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The Kids' Log April 2-7, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

What a brilliant week my friends!

In case you missed it...I went into active labor on Sunday night, delivered a healthy baby boy in the wee hours of Monday morning, dodged tornadoes in Dallas on Tuesday, assembled Easter eggs for Marlie's preschool Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, wrote a bunch of blog posts on Friday, and ran a marathon on Saturday! I'm just kidding about that last one, but I am riding a wave of super energy and I am going to take advantage before it crashes. Don't worry, I am getting lots of rest too. I am not feeling sore all over anymore and my booty feels almost back to normal, although I look about five months pregnant. I can't wait to start working out. I am going to take it slow, but then I'm going to go crazy on INSANITY. I still need guest bloggers to write content that I will publish here starting tomorrow through Mother's Day (did I mention I have a Google Page Rank of 2? not too shabby!). Okay, that's my spiel. Now onto the kids...

Toddler Log: 2 Years and 34 Weeks Old:
Marlie has been nicely adapting to the newest family member. She has warmed up to him considerably after her initial reaction at their first meeting (a flood of tears and clinging to my side in the hospital bed). She asks to hug him and loves to rub his head. Her biggest adjustment is learning to be quiet. Her parents have become desensitized to how extremely loud & incredibly close she is. Not her little brother. He flinches with every shriek, shout, song, and scream that escapes her mouth. She wakes him up all the time. A relative (who shall remain anonymous because I'm sure it unintentional) sent her an obnoxious audio Easter card of two cartoon bunnies singing a really loud tune. grrr. We let her open the envelope not realizing it was a Pandora's box. She continually played that thing until my eardrums bled. Not really, but it was hard to get the baby to sleep with that card making all that noise. We finally took it away and hid it. Lesson learned: inspect your kids' mail before you let them have the contents.

Baby Log: 1 Week Old:
I can't believe Mr. Magoo is almost a week old already! Oh, I call him Mr. Magoo because he's always squinting, plus he has the same button nose and wrinkly skin. Ha! He is such a good baby. He nurses like a pro and eats heartily. He loves his naps although he sleeps mostly during the day and wants to stay up at night, but we're working on reversing that. Desmond is just a really chill little guy. I think he looks like my side of the family too. I'm working on his birth story which was an amazing experience!

My heart is just overflowing with love for these two kids!

HAPPY EASTER!


8 comments:

Quiana said...

So wonderful to hear that everyone is doing well! You have so much going on and I'm excited to hear more details of your birth story. I totally feel you on the noisy card - I loathe Nia's toys that make noise! (Sending you an email about guest posting btw)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

So glad everything is going well! How exciting!

Kim said...

Happy Easter my friend, what a beautiful picture of Desmond nursing. Sounds like your girl is going to make the adjustment easily. I'm in awe of your energy!

Lee-Ann said...

Awww, I love that nursing picture! Your babies are both beautiful!

Maureen Sklaroff said...

Love your breastfeeding photo! It's making me so teary eyed remembering those days. His hair looks so downy soft, I wish I could rub my hands over his little head. Glad Marlie is adjusting better. I found I recovered much more easily after each birth. I think your body is more stretched out or something, once it's done it once. I went to the grocery store when Secunda was only 18 hours old. She was such a large baby, she couldn't wear newborn diapers, so I had to make an emergency stop and buy some bigger diapers. People were all "How cute? How old is she?" I answered, "18 hours." They all blinked then started to laugh, then realized I was serious, and then were silent. A couple people even yelled at me for having her out so early, like being in the grocery store was a known hazard for newborns or something...

luvlymskrissy said...

aww I love the 2 updates! I was wondering how you were gonna do this. It sounds like you are all adjusting well. This is awesome news! :)

Candace said...

He is beautiful, congratulations Teresha and family!

Mrs. K said...

Oh I'm glad things are going well for you and your family. CONGRATS. Your little guy looks like my baby boy when he was born. I called my son Mr. Magoo too. LOL. He is so precious.

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