Saturday, May 30, 2009

This has been a busy week. Nursing, diapering, and potty training are taking up much of my time. The older two kids are pretty much fending for themselves.

Squirt is 2 weeks and 2 days old, and already sleeping 6-8 hours at night. Great for my sleep, not so great for my milk supply. She also loves waiting for a new diaper before pooping. This morning, she got three diapers dirty in 5 minutes.

Munchkin is finally getting this whole underwear potty thing. She hasn't had any accidents today. (knock on wood...) She stays dry during naptime. She gets so excited when she pees in the potty. First, she has to get her candy, and then she has to dump the pee and flush the toilet. She loves it.

Thumbelina has fully reverted to sucking her thumb. So we are currently trying the bandaid method (on her and Munchkin) and gloves at night. So far so good. I guess the new baby is throwing her for a loop. But she is getting more independent at the same time. She loves being able to go around the neighborhood with ET and his friends.

ET is done with kindergarten. All this week he kept telling me how much he didn't like school and he couldn't wait for school to be over. Then on Friday, he was sad because school was out for the whole summer. He has become very popular lately. At least a couple of times a day he has friends come over and ask if he can play. We are trying to figure out what boundaries are appropriate for a 6 year old.

I am starting to sew again. I love seeing all the tutorials and deciding what I want to try. I am really working on getting the image in my head to match the finished product out of my sewing machine. So don't look too close for a while. I am trying to decide if I want to try and sew a blessing dress for Squirt. Little things intimidate me. I mean seriously--a sleeve for a newborn?! When I am afraid of regular sized sleeves?! I bought 4th of July fabric at Hancock Fabric's fantastic sale last week for super cheap. I am trying to figure out what I can make for ET that doesn't scream homemade. He wants shorts--we'll see.


Mikaela said...

I just love reading your blog. It makes me so glad there's someone else out there who just tells it like it is! I can't believe how big your baby's getting. She is so darling, like the rest of your brood. Hope the cankles have left...mine swelled like that after McKay. I couldn't even walk down stairs for a few days! hehe!

Shaunee said...

I can tell you're busy by the lack of your cute and creative title! Hope all is going well!!