Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The last 10 days

have been busy.

Wow. I had no idea it would require this much time to take care of three boys.

Makes me wonder how I'm going to do it when all the help leaves.

Mike and I were alone with the guys for most of the days Austin was in the NICU. That was the most exhausting time so far in our "married with children life."

I'd go to the hospital at 9, 3, and 9 (usually for an hour or two) to feed and hang out with the little guy. All the other time I was home being with my two "big" boys. Mike did an amazing job with the guys, the house and the laundry. I was impressed. But still, it was so tiring. I can't even imagine having a child up there for weeks and weeks. I don't know how those families do it.

But then, Mom came back to help when we brought Austin home. It was so nice to have her around. Mom, Mike told me to tell you thanks for coming and helping with the kids. It was really nice to have you here. Or something very similar.... Sorry, I forgot to tell you.

Mike left on Friday for a TDY (temporary duty) with the air force. He'll be back in a couple of weeks.

I know right? Pretty funny. He tried to get out of it, but couldn't.*

Hannah to the rescue. It's so so wonderful to have a Hannah. It's like your own personal super hero.

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... SUPERHANNAH!

Don't tell her but I'm praying against her finding a job.


Well, since this post has been somewhat or mostly boring, I'll just end this asking you guys for a specific prayer request.


He hit the terrible twos about a month ago, or it could be all the change that has happened recently: Dad back from deployment, dethroned as the baby, mom gone for a week (at hospital), brother home, Gigi here, Dad gone, Gigi gone, Hannah back.

Whatever the cause of the psychological issues, Ty has been very defiant lately. I feel like I've lost control of him. He always has an idea of how he wants everything to happen and often it is not the same idea I have. When things don't go his way, he melts into a puddle on the floor. It provokes similar feelings in me.

I feel like I am not parenting him the right way, all the things I am trying aren't working. So pray for wisdom for me especially while Mike is away. He will possibly be taking another week long trip 5 days after getting back from this one.

Thanks everybody.

*Mike does not often try to "get out of things." He really needed to stay here at the base to accomplish some work that needed to be done. He was not trying to get out of work. Just the trip.

1 comment:

Them Howells said...

Hey girl, Its 2:40 am, guess what Im doing? Yep. Love those middle of the night feedings. Anyway... Sean has been going through the exact same thing as Ty and I bet that in a few weeks the worst of it will be over. The first month after Asher was born was ridiculous. Especially weeks 4 and 5 while we were transitioning from lots of help to little help. Now he is STILL in the terrible twos, but he is less confused on who his authority is... I miss the help but he is tons easier now that things are settled down. Give it a few weeks. I'll be praying for him!