Sunday, December 5, 2010

Still Living After 2 1/2 Weeks

Having a third kid isn't as bad as I thought it would be! Of course, having a great delivery probably helps! The boys have been really good with Carly. They show almost no interest in her so I don't have to worry about them smothering her with their "love". The only thing I have to worry about is having them accidentally sit on her because they forget she's there. Cody has shown a little more interest in Carly. He wants to hold her and rock her and say "oh-OH-oh" to her. Landon will sometimes try to comfort her when she's crying by telling her "it's okay" in a very high-pitched voice and then pet her hair. Such nice boys! Overall, life is good. The boys don't hate Carly and they're getting along well with each other for the most part. Now if only I could get more than 2 1/2 hours of sleep all at once. I know it's going to be a long while before I get to have a night where I sleep all the way through. I dream of that day, and then get woken up by Carly to feed her again.
Since we're not supposed to go out with Carly that much, we have been staying at home most of the time. My first outing was to go grocery shopping with all three kids. The looks I got were priceless! I made the mistake of going on the Wednesday right before Thanksgiving! Do you know how many people are grocery shopping that day? I'd say almost everyone! Thankfully, the kids behaved very well.
For Thanksgiving, we stayed here of course. We went up to my parents' house. I made 2 pies, one apple, the other pumpkin. I decided to try some new recipes from Better Homes and Gardens. I thought they both turned out really well although they took a really long time to make. The boys napped while we ate. Carly was even nice enough to sleep too so John and I had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving dinner. And now, random pictures of the last couple weeks.
Cody likes having his picture taken
Carly looking calm and collected. This girly smiles more than Landon or Cody every did at this age! I'm not sure if that's a sign that she's going to be a super happy kid or if it's just a coincidence.
Cody holding Carly, us trying to get a picture with all 3 kids (so not easy), and Cody "reading" his magazine. He's checking out what he wants for Christmas from Brookstone.


Samantha said...

I was thinking about you today at church, wondering how you were doing. It's good to hear that three isn't so bad. I love the pictures of Cody holding Carly, so precious!

Scot said...

How about a blog post on how John got in a fight with clippers and lost! Is he enlisting? ;)

Courtney said...

I can't wait to see you all at Christmas! So cute! And you are a rockstar.

Kerstin said...

I love the one of the 3 of them in their jammies! So cute! Hey can you send me your address? We're trying to send out Christmas cards...