Things are slowly, but surely settling down at our house. We're figuring out life with two kids little by little and trying to get some sleep. Kevin's still working full time trying to wrap up the semester and we're enjoying family visitors coming through town. Olive is doing really well and still holds the title for being the most well rested person in our house. We try to sneak in naps when we can and it feels like I won the lottery if both kids nap at the same time!
This week has been filled with highs and lows so let me share a little bit about life lately...
We're spending a lot of time hanging out at home in our pjs. The kids are often bathed and dressed and I'm the last to get it together. I'm sure we'll figure out a good routine in the mornings, but for now we're taking it easy and not worrying about it. I'm happy to have sweet baby snuggles while in my pjs. I always buy new pjs for myself after I have a baby because I feel like it's a nice treat to have new pjs to lounge around in.
We did our first bit of post-baby baking. Olive and I love baking together so we were both excited to get back in the swing of things. We were both in our pjs, made a big mess together and had some delicious Chunky Monkey Bars to enjoy. She is very curious about all of the baking vocabulary and learning the names of utensils and supplies. I love teaching her these things.
Our cat, Oliver, has been sick off and on for about a month now. He's required more attention, vet appointments, medicine and such in the last month than he has his entire 8 years of life. We're hoping we have figured out his issues, have a good plan going forward and that he's on the mend. It's tough to give your pets the same amount of attention as you did pre-kids, but we're trying hard to get him well. I felt a bit like a 3 ring circus parading into the vets office with my whole crew. Good thing the office staff were all super sweet and adored my entire entourage. Here is Olive pretending to be a cat while we wait on the vet and Oliver scoping out the newest member of our family.
We had two drive through donut dates this week. Olive was super helpful & a good listener on a few different errands so we celebrated with a special donut treat. She was thrilled and it was a great way to celebrate her being such a great big sister. $0.75 VERY well spent! The sweet donut shop ladies will even sprinkle donuts special for us if they're all out of sprinkle donuts.
SUNSHINE & Smiles
The weather has been beautiful this week. We've played outside and picked our share of flowers. I put on my sunnies and Olive insisted she wear hers, too. She said, "I be just like my Mama!" Olive adores her little brother and has adjusted really well to life with another kiddo around. The hardest days for her really were the days I was in the hospital. I caught her singing lullabies to Fletcher when he was crying, bringing him his paci, asking to help me feed him and always saying "He's such a cutie!" or "Hey there little fella" or calling him "Baby Fletch". I also gave Olive a haircut this week. Her hair has been growing like crazy and we're loving her new bob.
SWEET BABY SNUGGLES & updates
Fletcher is a really great baby. He cries when he's hungry, gets a little cranky late at night and is happy as a clam when we hold him. His mohawk is coming in nicely, his hair is lighter and has a completely different texture than Olive's did. He had a great follow up appointment for his lip/tongue tie lasering and should be healed up in a few weeks. He joined the 10lb club this week at 10.1lbs so he is eating and growing like a champion. He outgrew all of his newborn things this week and it was sad to pack that stuff up. Although he's thrilled to have bigger clothes to stretch out in now. He's loving eating, sleeping, swinging, snuggling and being swaddled. Little boys really are the sweetest!!
We spent some time at our new house this week. My dad was in town to work for a few days so we had a picnic lunch out on the deck and are loving seeing all of our projects coming together. Can't wait to move in :)
My dad is in the middle of painting everything this perfect shade of gray. It was a buttery yellow goldish color and the fresh coat of gray really updates the space. Kevin's been working on the wood floors - cleaning and finishing them so everything is coming together nicely. I can take zero credit for the projects that are getting accomplished. However, I am the project planner - making lists, picking out paint colors and the guys are executing my ideas :)
It's funny how different thing are with a baby AND a toddler running around. I have to be a bit of a baby body guard to ensure that Fletcher doesn't get squished or stepped on most days. Olive loves him so much, but she's not always that gentle. So tummy time comes with a body guard and I do my best to always keep an eye on both of them.
Fletcher seems to have skipped right over that floppy newborn stage of life.
Preppy popped collar :)
He's starting to stay awake more during the days and be less of a little night owl :)
Hope you're having a great week!! Follow me on instagram @polkadottyplace or check back next Tuesday to see what we've been up to.
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