Coping with Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time for a post about the kiddo's!
Ok, so i know this post is soooo long overdue. But at least Im getting around to it right??

Being a Mom of two...that's right, TWO.. kids has been a great experience so far. In my opinion, this is WAY easier than having one, for the most part. I suppose because I had no clue what I was doing and the first is just SUCH a shock to your system. I now know what to expect and how to handle things, again, for the most part. Our days are definitely more busy and sometimes I feel like I just can't keep up with everything. Cleaning, keepings the kids happy, making meals, my photography, all while setting time aside for myself so I don't go insane. My days absolutely fly by! But it really has been good :) By this time I was already in my post partum depression and it just plain old sucked! But I love my life. I have a fun and energetic little boy and a beautiful, funny, happy little girl. My heart is so full.

The Boy:

-Ben is 2.5 years old now and is learning more words everyday. He is getting better at communicating with us, which is so great because he will now use words instead of screams.
-We are currently learning colours and letters and numbers. He's doing....alright.
-He is STILL not potty trained. He is nuts. He will go on the potty sometimes. But if he has anything on his bottom (underwear or pants or pullup) he will just go in that. Sometimes he will hold it in until he has his diaper on for nap! I have no idea what to do. We've tried treats. Maybe we will do presents. ( i will just rewrap all his toys he already has lol).
-He still takes naps (2 hours) and sleeps 11-12 hours at night.
-He loves anything electronic.
-His favourite toys are cars.
-One of my favourite things he does is; whenever he gets in trouble or gets caught doing something naughty, he will run up to you and give you a big hug and kiss. I mean, it's so hard to punish him after that! He's a clever one.
-He is a pro swimmer (with floaties). I thank Hawaii for that.

Currently Im not super loving his hair. But I have no idea what style to do to it. Maybe a faded hair cut?? I don't know. His hair is just so hard to keep nice with it this length.

He was King Max for Halloween this year and I about died from his adorableness!

The Girl:

-5 months old. I have no idea her weight. But she's little.
-We attempted food this week. Mistake. She's been up all night for the past 2 nights just trying to get it out. So so so fussy. But she got it all out today! During Church. ya I had to throw that onesie in the garbage. And of course I didn't bring any extra clothes. But thanks goodness for great sisters in my ward who have extra baby clothes in their diaper bag! She also took a short bath in the mothers lounge sink haha. Classy.
-I had her sleeping through the night at 2.5 months old. But then at about 3.5 months she came down with a super bad fever so that kinda messed her up. It took a week to get her back on schedule and sleeping again. But then 2 days later we left for Utah and that REALLY screwed her up. AND once we got back she got another fever. So it's been pretty brutal. We are currently still trying to get her back on schedule so she sleeps again. She is currently in bed for 12 hours and waking 2 times to feed and she takes 3-4 naps a day.
-She has the cutest smile and laugh.
-She drools like no other and is always chewing on something
-She is still a tummy girl and she is getting better at being on her back
-She LOVES other babies. 
-We are still nursing
-She wants to crawl SO BAD. She is always scootching and trying to get up on her knees. She's an active one!
-no sign of any teeth yet
-She is just finding her toes and playing with them
-and, shes basically the cutest thing ive ever seen.

I love my kids and I hope they grow to be great friends.
Ben tried to play with her and she sometime responds.
But she always smiles when he enters the room!
Having one of each gender is so wonderful.
I get the best of both worlds!

Love them!

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