Friday, February 11, 2011

today is a momentous day for little wren.
she drank her first bottle of straight milk.
i have been adding sugar to get her to drink it at all, and slowly putting in less and less sugar and today was the first time i gave it to her without any and she didn't even notice.
relief. AND she has FINALLY stopped asking to nurse. just within the last few days.

so i am officially through the nursing and asking for nursing phase of life..... and will soon be moving on to potty training. maybe when wren starts going on the toilet she will finally quit playing in it.

she is turning into a really funny kid. she is high energy and very vocal and opinionated.
her newest phrase is "MOMMY, WHERE ARE YOU?" any time i am out of sight- which is cute and annoying at the same time.

she is always wrestling with tyden, playing with shaeya, and fighting with tekoa.
and the fights are truly funny. i'm never one to get too involved in the kids' fights- i figure it's good for them to learn to work things out on their own- but i am always listening and laughing to myself when i hear wren yelling at tekoa to "GO AWAY!!!" and then when tekoa comes up to me and says, "mom, she's ruining my life....."

and lastly- the timeout step....

and one other funny thing.....we have a cupboard in the kitchen that is "wren's cupboard." it is full of toys and wren loves to just sit in there and close the doors on herself. apparently it's a good place to go for some peace and quiet.
so she spends long amounts of time just sitting in there alone in the dark which i think is really funny.
oh, and the other kids wouldn't dare try to go into or touch the cupboard or they would hear, "MY CUPBOARD!!!!" from the top of wren's lungs.

i love my baby but it has been a long week.

she is getting her eye teeth and has been crying for a week solid. and not sleeping well and crying and pounding on her gums with her fist and drooling.

and then right after we got over the flu tekoa started getting tummy aches and she has been SO HARD the last week. i think her stomach truly does hurt her because the girl is just not herself. she wants me to hold her all day. she will not play- she sits at my feet and whines and says, "i just feel like i need to hold you, mom." and she is also waking up at night.

so between the 2 little girls i am already in over my head, and that is only a fraction of what i have on my plate.
trying to juggle that and everything for the older 2 kids and homework and school projects and valentines parties and cleaning at the school and a big fund raiser and shopping for appliances for the new house and trying to stay on top of the cleaning here....

maybe i'm just feeling really alone and that is the main problem. most nights i just can't stay awake long enough to see dave when he gets home.
so i go to bed alone every night. and it's wearing on me.
i miss having help and feeling supported and having someone to share what goes on during my days with.

we'll get through it, right?
things are already looking up because i think it'll finally be warm enough to take the kids out to the house tomorrow AND dave has a few carpenters coming to help him for the day.
a boost for us both.
and i get to have dinner with some friends on sunday to celebrate a birthday so there is a break in sight.
AND some of my extended family is coming to play volleyball in the barn on monday night so i don't have to sit alone eating too many chocolates on valentine's day :)

and hopefully after tomorrow i will have some new house pictures to post....

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