Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My messy house

Anyone who has taken one step into my house knows that we have an overwhelming amount of toys. Toys that Makaylee has gotten, toys that Auntie Tabi has passed down from Bailey to Makaylee that are now hanging around for Kaiden to use, and the large baby toys, like swings, jumperoo's, etc.

Mike caught me taking pictures of the messy house. He cannot understand why I wanted to take pics of a messy house. I told him it was simple, some day it would not be messy. Someday I will walk in the door and I will not see a walker, because both my babies will be walking. There will be no play food spread from one end of the house to the other because the kids will be told to play pretend. One of these days elmo will not be everywhere you look in my house, and blocks will not over run the floor. Play doh will not be spread out on the table, jumperoo's won't be an eye soar in the living room, and an exercauser won't be in the middle of my kitchen. Some day my house will be neat and clean, boring and quiet. I love it now. I love turning on the radio and hearing the doodlebops or elmo singing at me. I love knowing every song that all the fisher price toys sing. I love making a fool out of myself trying to squeeze through toddler size tunnels, toddler size tents, dancing around to Elmo's world theme song, playing peek a boo in my walk in closet, or doing just about anything to see a smile or hear a laugh from my kids. It is a wonderful gift, and wonderful moments that I plan on enjoying.

My other problem is that Kaiden is not a very "self entertaining" baby. He likes to held, or have someone right in front of his face at all times when he is awake. Then, if he is sleeping, Makaylee wants her one on one time with Mama as well. She has been super cuddly lately. So her favorite thing to do is sit on the couch and read books or watch TV. She has not been very cuddly for the past couple of months, so Mike and I are eating up the cuddle time while she is offering it. Bailey also started coming over, and have an almost 3 year old and an almost 2 year old running around the house can destroy a clean room in 2.3 seconds flat!

So, are you ready for my house before we pick up when Bailey comes over? If you are a neat freak, do not read any further!

Makaylee's room:

Living room:


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

He just cannot compare

That's right. My poor little Kaiden just cannot compare to his sisters head of hair. I mean, we all remember Makaylee's head of hair. This was her at 2 weeks:

Poor Kaiden had a head of hair. Nothing compared to Makaylee's, but enough none the less. Unfortunatley he has developed a pretty bad case of cradle cap. (Think baby dandruff for those not familiar). Anyway, I have been rubbing, scrubbing, and brushing often to rid him of this condition. Because of this, he is loosing the hair on the top of his head. He looks like a little old mans colmb over. He is also getting a nice bald spot on the back of his head from tossing and turning all night long.

Which brings me to the next thing that he does not compare well too. His sisters sleep habits. For the past week and a half or so Kaiden has not slept longer than a two hour stretch. Which also means that I have not slept longer than 2 hours. Can you say EXHAUSTED?? Though that is not a huge step backwards because before then he was only doing one 3 or 4 hour stretch, and then up every 1-2 hours after that. The night before last I finally gave in and let him sleep in the swing. He slept for 4.5 hours! Then restless after that, but I will take it! Of course last night I put him in the swing and the batteries died, so he only slept 3.5 hours, and restless after that. I have tried him sleeping on the wedge in the co-sleeper, flat on the co-sleeper, swaddled, un-swaddled, with me, in the bouncy seat on vibrate, and so far the swing is the only thing that has helped. He does copy Makaylee's 45 minute naps though. Unless he is breastfeeding while napping, that is the longest nap we usually get. Makaylee still takes her 1.5-2 hour nap every day, but most days they do not overlap. Tired Mom! My house is also a mess, but what else is new ;)

But, on the other side of the fence. He is so strong! He is always trying to sit up from any laying position. He has some serious abs. He wants to know what is going on at all times, and is not content just laying around. That can be a good thing or a bad thing sometimes. He wants to be sitting or standing at all times so I hope he is quick to learn how to sit up so he can! He can pull off camo print way better than Makaylee:

Looks super cute in a ton of necklaces (thanks to Makaylee):
This does happen to boys when they have a big sister :)

Also has some super cute blue eyes:

All in all, even with no sleep, I think we will keep him aroun ;) I mean, who can resist that smile??