Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The day so far.

Today is Day #1 of being home with both kids. Luckily, my first week alone with the kids I'm not really alone. My mom is here helping out. Not that I'm letting her help out... I'm so particular about how to clean the house, do laundry, fix food, so forth. My poor mom is being so patient with me. She keeps trying to force me to sit down and rest but I keep finding things to do. If my mom offers to help out I tell her I can do it myself. According to her I've been telling her that since I could talk.

Just because I have a newborn now doesn't mean we can't be ready by 8 anymore.
This is Beck's nighttime food. Its ridiculous how much milk I pump.
Todays Breakfast: Quiche. Thanks to my mom and the Paris Bakery.
So far the day has gone nicely. Beck spends most of his time sleeping, and Riley spends most of her time playing. I've been able to play with Riley while Beck sleeps in my room, and then spend time with Beck during feedings and Riley's naptime. I'm assuming that the easiest time with two kids under 2 has to be when one of them is a newborn. For some reason I remember never getting anything done with Riley when I first brought her home. Now with a newborn, and a toddler I'm finding myself able to get a lot of things done. Maybe not as fast as when it was just Riley but I'm still accomplishing things. I'm pretty sure that when Riley first came home I sat with her on my chest for hours and neglected housework. Telling Leif that I didn't have time to make him dinner because having a new baby was so hard and tiring.

Riley shared her toys with Beck.
Kisses for her little brother.
Showing me that she can get on and off her elephant.

Playing "Where is Riley?"
The one thing that seems to take up a bit of time are the feedings. I feed Beck for about a half hour to an hour then I have to add pumping on top of that. Because Riley was always given a bottle I'm used to feedings being 15 minutes-30 minutes long. I'm learning to adjust to it and so far its been working out fine. Even with Riley running around. Although its just day one, I think I'm capable of being at home with two children. I doubt it will be easy, in fact it will be very trying but I think I'm up for the challenge!
Upset that I woke him to eat.

8 comments:

The Bailey's said...

Oh Margaret he is just simply precious! Of course Miss Riley is too!!

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Anti-Supermom said...

Oh my goodness, your house is going to look like mine soon! I once had (4) one year olds in my care, it gets crazy.

It appears you are fully organized and ready for the task though!

Congratulations on the birth of Beck, he is absolutely beautiful.

Anti-Supermom said...

Oh my goodness, your house is going to look like mine soon! I once had (4) one year olds in my care, it gets crazy.

It appears you are fully organized and ready for the task though!

Congratulations on the birth of Beck, he is absolutely beautiful.

All About Aleigha said...

Looks like you got it all together girl. I'm glad Riley is adjusting well with her little brother. They are precious.

Moorea Seal said...

You are so awesome Marge. ps, I mentioned your family in my latest "True Tales Tuesdays" and used 2 photos of yours. I hope you don't mind!

http://ruminationread.blogspot.com/2010/02/true-tales-tuesdays_23.html

Mad {Life Happens During Naptime} said...

I agree, I think I did a lot of sitting around snuggling with a newborn Moose rather than cleaning. I was very, very tired, but I probably could have gotten a lot more done. I think that God blesses us with the energy to do the things we need to do, even if they are challenging. Glad to see you embracing motherhoodx2!

Megan Marie said...

I really can't get over how adorable he is.

And I LOVE that Riley wanted to be swaddled!

So happy.

Turkey said...

He's so precious. My youngest daughter was the same way when she was born. All she wanted to do was sleep(my oldest was the opposite), and I would actually have to wake her up to feed. Enjoy your time with them. My two daughters are just a year apart, and I still love thinking about those times when they were that young.