Yesterday was my 2nd Mother’s Day. It is truly amazing to be a mom. I love my son(s) so much! My life would not be the same without them. My quality of life has improved so much with the addition of my children. You never knew how much you can really love someone until you have a child. And I can’t forget John! He is such an amazing husband and father. He always goes out of his way for us. He really made my day special. I am very loved and blessed :)
We had a pretty good week! Tuesday I got back to bible study. I hadn’t been in awhile because Nathan was sick and then we had a lot going on. Wednesday Nathan and I celebrated Cinco De Mayo in Orlando. It was great to see all of our friends and catch up. Nathan had a blast at the splash pad! He was pretty worn out and slept the whole way home. Then that evening after John got off work we went to Bdubs. For some reason Nathan is starting to act up when we go out to eat. It seems that nothing keeps his attention or makes him happy. He likes to shout, scream, and throw things. I think we have officially hit the terrible twos. Lord help us!
Emily and Matt got here yesterday. We all took Nathan to the pool and then grilled out. It was great to spend some time with them. Nathan calls both of them Emmie. We kept trying to get him to say Matt but he insisted they are both Emmie. He was sad when they left but we’ll see them again later in the week.
Sleeping is still a major issue. Every time I think we are getting somewhere I feel we take a few steps back. On the bright side he is starting out in his own bed every night. I still have to stay in there until he falls asleep but at least it’s a start. But he still doesn’t sleep through the night and ends up in our bed. I only have four months to nip this in the bud. I’m really trying. And I was holding off on potty training until his sleeping was down but I’m running out of time. So I think I’m going to really start the process. I just don’t want to overwhelm him. We’ll see how it all works out.
Baby boy #2 needs a name! I want to start referring to him as a real person and not just the fetus in my body. Ahhh four months!! This pregnancy is flying by. Everyone said the second one would go so much faster and they were right. I’m trying to cherish every moment since this is my last.
Saturday was the Kentucky Derby. For the second year in a row we attended a party hosted by our lovely friends the Mannings. Everyone gets dressed up, drinks mint juleps (well except me), bets on ponies, and just has a great Kentucky time! We sent Nathan to a babysitter for the first time. Needless to say I was a nervous wreck leading up to Saturday. It ended up working out great! He had such a great time playing with the other kids. He didn’t want to leave and kept asking for his friend Emmie. He is growing up :(
It was great to catch up with some of our Orlando friends. When I first had Nathan I initially met five other women through a program by the hospital. These women really did make it easier to get through the first year of parenthood. They were there from the very beginning. I will always thank God for blessing me with their friendships! And it turns John became friends with their husbands. So it has been a win win for all. I just wished we lived closer!
We don’t have too much going the next week. Emily and Matt are coming to visit at the end of the week. I’m excited to see my sister and spend some quality time with her. They will be celebrating their one year anniversary! Happy Anniversary you two!
Yesterday was the big day! Baby #2 is a boy! I feel very blessed that Nathan is getting a brother. My hope for them is that they will be best friends. I am sure they will keep John and I on our toes but I’m up for the challenge. It will be fun to watch them grow together. I am glad we are having them close in age. Just pray that they aren’t too wild and that I keep my sanity :)
John actually felt him kick on Tuesday night. He is really getting around in there now. His ultrasound picture was precious! He had his toes on his forehead! He is almost a pound! And the tech said everything looks great. This was a big relief for me. Not that I thought anything was wrong but with Nathan we had several ultrasounds. So I got to see Nathan pretty regularly. This ultrasound will probably be the only one I get of baby boy 2 so I am even more anxious for him to get here!
Now to pick out a name…oh how I dread this. You just always wonder if you are picking the right one. It is pretty stressful! I have a couple that I like but nothing that I love. I need to get with John and go from there. I want to pick one soon because I want to start calling him by name and not baby boy 2!
I am very excited to go through all of Nathan’s baby stuff. I need to figure out what all we have…which I’m sure is plenty and even too much! I hope the next 4.5 months fly by, which I have a feeling they will.
I just had to post quickly that Nathan went almost the whole night in his own bed!!! I put him down at about 9:45 and it took him about 15 minutes to fall asleep. He stayed in his own bed until 3am. When he came into our room I put him right back into his bed. He feel asleep about five minutes later and slept until almost 7am! Finally! Let’s just hope this isn’t a fluke! Once he gets the sleeping thing down we are hitting potty training full on!