Sunday, May 16, 2010

Life With 3 Boys

Ok first off my blogging has been very lacking for months and I apologize. I will do better, I promise.

Second who ever said going from 2 to 3 kids was easier than going from 1 to 2 must not have had a High-maintenance 5 year old and a special needs 2 year old. Then throw in a colicy 1 month old that wants to nurse all day. I'm going outta my mind some days. But really guys it's not that bad and we are adjusting. We have had some new behaviors pop up with the kids that we are working really hard to stop since Will came. I know it's just jealousy issuses but they do make day to day life very difficult some days. Alex started talking back, being just down right mean to Eian, threatening me, trying to bully me, etc. He loves Will but man he's worst this time than he as when I had Eian. I really thought he'd be the one ok with a new baby since he'd already done this once. I was wrong. I worried about Eian and a new baby. Eian has been wonderful with Will, I have to remind him to be gentle and no he isn't old enough to pick Will up yet (he's tried and actually done it once before I could get him), but over all he's adjusted just fine. He's jealous of him but mainly when he's sleepy he wants mama or if my mom holds Will, Eian's not a fan of that. Eian has learned that if mommy is nursing the baby he can do things he'd normally get in trouble for and since i'm tied down feeding the baby he doesnt get in trouble right away. Man the messes that kid can make. But you know what, I can deal with that.

Ok so on to other news.

Alex's 4k graduation is this Tuesday and his last day is Friday. I'm so proud of him and everything he has learned. He can count pretty high (I heard him count to 30 something yesterday counting pennies) he knows his ABC's, he can spell and write his name and several other 3 and 4 letter words. His speech is improving but I really think he'll end up in ST in the fall when he starts 5k, which is just fine. I registered him for 5k last month and he's so excited. He starts August 18th. It's gonna be a change for him he's been in a private chruch preschool for 2 years now, just 3 hours a day. He's gonna be in public 5k and it's all day, but he'll be just fine.

Eian is doing great, he's talking more and more. His speech has really took off since having tubes put in his ears in Jan. I'm amazed everyday. Friday he learned to drink from a straw (he still forgets to swallow the drink sometimes and it comes spitting out, like it did yesterday in my eye) he's so proud of himself. He clapped and danced everytime he did it right. We've been working for a year now trying to get this and he couldn't until now. We made the decision to send him to the same private preschool that Alex has been in, with "typical" kids his age and not the special needs preschool this year. So Eian starts 3k in Sept. it'll be just 3 hours a day 5days a week, but I think it will be great for him plus he'll still be getting his private therapies at the hospital.

Now on to my littlest monkmee. Will is doing great. He's a little piggy. he was 7lbs 4oz when he was born at one month old he was 10lbs 10oz. We have already had to pack up the newborn clothes and move to size 1 diapers. He's been a little colicky the past few days. I'm pretty sure he has reflux just like Eian. He fits in just fine in the family lol. He's too cute sometimes when he's sleeping he'll smile and then giggle.

I don't think I've talked about it here yet, but come August we'll be an Army family. Joel decided to go a head and enlist. He leaves August 15th for 15 weeks of Basic training down in Georgia at Fort Benning. He'll be home the 1st week of Dec. it's gonna be a big change for us. Me and the boys will stay here in Union proli til next summer after Alex finished his 1st year of school and after Wwill's 1st birthday. Then more than likely we'll join him where ever he's stationed at if we can.

I guess thats all for now. I better run. But before I go I leave you with pictures.
Eian after he helped himself to holding Will
Eian walking like a big boy with his monkey from therapy
Will just hanging out with his mama
Alex's 4k school pix
A few of Will's 1 month pictures I took
His 1st bath
Getting fat
Alex multitasking. Holding Will and playing the xbox.


chris said...

Das sind ja eine menge neuigkeiten die du geschrieben hast. Es wir bestimmt einige schwierige Zeit wenn dein Mann bei der Armee ist, aber deine söhne werden dich total brauchen. Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland von Christine

Skye is the limit said...

You have three beautiful children!