Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting Bigger

The night before Dylan's two-week checkup, I weighed him on our bathroom scale. It turned out to be very close to what the doctor's scale said, so I've weighed him a couple more times since then - he's growing like a weed! Tonight he weighed 8 lbs 6 oz. (But the picture is from 10/25/09.) I can't believe how fast he's growing!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

I took the kids to a local pumpkin patch yesterday afternoon, to take some pictures and pick out a pumpkin to carve.  Before we arrived at the pumpkin patch, Lily said she wanted to pick out a big big big big BIG big pumpkin to take home.  She also wanted to get a "Daddy Pumpkin."  But as soon as we got there, she completely lost interest in the large pumpkins and only cared about the little bitty ones.  How funny!  She also really liked the scarecrows.

And this is how we knew it was time to leave - Lily started dropping hay on Dylan!

TV and Pumpkins

Lily and Dylan (and Lily's baby, of course!) were watching Sesame Street the other day, and Lily thoughtfully put the pumpkins on Dylan's blanket so he could look at them. I think these two are going to be great buddies! By the way, click on the picture to enlarge it, and check out Dylan's double chin! I love it!
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Dewberry Farm

We visited Dewberry Farm for the first time last weekend. There were lots of fun things to do at the farm, and we all had a great time.
Roller Slide
Kidilla Hopper

Corn Barrel Train

Rubber Duck Race

We also watched pig races, climbed Hay Mountain, played in a fort and in Little Farmerville, and went through the corn maze. Can you believe that neither Dusty or I have ever been through a corn maze before? Oh, and of course we rode the hay ride to the pumpkin patch, too!
It was a really fun day, and everyone slept very soundly that night.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Festival

We attended our annual MOMS Club Fall Festival this morning! It was a chilly 60 degrees outside (I am fully acclimated to Texas weather now - 60 is chilly! lol), which was perfect for a fall party. Food, games, pumpkin decorating, and lots of little kids in Halloween costumes - it was a great party!

This was the first time I put Dylan in this carrier. He's still a little bit small for it, so when it's all fastened the way it's supposed to be, he slides down inside so you can't even see his head. But then he's all snug and cozy, so he didn't mind at all. He slept through the whole party!

Lily is sooo excited about pumpkins this year! I want to make some pumpkin bars or bread or something with her, but baking anything that requires going to the grocery store is really a challenge for me right now. Maybe next week! Or maybe we'll wait until closer to Thanksgiving for pumpkin-flavored goodies. We'll see.

Dylan wore his Beary Cute outfit, with ears on the hood. That's as close as he could get to a costume and still be warm enough.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I think Dylan is starting to enjoy some of the attention he gets from Lily. I'm sure sometimes he would prefer that she leave his pacifier in his mouth and stop bouncing his bouncy seat, but other times I really think he likes having Lily talk to him and play with him, mere inches from his face.

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Happy Girl

Lily said, "Mommy, will you take a picture of me!?!" How could I resist?
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Dylan - 10.19.09

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The Boys

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How's it going?

"How's it going?" has been a popular question lately. And the answer is, well... It's going pretty well!
Dylan is eating and sleeping well. He usually eats every 2 to 2 1/2 hours during the daytime and goes down for the night sometime around 10. He wakes up to eat around 1, and then usually again at 5. At that point I try to just get up for the day, getting a bit of a head-start on Lily. So we've all been sleeping relatively well, and I think that's making everything else go pretty well too. Of course some nights don't go that smoothly, but this is a typical night.
Getting a decent night's sleep helps me to be patient with Lily, who has been such a good girl this week. She loves to help with Dylan, but she also needs my attention for herself, too. I try to have things for her to do while I'm feeding Dylan, and that helps a lot - keeping her occupied keeps her out of mischief. She's had a few potty accidents since Dylan arrived, but overall she's still doing well with that too.
We're eating well, thanks to our family and friends! We've received lots of help with meals, and this has been a lifesaver. The kids and I are getting along pretty well, but I do have my hands full with at least one of them pretty much all day long. There is very little downtime (blogging does not count as downtime, for two reasons: 1-I'm feeding Dylan while I blog, and 2-our out-of-state family members require me to post photos of the kids on a very regular basis). Cooking a meal while alone with the two kids is on my list of major projects that I'd like to tackle someday.
My c-section recovery has been great. I was really hoping that it would be as easy as my recovery after having Lily, and it really has been fairly similar. I took pain meds for the first 7-10 days, but nothing since then. I had a brief episode with my incision bleeding for a few days, but the doctor checked it out and said it was fine. It stopped bleeding over a week ago, and my abdomen is not sore anymore. For awhile it would hurt to sneeze or laugh really hard, but even that seems to be better now. I've been out walking a few times, which feels great. Jogging is still painful, though. Probably within a couple of weeks I'll be able to jog a little bit.
I've ventured out on my own with the kids a few times. The logistics of this are certainly more complicated than with just one child, so running errands takes longer than before. And I haven't attempted grocery shopping yet. But it has definitely been nice to get out of the house, even if it's just to go to the post office.
Here's a picture of me and the kids, taken 10/15/09.
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Princess Lily

I think I neglected to post this back when Lily attended a princess birthday party in August. Ever since this party, Lily has been so excited about princesses. I think this was when Sleeping Beauty took over as her current favorite movie.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Dylan's Bath

Dylan hated being given sponge-baths before his umbilical cord fell off, but he likes being able to sit down into the warm bath water. These pictures were taken October 14th.

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Lily has decided that slides are more fun to walk on than to slide down. She can walk up and down both of the slides at the park by our house.

And of course she can slide down head-first, too!
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Finger Paint

This was near the beginning of the finger-paint activity... It only got messier from here!
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