Friday, November 11, 2011

Getting settled and adjusting...

Today was suppose to be Kenna's birthday, 11-11-11. She had other plans and decided to come early. Yeah, it would have been cool to have a birthday such as 11-11-11, but really that's a lot of 1's and dashes. So I like that she decided to choose her own birth date.

I wonder if this is a sign of her saying 'you can't tell me what to do or when.' If so, we may be in trouble :)

Things are definitely different in the Demarest household now. But a baby will do that. We are getting settled and trying to get on somewhat of a schedule. But of course, that is Kenna's schedule. She likes to eat about every 2-3 hours and does not like to be laid down when she is sleeping. This causes for a lot of things not getting done. But I am treasuring those precious moments because some day she will not want to be held. And she is just to darn cute to not hold.

Tyler is still adjusting to his baby sister. I think the best way to describe his behavior is "tolerating her". He has done remarkably well and better than expected with her crying and little squeks. He is very sensitive to different noises and has really only got upset a handful of times. But don't get me wrong, his demeanor has changed tremendously since we brought her home. He just hasn't been acting himself and we don't get as many smiles and "sounds" out of him. This really breaks my heart but I know he just needs time to adjust. I just hope it's sooner than later because I miss my silly Tyler. However this morning, I did get a couple smiles out of him when I turned on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Having a baby is sweet and filled with wonderful, warm cuddles. But man it is a lot of exhausting adjustments! I understand. I feel like just now, 9 months into being a mom of two I am finally feeling acquainted with the management over two little people. I hope that happens for you much sooner than it did for me. It probably will unless you are just like me and have a mind that bucks change. I like my consistency and routine but little by little bit I am learning the important lesson of surrendering. Surrendering to messes, to the unexpected, to sleep deprivation, to chaos, to multi-managing etc.