Monday, March 29, 2010
Amelia got to go to her first Princess party for her cousin Hollynn. All the little girls dressed up in there princess outfits and had a fun time making crowns, watching Cinderella and eating princess cupcakes. Glen and I both went and brought Houston. He stayed in the car seat or my sling most of the time.
Houston had a great first week at home. He slept through most of it but lately he has started opening his eyes and crying:) Amelia loves having a little brother. She still doesn't understand he can't get up and play but she loves holding him. We even figured out a set up with the boppy that lets her hold him by herself. Houston hated he first bath. I can't wait for his cord to fall off so I can put him in the water instead of giving him a sponge bath.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Here is an updated picture of our handsome man. Believe it or not this is how he looks most of the time, asleep. This is a drastic difference from Amelia who fights sleep to this day. Yesterday Glen left me alone for the first time with two kids. He went to the grocery store and wal-mart. He was only gone 2 hours but it felt so much longer. Amelia was good at first. She wanted to hold him and sing him songs at the top of her lungs, seriously loud! She really can't understand the whole sleeping thing or the fact that he could care less about a pacifier. Anyways, it was time to change his diaper and she wanted to do it so I told her she could help. I laid everything I needed out so she could hand it to me as I asked for it. We have to act fast with Houston because he enjoys peeing on everything, the kid is like a sprinkler system. Everything went smoothly at first, I asked for a wipe, she gave me a wipe. I asked for the butt paste, she gave me the butt paste. I asked for the diaper, she said NO! Then she ran around the coffee table, me sitting there holding his legs in the air and his bottom covered in butt paste. I begged and threatened and finnaly she gave me the diaper, but it was too late. I was covered in a large amount of yellow poo. All over my white shirt, robe and pants. I was pretty mad and told her to sit in timeout while I cleaned up. I put a towel over the family jewels, there were no diapers where I was sitting, and ran to the sink to wash the bulk of the poo off and spray my white shirt hoping it wouldn't stain. Then I noticed Amelia was not in time out anymore so I told her to get back and don't move. She obeyed but neglected to tell me she needed to pee which she did all over the floor. So there I was with no clothes removeing the cloths of my 2 year old and hurrying back to Houston who has now peed on himself as well. Hopefully this is not a precurser to the next several months!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Houston Marion Morris was born March 16, 2010 at 1:05pm. He is 8 lbs and 19 inches long and bears a striking resemblance to his big sister. We were a little nervous about how Amelia would react to the new addition but she seemed to take to her big sister roll quickly referring to him as "her baby". The delivery went smoothly and a lot faster than we expected. My wonderful friend Amanda was my baby nurse and did Houston's transition period in the room for us. She even let Amelia come back before Glen brought Houston out so she could be the first to see her new baby brother. After the birth my mom and aunt took Amelia back to Nashville so Glen and I could adjust to having a new baby again. She is coming back tonight and we can't wait to see how the next couple weeks go as she gets to know her new brother.
Monday, March 15, 2010
For those of you that don't know, we are welcoming our new baby into the world tomorrow! I am being induced... again. I am a little more nervous this time because I am only 38 weeks and 5 days and last time I was almost 41 weeks. Of coarse last time I had a gianormous baby so hopefully this one will be a tiny bit smaller! I will be posting pictures a soon as I can.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Just thought I would update everyone on whats been going on around the Morris house lately. I am about 4 weeks into my new part-time work/ full-time mommy position and have really enjoyed it. I work every Friday and Saturday and get to spend the rest of the time with my perfect little Amelia! We have found several fun things to do during the week like Mother Goose on the Loose at the Madison Library and play dates with our neighbors and cousins. Yesterday my neighbor Brandi was nice enough to take Amelia on their "nature walk" with her kids. They collected leaves, rocks, Styrofoam, ect. and made a beautiful work of art entitled "Things God Made". I found the Styrofoam rather humerus:) Amelia is now officially potty trained! No accidents for 1 1/2 weeks, that includes #1 and #2. She even wears her panties at nap time which makes Glen extremely nervous for some reason. I am so proud of her, she lets us know when she has to go and sometimes she just goes and does it by herself. There is a down side to this potty business though, she now can not stand to be in a wet diaper and wakes up in the middle of the night for us to change her! Who would have guessed that would be a problem? I am happy to have potty training out of the way though. I am now 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I will be induced March 22nd, but I plan on having this kiddo before that. This pregnancy has been much different from Amelia's. Besides the fact that the baby feels like it could fall out at any minute, I can't sleep, have to pee every 5 seconds and have shooting pains in my hips and legs when I walk! It will all be over soon though. Can't wait to meet our new little one and find out what he or she is. I kind of wish they came with names like cabbage patch dolls, they might not let us leave the hospital if we have a boy... we are now open for suggestions on this matter!