Update on Us

I'm on my second cup of coffee so forgive me if this post gets a little out of control.......

Four weeks ago today we welcomed Mary into our lives. Her actual Monthday will be Friday and I will do a post then about how much she has changed and she has changed a lot.

Everyone loves to ask the following questions, so I'm going to answer them here..

How is it going..It's going great! We are working on a schedule and getting into a routine as a family of four. Sometimes, all the players don't like to participate but we are working on that player and hopefully he comes around soon.

How is it with two..Honestly, it's not that hard. It does help that Henry goes to school all day but really the weekends and evenings are great. I'm pretty sure I have mentioned that I have an amazing husband so that helps a lot too. It is hard balancing everything and trying to keep Henry entertained, but you figure it out. He does know what he is doing because he always seems to ask for help when one of us is feeding Mary or playing with Mary. He wasn't born yesterday and knows we are not paying him all the attention anymore.

Is she sleeping..yes in three hour spurts for the most part. She is starting to wake more during the day. I'm already looking at trends with her during the day. It seems she wakes up eats and then naps around 8:00/8:30am for most of the morning. She will then eat again and be awake in the afternoon. Around 5pm/6pm she eats again and will be up for a little and then sleep until her evening feeding and from there she just wakes to eat. She also likes to poop in the early morning feeding, fun times because it's like three poops in a row.

How is Henry..loaded question. He has his good days and bad days. School is rough and he is having some hard times there. We also have to remember that along with this life changing event, he is still 3. School is working with him and we are working with him at home. In the mornings, we have to tell him that I'm going to work and Mary is going to school so he thinks that I am not home all day. He is usually pretty good but last night, not so much. He was in our room at 3am, and normally we would just throw him in the bed when this happens but we can't right now because of Mary. So, Charlie took him back to his bed and he was not happy. Again, he knows Mary sleeps in our room so of course he wants to sleep in our room too. Then around 6am he was back and throwing cars so he got sent to his room. Yes, at 6am we were putting him in his room, it was not a good start. Hopefully, the day will be better.

Henry does love his sister, he is the sweetest big brother. He loves to kiss her and turn her seahorse on when she is crying. I thought the novelty would have worn off but it hasn't and I love that he runs in the door and kisses her. He is also so proud of her when I bring her to school. He tells everyone that she is his baby and fends the kids off when they try to touch her.

How is Mary..I'm not going to lie, Mary is a dream BUT you have to remember Henry was not a dream at this age. I just think any baby would have been easier this time around but seriously she is incredible. I'm not even sure how this happened and I know it's not always going to be like this so I'm cherishing these moments. She still loves to make all kinds of squeaking noises when she eats and it brings a smile to my face every time. She is gaining weight, well at least in her cheeks and is starting to give us smiles.

I think that covers everything. We really are doing great and loving every minute of this. We have been blessed by so many family and friends who have sent notes and gifts. Mary is going to be a fashionista with all the clothes she has received and you know I would not have that any other way!
The Nardiello Family: Update on Us

The Nardiello Family

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Update on Us

I'm on my second cup of coffee so forgive me if this post gets a little out of control.......


Four weeks ago today we welcomed Mary into our lives. Her actual Monthday will be Friday and I will do a post then about how much she has changed and she has changed a lot.

Everyone loves to ask the following questions, so I'm going to answer them here..

How is it going..It's going great! We are working on a schedule and getting into a routine as a family of four. Sometimes, all the players don't like to participate but we are working on that player and hopefully he comes around soon.

How is it with two..Honestly, it's not that hard. It does help that Henry goes to school all day but really the weekends and evenings are great. I'm pretty sure I have mentioned that I have an amazing husband so that helps a lot too. It is hard balancing everything and trying to keep Henry entertained, but you figure it out. He does know what he is doing because he always seems to ask for help when one of us is feeding Mary or playing with Mary. He wasn't born yesterday and knows we are not paying him all the attention anymore.

Is she sleeping..yes in three hour spurts for the most part. She is starting to wake more during the day. I'm already looking at trends with her during the day. It seems she wakes up eats and then naps around 8:00/8:30am for most of the morning. She will then eat again and be awake in the afternoon. Around 5pm/6pm she eats again and will be up for a little and then sleep until her evening feeding and from there she just wakes to eat. She also likes to poop in the early morning feeding, fun times because it's like three poops in a row.

How is Henry..loaded question. He has his good days and bad days. School is rough and he is having some hard times there. We also have to remember that along with this life changing event, he is still 3. School is working with him and we are working with him at home. In the mornings, we have to tell him that I'm going to work and Mary is going to school so he thinks that I am not home all day. He is usually pretty good but last night, not so much. He was in our room at 3am, and normally we would just throw him in the bed when this happens but we can't right now because of Mary. So, Charlie took him back to his bed and he was not happy. Again, he knows Mary sleeps in our room so of course he wants to sleep in our room too. Then around 6am he was back and throwing cars so he got sent to his room. Yes, at 6am we were putting him in his room, it was not a good start. Hopefully, the day will be better.

Henry does love his sister, he is the sweetest big brother. He loves to kiss her and turn her seahorse on when she is crying. I thought the novelty would have worn off but it hasn't and I love that he runs in the door and kisses her. He is also so proud of her when I bring her to school. He tells everyone that she is his baby and fends the kids off when they try to touch her.

How is Mary..I'm not going to lie, Mary is a dream BUT you have to remember Henry was not a dream at this age. I just think any baby would have been easier this time around but seriously she is incredible. I'm not even sure how this happened and I know it's not always going to be like this so I'm cherishing these moments. She still loves to make all kinds of squeaking noises when she eats and it brings a smile to my face every time. She is gaining weight, well at least in her cheeks and is starting to give us smiles.

I think that covers everything. We really are doing great and loving every minute of this. We have been blessed by so many family and friends who have sent notes and gifts. Mary is going to be a fashionista with all the clothes she has received and you know I would not have that any other way!

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