Monday, September 14, 2009

status report

So here is how we are really doing...

Samuel is not so sure he likes school. He is having a really hard time being gone all day. He comes home tired and grumpy and fights with James until bed time. Today was better, but he doesn't LOVE school this year the way he did instantly last year. Sam is also having a bit of a hard time with me. He is a little resentful of me since I had the baby. I would love any suggestions of how to win back the love of my six year old.

James is excited to start school on Wednesday. He is enjoying that he gets more time with me at home without Samuel to claim my attention. However, when Samuel gets home James gets grumpy too. I have been tempted to put both of them to bed at 5pm every day for the last week. The good side? James is starting to like Matthew and will periodically kiss him or pat him on the head. We are making progress!!

Matthew is growing like a weed, I am guessing he is on his way to 13 lbs now. He has had a little bit of a fussy week. He has had an upset tummy for the past few days. It is so sad!

John is trying to juggle work, church stuff and coaching two soccer teams. This weekend was hilarious. John coached Samuel's game, ran right off the field as soon as it was over and raced to another field to coach James' game which had already started. He does a great job with the kids and the boys love having daddy be their coach but I don't know how well this is going to work out. It is going to be crazy at the very least.

As for me, I am feeling pretty good. We have almost reached the six week post delivery date and I am looking forward to hitting the gym and working off the rest of the baby weight. I feel better emotionally and physically than I have in a really long time. I am excited for James to start school. I think he is going to love it- after the first few days spent in tears, of course. In addition to keeping up with the boys (all four of them) I have started to hit the busy time of year for my calling at church. I think my next post will be a full out rant about that so that is all I will say about it for now. I need to remember to breathe.


The Whitings in Philly said...

Hi Erin, good report! I'm so glad that you're feeling well...or at least a lot better! Things are the same here when Kyle gets home from school...well, he's not grumpy but he and Marie fight a lot. I'm thinking, you two have been apart for almost 8 hours, can't you play nicely for 4? Hum, hopefully once Sam gets used to school more, then he'll be back to his usual self. Way to go John, coaching two soccer teams! Miss ya guys!

Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn said...

Sounds like Kenna, and Sam are all in the same boat. Her and Bryn aren't getting along and she has been rotten to me lately (lately started aroung the 11th of August). Wish I could help. If I find something that works I will pass it along.

Danielle said...

Make sure you're giving them all some one on one time. Sounds like Sam needs a Mommy/Sam date, just the two of you. Whenever I sense there's something going on that's what I usually do, plus it's a good way to get your kids to start talking to you eraly. The boys will always come home and give me a play by play of the day and tell me things that I probably didn't want to know about but glad that I did. Go out to dinner with him or somewhere you know he loves..good luck!