Friday, April 24, 2009

Challenges these days....

Well, life with two is finally feeling a little bit more normal around here. I had a tough time transitioning but can't even imagine my life without my girls!! There were days that I told Neil I didn't think I was cut out for this stay-at-home thing.... oh my emotions were flying! We're so blessed with our jobs and the security that Neil's job holds during these tough economic times. I would be so sad if I had to go back to work outside the home full-time but so thankful that I do get to work part-time to refresh me. OK - that was my tangent!

The girls are getting so cute and sweet together. Eden's getting more used to having Claire in her face, Claire is learning that Eden pulls hair or anything within her grasp and Eden is starting to smile and giggle at her crazy, silly sister!

Here are some of the challenges we are working through right now:

- Claire has certainly regressed with staying in her bed when we tuck her in. I know it's because of Eden and it's been going on for quite some time now. We tried rewarding, ignoring, taking away bed time stuff, etc. We are back to the ice cream sticker chart that we used when she first got her bed in September and it seems to be working! A lot less frustration the past 2 weeks

- Eden does not like her bottles! She has to take a bottle when I'm at work and knows what she prefers =) Poor Neil and Stefany have to try convincing her every week. We are working on getting her more used to it so that I feel ok leaving her for even longer periods of time. May 9th I judge all day in Spring Branch and June 19th we hope to have a night away for our anniversary. Hoping it gets better

- Eden has started getting really distracted when I'm nursing which is pretty uncomfortable! I have to be in a quiet room (with a 3 year old in the house!) and I can't have a TV on - not even on mute! I know this is what happens around this time so more than anything, I'm glad she seems curious and interested. She doesn't want to miss a thing

- There are so many more but these are the ones I want to remember at this stage in life


Jennifer said...

I am so glad that there are other moms that question their ability to be a stay-at-home mom. Me? A million times! Comforting to know that others feel the same way! I am so glad you've made the transition!

Clint, Amy and Kamryn said...

Sounds like things are nice and normal! :o) I'm glad you are feeling better- you are an amazing mom so don't ever doubt yourself. Having a day off is a great thing- so you can keep your sanity and patience with 2 little ones!