04 August 2010

Questions for Jenni (Part II)

More answers to your questions...

1. Do you have a routine with both babies?
Yes! Carter is very {very} routine oriented {just like his mama!} so we have a routine for everything. While on maternity leave, we would go crazy hang out in the mornings- watch movies or play with toys, etc. I'd start lunch around 11ish, we'd eat around 11:30, then I'd change Carter and we'd watch baby crack Baby Einstein sing-a-longs from 12-12:30 ending with "Twinkle, Twinkle" {Carter's favorite} and then I'd put him up for a nap. He never fought me on this because he knew the routine. We'd do our usual handshake of "sweet dreams, kiss kiss, high five" that Carter made up and then he'd go right to sleep.

As for Brynn, she'd eat every 3 hours. It usually didn't interfere with the lunch/nap routine that we had, but sometimes it did, which just pushed everything back a little bit. No big deal.

After Carter's nap, he'd get a snack and juice and we'd sit and watch Ellen together =) This is really the only show of mine that I can get him to watch and it's obviously because there is so much music/dancing.

At night, Carter gets his bath around 7pm and his milk around 7:30 and he sits with me while he drinks it. We then go upstairs for "cuddle time" and we read Goodnight Moon. He usually falls asleep in my bed and then I take him down to his crib where he sleeps the rest of the night.

Brynnie Girl is a bit young for a real routine, but she usually eats every 3 hours. She has 3 wakeful periods, one in the morning, one in the afternoon {usually during Carter's nap}, and then again after dinner. During those times, she LOVES to talk and smile, hang out on her activity mat, do some tummy time, and hug and kiss her mama :) We tend to give her a bath later {around 9ish} so that she can eat and then go to bed for the night. Sometimes she wakes up around 4am and sometimes she doesn't. I think she's well on her way to really sleeping through the night for good =)

2. What do you find hardest about 2 under 2?
The hardest part of having 2 under 2 is, by far, when they both need you at the same time. It doesn't happen all that often {maybe once a day} but you can only do so much. Sometimes one has to cry while you're helping the other one. It makes me sad {and I always say things like "Mommy's coming Carter" or "I'll be right there Brynnie, hold on girlfriend!"} but really, you're only one person. Unless it's a true emergency, the other baby will be just fine for a minute until you're able to get there...

3. How do you do bedtime with both kids?
Well I sort of answered this in #1, but I usually have Carter and Bob will take Brynn. We're both involved in bath time with the kiddos, but after Carter is finished with his milk, I take him up to cuddle while Bob spends some time with Brynn. Once Carter's asleep, I'll come back down to hang out with Bob and the baby.

Brynn is still sleeping in our room, so we'll give her a bath later and then take her up to our room to feed her. She usually falls asleep soon after eating, so I'll just put her in her bed next to me. I'm not sure when we'll be moving her to her room. I'll probably start to transition her to her crib {we'll start with naps} sometime after vacation.

4. Would you mind if I used Brynn's nursery design for my own nursery one day?
Absoutely not! =)

5. Can you do scrapbooking templates for 9designs?
Email me and I'd love to create something for you!!!

6. I'm with everyone else who thinks you should blog full time. Can you blog everyday... please?!
I try my best to blog at least 3 times a week. I start to feel disconnected if I don't! I also enjoy going back and reading what was going on during each month, so it's a great way to keep myself informed as well =)

I'll try to blog more though! I also want to start coming up with topics that have nothing to do with pregnancy, labor, delivery, or my kids, but it's hard when it consumes your life. The mama's out there know what I'm talking about. I promise to try, though =)

7. What's your favorite holiday?
Christmas. By far. I start to celebrate Christmas sometime around October 1st. I'm not kidding. My college roommate actually had a rule that I couldn't put up Christmas lights or listen to music until after Halloween {which limited me to only listening to Christmas music in my car. And in the shower.}

8. When did you know your husband was the one? :)
From the first night I met him. It may sound strange, but I knew right away. It was November 2, 2001 and I had gone to a party with a friend. Said party happened to be at Bob's house. Well, I ended up talking to him the entire time... he was so funny! We exchanged phone numbers and AIM screen names {classy} before I left and on the drive home, I remember thinking that I couldn't wait to see him again.

The next night, he invited me to the movies {via AIM} with a group of friends {to see 13 Ghosts... I effing hate scary movies, but I went anyway because I was so excited} and I made sure to get in the movie line right behind him so that we could sit next to each other in the theater.

One thing led to another and I ended up hanging out with him everyday for a week. The following Sunday, November 11, 2001, we decided to start dating, officially. =)

We've been together ever since, with no break-ups or anything in between. Bob proposed on Thursday, May 26, 2005 and we were married November 11, 2006!

9. If you could live anywhere where would it be?
Southern California. The only reason: I hate snow. But honestly, home is where my family lives... so where ever they are, that's where I'll be.

10. What is your favorite food?
I get made fun of a lot for this... To me, there are only 4 food groups: chicken, pasta, french fries, and cereal. Kidding. Sort of. {Why am I not losing weight?}

I really don't like to try new things. Ordering different items off the menu? No thanks. I pride myself in ordering the same thing at the same places. Over and over again. I could probably eat the same thing every night and be fine with it {as long as it's in the aforementioned food groups.}

But, to answer your question, my absolute favorite food item/meal is my mama's homemade spaghetti and meatballs. Even the smell of it is "home" to me. Yum.

And, now I'm hungry.

More answers to your questions asap... Keep 'em coming!

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Anonymous said...

I just love you, Jenni. I feel like we're so alike in so many ways.

I have the same 4 food groups, lol.

Loving Mommy! said...

I love the way you answered my other questions so I will ask some more. Hope you don't mind.

1. Do you find having 2 under 2 harder or easier than you thought it would be?

2. Is Brynn a different baby than Carter was?

3. Has Carter changed at all since you brought Brynn home? Like any signs of jealousy?

4. This one is a litter personal so if you don't want to answer it's ok. Do you Breastfeed and what made you decide to do it or not do it? (I'm asking because I find it harder with a toddler)

5. As a mom what do you feel totally rigid about and totally passive about?

I love reading your blog especially the posts about what life is like with 2 LO's since I can now relate.

Steph said...

Love your answers! Now to get more people to ask me some! :)

Anonymous said...

I don''t think your readers mind reading about your babies... that's why we keep coming back! But if you insist here are some other topics for your blog, but before you do I have one more question:

How did you handle going back to work after having Brynn? 6 weeks is the standard but did you want to take more time to be with her? If so, how you didn't; if not, why not?

oh! and how many weeks were you were you did your maternity pics w/ Brynn?

You could let Bob do a post (if he's willing)we could see what life is like for your other half.

Do you have any other talents besides being interesting to read about?? You could do some posts on that (i.e. baking, designing, kniting, etc.)

kacy said...

if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be- physically, with your personality and a character trait.

if you could get the same kids again would you have waited longer to have them?

if you could go anywhere on vacation, all expenses paid, where would you go?

what are 3 objects/things (not people) you could not live without?

Shaun said...

Okay...I have a bunch :)

1 - What was your first dance with your husband?

2 - Besides blogging and your 9designs, what are your hobbies (even if you never get to do them)?

3 - Did you play sports in HS/College?

4 - (I apologize if this has already been asked) How did you announce your first pregnancy to your hubby? Did you do anything special for your family?

5 - Are you working at your dream job? If not, what's your dream job?

6 - What kind of car do you have? What's your next car going to be?

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