Zeke was four months on Monday. When Zeke is playing on the floor and I’m in the kitchen, I love peeking into the family room to check on him and seeing Malachi or Elijah playing with him. I found Elijah playing “This little piggy” with Zeke the other day. Yesterday, I was sitting on the floor playing with Zeke and Malachi wanted a snack. I knew Zeke would fuss if I got up, I told Malachi I would get his snack in a few minutes. He suggested I get his snack and he’d talk to Zeke. Zeke did cry as I walked away and Malachi successfully calmed Zeke down by talking to him while I prepared the snack. What a smart and sensitive kid. I had to take the bumper pad off Zeke’s crib because he kept getting stuck under it. The last few nights he’s fallen asleep on his side with his face smashed against it and his arm draped over it–very cute site. He’s also rolled over to his belly several times this week to sleep. We’ve still had no luck with the bottle.
1. This is my second week of running. I got a new pair of running shoes this weekend. They feel great! Sooo much better than my other shoes. I had to get a wide—something I knew about my feet, but I’d always buy a brand of sneakers that was naturally wider. So, I now own my first pair of wide shoes.
2. Brian has his shoulder surgery tomorrow. He has a slap tear in his labrum and his rotary cuff needs some cleaning up. He won’t be able to lift anything for 6 weeks and then he starts physical therapy. So we’ll be getting rid of all our things and moving within that time period. Pray for healing for Brian and that he’d take it easy, because if he does any lifting, he could completely tear it and well that would be awful. Pray for me as I take care of our kids with out Brian’s man power—I think I’m going to need super human strength. Also tomorrow Bari will be taking care of Malachi and Elijah for like 7 hours. My mom couldn’t do it because she had her ovarian cysts removed yesterday. I’m feeling nervous about someone taking care of them that long–not because Bari isn’t capable but because it is so exhausting taking care of someone else’s kids for that length of time. And well, they are at such a tough stage and there’s two of them who feed off of each other and I don’t really know what they will be like with her……I’ll stop. Please pray for all of us tomorrow. Zeke will be with me at the hospital.
3. Our schedule is going well. It doesn’t go smoothly everyday, but I’ve gotten about 6 scrapbooking pages completed and several more Spanish lessons under my belt. The boys seem to like the fun stuff I’ve been doing with them—like painting, sidewalk chalk, etc. Plus I had a spontaneous playdate with a new neighbor. She and her husband and 2 and 3 year old daughters just moved here from Queens, NYC. It was fun to talk about living in the city.
Brian and I have felt so drained recently and it’s really wearing on us. I’ve been feeling really exhausted and cranky and emotional. I hate it when I feel this way…..sorry this isn’t a more upbeat and encouraging entry