Friday, March 6, 2009
Have not had much time to post - even this post has been a work in progress for a few weeks. The months after Christmas have been laden with a series of winter illnesses. Between the five of us, we have been cycling through one cold or two colds or three colds in our house. Someone has a cough at any given time. Gretchen had green snot and a cough for weeks before and after Christmas. She was better and then this week the green snot is back. Poor Sean has been coughing for two solid months. Although the boys have been getting RSV vaccine shots every month, Sean has had some wheezing and two RSV tests in the last four weeks; luckily, they have come back negative. We are doing breathing treatments on him but they do not seem to do much to alleviate the cough and vomit cycle. Evan has been the most resistant against the colds but it caught up with him the last week or two. So....
Although we have not felt good or 100% in what seems like an eternity, we are getting a little more sleep. Sean and Evan are sleeping from 8pm to 4am or so. We started them on solids about a month ago and I definitely think it helps their sleeping. They have rolled over from back to front once - both on the same day! Sean wants to roll over in the worst way and gets very close every time he tries. I just know I am going to find him on his tummy one morning. Evan is also trying but seems fond of the crescent shape he makes with his body.
The boys are getting so big – Sean is wearing 9 month and 12 month outfits. Evan is still in 6 month clothes but his little arms look like Popeye arms (I will have to post a picture of him in his diaper!). They are at the 18 pound mark but Sean is longer than Evan. Their personalities are showing already. Sean is very happy go lucky but adapts to new people and situations at a slower pace than Evan does. If Sean gets upset, he usually bounces back very quickly. Evan on the other hand adapts to new stuff very quickly but does not budge from his moods. If he is upset, he stays like that for a while. Developmentally they are a little behind but seem to be gaining ground every month. They should be sitting up soon (and rolling over more consistently).
Things are not feeling quite "back to normal" yet. Our house is still a pigsty. Even though they are sleeping more, it does not give us very much time in the day to clean. On the weekends, we do what we can but since we are still getting up early, both Steve and I just want some sleep. There are so many things that need to be done and so little time to do them that I feel overwhelmed at times and just want to pull the covers up over my head.... I know that our lives are so blessed so I am not saying I am not happy, just tired!
We have lots of pictures up on my Flickr page. Here are holiday pictures and Winter 2009 pics.