Thursday, February 4, 2010

One month old and One busy older brother

Here are a few updated photos of Landon. So far he has been a wonderful addition to the family. During the day, he has been so easy. I don't think I could of asked for a better baby. Yet, when the sun goes down, a little wide-eyed monster appears. This monster loves to stay up and be held. He will even cast a spell on you into thinking he is sleeping, but as soon as you lay him down the spell breaks and he will howl until you pick him up. This has caused me to age quite quickly due to lack of sleep. I am also finding it harder to be patient with my two other sweet children. Luckily I am starting to see the end of this pattern. Last night was the first time I only woke up once between the hours of 1:00 am (that is when I finally got him to sleep) and 7:15 am. Prior to that I have been waking up 2-3 and sometimes 4 times in a night. That kid is lucky that he was sent to a mom who usually operates well with little sleep. Hopefully my stamina will make it through this next month. Well, since I am not sleeping at night I try to make it up during naptime. Sometimes this works, when it doesn’t this is why...

I awoke to find Carter had gotten into my makeup. He decided his eyelashes and his whole body needed to make a statement. He also felt that the carpet and the walls would look better with some mascara too.

This is what happened the following afternoon

Carter used a chair to get into my arts and crafts closet and proceeded to have a stamp and ink party, but no stamps were involved only the ink pad. He decorated the walls with fingerprints and painted the carpet in his bedroom a bright blue. Along with his artistic flair that day, he also took care of some business and than took off his dirty diaper and continued on with his playtime. I awoke to my blue boy and walls/carpets with blue ink and traces of brown pooh. The mess took over 4 hours to clean. Needless to say, I need to figure out a better way to keep Carter in his room or just forgo taking a nap. I have tried many different methods, but lately he has figured them out or his partner in crime (Riley) breaks him out. I am glad the boy is smart and his sister loves him, I just wish they would enjoy a nap as much as I would.