  In fact, sometimes she just does NOT want to be touched.

 Sleep is where the biggest difference is.  Jacob is not a fan of sleep.  Not as an infant, not now.  He didn't sleep more than 3-4 hours in a row until he was nearly 11 months old.  He has always been an early riser.  Now, he goes to bed at about 8:30 and wakes up anywhere from 6-7am.  He takes one short nap. 

Lyla loves sleep.  At almost 3 months, she still sleeps quite a bit.  And here's where the surprise comes in: she sleeps BY HERSELF.  She will fall asleep and stay asleep in her own bed.  Or during the day, in the swing.  And she sleeps late.  She takes a while to wake up.  She reminds me of her father in this way.

I wonder how much Lyla's personality is a reflection of her being the second child and having to be a little more independent since often her big brother requires my attention. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

A lot has happened since I last posted. Guess what? We had a baby girl. Guess what else? She's absolutely perfect. Jacob is a big brother. It's still hard for me to process that even though it's been twelve weeks now. He's really sweet to her. Too rough at time, but so sweet. Her name is Lyla Claire, and she and Jacob are polar opposites in most ways. To start with she SLEEPS. Jacob did not sleep more than 3-4 hours at a time until he was about 10 months old. The other night, Lyla slept SIX. Lyla is a lot more independent than Jake. I'm not sure if that is just her personality or if it is just her way of surviving in our family :) Things are good. It's the holidays and I have so much to be greatful for. I am in the middle of an overhaul in a few areas of my life. Hopefully I can restart this blog and it will help. Number one, I'm on a diet.I have never ever been on a diet before in my life. It's freakin hard. I just want sugar all the freakin time. Number two, budgeting. I am trying to get stricter with our budget and savings. Trying to save money on the things we do need to purchase. Number three, well there is no number three. Maybe number three should be to work on the blog again. To write again. Something, anything. It's almost bedtime now and since I'm a mom of two now I definitely need all the rest I can get. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Year...

So my last post was a week before the new year.  I've had a lot to process since then.  Jan 2nd we found out we are expecting baby #2 in September.  Since then, things have been a whirlwind.  So many things have gone through my head.  Fears, excitement, and my complusive need to plan all battle for their own position.  Jacob grows so fast.  He is such a joy and is a neverending source of pride for his father and I.  Jonathan and I are doing well.  I think every day how lucky I am to have been blessed with these two amzing boys.  That's all for now.