Friday, April 25, 2008

Fun Times in the House

Wow - what a handful. Everything that isn't a toy should be. We are still working on a schedule and last night we had a mini breakthrough. He actually went to bed at 8, got up at 4 a.m. but went back to sleep until 7. Hallelujah!! Lately he's been getting up by 5 a.m. and not going back to sleep even when we tried putting him to bed at 9 p.m. Hopefully the new schedule will work and eventually he won't wake at 4 a.m.
His rash is clearing up!! So glad he is looking much better. We are doing a mix of the cream from the doc in the morning and then a hydrocortisone and Aveeno mosturizing lotion mix in the evening - thanks to Patti on that one!! It really works and the hydrocortizone gives him relief so he sleeps better at night.
All in all things are going well. We feel like he's already attached to us as he loves to be rocked. Lets us gives kisses by holding his cheek out to us when we ask and he now comes to us face forward to be held instead of backing up to us like he did on trip one and the beginning of trip two. I think we are very lucky but know we still have lots to work on!! He's a 22 month old mess, but he's our mess and we love him!!
Swinging at Grandma's
Playing with Grandma
Playing on the deck

14 comments:

Amber said...

You guys look like you're having so much fun! What a joy! We would love to come over for a playdate whenever you guys are ready!!

Amy said...

Glad to hear his rash is clearing up. I'm a stickler to schedules & routines. My family has an ongoing joke, that we petty the teachers when there is a 2 hour delay next year...Bubby is a man of routine. Hang in there with bedtime; it'll come.

KimAbraham said...

I just can't get over how adorable he is! Awesome photos today -- keep 'em coming!

Full nights of sleep will come eventually. I still don't think we have a full week that goes by without at least one child ending up in our bed for part of the night. We were real sticklers about routines with our first two, but with each child we got more relaxed. Now, I only wish I could be as organized with our schedule and routines. ;0)

It does get better as they get older and more secure in the new surroundings (for us it was new house that caused many sleepless nights.) This too, shall pass. I'm betting when he is a teenager you'll have to drag him out of bed!

Shane and Kathy Gebhardt said...

Hi Rachel,
It seems like the lack of sleeping is common. I'm so glad to hear this because we were definitely concerned about this. He is always wanting to go-go-go and we just want him to take a break and relax.

Actually, I have Trey down for a nap right now and I'm not going to wake him....no matter how long he sleeps. Currently, he has a cold and really needs to rest....so I'll enjoy the quiet time to get a few things done as well.

Take Care!

Joy said...

It is wonderful to hear that he is doing so well.
Joy

Jane said...

Oh he is absolutely precious! So cute! Sounds like you all are settling in, you will get into a routine, it just takes awhile.

Anonymous said...

You guys look so happy! I am glad to hear your little guys rash is clearing up.

Enjoy every bit of that little cutie pie!

Renae

Chris said...

I like those smiles! Glad you are settling in nicely.

Michael and Carrie said...

I'm glad he is doing so well! Getting the routine down is tough-we're working on that,too! I'm glad his rash is better. He looks like he is doing great! I'm so happy for you all!

Mary & Michael said...

You guys look like you are doing great and settling into family life. So glad his rash is getting better. Love the photos!

Becky and Keith said...

Such a cutie!!! I'm glad you're getting into a routine and he's getting some sleep (and you are too!). I'm horrible at a routine - guess I should practice, huh? Keep the pics of the cutie coming! :-)

Allison said...

So cute!! It sounds like everything is wonderful. I am so happy for you guys!

ourboysourlives said...

I found you from another blog...and I am a mom to a son from Glazov!!! Iam so happy to have found you...I am trying to connect with Izhevsk moms and dads ...looking forward to reading your blog...

Debi

Debbie B said...

I've been out of it for the past 3 weeks or so.

Welcome home. Glad he's setttling in to life with you both and attaching so well.
Congratz!