So, obviously life with a two year old and a newborn is BUSY!! I sure don't have the time to blog like I used to. Now I'm a bit more concerened with catching a quick afternoon nap than posting on my blog. I do have help this week though, which has been SOOO good! Keith's mom came on Monday, and she's been a huge help with Rowan, and just general stuff like cooking and laundry. I'll be sad to see her go... and so will Rowan! My parents have been gone on vacation since right after Bria was born, so I haven't been able to go there for 'help' or advice, so it's great to have Keith's mom here.
Today we went and bought fabric to make curtains for both of the kids rooms. I had never put curtains in Rowan's room, he just had a sheet hanging in the window, how uncool!! Now he will have curtains that match his new blanket. There was a great sale on at Fabricland, so I also bought fabric to make a rag quilt for Bria. Needless to say, I spent a lot of money on fabric! BUT, it will be super cute, and way nicer than anything I could buy in the store.
~Fabric for Bria's curtains. The light blue is for a swag.
Fabrics for the rag quilt.
This is what a rag quilt looks like, in case you were wondering.
Fabric for Rowan's curtains and a pillowcase. It's the same as the back of the blanket I made for him.
Bria is such a little sweetheart so far! She usually goes anywhere from 3-4 hours between nursing, which is AWESOME!! Rowan nursed way more often, and it really tired me out! She sleeps well at night, only waking up twice. She is very content during the day, and only gets cranky if she stays awake too long. We're really enjoying her.
Napping this afternoon.
Rowan still loves to hold and kiss her a lot, which is so cute! It's amazing how big he seems now! He even seems heavier now that I'm used to carrying a baby. One hard thing so far has been not having enough time to spend with Rowy. I hope he'll be okay with the lack of time that we have together.
Rowan holding Bria on Sunday.
I've been doing pretty good too. I cried a lot after having Rowan, because it's so overwhelming being a new mom. This time I knew what to expect, so I'm also dealing with it better.
Here's a few contests that I just had to get in on too!
Renee is giving away a reusable designer shopping bag from My Conservation Baby. I've been meaning to buy some bags simiilar to this for a long time... maybe I can win one! And for something else 'green' that I've been doing is cloth diapers!! I can't wait to start with Bria. So far we're still using disposables, since we have some. For some reason I can't save the picture of this bag, so you'll have to check it out at Renee's blog.
Drea is giving away a great toddler backpack from Four Peas. I can just imagine Rowan walking around with his bag. I'm sure it would contain his drumstcks and guitar picks!! I"m pretty sure he'd look dashing with 'Funky Monkey'!
Momviews is giving away a pair of shoes from UMI. Rowan is growing so fast and is in need of some new shoes. I love 'Sierra' for him, or 'Sofia' for Bria.
Blessed Nest is giving away a $100 gift certificate to their store. I'd love to try their sour lime/ginger lip balm, as well as the organic kaleidescope nesting pillow.