The house is pretty well in order, with the exception of the kitchen. It's coming along slowly, but that's a job I have to do myself to get things just the way I want them. Decorating is another story altogether. We've got some things done, but there's a lot left to do. I will have some pictures soon, and I may even ask for some input, as I am home-decor-challenged. : ) I have a particularly hard time with curtains, but I have some ideas that I hope to get some time to work on soon.
Addison and Mackenzie are adjusting fairly well to their new room. Mackenzie has not been sleeping as well as she normally does, but hopefully things are improving. After sleeping through the night with very few exceptions over the last roughly 7 1/2 months, getting up to rock a baby multiple times a night gets rough! Isn't it funny how quickly we forget how to survive on minimal sleep? Ten months ago, just being up once or twice a night sounded heavenly.
I was afraid her sleep issues might be related to teething or an ear infection, but I've seen no other signs related to either one. Now I'm thinking maybe it's separation anxiety. The pediatrician warned us that we might see anxiety begin to set in, and I've read that it happens frequently around 9 months--which is the babies' current adjusted age. (Never mind that we are now in our third house in two months...) Mackenzie is especially sensitive to where I am even while she's playing, and she fusses when I leave the room. This new development is oddly sweet in some ways--she knows where I am and she wants ME specifically, awww--but it's also exhausting, and I could definitely do without the middle-of-the-night screaming. Has anyone else dealt with separation anxiety at night? I know she will grow out of it eventually, but if you have any tips, I'd love to hear them!
Watching Baby Einstein from their new favorite seat.
I might be having a little separation anxiety myself...I will be chaperoning our youth group to a conference on Saturday, and the babies will be spending the whole day with their daddy for the first time. He is excited about spending 2-on-1 time with them, and I know they will have a good day hanging out together. If I had to guess, I would say there will probably be a Reese's Blizzard from Dairy Queen involved at some point...which they definitely don't get when they spend the day with me! I will miss the little bitties like crazy, since I will leave before they wake up and get home long after they go to bed. And I will be spending the day with about 15 teenagers, so I am sure that getting back home to my sweet girls will be a relief--at least they don't have that teenage girl drama yet!! (Oh, how I do NOT look forward to the early teen years with two girls...)
Happy Friday, everyone!!