Thursday, August 23, 2012

Settling In

Things are starting to return to normal in our house.  Well, as "normal" as life can be with two kids under two!  Everyone told me things would be different this time around.  I'm quickly seeing that.  Some things are easier.  Breastfeeding is definitely easier.  And I'm not spending all night trying to wake Caleb to eat, like we had to do with Kennedy.  Instead, Caleb keeps us up.  Some things are harder.  I'm quickly discovering that a baby with out a heart defect, wants to eat all. day. long.  All night sometimes too.  He's also a little bit louder.  Kennedy can vouch for that.  Everyone warned me that things will go a lot faster this time, and I'm already seeing that. 

Kennedy is settling in to her role as big sister very well.  She's gentle with her brother about 90% of the time.  We took a bit of a break from her normal routine and are getting back into working on our therapy goals.  I feel like we're making slow progress with speech, which can be frustrating sometimes.  But, at the same time, she's doing so well every where else, that I'm trying not to let it get to me.  Her big weakness used to be in gross motor and all of the sudden she took off with it.  I think once she becomes less focused on walking and gross motor, she'll start to make big improvements in speech.  She will eventually get there, even i it feels like it will never happen right now.

This article just goes to show that anything is possible and one day all of the stress over speech therapy, will be a thing of the past.  Just like Kennedy's open heart surgery is now a thing of the past. 

Here's some photos from the past week.

Hi blog people!

Making music and walking, I can multi-task like mommy.

What are you doing brother?

I have to do my makeup before we can go for a walk.

Practicing our drawing skills.

Look mom, I drew you a picture.

Hey mom, come and get me.

Peekaboo!  I see you!

Grandma you are silly!

Nap time.

Did you see my dress? How about my sandals? My toe nails are pink too.

What do you think of my pink car?

Goodnight blog reading people! 

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