Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Still Alive...

And thriving!  What a whirlwind having two girls, a spouse and full-time job is.  But, for the most part, I'm loving every day.  The happiness has not gone away. 

Amelia is great - she's 4 1/2 months and weighs 14 lbs.  She is such a happy baby.  She rarely fusses - even when she's not feeling good, she'll flash you a smile.  And such a love!  She loves getting kisses, esp. on the mouth.  And so mellow!  She'll just chill in her chair, watching her family buzz about her.  But make no mistake, piss her off and she will have no problem letting you know just how pissed off she is.  She makes her self known - she's just happens to be happy most of the time.  And she's starting to jabber, trying to say Buh, which sometimes sounds like Puh...Papa, of course!  And girlfriend loves the raspberry/zerbert.

Aggie is good - she is getting better at making her will and desires known.  Which is a good thing - want an independent minded girl, but can also be pain-inducing when she attempts to use screaming to get her point across.  We're working on it.  It just makes me sad to see her upset and frustrated.  And of course, annoyed and angry, sometimes too.  We'll put her in time-outs, but only when we just can't deal any more and don't want to yell at her.  I think that's kinda funny - it's really more a time out for us, but we can't take the time because we're generally having to clean something up.  She's also very compassionate.  She says "bless you" and asks if we're okay often - also if Mimi and Bella are okay.  And she says thank you all the time - please still takes prompting, but thank you is down cold (it sounds more like "dank doo").

Jason and I, as a couple, are also doing well.  We did an informal assessment of our relationship the other night and it was very positive and appreciative.  I tell you, having a second kid has made me a better person.  There just isn't time and we don't have the effort to also put up with my little issues and tantrums.  Also, we're better at being a team because if we're with one girl, we just assume the other is helping out with the other girl.  There's a lot more assuming the positive going on.

And, I've been losing weight via diet modification and also exercising.  The cleaner diet and increased energy help a lot with my mood and anxiety.

I still have bumps but it's much, much easier for me to recognize them as bumps, rather than potential catastrophies.

In a nutshell - life is good. 

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