Sunday, May 31, 2009

A 2 Year Old, A 2 Month Old, and 2 Tired Parents

1. Cayden's Birthday

Well...the birthday went great.  Cay had so so much fun.  We had lots of favorite!!  Elmo decorations were everywhere.  My mom and I decorated the house the day before while Cayden was down for a nap.  When he woke up he came down the stairs and started running around the house yelling "Elmo."  He was running around saying "show me mommy" which really means that he wants to show mommy...he has it a little backwards..haha!  We tried to keep telling him that his birthday was coming up...not quite sure he understood but we tried.  He definitely has his age down pat though....when ever you ask "How old is Cayden"....he answers very enthusiastically "two!!!".   He is such a big boy!!!!  He got a train table which he absolutely loved but might have become the biggest pain in Mommy and Daddy's bottom...haha...jk!  He wants to play with it constantly .... won't even come out of his playroom for 5 minutes!  He will spend hours going around and around and around the table playing with his is the first thing he says when he wakes up....not Mommy or I love you or Good is ""  The first couple days after he got it he would play with it until he was so tired that he would go around the table whining and saying through the whines, "train...chugga chugga choo choo."  It is great though...I love how much he loves sweet! He also got a big Thomas the train pillow that we now have to take everywhere....and an Elmo Live that he loves but is still too afraid to actually touch himself.  He wants Mommy to push the buttons and make him talk.  He says...."Mommy, Elmo...bite."  I think he thinks Elmo might bite him since his mouth moves which I think is absolutely hilarious!  He loves that Elmo blows kisses and loves to blow kisses back just doesn't want to get to close to his mouth...I think he will figure out soon that Elmo isn't going to bite him.   He also got his own guitar that he loves to dance around and play...too cute!!  Emresen was absolutely wonderful all day...  which was so great!!  We had two happy boys!!  All in all it was an absolutely wonderful day!

2.  Big Boy Bed

Cayden has officially switched to a big boy bed!!!  I was not planning on moving him out of his crib for a few months.  I didn't want to have to mess with his sleep especially while I am dealing with the baby not sleeping at night.  But, we had to move the daybed upstairs into his room since we didn't have room for it in the playroom anymore. So, the night of his party we were getting him ready for bed and he wanted to lay in the daybed.  I layed down next to him and he completely passed out. I moved him to his crib because I didn't have a rail on the bed and he is quite a wiggly worm! So, on Sunday....his actual birthday....I went and bought a bed rail.  We decided to give it a go and let him try out the big boy bed and he did great.  He loves it!  I was so proud...probably prouder than I have ever been. I cried of course!  I don't know that I was as ready as he was for the big transition.  So, every night I lay next to him in his bed for about 5 minutes as he says night night to everything ..."night night Mommy, night night Daddy, night night Harley, night night paci, night night juice, night night froggie, night night Thomas and says a very tired "choo choo"...".  It is all I can do to keep from cracking up out loud.  

3.  Worst Mommy moment ever

So, I have decided having two babies so young is not the easiest thing in the world.  Cayden is constantly wanting to "show me" his playroom (aka: come in here and play with me) or telling me "train...fix it" (aka: he wants me to put the trains together on the track)....which lately my response a lot of the time has been "in a minute" or "you can do it by yourself".  I used to go play with him constantly but lately it has been much harder having two of them and Emresen is not the happiest of babies (although he is much happier than Cay was as a baby!!  Thank goodness!!) Well, it completely broke my heart the other day....Cayden comes in the family room where I am feeding Emresen and says, "Show me" and then doesn't even give me time to say anything back and answers himself.... "self ( myself)" and turns around sadly and walks into his playroom.  It made me so so sad!  I am trying so hard to make sure that I still give him lots of attention. He is still a baby and needs that extra attention. Sometimes it is just hard especially with an infant in your arms :(  

4. Ice Cream
Today....Cayden had his first experience with the Ice Cream man.  He had just gone down for a nap and Bryan and I were outside washing the cars when we heard the ice cream truck coming through the neighborhood.  I ran upstairs and got him out of bed.  He was super excited...I am not sure if it was more for the ice cream or just the fact that he didn't have to go to sleep :)  He stayed outside with us and helped "wash the car" as he ate his ice cream sandwich.  He had such a blast playing with the hose in the summer sun.  I think I had as much fun as he did or more.

