Friday, October 5, 2007

New Pictures

Little Ellie is still doing well. We had a Dr's appointment on Wednesday and she has lost a little weight but is nursing well and will put it back on quickly. Having child number three has been weird. You would think that we would have the whole baby thing down by now, but to be honest I can't remember what we did with Rachel that worked so well so that we can repeat it. When Rachel was born, we knew exactly what we were and were not going to do with her from the mistakes we made with Bennett. I can't for the life of me remember when we started having her sleep on her own and let her cry. I feel like I am doing this for the first time again. It isn't like I have that much time between kids either, but two years is a long time to remember the details I guess. I think we are just going to have to find our way again and refigure things out. I do know that I am not going to be able to sit on the couch holding Ellie while she sleeps all day long for very much longer. It is a time to enjoy now before real life kicks back in. We are also potty training Rachel right now as crazy as that sounds, but she is doing so well with it we don't want to stop and let her forget. My mom started the training while she had the kids for the first few days after we had Ellie. We have instituted the bribery method. Go pee and you get a jelly belly. One night she wanted one so bad she sat on the potty chair for an hour. I remember with Bennett that we had to stop the "incentives" at some point when he wanted to try to go 50 times a day. All in all we are settling into life again and enjoying our new baby.


Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha and Jeromy,
Thank you so very much for the pictures of Ellie and her beautiful hair. Funny how she looks like the other two and yet she looks so much like "herself". About trying to remember what you did with Rachel and repeating it ~ Forget it Samantha!!!!! As you are finding out, all babies as SO different. The challenge is to figure out what works with each one and help them fit into the family unit. Bennett and Rachel will definitely have a lot to do with that. If all babies were the same we, as adults, would be turning out much more alike. Each little being in themselves is unique and requires a different approach. Open your heart to what this new little being requires to fit into your family and routine.

We love you all and miss you. Looking forward to seeing you for Thanksgiving.

Hugs and kisses to you all!
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