Calm Amongst the Chaos

Mama of 5 seeking calm in the chaos

Well it’s been eventful around here!

Thursday Oliver was not only 4 weeks, but also 1 month. How often does that coincide?

He is doing well. No fever, a little congested, but no other worries. Well I always worry, but he’s fine. I realized my heart can’t take another newborn (nor my house), as sweet and as wonderful as they are, these reflexes are too much. He reminds me a lot of Andi. He likes to be walked around, only goes in the swing when he’s asleep and cries in the car seat. I am wondering where my mellow boy went and am wondering if we are meant to raise very strong willed children. Oh and who are these people who say their kid slept through the night at one month? Why am I not one of those people? Oh well. He is adorable and that counts for a lot.

Anyway, on to Lily, Lily lost her two bottom teeth! Well maybe lost is a loose term, daddy took some fly fishing scissors and just pulled them out. They were hanging by a thread and her adult teeth are already in behind the baby ones. I think this is the start of those awkward years…crazy teeth. I’ve tried to take a picture but she won’t cooperate. Lily scared us with a strange new seizure last night that lasted about 2 minutes. Dr. Mom is trying to figure what should increase, but thinks she might have to call in reinforcements since I have not seen this type of seizure before I am not sure what med would stop it. I hope something will. She has been doing so well, I hate to see new seizures. She has had a growth spurt so she might have just grown out of her dose.

It was funny, when they admitted Oliver the chart nurse was going over everything and asked about family history, I had to tell him about Lily and he said “Wow you just rambled that off like you’re some medical professional, are you?” I smiled and said “I should be”.

Andi…Andi..Andi. Andi has been a little difficult lately. Lots of tantrums and has been very hard to deal with. I have been doing my best at sharing “me” but it doesn’t seem to be enough. I know we are still adjusting, but yesterday I was looking for military preschools on Google….not really.. but. She did just say something pretty funny, she said “I wish Obama would come over and see my baby brother, he would like him”.

Silly sleeping Lily

4 thoughts on “Big week!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think I could do another newborn either. I LLLOOOVVVEEEE kids and I especially love that newborn stage but now that Zander is older and ‘mostly’ pottytrained, sleeping through and acting normal most of the time, I don’t know if I want to do that again.I’m sure little Miss Andi will adapt to the new situation in time. She is a little strong-willed one. Give her time :)Love the photos

  2. Love the picture of the three of them – such beautiful kiddos you have!

  3. Avery says:

    that is hilarious about what andi said! Kids say the craziest things!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Much love, you are doing fabulous!

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