Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We Are Here!

I have a lot to tell you about the past month but wanted to drop by quickly to let you know that we are all here safe and sound. It has been a journey of ups and downs. Aidan has done wonderfully. He weighed in at a whopping 12 lbs 7 ounces today at the Doctor’s office. He continues to be a wonderfully calm little boy who likes his naps – bless him!

It seems as though we have thrown a bit too much at our wee two year old who has really had a change of personality. Like DH said over the weekend, it’s as though someone flicked a switch. However, who can blame him? New environment in which he doesn’t have free rein as usual, new brother, new job meaning Daddy worked for 12 days straight for 16 – 18 hour days (that is now over and Iain has done much better the past two days when Daddy was home at supper time), sleep deprived and overly stressed mother…. You get the picture. Our days are a work in progress and I’m trying to get him/us back on a schedule similar to our days in Nova Scotia and he seems to be responding very well to that. Suggestions welcome and appreciated and, please, wish me luck.

I will write a longer blog post about the exact details of our trip here soon. We are currently ensconced at my parent’s house in Conception Bay South. I spent our first week here looking for a house and we seem to have found one that we really like. I will provide further details if/when the transaction is complete.

I also have another FO to report on – a pair of Fetching gloves in Mission Falls’ beautiful Wildflower tri-colour colourway. I love the colour and hope to use it in a sweater in the future.

So many things to tell you when I find the darn whatsit to get the pictures off my camera…

6 comments:

Lydee said...

i was wondering how you were doing. my oldest didn't smile in any of the pictures we took when we brought her new sister home. in fact, she didn't smile in any pics for months...looking back i guess she wasn't thrilled about the new addition. they're 18 months apart.

Renee said...

You are there for good! Jealous.

I don't have any advice other than to do what you are doing. Kids like routines and getting him back into one is bound to be helpful.

Elizabeth said...

I hate it when I can't find my darn whatsit. : ) Take a deep breath and keep plowing ahead anyway you can - all the whatsits will be accounted for and back in order and before you know it, this will all just be rearview mirror stuff. Getting back into a routine is always a great start (who doesn't thrive on it), and when everything else is a whirlwind, kids may be unpredictable but are also pretty flexible and resilient little beings. Just remember to book some special one-on-one time when the dust settles - it's a great reward/reassurance for a new 'big brother' and will make you feel pretty darn awesome too).

Yarnhog said...

I'm glad you're all there safe and sound. Any of those transitions would be enough to throw off a toddler (and his mother). With so many at once, it's not surprising he's having trouble. The best advice I can give you is to do your best to give him one on one attention when the baby is sleeping. Do something he wants to do, and make him feel important. It's tough for a little guy not to be the center of the universe when a new baby comes along. I always wish I had handled that better (although I did my best at the time). Exhaustion is a b*tch.

Samantha said...

I'm glad you made it there safe and sound. Iain is "at that age" too ... so while some (most) of it is probably change in routine, he's at the age of testing boundaries. Fun times! I'm sure once he gets back into a settled routine he'll be his ol' self again. :) I agree with Yarnhog RE: one on one attention. :)

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

I've finally time to catch up on blog reading.
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Sounds like he's growing fast! Take care.