Friday, September 28, 2007

it's quite a change....

going from one kid to two. i am so completely exhausted. i forget just how rough the nights are with a newborn. baby r has decided that he doesn't like to sleep in his bassinet after about 3:00 a.m. the only way to get him to sleep is on my chest, in bed. needless to say, that doesn't lead to the best sleep for mommy.

plus, the little dude is sick. he's only had 1 cold in his nearly 3 years of life and of course he has to get one now.....with a 4 week old baby in the house! his little nose is just a faucet. i'm hoping that the worst is over and that the rest of us can escape without catching it. i can't imagine having a cold right now. i can hardly function as it is!

other than not sleeping, things are going well. baby r is a really good baby so far. he sleeps most of the day and doesn't really get fussy much. if he's awake he's usually pretty long as someone is holding him. he's no much for laying down on his own......much like his big brother used to be. hopefully that phase passes quickly.

business is super busy now. i'm working on those really, really, really huge custom projects i mentioned awhile ago. hopefully when they're finished i can post a link for all to see. i've had to hire on some additional help to get them all done. plus my contact at the children's hospital has been adding more and more projects to the list. i'm not complaining one bit. it's great money and a great cause that i'm happy to be supporting. i hope the relationship continues.

ok, off to get some work done so i can attempt to take a desperately needed nap today. it is so much harder getting one in with 2 kiddos! these are the times when i wish i had the luxury of maternity leave! (did i mention i did work from the hospital the day after giving birth? ah, yeah. fun times!)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

2 weeks

our little munchkin is 2 weeks old today. we had our 2 week check-up today at which he weighed in at a hefty 8 pounds. that's 3 oz. more than his already impressive birth weight! everything else checked out ok and it looks like he's going to be one happy healthy little boy.

things are going well at home. he's a good eater and a decent sleeper. i wouldn't argue with being able to take a nap or two, but it's pretty tough with both boys and a business to run.

he looks very much like his big brother did.....just a little chubbier version, with more hair.

Friday, September 07, 2007

bestest big brother in the whole world

rowan has been with us for a week now and i have to boast about how great the little dude has been with him. i'm so proud of what a great big brother he's being. he's such a little helper.

he's super gentle with him and listens well when we tell him not to touch his eyes etc.

the first night in the hospital, just an hour or so after i had given birth, the little dude came to visit. all he said all night was "he's so cute!" "he's so cute!" "he's so cute!" it was the sweetest thing ever.

if he walks in the room and i'm not holding him, he says: "where's my baby brother at?" it's so funny.

he gives him hugs and kisses every night before bed.

he sings him "rock-a-bye-baby", "twinkle twinkle little star", and "you are my sunshine" when he's crying.

he helps change every diaper and throws them away for us.

he has to go "check him" whenever he cries in his cradle.

he goes to get his car seat whenever we're ready to go anywhere, and he puts it away when we get home.

after hearing so many horror stories about toddlers who rebel when their little siblings come home, i had prepared myself for some major temper tantrums/adjustment period. i have to say that we haven't had to deal with any of that. sure there have been a few breakdowns here and there, but nothing out of the ordinary for a 2 1/2 year old. he's been such a good boy and i'm such a proud mamma. it has made my own adjustment period that much easier.

i love you little dude. thanks for being the bestest big brother in the whole world! you're the best!!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

welcoming baby!

hi everyone! just wanted to give you a quick update! baby boy #2 was welcomed into the world thursday night! here are the stats and a photo! enjoy!

rowan emerson dunbar
born: august 30, 2007
5:28 p.m.
7 lbs. 13 oz.
19 1/2 inches long

mommy, daddy, little dude and baby are all doing splendid! we came home yesterday and are trying to adjust to life as a family of 4!
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