Monday, February 28, 2011

Daddy's Girls

Last night the sleeping did not go so well.  This morning Lindsay threw a huge fit about going potty and stood in the bathroom and screamed while daddy got breakfast ready and started eating.  She eventually gave in.  She was good for drop off.  Mommy and Jordan had a lazy day at home and Jordan was awake for a lot of it.  This afternoon mommy picked Lindsay up and we read, played outside, watched Seasame Street and some animal videos.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Budding Photographer and Bag O Baby

Today was a bit better.  Lindsay had her moments but was better behaved today.  She has however almost totally quit using the potty.  Jordan slept the majority of the day. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rough Day

The kids were a handful today.  Jordan was awake a lot of the day and for much of it was difficult to calm down.  Lindsay continues to have a LOT of attitude.  She argues about everything and continues to throw some of the biggest fits of her life.  This week is probably the worst she has ever behaved.
This morning we took Lindsay to the park and she went on the swings and on the slides.  At home she watched the Princess and the Frog.  After lunch Lindsay took a nice long nap.  This evening she went grocery shopping with mommy.  She did not eat basically anything for dinner and had another huge fit at bed time.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Jordan continues to sleep a lot during the day, but not between the hours of 4-6 AM.  We took an outing to Picnic Island this morning and went out to lunch and she slept through both.
Lindsay continues to be a bit resistive to anything you ask her to do.  This has gotten a lot worse since Jordan arrived so we figure it is her reaction. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black background

Back to school for Lindsay.  Jordan, Mommy and I hung out around the house mostly today.  This afternoon after Lindsay got home we all watched Cinderella.  After dinner Jordan had her first bath, a quick sponge bath.  Lindsay however decided to throw the biggest fit of her life at bath time.  There was some crazy kicking and screaming.  After daddy holding her down to get clean and dressed and sitting in time out we offered one book before bed time.  Smarty pants picked Curious George because of course those stories are about 70 pages long each.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Sleeping was similar last night.  Today we went to Weedon Island and Jordan slept pretty much the whole time.  Come to think of it she slept almost the whole day.  I picked Lindsay up right after Tumble Bus at school today.  This evening grandma and grandpa were over.  Lindsay enjoyed watching videos and reading on grandma's Ipad.  

Lindsay and daddy in the hammock here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Jordan slept pretty well last night including one 4 hour stretch.  Lindsay went back to school today and took some lollipops to class to celebrate her new baby sister.  Mommy, Jordan and I went to Sawgrass parked and walked around for a little fresh air.  Jordan then went to her first restaurant, Panera for lunch.  She was well behaved.  This evening for our walk Lindsay wanted to go in the stroller like Jordan so we had two strollers to push around the block.

Lindsay on Left, Jordan on right.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Girls

We are still working on the sleeping, but last night was better.  Today we took Jordan to her first doctors appointment.  Both Lindsay and Jordan were good and got a lot of attention at Chrissy's office.  We hung around the house a lot of the day and both kids were good, but Jordan definitely requires a lot of attention.  This evening we went to the park.  Lindsay had fun swinging, running, climbing, and playing in the sand.  Jordan mainly enjoyed swinging with mommy or daddy.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Family Time

Jordan did not sleep last night.  She would only sleep for 10-15 minutes at most after a feeding and then would be awake and crying again.  Basically if she was held she was ok but otherwise not happy.  We tried the bouncer, swing, co-sleeper, in sleep sack, pjs, light on/off, etc.  Today we tried to keep her awake more during the day.  She got to meet Aunt Lisa and Uncle Robby for the first time and spent some more time with grandma and grandpa Mattern and grandpa Paulson.  This evening we went for Jordan's first stroller ride which she wasn't super happy about. 
Lindsay continues to be a really good helper and to hug and kiss her sister all the time.  She enjoyed visiting with everyone today.  She also watched Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Jordan Day 2

Last night Jordan finally got her bath around 11 o'clock.  She was very good last night but of course we were repeatedly awakened for other reasons.  Thankfully we got to go home this afternoon.  Jordan was much sleepier today.  She slept on the car ride home.  She got to meet Serenity and see her room and she got to try out the bouncer and her co-sleeper. Here is a pic of Lindsay in the same bouncer taken when she was 5 days old.
Grandma and Grandpa Mattern spent the night at our house last night with Lindsay.  She stayed up a little late and then had a pancake breakfast at IHOP.  She was very well behaved overall today and still is crazy about her little sister.  She was worn out by the end of the day due to 2 long exciting days with no naps.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jordan has arrived

Jordan is here.  We went to the doctor appointment this morning and after a long wait got sent over to the hospital.  Chrissy was having contractions already and they gave her a little Oxytocin to help them along.  After about 2-3 hours she was ready.  Chrissy only had to push twice and Jordan had arrived.  She came into the world crying.  She was a tad over 7 pounds.  She is of course perfect.  Lindsay loved her to death and gave her more kisses than mommy and I get in the average week.  She also got to visit with both grandma and grandpas and to skype with Aunt Becca.  Jordan is awaiting her first bath around 10 o'clock tonight.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The big news is that Jordan is coming tomorrow!  We are really looking forward to seeing her and getting to know her.  Lindsay is excited about getting to be a big sister.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Lindsay stayed up late reading in bed last night and did not want to get up this morning.  She was good for drop off.  She was not so good for pick up and had a huge fit.  This evening she ate pretty well and then read some before bed time.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Lindsay was very talkative today.  She was singing and talking all of dinner and at the grocery store.  She sang a  little bit of Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and more.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today they had a party at Lindsay's school.  She brought home some Valentines and candy.  She got a couple of new books from grandma and grandpa today and 2 magazines in the mail.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


This morning we went to church.  Lindsay was very good about being dropped off.  We practiced using the potty some more today.  Lindsay ate a good lunch.  We played outside for a long time this afternoon.  Lindsay watched  Snow White on TV today and really enjoyed it.  After dinner it was off to bath and bed.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Lindsay did let us sleep in a bit today which was nice.  This morning after breakfast we ran some errands and then Lindsay played outside and read with mommy.  We took her to get her haircut today and she did real well. She sat in a pink jeep seat and got "fairy dust" in her hair when she was done.  She broke down a little at lunch.  She took a long nap and then was pretty good this evening.