Sean was a really good boy today. I am really impressed. He has his moments, of course, but I really had a good day with him (especially this evening, while alone with both boys for about 4 hours myself! More about that later). (Those are not cuts on his face, but indeed specs of sauce from the Ravioli that he had for dinner!)
Before I talk about my day, I want to give you a garden update:
There are now 3 zucchini's in my garden. On this side of the plant there are 2, and on the other, there is a new one growing. I cannot believe how BIG they grow and how FAST they grow that big! Seriously! It's amazing. It's like 3 days ago, there were no zucchinis! The big zucchini above is just about ready to eat.... though, I may leave it a little longer to get a little bigger, and then cut it up and slap it on the BBQ! Mmmmmm! Grilled zucchini! I can smell it now!
Some of my tomatoes! They're growing big!! My cherry tomato plant gets new tomatoes on a daily basis, very excited to pick some off and eat them when they are ready. I believe the tomato above is my beefsteak tomato plant. I'll check tomorrow when I go back out to take a look. I keep forgetting to check the tag on the plant. Though, I'm pretty certain it's my beefsteak!
This morning the company that cleans Air Ducts in your house came to clean out our ducts. Since they were here, I feel it's cooler in the house. Ahhh! My A/C is working properly now. Also, the guy said that it's very possible that it's been about 30 years since the air ducts were last cleaned. (We've only been in this house for about 7 and a half months now (mid-November 2007), so I have no idea what went on before that, and the lady that was living here before us was here about 28 years or so, something like that. Apparently, she never got the ducts cleaned. My mom picked up Sean and took him on her errands while the guys cleaned in my house (took about 2 hours) so that Sean wouldn't chase the guys up and down the stairs and try to use their tools. It was much better (and easier) that he wasn't here!
This afternoon I had my sister Amy, Angela, Caroline & Madeleine over. To knit. I did get a few rows done on my misty garden scarf. It's coming along. I've done about 1/3 of the scarf. I'm going to get cracking on it... I plan on definitely having it done before winter. I've got another project to start working on as well, I will get to that shortly.
Madeleine brought me a present. It was really nice of her. I just love it. It's a beer sweater & hat. Perfect! I love the green color too! Fits my beer perfectly! (Actually this beer was a gift from Madeleine as well!) Thank you!
We hung out all afternoon, knit, talked, watched some TV (some Sean TV and some Adult TV too), and it was nice to have friends over. Late afternoon Angela took Sean for a walk in his stroller and within 7 minutes he was out cold and slept in his stroller for an hour. He NEEDED his nap. However, in the house, there is NO WAY he'd nap. NO WAY! Too many people and he'd be afraid of missing out on something.
This evening Jamie had baseball and everyone left, and it was nice to just have the house to myself with my two boys. Mack slept most of the evening, and Sean and I hung out and cleaned up his room and a bit in Mack's room. (Mack's crib has been a dumping ground for baby stuff in the past few months, so I finally started to organize it). I am sure it'll be a while yet before Mack goes into his crib and sleep there. (Probably when he starts sleeping through the night, he'll go into his room). Right now, he's been sleeping in the basinette in my bedroom as I'm breastfeeding. Sean started sleeping through the night at 2 months and 1 week old. If Mack follows in his footsteps, then that's in just 6 weeks from now. I can dream, right?
This evening Sean was REALLY good. He had his bottle of milk, and cuddled with me on the couch and was a really good boy. He even helped me change Mack's diaper. He was really good while I fed Mack on the couch, (I was worried about him taking off and getting into trouble somewhere in the house while I was stuck on the couch feeding Mack). I got lucky, and he was really good. Thank goodness.
I have a LOT of emails in my inbox. I am slowly getting back to each of them. I'm planning on emailing everyone back. It just may take me some time. If you're expecting an email from me, please be patient.
Tomorrow we have music in the park (a few streets away from my house) early in the morning. I'm planning on taking both boys. (It's more for Sean than Mack!) I'm hoping that I can make it out of the door on time, and get there on time. I think I can do it! Mack also has his tongue check up tomorrow afternoon, I am hoping he's gaining more weight than the previous week, after his tongue-tie clipping last week.
I've been thinking a lot of my opinion on breastfeeding. I am having mixed feelings about it. I will compose my thoughts together, and write a proper post about it (maybe tomorrow). I didn't get to breastfeed Sean, so this is a new experience for me. (Sean wouldn't latch, after 2 weeks of struggling, but I did pump as much as I could until he was 6 weeks old, when I wasn't producing much milk anymore). Mack is latching and eating a lot, I'm just not sure 100% that it is for me, but I want him to get the breastmilk. So I'm torn. Really torn. I will compose my thoughts on why I'm feeling this way and I will blog about it tomorrow. Breastfeeding in public - is another reason I'm having mixed feelings about this. I have no issues with the act of doing it in public, though even with a cover wrap - I'm not 100% certain it's for me. Anyhow, I'm beat, so I'm going to go feed Mack, and hit the sack. I'll be back. Same time. Tomorrow.