Time drags and yet flies by these days. 

Having two kids is kind of chaotic and it has made Mitchell and I rethink how many kids we want.  HA.  I’m sure those of you with 5+ kids are rolling your eyes.   I know it gets somewhat easier as your kids get older, but man, Mitchell and I are both sporting a few more grey hairs.

Forest is pretty cute though … all I have to do is just look at his adorable face and I forget about all the missed hours of sleep and my slowly dwindling sanity. 

- He LOVES the sound of running water :  I have a white noise app on my phone that has a running water option that I play all night

- He is crazy cranky from 6 – 10 pm :  this is when I become brain dead.  He refuses to eat and as a result gets even more mad.  Acid reflux perhaps?  I have already given up dairy … I have tried gripe water .. I have tried pumping and using a bottle … and I have tried formula.  Who knows.  These babies just always keep us guessing.  I can only hope it gets better with time.

- Baby wearing is the best thing since sliced bread (especially with two kids)  doing dishes and folding laundry is once again a feasible task.

- I love it when he attempts to eat my chin. LOVE. IT.

- I shower … sometimes.

- Winter’s ipad watching time has increased to my dismay.

- I have upgraded our diaper bag to a duffle bag … quite literally.  The amount of snacks, diapers, changes of clothes etc for two kids is cuckoo.

- to sum it all up …


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You know those super adorable sibling photos you see?   There was no amount of trick or treat candy that could talk Winter into even laying next to him.   Oh brother.   She really does like him … I promise.



Marc and Miriam Deru said...

Love the duffle bag, love the lack of perfect pictures of the two-- isn't it the truth!-- and sorry for the hard nights. You've tried everything, you saint. Do you have Mylicon drops in case he's gassy? One more thing to experiment with, anyway. Good luck with everything, loved your post.

erin said...

Oh gassy is his middle name. Mylicon drops were actually the first thing we tried. I even tried feeding him milk from a medicine dropper last night haha ... I think this has driven me to madness haha. I think my next move is going to be essential oils. Thanks for the advice though! I'm willing to try just about anything at this point.

merathon said...

well, they are both just the cutest...even if they don't let you sleep! can't wait to meet Forest! i think you should come visit for Thanksgiving!