Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Not much to report here.

Not much time for blogging.

It's hot.

Really hot.

But everyone in the Amick household is doing quite well!

Benjamin is thriving in his therapies, and is starting to grow up just a little bit into a boy, and not so much of a baby. Still no words but he's playing independently more instead of always having to MOVE.

Andrew is loving Mom's pool and has the cutest little tan lines. He's very excited about seeing Toy Story 3 when we go to the beach soon.

Thomas is my best baby ever. He will be three months old tomorrow and yesterday, he weighed in at 14lbs, 14 oz. Andrew didn't weigh that much until he was six months old, and Benjamin was nine months old! Thomas is sweet and cuddly and a great sleeper. I am truly blessed.

I found out today that I no longer have to give myself twice-a-day Lovenox shots for the blood clot that developed after Thomas was born. In total, I gave myself 171 shots. Wow. So, so, so glad to be finished! Hope it's not too long before the bruising and knots go away that are all. over. my stomach.

Also, I've lost 10.4 pounds in four weeks doing Weight Watchers. It's admittedly much harder this time b/c I'm breastfeeding, and I'm always very hungry!

Matthew's traveling has picked back up a little bit, but most of his trips are just two days. But that means more than just two days of being 100% responsible for the boys b/c he usually has to work really late the days prior to his trips. But he should be finished with all of this traveling by the end of July. (Until next spring, at least.)

Soon we will pack up the van and head to the beach with my mom. I'm looking forward to it, but not naive enough to think it will be a true vacation for me. We're East coast bound, so we won't have to worry with the oil spill.

And now a few pictures because a blog post with only words is just a crime.

The pretty sky after an afternoon rainstorm. I took this from my front door.

For those of you familiar with the Miracle Blanket (I call it the "baby straightjacket."), this is how we find Thomas every single morning. Busted completely out of the Miracle Blanket. He doesn't wake up unhappy, however. We go in there at 7:00 or 7:15 and he's usually waving his arms around, kicking his feet, and smiling up at his mobile. LOVE HIM SO MUCH!

Andrew hasn't taken a nap since about February or March, but if we go anywhere in the middle of the day, he usually falls asleep in the van. Can't believe how grown he is.

Look out for the crazy magician policeman!

Earlier this week, I was at the kitchen counter making the boys' lunch. Andrew said, "Mommy, don't look at the fridge; I'm going to spell a word!" I said okay and kept making lunch. Then he said, "Okay, Mommy! Look!!" I turned around and just kind of stood there with my mouth open. "Look, Mommy, I spelled 'six'!!!" I grabbed the camera, took a few pictures, then removed the 'e,' replaced it with an 'i,' and told him the correct way to spell "six." Thankfully, he didn't ask me what word he spelled.

Hasta la vista, baby!!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. :)

OH, wait...I wanted to take a second and tell you all about the BEST book I'm reading. If you're a mom of a child with Down syndrome, and you haven't read this, you really need to. It's called The Year My Son and I Were Born, and I'm about 2/3rds of the way through. I have cried the whole time. Good tears, sad tears, knowing tears. Go read it. Here's a link.


paula said...

Love your pictures- esp the one from your front door. It looks like a picture on a post card. Love you and your sweet boys! So thankful those annoying shots are over!Your life has too many complications as it is!

Kellye said...

So, so glad you don't have to give yourself shots anymore!!! GEEZ that's a lot of shots!!!! Glad everyone is doing great too! Have the best time at the beach!

Verna said...

Ya, for no more shots!!!!!!!!

With 3 active boys in the house, I am not surprised that you have little time for blogging, but do enjoy reading when you do have time to write.

Have a great time at the beach!

Anonymous said...

Wo-hoo for happy summer days, happy boys and a happy mama!

Yes, the miracle blanket (we called it the baby stright-jacket too!) is the best! As for the book, I really didn't like it. At all. Oh well, I suppose we were going to eventually find something that we didn't agree on.

Happy summer friend!


TUC said...

I think I read the book too far along in my journey, and of course long after Roadmap to Holland, so I was kinda lukewarm about it... but I am not sure if it was me or the book.

Ok, that pile of needles, ugh. Thank goodness that is OVER!

Sex on the fridge huh? I thought the washer was the appliance of choice ;-)