Here is the problem that I have discovered with the blog...once you start one people who love and care about you are wanting to read all about your life. Just one problem, there isn't any time to sit at the computer with your feet up and type about the lazy days of summer when you have 2 children, crazy as ever, pulling you in a million different directions. Now several of you out there have more than 2 children and are probably mocking my attempt at sympathy so be it...I have decided that if network television can take a summer hiatus then so can I.
Here is the quick version of the past several months (quick because my little girls will be up any minute)
June-The month began with high expectations of going into labor and everyday that expectation, eh, more annoyance grew. Now my actual due date wasn't until June 13th, but I had convinced myself and everyone else that Zya would be coming in May...she had her own ideas! I tried everything under the sun to make her come and she wasn't moving. I was finally induce on June 11th and the beautiful little bug arrived at 9:56pm after 7 painless pushes! As soon as she was out I had my bags packed and was ready to leave the hospital but the doctors frown upon delivering the placenta at home...I understand that as more children come the longer the mom wants to stay at the hospital and I look forward to days of amazing hospital food and nurses coming in every 20 minutes to check my blood pressure. The recovery has been great mostly in part to the miracle recovery tool...the squirt bottle. I know that my friend Heide is dying to get another one of her own! Zya has been the most amazing baby. She sleeps! Now this is a great departure from my crazy little Halli! Zya is such a happy baby and she fits perfectly into our family!
July-My little Halli turned 2! She received everything Elmo. We had a great time in Burley over the 4th of July, the Rupert parade was Halli's first and she loved it. She had so much fun playing with her cousins! I had some nursing issues; most of you know that I seem to be a champion "nurser". I have been doing it for quite some time and I consider myself to be a pro. The month of July was ushered in with black and blue boobs filled to freak show capacity of milk. One of the reasons, besides complete insanity, for me to justify nursing Halli throughout my pregnancy was thinking that having milk already would avoid all of the uncomfortableness. Well my friends my best laid plans blew up in my face! I hate to ever admit that Eric is right but he was! The reason for the bruised nips were because little Zya was tongue tied(it's way common and has been fixed) and wasn't sucking properly. It was the most painful thing that I have every dealt with. The silver lining was that when Halli nursed it didn't hurt and I was able to keep the milk factory in business! Eric had a great July as he finished his last class in the MBA program! It is so fantastic that he is done and won't be going to anymore school!!! Now we're just sitting back and waiting for the perfect job that pays lots and lots of money to fall in our laps...isn't that how it works?!
August-This month has been a lot of fun with family walks, pool time in which Halli calls it 'hummin', and a lot of Curious George and Elmo. Zya is growing and sleeping 6-7 hours at night and I feel like I'm in heaven! Halli is working on potty training with her Elmo potty. Halli has really enjoyed having her little 'sissy' and has given her the nickname(unknowingly) of Yiya. She loves having her here and loves the little bit of freedom she gets while I'm nursing. Halli still does love to nurse and now while Zya nurses will come up to me and say 'nummies too?' It's very National Geographic!
The summer has been great and our family is looking forward to fall and the highly anticipated Hoskins reunion! The post following that trip will be amazing!!! I am still trying to figure out how to post pictures on this stupid thing so any help would be great and then you can all see the family growing and hopefully my waistline shrinking!