Thursday, June 28, 2007

Naps, Naps, Naps...what would I do without them? This week I decided to start to get serious about getting Wyatt into a nap schedule. I didn't have Evelyn in one till she was about 10 wks, so I'm feeling pretty ambitious since Wyatt is only 6 wks. So far, so good. Yesterday he took 2 decent naps and a little cat-napping in the evening and he seemed to sleep better at night. Today I'm aiming for 3 decent naps. The only bad thing about a nap schedule is that it tends to tie you to the house a bit. Our only excursions seems to be walks around the block or playing in the yard. I'm ok with it for now as it's quite the ordeal to get all three of us out of the house anyway. And with him still eating every 2-3 hrs during the day it's just easier to stay home.
Evelyn's doing a little better this week with the jealousy. I'm able to spend a little more alone time with her when Wyatt naps. I'm also getting the hang of involving her in caring for Wyatt. This morning she told me she was "Mommie's heppa" (Mommy's helper) as she put Wyatt's diaper in the garbage for me. I'm also looking into an evening activity that she and I can attend alone. Maybe a music class?

Monday, June 25, 2007

The beginning....

Today is the day I decided to start blogging. I've been thinking about it for a while, but have resisted because I'm not sure I want other people reading my personal thoughts. But, alas I have realized that getting my feelings out will probably be very theraputic for me. Maybe someday, I'll be able to look at past posts and laugh about what was going on in my life that day. Hopefully I'll see how far I've come in life. And one day even further my children might be able to read my entries and see what their mom was like in her 20s. (youthful, naive and very much in love with life)

I guess that's part of the reason I want to share my life on paper. I would have liked to look back in history to see the thoughts and feelings my parents had raising children. Did they encounter the same frustrations? How did they handle discipline? Most of the time when I ask them questions, they can't really remember. And did they relish the time that they had with us? Would they want to relive those days?

My life seems to have been pushed into full speed since becoming a mother. The day's blend into each other. The weeks drift by and all of a sudden you're planning another birthday party or buying the kids bigger clothes. So many times I wish I had a magical pause button so I could fully encapsulate a moment and stay there for a few hours. Something funny that Evelyn says, Wyatt's first morning smile...these are the reasons I became a mom. So many "magical moments" make up my days and yet they're gone as fast as they happen. I often find myself calling Neil at work to tell him about our "magical moments" in the hopes of sharing these special times with someone else.

So what do I hope to gain from blogging? Perhaps some perspective on life that I can only get by revisiting my past thoughts? Maybe it's to better share pictures and stories of the kids with my family. Or perhaps it's just a blank friend that will never offer advise and just listen when I need to vent. Whatever the reason or benefit, I hope that it will be a good experience.