Saturday, August 30, 2008

Random information about me, Bob, Oliver, and Wyatt

I am down to 125 pounds from 140 when Wyatt was born. Actually this was my weight a week ago - I haven't weighed myself since then. only 10 more pounds to go!!

Bob is back in school and working hard. It takes up a lot of his time to do the reading and assignments but we are figuring it out.

Wyatt is still waking every 3 hours at night to eat. He takes about 3 ounces when I give him a bottle (of pumped milk - no formula!!) and does about 10 - 15 minutes on one side when I don't.

Oliver doesn't recognize "Wyatt" as a word. He picked the next closest thing he knew so he calls him "quiet"'s so cute!

Oliver can count to ten and count ten objects. He does really well from 1 to 5 and then sometimes still needs help with 7 8 and 9. He also knows A B C and D. He knows B is for baby, D is for Daddy, M is for Mim and O is for Oliver. We are still working on the rest of the alphabet.

I haven't changed a poopy 2 year old diaper in about a week. Oliver is doing so well with pooping in the potty. He's even told me he needed to go potty a couple of times. The peeing in the potty is a little more difficult since I can't tell when he's going, but he tells me when he's got a "sogger" now so that's a step in the right direction.

Wyatt is awake for 2-3 hours 2 or 3 times a day. He's very alert during these times. He can lift his head up really well and turns it side to side with no problems. He's even started swatting at toys! Oliver likes to bring the toys over and "play" with Wyatt but I think Wyatt likes looking at Oliver more than he likes the toys.

Oliver is settling into his role as big brother a little better now. He is a good helper - bringing diapers and wipes, bottles, toys, etc. Except for the occasional tantrum (which might be partly the terrible twos starting) he's doing really well. I think it's partly because he still gets so much attention. Although he's in front of the TV more often than I'd like. I try to read with him or interact with him while I'm feeding Wyatt but it's so hard when I don't have my hands free!!

Bob is looking for a second job. It turns out that somehow my short term disability insurance didn't go through when I signed up for it (neither did Bob's - I have to call HR and find out why) so I'm not getting paid to stay at home. Stupid RTG!

Oliver's birthday is this Saturday! One week from today...I can't believe it!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flooding...scroll down for Wyatt pictures and birth story

A poor tree, it's normally in a big open field

A bridge not too far from our house. The road was closed but Bob went down it anyway!

Even power lines got flooded.

Another shot of the bridge from farther away. This is all from a tiny creek that's usually no more than a few inches deep. We got so much rain so quickly!!

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Baby Wyatt

In the hospital hat, which I stole along with the little white shirt he's wearing in the second picture.

Sleepy newborn

Look how tiny he is!!
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pictures of wyatt

Wyatt in the hat Aunt Rachael made

Aunt Rachael and Wyatt, awwwww - so sweet!

Wyatt chewing on his fingers

The whole family (except Jasper)
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no time!!

Seems like there's never enough hours in the day!!

Wyatt had his two week checkup on Tuesday - he's 8 pounds 15 ounces...a gain of a pound and 10 ounces since leaving the hospital!!! The doc said he's got good head control for his age (tummy time is all the time!) and very strong legs (he likes to "stand" in my lap). His belly button fell off yesterday (Thursday). I'm working on getting the birth story up and I have tons of pictures just no time to post them.

We had some flooding down the street with all the rain and I have pictures of that, too. Hopefully I'll get some time to do it tonight. I did the dishes and laundry this afternoon and if I can get both boys in bed I'll have some free time while Bob's at school.