Our Weekend

September 26, 2016

Our weekends are not really that exciting.  Mainly because Milam sleeps so much. Or, let me rephrase that...he needs to sleep a lot.  He sleeps so we're home a lot.  I know a lot of people who just love newborns.  I am not one of those people.  Don't get me wrong, I ADORE Milam and his first week or so I was super content to hold and nurse him all day.  He's the cutest little nugget ever (well, he's tied with his sister) but I'm one of those people who loses their mind on lack of sleep.  I wish I wasn't but I just am, soooo Jonathan and I are both very happy to be inching our way out of the newborn phase.  Everyone says, "oh, you'll miss those newborn days" and you know what...not one time have I ever missed newborn Georgia.  Not once.  I may miss newborn Milam in some fleeting hormonal moment in the future because he actually is sweet but Georgia, sorry sweet pea, you were not sweet.  (You are now though which makes up for all the tears you caused me those first 6 weeks.)  Georgia is lucky she got a sibling...that I was able to overcome her newborn-ness. (My mom says it's a good thing I was third because if I had been born first she would have never had any more kids...sorry mom!)  Milam is the kind of baby that makes you actually want to have more.  All of that to say...we stay home a lot...because #newborn Oh, and he's in his first "Wonder Week" (read more HERE.  These were always spot on with Georgia) which means he wants to be held more than usual and isn't sleeping very well...right when we managed to conquer thrush week 2016.  This is where our baby tree frog wants to sleep.  Not happening little brother.  Momma and daddy are tired!
We DID venture out of the house and went to Georgia's fall festival and I'm really glad we did.  It was crowded with long lines but fun any how.  Her book fair was also that night so she enjoyed picking out books for herself and her teacher.  She's been pretty good about laying low since having Milam so we try to let her know how much we appreciate her.  
Me and my sweaty little friend having some curb sitting time while the other two waited in lines.
 We also let her dye her hair purple...we washed it out that night but she felt pretty fancy for a few hours.  (Hair dye was a station at the festival)
A little snap of her outfit before she got sweaty at the festival.
On Fridays and Saturdays we do movie night with Georgia.  We let her stay up late and watch a movie with us in bed because we miss her so much.  Milam being born coincided perfectly with her first day of Kinder and Jonathan's first day at a new position at work.  To say the timing of his birth was totally not perfect is an understatement.  Jonathan gets home from work later than he used to and Georgia's in school so our little former family of three really misses each other.  And add to it that Milam has put himself on nearly the exact same schedule as his sister.  He wants to be in bed anywhere from 7-8 and wakes up anywhere from 6-8.  Those times overlap when she gets up and goes to bed as well so our evenings are very much divide and conquer.  Where I would love to put Georgia down for bed and get a break from Milam she only wants her dad.  So, all of our time is very divided...when Friday rolls around we are so excited.  Especially so this friday because the past two fridays Jonathan has worked late (as in midnight or so) and last week he actually had to work late on Friday and then go in on Saturday and Sunday as well.  That just devastates Georgia.  She never misses me but just dies if she doesn't get to see Jonathan.  Movie night this Friday was after the fall festival and I just had to laugh when Georgia fell asleep in our bed.  We have a no kids in bed rule, it just would not work with our dynamics, so this never happens.  She was moved to her bed within a few minutes.  Saturday movie night, girl was amped up!  We had to bring her down a few notches before bedtime arrived.
Getting cleaned up before the movie started.
Annnnd, she's out.
Milam had his one month appointment on Friday (read about Milam at a month HERE) and he was 11.1 pounds, 22.5 inches, and the 90% all around.  The PA said he was absolute perfection and keep doing what we're doing because he's doing amazingly well.  She kept commenting on how alert and responsive he was, how strong he was, how he for sure knew his mom, and passed all his "skills" tests with flying colors.  We go to a family practitioner and they don't see a ton of babies so they get pretty excited when Milam comes in.  I didn't take any pictures because he was a hot sweaty mess from crying the entire car ride there...the ride home he fell asleep :)

A lot of saturday and sunday were spent trying to get an overly tired baby to sleep...so that was fun...and running errands.  I told Georgia she could help me decorate for fall and she did such an awesome job.  I'll have to post some pictures soon.  I was so surprised.

Happy (?) Monday y'all!


Stephanie said...

New reader :) You have a beautiful family. And Georgia's festival outfit is ADORABLE!!

Natalie@She Builds Her Home said...

I (we) feel the divide and conquer thing a lot. i don't remember feeling it much with the girls when Colbie was a baby so I'm wondering if it's when there's somewhat of an age gap. With the girls we are in big kid territory and the boys are still babies so it's like I do one set of kids and Tony does the other set. It's not ideal but I just remind myself it won't be like this forever (hopefully)! It was really, really hard when we first got the boys because we were like you guys and the 4 of us were used to doing everything together! It has gotten a little easier (or else I've just gotten used to it). You guys sound like you're doing a great job!!

ShaunB said...

I feel ya on the newborn thing... I remember the first two months as being awful! Ben and I both don't do well on lack of sleep, so that was entertaining. I just remember rocking him and crying saying that everyone lied to me. haha. Dramatic, I know, but I hadn't slept much. Ethan had colic too. Love him, but he was a difficult newborn.

Emily Powell said...

Thanks so much! :)

Emily Powell said...

I feel ya! I was a total drama queen with Georgia because I was out of my mind with lack of sleep. Milam is such a better baby than G but newborns are still tough.


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