We are making it a point to place Kenna on her belly at least once or twice a day. She is tolerating it okay. And if she has to do belly time, I think that's a good time for Tyler to do some as well :)
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.
First let me say, don't expect a spectacular costume from Tyler this year, like he had last year. Maybe next year will be better. But I have to say, Tyler 's costume was very super-heroish. Is that even a word? And he liked his big muscles (so much that he wanted to eat them as we were going door to door).
Dash from The Incredibles The whole clan Well one was missing. He decided to be Peter Parker instead of Spiderman, LOL!
"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you are alive you have got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at the very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive." ~Mel Brooks
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more. - Pearl S. Buck
There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.
Love makes each day a joy, and each moment a memory.
"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence . . . 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'
One day at a time is enough...don't look back and grieve the past, it's gone...don't be troubled about the future, it has not come yet...live in the present and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.