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Monday, March 12, 2012

Keeping up with our family

Wow it's been a month since I last posted! As you may have guessed I'm a busy woman. Keeping up with these babies is a full time job in itself! So let me get you caught up to speed.
    To start with life around here hasn't been pretty so to speak. Autumn, Matt, and I all had the stomach flu that was going around for about a week. Thankfully Hunter was not bothered by it. I on the other hand had it the worst, I ended up having to go to the ER to get IV fluids and meds which helped a ton. I made the comment to Matt "I feel like I'm pregnant again and I hate it!" LOL (as many may know I had morning sickness bad with the kids). Anyway we eventually got to feeling normal again. The other not so pretty thing is Hunter isn't sleeping as well as Autumn did. So needless to say Matt and I have been very tired. Autumn has also been waking up at night do to teething. Which by the way She now has 4 teeth and 2 more coming in very soon (finally after going for months without any signs of getting more teeth).
      Autumn has been learning her body parts, colors, and animals. She's doing pretty well, just have to keep working on it :). We've also taught her to say I love you and we do this thing that my mom and I use to do growing up. When you say I love you we point to our eye, heart, and then her. Well last Wednesday night when Matt was putting Autumn to bed as I was feeding Hunter, Matt started to do the I love you with the motions we've been doing and sure enough Autumn did it to me. It melted my heart and I almost started to cry! We are truly blessed with amazing children!
       Hunter has been growing leaps and bonds!!! He grew a whole 4 inches in length from 2 months to 4 months old. He was 10lbs 7 oz last Wednesday at our nursing support group. We go just about every week to make sure he's gaining enough weight each week and of course breast feeding is a constant learning process (at least for us) and it gives my the chance to talk with the lactation consultants and get help. I won't lie there have been times where I just want to give up breast feeding because it's hard work, but then there are other times it's so easy. Anyway Hunter has learned how to roll both directions now! He is out to show preemies can be quick learners lol. He and Autumn have been interacting with each other a lot more. Hunter just follows her around the room with his eyes, you can tell by the look in his eyes he just wants to do what she's doing. Autumn has gotten into this whole Big Sister thing, she'll come up to him and give him hugs and kisses and try to pick him up and carry him around lol. She calls him bubba most of the time (we're really just pushing for brother). Come November and they're able to do the same thing, they'll be thick as thieves!
       Last but not least!!!! We've decided last week that it's probably time I go back to work. I have such mixed feelings on this subject. I have always enjoyed the feeling of bringing in money to help provide for our family. But what mom doesn't want to stay home with their kids all day and watch them grow into their own little person!?! I love being a mom more than anything in the world, but with that said I am a people person and need adult conversation lol. We have never done "baby talk" in our house we talk to the kids in normal voices and use real words with them. Now the hard part begins, do I go back into banking, or do I work retail so I have more flexibility, or do I try to actually use my degree in dental assisting, or should I try my own business like Pampered Chef where I can be home with the kids and still bring in money? So many questions and worries. I haven't worked in almost 2 years! Do I take a supervisor position like I've had in the past or do I just get my feet wet to start with? I've been praying for answers and to be shown what path to take and I hoping something will just fall into my lap and I'll know that this is what I'm ment to do.