Monday, October 15, 2007

Goings On

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, but our internet has not been working reliably for the last several days.... ARGH! We are doing well. The older two kids have had colds that they are recovering from. I am tired of blowing noses, but I know that is what I will be doing for the next 3-4 months. They have been enjoying the nice weather we have had for the last few days. It has been in the seventies and I know that they were probably the last nice days we will have until spring. So sad! Popgrandma sent the kids some costumes that they have had a blast wearing. We don't do Halloween, but enjoy collecting costumes for dress-up year around. We now have a cute little cowboy and cowgirl. I told Rachel that cowgirls say, "Yee Haw," and she now says, "Hee Haw," and even calls the costume her "heehaw." It is pretty cute.

We have been spending lots of time with my parents these last weeks and they are enjoying their new grandbaby. We went over their house after church yesterday and left all the kids with them while we went shopping. I nursed the baby before we left and she slept the whole time we were gone. It was nice to get out for a while but shopping for clothes 2 weeks after having a baby is not recommended.... pretty depressing!

Ellie is still sleeping alot. Some days it seems like she sleeps all day and all night. Other days she is awake alot but really tired and needs to be sleeping. I can't remember how long the sleeping all the time lasts before they go to regular 3 naps during the day. She has been sleeping for 4-6 hours for the first stretch during the night. Last night I had to wake her up after 6 hours to nurse because I figured I shouldn't go longer than that between feedings to keep my milk supply up. She went back to sleep with me for another 3 hours. I have been getting pretty good sleep, more than I remember getting with my other kids. Unfortunately my allergies have been really bad so I feel tired and wiped out no matter how much sleep I get. Sage brush is in bloom here and it seems to affect darn near everyone I talk to. I don't know how long it is in bloom for, but it seems like it has already been a month and it is all still yellow.

I feel like I am getting back into a bit of a routine and normal life. I even planned meals for the week. We'll see how that goes. I sure appreciated meals brought from our church after we had Ellie. It is hard to get back into planning and shopping and cooking. I will probably start fixing most of dinners while Ellie has her long nap (I guess I shouldn't be blogging but cooking because she is sleeping right now!) My husband has to deal with seeing me still in my pajamas when he gets home with my hair in a ponytail and my glasses on. I have yet gotten back into the routine of "getting ready" in the morning. I at least manage to brush my teeth because I can do that while holding the baby! Small steps I guess. I have stayed on top of laundry, but cleaning the house might take some serious discipline. It is weird how having a new baby throws life out of balance for a while. I am looking forward to getting back into a routine and I am sure my kids are too.