Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Don't Run Him OVER..."

(Bath time is so fun these days they love to splash and play in the bath together. Dawson is so protective of Jett and always wipes the water out of his eyes with a towel. CUTE LITTLE BUMS!)
( Ouch! He was being run over by Dawson's car and fell and hit his eye on the car. This looks amazing compared to what it looked like before we cleaned it up. Scary.)

... or you will go to time-out!!" This is one of the many phrases that I say multiple times on a daily basis that I NEVER imagined myself having to say. My patience is running thin these days. Throughout the last nearly 11 months my boys have taken turns being what we like to call "THE STINKER" They have really never been in a stinker stage at the same time for much longer than a couple of days... that is until now. The last couple of weeks have been a bit hectic. Let me first say that Dawson constantly tells me that he "LOVES Jetter" but lately I have found Dawson sneaking in a little push, being bossy or even trying to run Jett over with his car. Jett is now needing a little more of my "fun physical attention" less of the necessities like feedings, comforting etc. and more playing and interacting. I think that Dawson feels like his territory is really now for the first time being invaded and is acting out a bit.

Jett is getting very loud and active and will be running through the house any day now. He has been taking a few steps for the last couple of weeks and I can feel it coming. He is in the "hard at church" stage where he is completely happy BUT cannot sit still and/or be quiet. He is also in the "stick EVERYTHING in your mouth" stage. In the last month I had to call poison control twice. (Side note: he now says "Dott-N (Dawson), Jett, Dada, Mom and has the cutest smile and best laugh I have ever heard)

Needless to say, my life right now is busy. I am not complaining I am venting which is helping to keep me sane at this point. Everyone is happy and healthy and we are VERY blessed that Heavenly Father has allowed us to care for two of his BEAUTIFUL children in our home. I am trying to enjoy every single moment as I feel my babies quickly changing into big boys. I am beginning to see small glimpses of the joy that we will have when the boys can more fully entertain each other rather than relying so much on me for entertainment. I feel like I wear so many hats right now with the diaper changing, clothing, cooking, feeding, cleaning, playing, entertaining, disciplining, loving, teaching, shopping, comforting, fixing etc etc etc...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lately I Have Been Thinking...

I have been thinking a lot lately about how Dawson was so young when we found out we were pregnant with Jett. Originally I wanted all of my children pretty close together and we did plan to get pregnant with Jett. Here is a picture of Dawson the day that I found out that I was pregnant. He was so tiny... thinking back I remember thinking he was bigger/older than he actually was. I had many doubts during my pregnancy that having two children so close together was a good idea. Thought of doubt came every time Dawson would run away from me or make a huge mess. Looking back I wouldn't have done it any other way! My boys are starting to play together and it is so much fun! There are definitely days where I would rather go scrape my face on the sidewalk than be a mom. It is amazing though how two tiny giggles can turn those thoughts around in a second. I am so grateful today for my two little guys. The other main concern I had when having a second so close to my first was that Dawson would not receive enough of our attention. The second photo was he and I cuddling a couple of weeks before I had Jett I remember when I saw this picture thinking that the baby was already LITERALLY coming between the two of us and thinking how my relationship with Dawson might change. I have just decided that there will always be room for more babies, more love, and the love will not be divided but will duplicate with each. Now DO NOT get me wrong here... I am going to wait a bit longer this time to have another but it is nice to know that when the time comes I will not need to worry.