Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Joshua is 2 Months!

Does he look like Jaime or what???

Cannot believe that I'm sitting here about to write about Joshua being 2 months old!  Where have the past 60 or so days gone?  Things have been sooooo busy around here with the two kiddos that I have fallen behind on my blog posts as I'm just trying to keep up with all that is going on around here.  Life with two is definitely much busier than it was with just Quinn!  I'm constantly trying to make sure each child has what he/she needs and wants and sometimes I feel like there is just not enough of me to go around!  Weekends are so much easier around the house since Jaime is home and we can kind of do a man on man approach whereas when it is just me on the weekdays I feel like I'm stretching myself thin.  I constantly battle with giving each child what they need and want all day long.  Joshua needs so much of me (nursing, holding, rocking, changing diapers etc..) and Quinn needs so much of me too (playing, meals, help going potty, getting dressed, entertaining etc...).  If we stay home all day Joshua gets what he needs because he is able to have long uninterrupted naps and such but then Quinn is going bonkers because she is so bored.  If we go out and do play dates and such Quinn is getting her social play time but I always worry that Joshua is not getting what he needs.  Maybe this is just the dilemma of a mother of more than one child? 

Things are going pretty well with Joshua and he is become such a chubby, happy little guy!  He no longer wakes up every 2 hours at night (yipeee) and only wakes up twice.  He naps well in his crib in the morning and has a harder time taking his late afternoon nap in his crib as he wants to be held.  We are still having to do a lot of rocking and soothing to get him to go to bed at night.  In January after the holidays are over and things have calmed down a bit I'm planning on doing the real sleep training with him (i.e. crying it out, if I can handle it).  This is what we did with Quinn and she is and always has been and excellent independent sleeper.  We shall see...

We have our two month well check next week so we will see how much weight he's gained and all that good stuff. 

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!