Five months as a family of five, three kids can certainly be challenging at times but also oh so rewarding. Will there be a number four? Well I don’t like to say never but its not something we are planning right now. I don’t know if we change our minds in the future, but I honestly don’t think I could handle another pregnancy physically or mentally. Giving birth and having kids is the most amazing and rewarding experience there is and I don’t think I will ever feel done if I’m honest, but we have our three amazing boys and were happy with that.
Tired first time mommy, and a very tiny Zack.
Although I didn’t end up going to bed as early as I planned I still feel quite rested. I got the kids of to sleep in less then half hour so when Ryan got home I left hiccup with him so that I could have a nice warm bath and pamper myself a little.
I really need to do it a little more often, because wow I feel so much better!
Now Jaspers napping and Zacks eating brunch after refusing breakfast this morning. Jamie’s playing on his blanket, and I’m sitting down for a few minutes before I do clean up number two for today.
By the way how cute isn’t Zacks little braid, love it. And it keeps his hair out of his face.
Jasper is going through a tough phase right now which to be honest is a tough phase for all of us. He is very emotional, and theres so much emotion going on for such a little boy, with such a strong will. No is a big word right now and throwing himself on the floor screaming when he doesn’t get his own way is another fun thing he does. Although I try to be as understanding as possible it does occasionally get overwhelming even for me, and when that happens I just try to think that if its hard for me then how much harder isn’t it for him?. Although I am very clear about setting limits and that screaming and throwing tantrums isn’t going to help him get his own way I also try to be understanding towards his feelings as much as I can.
There are few and far times between when I’m actually in photographs, I’m always the one behind the lens, so Ive asked Ryan to try and take a few more pictures of me and the kids together, I did start to explain a few things about how to use the camera and the exposure, shutter speed, iso and so on but I think that went in one ear and out the other if I’m honest. I did set the camera for him and he did spend some time taking some pictures which I’m grateful for, and he did great. I know it will be something I will enjoy looking back on when the kids are older.
Ive not really mentioned much about Zack just recently because Ive not really been sure about how much to share and what I feel is ok. At the moment we are waiting for an “official” diagnosis, were talking about special schools since Zacks starts school next year. Were going to regular speech and language therapy appointments and we have got some progress in Zacks speech, HE now asks for things using a sentence “I want ….” and is doing well with his PECS in general.
It does feel a little harder to share things with you here seems his diagnosis isn’t official just yet and were still in the middle of this whole process ourselves, I will keep sharing little things about whats happening at a rate that I’m comfortable with.
I’m already in bed, really just need to get a good nights sleep. The kids had fun today though, who knew lipstick was such a pain to get of? Phew.
So it’s not been the best start to this Monday, one of us have been up all night due to a stomach bug or food poisoning? And I got woke up about four this morning by Zack who decided it was wake up time.
Of course he’s very tired now so if I’m lucky he might go for a nap about the same time as Jasper does and I’ll be able to catch up on some sleep.
We have started re-painting at home and I’m changing some of the details at home so my original plan was to start sanding down a table I’ll be painting but I have a feeling that might be put on hold for today. We also ordered a new media unit yesterday which won’t be delivered until next week. Is it just me who thinks it feels a little bit like Christmas when your expecting a delivery?
It’s just so amazing to watch our little baby grow and at the same time I just want him to keep being this little forever. He’s so happy about everything and sits and talks to us plays with his toys and is just pure joy in everyway. He’s almost four months now and before we know it it’s time to start on solid foods, and soon he will be crawling following his brothers around.
Today has just been one of those days. I had a bad nights sleep so I’ve felt like a zombie all day. You know when all you do all day is dream about your bed?, yeah one of those days.
The heat has returned and I suppose we should be enjoying it whilst it lasts but honestly today has been a do nothing day, tablets, play-doh, lots of coffee for me, lots of feeding for Jamie. Yeah sometimes you need those days.
Seven! S E V E N o’clock this morning I had Zack and Jasper coming to wake me up, if that’s not a sleep in I don’t know what is, wonderful! After that and my little workout this evening I feel absolutely great, feel as if I could stay up all night folding washing, scrubbing floors and all that other necessary stuff, but I think I might just go to sleep anyway just to be safe.