Hey gorgeous gals! I've been reading along on my phone.
Valisa, I'm so sorry you keep going through this. Sounds like a chemical pregnancy. Maybe wait to test until you're officially late from now on just to keep your heart from hurting. Love ya girl!
I'm doing good. Life as a Mommy to two is definitely not a boring one! I'm always feeding someone, wiping someone's little butt, reading, coloring or playing. Never a dull moment! I'm so happy my mom is here to help because if we didn't live together then I dunno how I'd ever get any cleaning done! I'm almost 5 1/2 weeks post partum! Starting Monday I'm back to Vegan, starting c25k and the 30 day shred. After I do the 30 day shred I plan to do p90x if I can find time for it. If not, I'll have to find another 30 minute workout series to do. and at night I'll be back to Yoga.
Madelyn is growing like a weed! She's already 5 weeks old, 9lbs 13oz and 21in long! She's starting to smile a bit, and when she sees me she starts kicking her legs out and waving her arms and cooing. I love this stage! It ALMOST makes me want 10 more babies. LOL. She's an easier baby than Nicholas. Nicholas was more needy, and wanted to nurse all day long. Madelyn is content with lying on her boppy after a feed and just staring out the window, or at whatever book Nicholas and I are reading. She sleeps for good stretches during the day, 2-3 hour naps. And at night she's only up twice SOMETIMES three times. I definitely have no complaints.
Nicholas is adjusting amazing to having to share attention with Madelyn. He loves her. He constantly wants to hold her, and pick out her outfits, is always bringing her a blanket, or toy. He reads to her a lot. If I change a diaper he's right there handing me everything we need, and he HAS to brush her hair after each diaper change. I love watching him with her. I can't wait to see them run and play together in the future.
John had a 5 month temporary postion working for the United Way, but that ended August 31st. We were very worried he wouldn't find any work, but luckily he was only out of work for three days. The temp agency found him a good job working at the old Army Depot. He's making metal on the same machine they use to make Grenades. It's a temp to hire job, but they arent looking to hire for 9 or so months after he starts, because a lot of people can't handle the job. So he's still looking for something permanent, but for now, this job seems pretty steady. He works 5am-1:30pm m-f and it pays $10/hr. Permanent employees start at $12/hr and then work their way up to $16/hr. It also has benefits once permanent, and it has a Union! Hoping they see that he has great work ethic and hire him!
Here are a few pics that I'm sure most of you on FB saw, but just in case you didn't, enjoy them here.
Love ya all, I will be lurking!