5. 2 months, 2 years
Emresen is growing like a weed.  He has his 2 month appt. on Wednesday.  I can't beleive it has already been two months!!  I can't wait to see how much he has grown!  Not looking forward to the shots though. I have officially decided that my favorite time with him is at his midnight feeding....he is so peaceful! Cayden had to have shots at his 2 year appt last week.  It was so sad...but he was such a big boy. He was 28 pounds and 36 inches tall!  We have tall boys!!  

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New at this blog thing!

I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time and have never found the time.  Well, I have decided that I will never have the time so I am just going to have to make time.  Right now I have officially performed a miracle by getting both of my boys to sleep at the same time.  So, now is as good a time as any to get started.

1.  Bryan's Birthday

Bryan was able to take a day off from work for his birthday and we decided to visit the zoo. We had so much fun especially since it was a Monday and there was hardly anyone there.  Cayden absolutely loved it! He was much more excited about the choo choo train that he kept hearing instead of the animals. I have to thank Thomas the train for that....which is currently Cayden's latest obsession! Mommy is not a fan but all that matters is that my little man loves it.
2. Hospital Visit

We ended up being sent to Scottish Rite last week with my baby boy Emresen after having a very crazy visit to the pediatrician. We had had a really rough weekend that included a lot of screaming and vomiting so they wanted to make sure he was okay. So, I head over to the hospital, toddler and screaming infant in tow and feeling extremely nervous. Of course when we get there we are greeted with an overwhelming amount of paperwork. As I am filling out everything and trying to keep a baby boy, who hasn't eaten in 6 hours, content with a paci, I turn around to see Cayden licking the window in the radiology waiting room.  I am mortified and looking around knowing that everyone in the room is probably thinking that I should stop having children especially if I can't keep them under control! I proceed to wedge Cayden between my legs as he he is screaming "Stuck....mommy stuck." I finally finished filling everything out...thank goodness. We ended up having an upper GI scan and and ultrasound to check for Pyloric something (not exactly sure). Well, come to find out we have another baby with really bad reflux.  The GI scan showed that his digestive system doesn't work as fast as a normal baby his age....which just tells us why he has reflux.  All we can do is wait it out.  I do have to say...I am so so thankful that he is a good sleeper, unlike his big brother Cayden! We just have to wait it out and hang on to the good days :)

3.  Emresen's Dedication
Emresen was dedicated on Sunday at our church.  I was hoping it would be a good reflux day so that we wouldn't have a screaming baby on our hands. Our prayers were answered!  He had a great night...he was such a trooper :)  They had a beautiful reception and service.  Of course my little man Cayden talked through the whole thing.  He wanted everyone to know what color the streamers were on the table and also that he had a poo poo and needed a new diaper.  I tried to give him a paci (which he is no longer allowed to have, but I was willing to make an exception) But of course, he just proceeded to talk around it.  When it was time to go up in front of the church (Cayden in daddy's arms and Emresen in Mommy's arms) Cayden kept telling Bryan to hold "it"...referring to his brother....He wanted daddy to hold his brother so that mommy could hold him.  We decided to ignore and keep moving forward and he starts yelling "drums" "touch it" getting more and more excited as we get closer to the front of the church. Bryan tries to explain to him that he can't touch the drums and Cayden starts to break down. Needless to say we end up trading babies and I am able to calm Cayden down before we make too much of a scene.   .....And we were worried about Emresen being cranky!

4. Cayden is turning 2

Cayden is turning 2 on Sunday.  This has been such a fast year.  I feel like we were just celebrating his first birthday and now he is almost two and a big brother too.  Which, I do have to say that he is such a wonderful brother!  He loves his baby "brudder"  so much.   He is constantly wanting to give him hugs and kisses.  

We are having a little family birthday party on Saturday...Elmo theme of course! I will definitely update on how everything goes.  

...tata for now!