The last few days have been a little bit tough on me, I have been trying to deal with everything in stride but this week it all became just a little to much. As many of you know the bigger your belly and more active your little baby get the more difficult it can be to have a good nights sleep. All though I am not THAT big yet I am on my way and as my body changed this week I got a few discs out of place in my upper back making for long uncomfortable nights. Not to worry, I always have AJ's 3 hour naps that I can relax during right? Wrong. Of course this is the week that AJ has decided that all he needs is 45 minutes or maybe an hour and 20 minutes, which really wasn't on my agenda. I do however understand that he will not have 3 hour naps forever, but he is consistently waking up grumpy and stays that way for 2 or 3 hours. During this grumpy time he finds it extremely funny to throw toys, kick anything near him, and worst of all hit or throw things at Mom. On Wednesday he walked over to me with his plastic golf club pulled it back over his shoulder like he was about to hit me and then started to giggle. I told him that hitting was a no no and that if he hits he will have a time out. Well that got him giggling even harder and then he hit me with it! I was so mad I scooped him right up and took him to his time out spot, he cried a tried to wiggle away but once I set him down and went to set the timer he started giggling again. Honestly what do you do when you kid starts thinking time outs are fun? Then there is Lyndz and Beckam. I just can't get enough of them, we hang out almost every day for an hour or two which AJ also loves. However seeing Lyndz with Beckam reminds me what it's like to have a brand new little baby, totally great but also stressful, tiring, and very time consuming! After a few napless days and sleepless nights spent with my grumpy little man I was starting to wounder how I will ever be able to take care of two kids! I broke down crying two nights in a row and left my husband feeling bad that he couldn't be around more or do more to help out, and then came Saturday! Celebrate good times come on, you got to celebrate!!! Having a day with Poy home made all the difference! We had a pancake breakfast and then cleaned up the house together. Like most mornings AJ was in a great mood and I was able to shower will the boys played. After lunch AJ fought a nap but fell asleep only to wake up and hour later. It has yet to work but we thought that we would try bringing him into our room to nap in our bed and lo and behold he slept another 2 and a half hours! I was elated. Aaron napped with him and I was able to doze of, read my book, and relax a little.
I am feeling much better and have be shown the importance of personal prayer once again. On those tired nights I would crawl into bed and do all I could to fall asleep without stopping to share my day with Heavenly Father. I always think I have nothing to say and the Lord already knows that I had a crappy day so why bother kneeling down to verbalise complaints. Then on Friday night we read our scriptures with AJ, sang primary songs, and said our family prays. It was my turn to offer it and I made a conscious effort to give a prayer of gratitude, instead of complaining or asking for all the troubles in my life to be fixed. It was amazing the feeling of peace and love that I felt after that prayer, I tried this strategy again in my own personal prays and found even more things to be overwhelmingly grateful for. I am well rested and have brain stormed with Aaron for new techniques to try with AJ over then next week. Our lives are far from perfect but we have been greatly blessed and I am enjoying the weekend with my family and looking forward to becoming a Mom again this June!
Since I have been meaning to post some pictures but just haven't found the time Aaron snapped a few shots for me. They aren't in the best place or lighting but you get the idea!
OPPS!!! That's not me I was showing Aaron what I wanted the pictures to look like and he got a little more into it that I expected! lol, he will kill me when he sees this!