Sunday, July 1, 2007

Adjusting to Life

Hello all! So the last few weeks have been pretty crazy. At first I was like "Wow! This whole mother of 4 thing isn't so bad. I can totally do this!" Then, after about 2 weeks, the sleep deprivation set in. I ended up sick and not recovering nearly as quickly as I would like and it did not take my boys long to figure out that they can prettymuch get into anything they want when I sit down to feed Alaina and not get into trouble until I am done feeding her 40 minutes later.
I have been so worried about whether or not Alaina is getting enough to eat...a fear that all new moms share. We weighed her yesterday and were shocked to learn that, at barely 3 weeks old, she is already close to 9 and a half pounds. I guess I need not worry so much anymore. It is hard after having a baby that was special needs because, since that was my first expierience as a mom, I then expect something else to be wrong with all my others. They are too little and not thriving, too sleepy, cry too much or not enough, they are too relaxed so they must have muscle problems, roll their eyes back so they must be having seizures. I am constantly having to remind myself that everything is fine with Alaina. My boys even ended up medicated for severe reflux, so the fact that everything is going great with this one is so foreign to me. She is an amazing little baby.
Evan has learned to swim, all on his own, finally. He is still figuring out the breathing thing, but I think he will have that down soon. It is terrifying to watch your two year old trying to learn how to swim. After all, the only way to know if he can or can't is to throw him in and see if he sinks or floats. It is a must here in Florida though. There are lots of things that I am still trying to get used to here in Florida, but I have to say I absolutely love being able to have my littles swimming every day prettymuch the whole year. Oh, and I love having Tracy here. (I am glad you got to move here Tracy) Hopefully we will get to start doing fun stuff again in the near future, once I am fully recovered.