Tuesday, January 25

What a hooot

Courtney is the biggest hit around here. She is constantly being loved on by all of us. Boots is BY FAR her biggest fan, with Natalie in close second. Every morning when they wake up, they can not wait to see her. I keep thinking that it will die down and one morning they wont say anything to or about her, but they go nuts over her every day!

I was having a hard time this week with her. She is as angelic as ever, so it isn't her at all, it is me. I am feeling really anxious all the time, and really have been losing my temper a lot around the house with Brian and the Kids. I do not like feeling this way at all and really need to change what is going on. So the first step I took was to stop nursing. This was really a hard decision for me because she is an amazing nurser. She LOVES it and when I tried giving her a bottle, she was interested in it about 000.00%. Not good. So we tried at it and tried at it, and after not eating for a little bit, and buying a great new bottle for her, she gave in. She is using the bottle really well now and I am slowly trying to see that it is helping. I was going to have to have her done in the next 6 weeks anyway so I could go to girls camp, so I thought I would start the process early since it was effecting other things in my life too. When I sit down to feed her, the kids just go nuts... Especially the hellion boots. They think it is a free for all splashing in the toilet, and sooo much more I cant even get into! But it stressed me out when there was nothing I could do. So I think this decision, although hard right now, will benefit the whole family. But she is perfect and happy and sleeping through the night from about 9-7 and I couldn't be happier with her!

I set out today to try and find a program/class for Boots to get out his energy. I looked into a tot soccer league or baseball but the classes looked more like 3 little boys running around a gym, without a soccer/baseball... no thanks. I can do that at home. It isn't worth 200$ to me. So I think I have decided to try and find a gymnastics class for him and Natalie to go to and wait until the fall when I can put him in a real league when they actually practice, play and learn the sport! But I am willing to listen to any and all advice on from you moms have been through this before! It is tough because he is so independent and mature, but all the classes for his age are mom and tot classes, and that just ain't happening!

I love when the night finally comes, and the kids are actually tired, and they actually go to sleep. We have been battling sleeping here for months now. We get into a fight every night for bed, like they still dont think it is a problem to scream and play and giggle for HOURS. I mean HOURS. So when this busy little body falls asleep I just cant help but love him so much! And he finds the silliest ways to sleep, he is usually always falling off the bed.

The YW in our ward were doing a fundraiser and they were doing family pictures, so we took them up on it. I think we got a few really cute ones! EVERYBODY, you did an awesome job!! With Natalie being shy and boots being the goober he is, I was surprised we walked away with a few.

So I am now one week away from officially starting my half marathon training. I am stoked and really excited to kick it off with Brian's half this Saturday. I am so proud of him and Chase for all of their training and not being too proud to train for something like this! I hope this is the start of something good! So my working out leading up to now has been good and I am still doing well with my goal of working out more days than not this year. I am 15 for 25! I dont think I have lost any weight which sucks, but I dont know what I expect with the way I eat. I really have to be better at that!


aidanjordan said...

The pics came out really cute!

Dave& Jaime Adams said...

Jeni-I hope you remember me from King Henry??? I look at your blog quite a bit, sorry I guess I'm a stocker. Anyways I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciatte this post. I am feeling that same way with my kids and I feel like its all because of nursing. And I too am struggling to decide if I should stop or not. I feel like I would feel less crazy, stressed and mean?!?! I am also training for a half marathon....well I am supposed to start next week but without getting a good solid nights sleeps its been hard to have the motivation. Decisions, decisions. Thanks for your thoughts. :)

Dave& Jaime Adams said...

PS- Your kids are dang cute. And feel free to check out our blog if you want. theadamsfamily2.blogspot.com

abby and paxton said...

Nice pics from the YW.
And good luck with the weening... hope it doesn't hurt you too badly.
I am SO lazy with the working out. Ahh, I need to get some type of motivation.