Saturday, August 15, 2009

To Tyler:

Our little man is getting big in just a week and a half! In the time he's been home we've had cabinets put in, countertops measured, hardware picked and bought, carpet put in, London's bedroom set purchased and picked up, and soon granite installed. This is his first outfit being at home. If you count the hospital, second outfit. Let me start with the day we came home. My mom decorated our house and brought London home. This is her trying to get BACK into Mimi's car. Overall, the weekend was pretty good besides the fact that Ty and I were dead on our feet. We took London swimming and tried to make sure she felt that she wasn't replaced. London and I even had a little beauty session (Which we usually do every week) where I painted her nails and she picked my toe nail color. I even bought her a new dress and barettes so that she'd feel special too. She loves her little brother. She lays next to him and tries to treat him like a doll. I just hope she doesn't try to pick him up when I'm out of the room.... Anywho, we had some awesome visitors and greatly appreciated gifts. Remember that I was two weeks early and not quite prepared clothing and babywise to supply for this little boy. Tyler is already pleased with this boy because more than once he's been caught on camera watching SportsCenter. He's so proud. I hope you're reading this Ty, because this blog is for you. Madden is such a good eater and a calm baby. Even when he's hurting he doesn't really cry. I took him to the Dr's on Monday because his eyes looked so yellow. Good news was that he was just fine and the yellow would fade, which it already has! The other day the carpet was installed and the guys were here a little after nine in the morning until 8:30 pm. I had cabin fever sooo bad. Thanks to my mom for taking London that day. When Maddie brought her back we spent over an hour playing with Play Dough. We started to do mustaches and finally gave up. It clearly isn't where our talent lies. My brother, Dean and his family came to help me move the furniture back since Tyler's gone. I seriously couldn't have done it without him. It was such a relief to have some help. London had a fit when they had to go and Deaner apparently put them on the shelf on our stairs for a pep talk. I was nursing so Madeline must have taken this picture. Yesterday was probably the worst and hardest day for a single mother. I woke up hearing London say she was riding the horsey. I had discovered only the night before that when ticked off, she climbs out of her crib to yell at me through the door. So, when I heard horsey, I knew she was riding the rail. Dangerous and testing. I weeded the entire yard with Madden in his swing and London "helping" me weed. She ended up preening the driveway and garage (fertilizer). Later, I tried to lay her down for a nap and instead she climbed out of her crib at least four times and tried to beat me to a pulp. After she came out she immediately pushed some extra tiles I had out to be replaced onto the floor. Hence, she broke the tiles that were our replacements and chipped more that are on the floor. Right after that I was cleaning a mess she'd made in the kitchen and looked over to discover London playing in stamp ink. Fortunately, I grabbed her in time before she wiped it over everything. This is not even everything she did yesterday. I don't think I've ever felt so angry at Tyler and London at the same time as well as frustrated, exhausted, and near tears throughout the whole day. But, don't fear I'm going to be okay. Please just pray that London will be good to me. Ty, this video is for you.

7 comments:

Hoenesclan said...

Oh man Shelley, that is a rough day! I must say I can relate to you! The day we brought Brooke home from the hospital Kenzi took off her diaper and smeared poo all over the walls, door, and carpet (which we had to get shampood!) London is just testing the waters, sounds like you are doing a good job at giving her the attention she needs both positive and negative! You are doing a good job! I will pray that London will be nice to you!

McCall said...

Are you guys building a new house?!

Chapman Family said...

Nice action movie of Madden. ;) Aren't they the greatest!??!!

Sorry for the rough day. Poor thing.

London, just because everything is changing for you, doesn't mean you take it out on mommy! Just throw pillows or something. Give her kisses instead. Love, Mo.

Nikki said...

Congrats Shell!!HE is adorable! Seriously good luck with London my Taylor was a beast when her 1st little "bother" was born WATCH OUT!! SHe is quite the helper with her newer one though. You guys have a beautiful family!!!

Monica said...

Ohhhh, his hair is so dark! I love it.

I will definitely pray hard for you.

And thanks for the chat the other day. I have been thinking a lot about what we talked about since then. You're a good sister.

Carly said...

He is so cute Bell. Call me if you ever need help, I am just up the street!

Bec said...

He really is precious and looks just like your side of the family. Hope you are getting some sleep!