Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Life with Three

Life with a new baby has certainly caused us to slow down. I'd like to say we've been hanging out smelling the roses, but my hopes of being a more frequent blogger have been shot down by illness, fatigue and everything else that comes along with being a mommy of three. It's OK though, it has not all been bad - we've had lots of time to spend together and time to spend snuggling with a newborn (and really, what's better than that?).

So, here's the low down on what's been going on with us:
  • Breastfeeding. I proclaimed I hated breastfeeding. After two rounds of antibiotics, I'm nursing and no longer a hater.
  • Strep throat. Need I say more? It's almost as if our house is contaminated. Preston had it twice. Bennett had strep once ... yes, at five weeks old.
  • Doctor visits. Our typical week, until this week, has consisted of going to either the OB or pediatrician at least twice each week. Seriously, it was no fun.
  • Boredom. Kennedy is bored out of her mind. She's the only one who hasn't been sick and she wants OUT OF THIS HOUSE. 
  • Work. Ryan accepted a new position closer to home (11 minutes vs. 1 hour) in April and is still learning the company, so he's been working quite a bit.
Bennett is now seven weeks old and we are finally getting into a routine and getting out of the house more. Next week we go on vacation to the beach and in two and a half weeks, the kids begin school - Kennedy will be in third grade and Preston will be in kindergarten. I think I'd be more emotional over the start of school and Preston going to kindergarten if I hadn't been home with them all summer. But we're ready. We're ALL READY for school to start.