Saturday, October 31, 2009

James is six weeks old- Happy Halloween!

Let me count the ways that I am so incredibly glad that I do not have to go back to work next week! As crazy as it is to think that my little bit is already six weeks old and my mat leave is already half over- if it was over I think I would go off the deep end! So thank you for my loving hubby who realizes that us being insanely poor for the next 2 months (or more) is so worth the added bonus of my sanity! I feel like it took me a month or so to really feel like myself again after James' birth and now I am working on trying to get us into a routine. Now granted that routine will have to change a bit once I go back to work but... at least we will have a jumping off point.

James is doing well- he weighs 10lbs 13 oz these days. Xander is so incredibly sweet with him- constantly trying to pick him up and hold him and love him. He hasn't actually picked him up yet- thank goodness- but he is always hugging and kissing him. Poor James usually ends up with a very slobbery face after Xander is through with him. The other day I was in the kitchen and James was on the couch and xander was playing. The couch used to be a safe away place for James to be but Xander has now figured out how to climb up on it- sigh... so anyway I was in the kitchen and I heard James start crying, realized Xander wasn't with me in the kitchen anymore and rushed into the living room to make sure he wasn't attacking James. OMG- so cute Xander was sitting on the couch next too (ok well partially on top of James b/c he has no respect for anyone's personal space let alone his brothers) and was holding the pacifier in James' mouth. Now James doesn't have any particular fondness for the paci so this didn't help his anger but it was so adorable! Since then I have noticed that whenever James crys Xander usually stops what he is doing to make sure you are doing something about it and if you don't immediately he will try to "help". What a good big brother!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! I'll try to make sure and remeber to take pics of the kids in their costumes later!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So much for clean clothes!

So Xander has this tendency to get really quiet when he is doing something he probably shouldn't be doing. This morning things went really quiet so I went looking for him and at first couldn't find him. Then Frank realized he had left the gate at the bottom of the stairs open and he went upstairs looking. He gets to the top of the stiars and I hear "what are you doing?????" in a very shocked and amazed tone. Then he says you'd better come see this.. so I head upstairs to find:

Friday, October 16, 2009

James is four weeks old!

Oh my goodness how times flies! I can't believe the little bit is already a month old. It doesn't seem to me like he has grown all that much but I was at work the other day picking up my sad and pathetic paycheck and I put him on the scale just to see and he weighed 10 lbs 7oz- eek! Now granted that was with clothes and a diaper on so subtract some off of that but still.... He is going to catch up with Xander if he keeps growing at this rate. Wouldn't that be hilarious if Xander ended up wearing James' hand me downs. Grandma and Grandpa Linnenbringer are here visiting and we are madly painting away (well let's be honest Grandma is madly painting away) in Xander's big boy room so James will hopefully be able to move into the nursery after the new carpet gets installed next week and we put the room back together. I do have pics and someday I will actually get them uploaded!

Friday, October 9, 2009

James is three weeks old!

Well my little bit isn't so little anymore! I took him to the Dr this morning just for weight check to make sure he had regained his birth weight and the kiddo weighed 4.4 kg, which equals 9 lbs 11oz! I'd say he regained his birth weight alright- and then some!!! I have some cute pics on my camera from this morning which I will upload hopefully this weekend. Here's hoping the boys sleep better this weekend than they have the last few nights. Our entire household was awake this morning from 3am-5am and James and I didn't get back to sleep until 6! Luckily Xander slept in after that but now I am afriad that nap/sleep schedule is totally out of wack! I'm hoping that we can regain some semblance of normalcy over the next week or so. I think Xander is regressing a bit b/c he has woken up in the middle of the night every night this week except one I think. I don't know if he hears the baby and thinks that he needs attention too or what but last night poor Frank had the devil of a time trying to get him to go back to sleep! Add on top of it that he got his first dose of the flu shot today and it could be another interesting night! Ok little bit needs to be fed so off I go...

Friday, October 2, 2009

James is two weeks old!

Aren't my boys beautiful! ..ignoring of course the scrunched up look on James' face. My mother has taken to calling them vanilla and chocolate..he he he. Xander has gotten really good about holding James and not attacking him too much- he still likes to pinch his nose sometimes but we're working on it! It's so funny to have two boys who looks so much alike but at the same time look so completely different! We'll see where we end up personality wise!

Congratulations to Diane and Laurent on the birth of their beautiful son- Arthur! He is only 8 days younger than James so hopefully someday we will be able to visit and our boys can be friends! We miss you guys!!!!