Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nearing the end of July... Sigh

It's extremely hard for me to believe that August is only a few days away.  I'm not sure where the last 10 weeks went and I know for sure that I'm not ready for it to be August.
We go to the doctor for Chloe's two month appointment on Monday.  She's actually 10 weeks old, as of yesterday.  I can't believe we're already going in for her check up.  It doesn't feel like she should already be two months old.  It's amazing how much more relaxed Michael and I this time around.  I know that it's normal for people to be more relaxed the second time they have a kid but Chloe has also made it extremely easy to be relaxed.  She has such a sweet personality.  She has begun to smile a lot more and she's cooing a lot too!  I just love watching her develop and grow.
Cole continues to be a great brother.  He is always willing to help us by throwing away diapers, getting the bink, etc.  I feel lucky that he's such a happy go lucky kid.  He is so great about going with the flow and waiting for things (like a drink while I'm feeding sissy).
This coming week Michael is on vacation.  It's really been the only time he's taken off work this whole summer except when Chloe was born.  He's going to go and help me hang posters... I don't do ladders!  We're also just going to hang out with the kids.  I'm kind of excited to spend time with just the four of us.
I'm somewhat excited about school starting and somewhat dreading it.  I'm excited because of the training I just took and I can't wait to implement some of the things I learned in my classroom.  I'm dreading it because I'm really not excited about leaving Chloe and Cole.  I have really enjoyed this summer being at home the most of any.  I think it's because I've really seen Cole develop and grow this summer.  I've also got a ton of snuggling time with Chloe.  I'm not ready to leave that.  It makes me a little teary eyed even thinking about it. We are so blessed that we have a great daycare that we know love both of our children.  It makes it a little easier to send the kids there but it's still hard.
I'm going to try not to think about that right now... I'm just going to enjoy finishing July and the beginning of August!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My little rollie pollie!

It's official, Chloe can roll over!  Just this past week, Wednesday, July 18th, to be exact Chloe rolled over from her belly to her back.  Mind you the following day she turned NINE WEEKS OLD!  I have to admit I'm EXTREMELY impressed with how quickly she is doing things.  She has always been a strong little girl.  She's been holding her head up for weeks.  Thursday night Michael decided to shampoo our living room carpet.  Of course that left Cole, Chloe and I hanging out in the bedrooms so that we wouldn't get in his way.  We were in Cole's room and I had Chloe on the blanket on her back.  I decided she needed a little tummy time (I haven't even really done this because she has been lifting her head for so long).  As she was on her belly she started to rock back and forth and all of the sudden... BAM she rolled over.  I put her back on her belly to make sure I wasn't seeing stuff and, she did it AGAIN!  She rolled over a total of four times (Michael say some of them so he can verify this) that night.  Then she did it again the following day for a friend.  I'm soooo excited to see her rolling over!
Saturday night we ventured out to the Nodaway County Fair.  We had some friends in town so they joined us.  Cole had a blast going down the slide, riding the merry-go-round, and apple/berry ride (like a tilt-a-whirl for little kids).  I swear he would have gone down the slide ALL night long given the opportunity!  I'm just glad he had a wonderful time!
In two weeks we go in for Chloe's two month check up.  I'm really curious to see how much she's grown.  I'll keep everyone updated!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Where in the world did June go?!?!?!?!?

I'm not sure how it happened but June is officially over.  I am in complete shocked at how quickly it went.  It doesn't seem possible that this week we will be celebrating the 4th of July!  I'm excited to see Cole's reaction to the fireworks this year.  Last year he liked them but I have a feeling this year he's really going to get into them!
Chloe is officially six weeks old, as of this past Friday!  She continues to be an amazing baby.  She slept through the night three or four nights last week... when I say through the night I mean going to bed at 10:30 or 11 and not getting up until 5:00 or 5:30 in the morning.  This has really helped momma out.
Cole will start going to the sitters twice a week this week.  He'll be going on Tuesday and Thursdays.  I'm torn about this whole thing.  I love having both of the kids home with me but I also feel like Chloe doesn't get a lot of just "mommy" time like Cole did.  I know it's impossible for her to have the same amount of time with me because she is the second child but I still feel guilty about that.  However, I feel guilty about sending Cole to the sitter so Chloe and I can be together.  I also feel guilty about spending the money for Cole to go to the sitters when I'm at home!  It's a double edged sword.  It doesn't matter what I do I feel guilty.
I'm also getting excited about school starting but at the same time I'm anxious because I don't want to leave Chloe just yet.  When I have to go back to school she'll be a smidgen over 11 weeks.  I just keeping that she'll still be so little, even though Cole wasn't even that old when I went back with him.  I guess all this "spare time" has me thinking!
As a side note, I have become completely addicted to pintrest.  I actually accomplished a project that I saw on there for Chloe's room.  I've put a picture of it on here at the bottom.  It's a picture from hair accessory holder.  I'm really excited with how well it turned out.  Now all I have to do is put it up on the wall!
I'm also putting a couple pictures of the kids on here too!
Chloe in her pretty princess outfit!

Cole wearing his Batman mask.  FYI - This terrified Reese, our cat, for a very long time!

Chloe's hair accessory's organizer.  You can clip berets to the ribbon in the middle and hang headbands off of the hooks at the bottom!