Friday, December 30, 2011

Fisher's 2 month stats

Weighing in at 14.1 lbs
And measuring 24 inches long.

How do my babies get so big, so fast???

And he shared his cute little laugh with us for the first time tonight:
video

Side note: the doctor told me yesterday that the recommended age to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat has changed from one year to TWO YEARS OLD.  Does this seem ridiculous to anyone else??

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Poulson Christmas

What a blessing it is to live so close to family during the holidays!
We loved being with the Poulson clan this Christmas for the first time in 2 years.
(and our first Christmas J.W. and Fisher!)
We ate, played games, and watched Christmas movies for ten days straight.
We are sad to be home and back to reality.




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas shopping, done right.

This year I did all of my Christmas shopping online.  All of it. Easiest year ever.  Thanks to Amazon, I got everything cheaper than I would have in the store anyway, and they offer free 2-day shipping.  Can't beat that.  Not to mention I get package after package delivered to my house.  Who doesn't like getting mail? I have a feeling I will know the UPS delivery man very well by the end of this week.
Although, hopefully it won't be this slightly creepy UPS delivery man.

Thank you, modern technology.  No crowds, no lines, no bored kiddos, and since Mr. Smith and I are still the owners of only one car, we can relax when he gets home from work instead of hurrying out to find more presents.  Online shopping is the way to go.

Who's with me??

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Real Parents Now

Since Fisher joined our family, Harrison and I are always saying, "we're real parents now".  When we only had Jack, we felt like this young couple just playing with this cool kid everyday.
But now we occasionally have early mornings like this:
1am: Me, feeding Fisher/changing diaper
3am: Harrison taking Jack potty
5am: Me feeding Fisher/changing diaper
6am: Harrison trying to convince Jack the sun is still sleeping, and he should be too.

But we love it.
I was a little  nervous about becoming a mother of two.
Because honestly the transition from being a mom of 0 to 1 was a little tough for me.
I went from working full-time to being a stay at home mom 24 hours a day.
It took me awhile a long time to get a routine nailed down to help me feel like a productive member of society again. But this transition could not have gone smoother. Especially considering all the other craziness that was going on simultaneously.

Fisher is such a sweet baby. He is always so content to just hang out on the bed, the couch, or in his swing and let me accomplish things around the house. He is starting to smile all the time, and his nighttime sleep is coming in longer spurts all the time. He made it 6 hours the other night (woo hoo!) Just like his brother though, he won't be little for long.  As of last week, he had already gained over 3 pounds since his birth weight 6 weeks ago!

Jack is loving having a baby in the house.  He's always hugging and kissing him, and saying, "Good morning, Fisher!", "Can I hold Fisher for a second?", or my favorite, "Hi, Smiles!" haha.  And he is a great help to me, getting me Fisher's pacifier, throwing away diapers, etc.  I haven't noticed any sign of jealousy or resentment which I've heard horror stories about when a sibling enters the picture for some kids.  But we do have to monitor how much he loves Fisher.  Like when he threw a ball to him the other day wanting Fisher to catch it...I can't wait until these boys can really play together!

Harrison is loving his position here.  His first official day on the job they made him a platoon leader over 40 men.  Translation?  He's kind of a big deal. He's staying busy learning his new responsibilities, but luckily is home every night by 5:30PM.  Finally a little bit of normalcy.

My bed usual finds me in it by 10pm.  With two active boys and still doing two middle of the night feedings, I am exhausted if I don't go to bed at a decent hour.  This week I think we can say officially say we're completely unpacked and organized.  There are still so many decorating ideas I have (thank you, Pinterest) but those will have to come with time.
I love my little family!