Monday, June 16, 2008

Great Grandma's and Grandpa

I've decided that Lucas and Ty are lucky boys. I have a friend who has three boys and they don't have one grandma or grandpa still living. Our boys not only have Grandma and Grandpa Garner, and Grandma and Grandpa Jeppsen, but they also have Great Grandma Otteson and Great Grandma and Grandpa Cray. Plus, Lucas got to meet his Great Grandpa Otteson and his Great Grandma Garner before they died. I don't know that they will remember knowing these grandparents but we have pictures of them with each and it's special for Bryan and I to see our grandparents holding our children.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lucas and Ty

Lucas is doing great as a big brother. He loves Ty. He loves to hold him, play with him, and wake him up so that he can play with him. One of Lucas' favorite things is when Bryan brings Ty to his room at bedtime to say goodnight. Ty then turns into Spiderbaby for Lucas. Ty swings around the room and sticks to the walls. Lucas loves it and begs for Spiderbaby every night. Sometimes Lucas is a little too rough with Ty but he is learning. I'm so happy when I see them together and so grateful that Lucas and Ty have this blessing of being brothers.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hanging in There

That's how I feel right now. Like I'm hanging in there and I wish that I could do more. I wish my house was clean (like it is on Mondays when I used to spend three or four hours on it), that I could play more games with Lucas, that I could get back into Relief Society, that I could start working again, and that I could fit back into my pants. Then I tell myself that it's only been three weeks and that I need to relax a little and not start stressing out already. But that is me. I think I like to stress out and when I don't have something to stress about I must not be happy. That's why Bryan and I go together so well because he always calms me down and tells me how great I'm doing even when I think he really can't be telling me the truth.
Bryan has been great. He takes Ty every night so I can be in bed before 10 and then he makes sure I can sleep in until 8 or nine. He works from home on Mon, Wed, and Fri, and still leaves for work a little later on Tues and Thurs so I can get that extra sleep. What a great guy.
Lucas is doing fine too except that the change has been a lot for him. He doesn't deal well with change and is very schedule oriented. The smallest change can destroy his day. Every day is an adventure with him and I love him. Ty is a good baby and I feel very blessed to have him here. So I'm hanging in there and reminding myself that Ty will only be a newborn for a short time and Lucas will only be five for six more months so it's okay if there are dishes in the sink and laundry in the wash. It's okay that I'm not working and that my counselors can pick up the slack. It's all okay and I just need to relax a little longer. (And by the way, I'm not really complaining. I know most of you have dealt with much more than this and I am truly grateful for what I'm going through. I wouldn't change it for anything.)