Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

What a Difference a Day (or 730 of them) Makes

It is getting cold outside! That is why I had to open up Logan's next bag of hand-me-downs from Cole. It is wonderful to get to reuse all of them! There is one problem. Logan happens to be much bigger than Cole was so the seasons for the clothes are off slightly. Here is a picture of both of them in the same outfit in the same place. Both the baby and the kitchen have changed!
Here is the kitchen before we remodeled.

Here is Daddy and a 7 and 1/2 month old Cole in the kitchen.

Here is a 4 month old Logan and Daddy in the same kitchen.

Here is a better view of the kitchen and the 4 month old Logan.

I can't believe how different two brothers are! They vary in size, coloring (skin and eyes and hair), personality, sleeping, eating, disposition...

But there is one thing that is the same. They are both loved very much!

Monday, October 8, 2007


I often wonder why God made it so we needed to eat three (sometimes more) times a day. It seems like He could have let eat once a week or even once a day. Much of my time as a stay at home mom is spent getting/preparing/cleaning up food for my family.

My best theory on the subject is He did it for the sake of fellowship. So we can eat meals together and relax. On Friday night, that is what we did. We ate with our friends Brad and Kathleen and their son Jake. (And the soon to be born daughter Cara!)

Here is a picture of Cole enjoying the pie. Mmmmmm! Don't you want to go eat now...

This picture is slightly deceiving, however, because both of my boys are having food issues right now. Cole doesn't really like to eat. Unless it is cheese, he can take it or leave it. He likes sweets pretty well, but doesn't get to have them unless he eats some dinner first. Dinner time is a constant struggle.

Logan, on the other hand, loves to eat. This is a problem lately because I have not had enough milk for him. I had to start supplementing with formula. I am not La Leche league (or even close--although I have been invited to a meeting once when I was nursing at a restaurant), but I enjoy nursing and personally I really want to nurse my kids for a year. That did not happen with Cole. My milk went away at six months, and although I tried everything but medicine, it would not come back.

For Logan, my milk went away at three months. He woke up one morning and his diaper was not wet at all (and I had put it on thirteen hours earlier!). My normally happy baby became fussy and uncomfortable and couldn't sleep. So after supplements for him and all kinds of good things for me (including, but not limited to pumping after every feeding, increasing calories, drinking a crazy amount of water, fenugreek...) the lactation consultant, doctor and I decided that taking medicine was the only way to bring it back. So I am taking what they commonly take in Canada and Europe for nursing problems. It is called domeperidon. It has some controversy--in the past it may have been harmful to very sick patients that took it in very large doses in the form of an IV, but it is now considered to be safe for the baby and for the mom--and it has worked very well in amping up the milk production.

So we have been able to stop supplementing for now, Logan is sleeping better and my wonderful, happy baby is back and he has stopped losing weight. We have another week before we start trying to ween off the medicine and we see if I can keep the milk production up on my own. For now, I am less stressed since the medicine is working and enjoying the conscious increase in calories. In fact, I had better end this entry because I am currently feeling that I need to help Logan out by eating another bowl of ice cream!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Catching Up

Every Thursday we have a standing playdate with Kristi and Carson. The drive all the way down from Allen to play with us, and we love it! As you can see from the picture Cole absolutely loves Kristi. He always tries to get as close to her and Carson as possible. He loves to pull out Carson's pacifier and give it back to him, kiss Kristi's arms, and tries to help in any form or fashion while Kristi is feeding Carson (including going through the diaper bag and pulling out bottle lids and pacifiers just in case).

Just in case you want to see Kristi and Carson (and even some pictures of Cole), her blog is

And we can't forget little Logan. Here he is sucking his thumb. This is his new thing, and it is so cute! For now, anyway.