Saturday, May 29, 2010

Being A Mother of Two

So the first three weeks have been interesting. Good but interesting. The first week went pretty well because my mom was here. Of course two days after she left Jocelyn woke up in the middle of the night throwing up which continued through the next day. It was really hard not being able to take care of her the way I used to because I was having to feed Kentley so often. Which in itself has been a challenge. I think we have it mostly figured out but for some reason nursing is by far the most difficult thing for me physically and emotionally. Four days later I woke up feeling like crap. It was horrible! Thankfully my mom and sister were on their way up. When they got to my house I handed over the kids and went to bed for like four hours. I woke up to two happy kids and a clean house. Where would we be without mom's and sister's :) Their visit seemed to go by way too fast and we loved every minute of it!
Now that I have been at it by myself for a week things have been good. Jocelyn still has her moments but they are few and far between. She is a huge help and I'm pretty sure she is the cutest two year old I have ever known! Kentley so far seems to be a pretty easy going baby. She loves to be held and I just hope we can get on a schedule soon. KC has been amazing and I can't wait for warm weather to get here and stay.

I love this picture of them looking at each other.

My mom and grand daughter number two. She is THE best mom in the world!

Jocelyn having fun with aunt Sami. She loved all the attention.

Jocelyn was so tired but wouldn't get out of the swing. About a minute after this was taken she totally barfed. I think it was motion sickness.

This has been a pretty common occurrence. Jocelyn's baby does a lot of things Kentley does.

The loves of my life! Life doesn't get much better than this :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Introducing Kentley Brooke Gardner

Yea she is finally here! Kentley Brooke Gardner was born Thursday May 6th at 12:20 PM. 6 Lbs 15.5 Oz and 19 Inches. If I thought Jocelyn's labor and delivery was great this one was amazing! In short, I was started at 6 AM, water broken at 10 AM, epidural at 11:45 AM (love these!!!) and 5 pushes later . . . the second most precious little girl was in my arms!

This was the first time Jocelyn met her little sister because the hospital wouldn't allow children under age of 8, including siblings. I started bawling as soon as the nurse left after telling me this but it was probably a good thing because Jocelyn decided to get sick the day before I was induced.

On a totally separate note, some of our very good friends Jesse and Erin (Jesse actually gets credit for KC and I hooking up) were having their baby girl just a few doors down. It was funny to listen to the dad's calling each other for updates as the day wore on. Fun times!

Now for those mom's reading this that have gone through bringing home your second child any advice would be more than helpful as Jocelyn has had a somewhat difficult time adjusting and the worst part is that my mom has been here the whole time. We had two meltdowns in the first 24 hours and since she has actually been really helpful and super cute with "Baby Kentley" but I am open to any suggestions on how to make this transition easier for us all!