So, in the past 2 days I've been told by my mother-in-law (through Marcus) that I need to update our blog because people have been wondering how things are going...and while talking to Lori today, she informed me that she was afraid Samantha was back in the hospital or something because I haven't written in awhile. So, to all you loyal family, friends, and blog surfers, I apologize, and here is an update.
Not writing much doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on. Here's the rundown:
My mom was here for a week and I cried pretty hard when she left. Moms are so great. I love you mom. Then Marcus's mom came out to help. Mothers-in-law are great too! I love you Peggy. We all got pretty nasty colds, and I'm actually thinking it was a mild flu because Callie and I both had fevers and I was extremely achey. We are all on the up now though.
Samantha, who we have always struggle with when it comes to sleep, seems to be sleeping a little better. We found a new method. Last week she would not fall asleep for her nap. I went in to try to calm her down. I had to pick her up because she was so out of control, but when I did that she kept grabbing my neck. It was pretty frustrating, so I took a blanket and swaddled her so she would leave me alone. It worked. She left my neck alone and she fell asleep almost immediately. When she was younger we tried swaddling her and she always put up the worst fight. Now, at almost 2 years old, swaddling is the trick. Amazing. We've been doing that ever since. We may still be swaddling her when she is 6 if is works! And even though we swaddle her like a little baby, she is such a sweet little girl. She now has 2 bottom molars which makes her smile so adorable, 2 teeth have broken through on top, and 2 are pushing on the bottom. She is also beginning to take steps. The other day she looked like a drunkard as she took 2 steps backwards, swayed, and took 2 steps forward before jumping to my knee. She is just so cute.
Callie is also doing well. She has the most precious smile. I love it. She has discovered her hands and is beginning to suck on them more and more. I used to think she was an easy baby (and I know she still is) but now, she gets fussy and is having a harder time sleeping. I think it's probably because she is 3 months instead of being the newborn blob that sleeps all day. Gosh, I'm really going to have to work now! She is almost always a good night sleeper though. She quickly started sleeping 5-6 hours at night. It's pretty typical that she is sleeping 5-8 hours before waking up to eat. Someone upstairs is looking out for me because I can attest, as many of you can, that taking care of more than one child feels impossible when you have several nights of no sleep. Callie has become such a part of our family. Not wanting to go into detail of how we believe her situation may have been, we can simply say, it's hard to imagine her living in Detroit. It seems so natural for her to be in Mormonville, Provo, UT in our family. She is a beautiful little baby and feel blessed to be her parents.
I plan on posting more pictures soon so you can see my cute girls and I still have 2 books to review, which I'll do soon. But for now I just wanted to reintroduce myself to the blogging world and give everyone a quick catch up. More to come in the near future.