The Brumbaugh Clan after Sunday attempt #1
Ezra and I after our Sunday attempt #1
My newest and favorite piece of furniture! (I explain it all in the post below:)
mommy and her sweet young'ins
Just as a precursor to this post. I want everyone to know that I am sacrificing precious nap time to post these pictures and updates...so if you look at this post you had better leave me a comment! None of this blog surfing when I am losing precious sleep in order to satisfy your surfing tendencies...now, on with the post
This last week was my first week at home all by myself with the 2 boys. I loved every minute of it...but definitely am looking forward to a visit from my mom and sister next weekend. I guess loneliness is the biggest adjustment, but one that I am willing to get used to! I don't mind staying home with the boys especially since it just seems to make things run smoother if Titus gets his naps in and I can feed Ezra every 3 hours. Ezra is sleeping fine and aside from his bowel habits...I couldn't ask for a better baby.
Mark is busy as ever and we rarely got to see him this last week, but the few minutes we did see him were absolutely wonderfully fun!
Titus' ears are still bothering him so I am taking him to the Dr. for another appt. this week to see what is going on in there. He absolutely adores Ezra and has helped me many times in taking care of Ezra. Earlier this week Ezra was crying downstairs while I was upstairs and I called Titus to come to me. He obeyed immediately...but when we went downstairs to check on Ezra...I noticed Ezra's pacifier sitting on top of his back as he lay in the stroller. I immediately knew Titus had been down there trying to give Ezra the paci when he heard me call him...so he just set the paci on Ezra's back and came to me. LAter during the week I noticed Ezra's slipper sitting on top of his back as he lay in the stroller. I realized that Titus noticed that Ezra lost his slipper...so he set it on top of Ezra's back since Ezra was crying. both of those instances just made me giggle and thank the Lord that for the last 3 weeks Titus has been going through so many adjustments...but the Lord continues to strengthen him and allow the transition to be a smooth one.
I am doing well. I am sleepy...but amazingly enough God continues to give me enough energy to keep going on only a few hours of sleep. It really is amazing how God programs new mommies and prepares us for the task of these physically demanding times.
We all four made it to Sunday School today and the pictures above (sorry that they are out of order) prove it! We were on time and I even had Ezra fed on schedule so I could attend the morning worship service...but as I sat in the nursery feeding Ezra, I could hear Titus clear across the hall in the 1 year old nursery crying screaming and whining. I was tempted to just leave him in there and let the nursery workers deal with it...since I was so excited to be able to go into the worship service. But after finishing with Ezra I decided to go and check on T. He was crying in a crib rubbing his ears as I walked up and as soon as he saw me he screamed like a crazy man. So, I picked him up and thanked the nursery workers for their patience with him...and we went to get Mark and let him know we needed to go home. So...we were at church less than 2 hours...but at least we were able to get in on the sunday school lesson and I was able to nurse in a different room than my living room. Such small niceties...but I was thankful for the time out with my sweet family.
Titus and Ezra are both napping and Mark is getting ready to leave to do some work...so I am going to add the pictures to the blog and go rest myself!
Oh, the fourth and fifth pictures are of my latest and greatest idea. Some friends of ours moved a few weeks ago and gave us their double stroller. I had no where to put it so I just stuck it in my kitchen...and man oh man has it been a huge blessing. Ezra takes just about every nap in it...and Titus sits in it for his snacks and while I make his meals. He loves looking out the window at the flowers and the kids that play outside in the afternoons...so it works out perfectly. I have gone on several walks with it as well...but who ever thought it would be such a handy piece of furniture!