A Drive-By Update: Week Twenty

A Drive-By Update - Week One, Week Six, Week Eight, Week Ten, Week Twelve, and Week Fourteen, Week Seventeen.


We must have paid our price early on because his schedule has been perfect lately. Napping almost every 2 hours on the nose for about 1.5 to 2 to 3 hours. On most days, he takes two big naps and wakes up from his second one between 3-4p. So the stretch between 3-4p to 6-7p (his bedtime) can be tiring since we are essentially just trying to keep him up during the last hour, but this ensures that he makes it until his midnight feeding. And then again around 3-4a. He isn't sleeping through the night, but I can live with this schedule.

Will is a super happy baby! And I just love love love his handsome smile and belly laughs. We get the cutest belly laughs when play peekaboo. He's still trying very hard to roll over (back to tummy), but his arm gets in the way. Haha, he gets frustrated when he can't make it so I help him along. He can be on his tummy forever now and is much more content in that position rather than on his back.
20 Weeks

This girl understands and knows a lot. When I put the bib on the table, she pulls out her chair and a chair for me. When she sneezes, she says, "Bless you, Anna." She wipes Will's drool off his face without being asked. I am forgetting a bunch Anna-isms and I am going to do a better job of jotting them down. Watching Anna become her own little person who can express her wants, needs, and feelings is so incredible.

Music is becoming a big part of her life. We are attending a music class that I signed up for her through the local rec center. She loves it. The class is small and she participates and laughs and has fun. Only $77 for 10 sessions. Totally worth it. There are so many other more expensive alternatives out there, but I am glad I picked this one.

She recently learned how to jump! Both feet off the ground. She had been trying for the longest time and she finally got it.

Also recently hubs cut her hair. She refuses to wear clips most of the time so we just cut it short so the hair doesn't get in her eyes. she looks like a little big girl now.

This picture is pre-haircut, though.

One word: Mastitis.

I am feeling a lot better now after 2 days of off-and-on chills, body aches, and fatigue. My milk supply took a major dive, though, which I read is very common with mastitis. It was majorly frustrating to spend twice as long per pumping session only to get half as much.

I rarely get sick and this is the first time since having Anna that I got physically so EXHAUSTED to spend any time with the kids. Instead I was in bed, either curled up from the chills or tossed and turned due to the aches. Horrible times. It made me realize that being sick just suck in general, but being sick with kids is just the worst of all. I don't wish it on anybody.


  1. Glad you are feeling better! It really is the pits to be sick with kids. Way worse than without kids.
    How sweet that Anna even wipes the drool from Will's face! Best sister ever. :)

  2. I hope you're feeling better now!!! I agree, sick with kids sucks!

    that picture of Anna is adorable. such a little charmer!

  3. Oh goodness... Look at those adorable faces!

    Glad you are feeling better!!


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