Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Learning the true meaning of being flexible...and a little perspective

characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements

After having Zack, I thought I had mastered the art of flexibility, something that was definitely new for me. Today I learned there is definitely room for improvement! (haha!)

Today was my first day with no help as a mother of 2. I know all you Moms out there are laughing at me but I just don't know how you do it?! Just tell me it gets easier! Today was a day of total chaos! Up and out of bed by 7:15 with Brody fed...and somehow we still didn't get out of the house until 9:15...And somewhere between a quick cup of coffee, getting Zack dressed, changing my shirt (spit up), and changing Brody (yup you guessed it, spit up), I apparently forgot to feed Zack breakfast. Mind you, I hadn't showered and was wondering if I had even brushed my teeth this morning (luckily remembered I had). We were rushing out of the house to make sure I would get home by 10, in time to feed Brody again....ummmm, FAIL!

Zack ate 2 granola bars on the way to school after so nicely reminding me "Hey Mom, we forgot to eat breakfast"...I am so thankful for the snack stash in the glove box! Once to school, Zack again reminded me "Hey Mom, wheres my lunch box??"....DOH! We left it in the car. Back down the elevator to the parking garage, to the car to get the lunch and then back upstairs again, yea, you get it.... Well after all that, I go to pay my parking ticket and the machine is broken. Another 5 minutes....
Tic Toc Tic Toc....10am....screaming hungry baby B is ready for some food...lovely car ride home...deep breaths Jess, deep breaths! Tomorrow's another day, and a chance to redeem ourselves!

Perspective: We get home and Trace Adkins is on the TV singing "You're gonna Miss This"...amazing timing, and oh so true! I know how fast the time flies with a little one and I know I am going to miss every second of having sweet little Baby Brody in my arms. And sadly proud Big Brother Zack wont stay 3 forever.

So, yes we are tired. And yes today was rough, but at the end of the day, my unshowered self wouldn't change it for the world!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Brodys first 2 weeks of life

Friday, Aug 19th, 2011
Brody is 4 days old and Zack can't get enough of him. He loves using "the bacterial" (antibacterial hand wash) and holding his baby brother.

Brody in his car seat, out for a walk with the fam.

And of course Big Brother Zack insisted upon pushing the stroller.

On Friday, Jeff surprised Mommy by flying Nonnie and Grumpy out for her birthday. Although Zack did his best to ruin the surprise (secrets are not his strong suit), it was the best birthday surprise a gal could ask for. We had a low key but amazing weekend. And Zack was definitely spoiled...as usual.

Saturday, Aug 20th, 2011
Baby Brody is 5 days old and his jaundice is not getting better. He has a prescription for some vitamin D so we packed up and headed up to Sonoma for a perfect afternoon...sunshine, 85 degrees, and a patio lunch with live music followed by some ice cream and a walk in the park (read: Jess had to nurse the baby again! haha!). It really was a perfect afternoon.

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011
6 days old-just hanging around at the house recovering from our big Sonoma outing. Like I said, Z just cant get enough of Brody. It just melts my heart. These two boys are just the sweetest little guys.
Aug 23 - 8 days old-Mommy had a mini photo shoot with Baby B...

Saturday, Aug 27th, 2011

Another day trip for lunch in Sonoma. Did we mention how cold and foggy it is in the city this time of year? We just cant stand to be cooped up in the cold so off we went.

Sunday, Aug 28th, 2011
Brody is almost 2 weeks old and Mom is feeling pretty good so we went up to the trails on Mt Davidson for a family hike. Here's a cute pic of the boys.

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 - 2 weeks old
Today we had our 2 week check up.
Brody did very well...he is back up to 8 pounds and the doc said was as strong as a 6 week old. He was even trying to roll over for her (or to get away from her)...little over-achiever. We are so proud!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 15, 2011 - Baby Brody is Born!

After an 18 month hiatus, the Goslins are back to blogging.
We are proud to announce Baby Brody Thomas Goslin, born Monday August 15th, 2011
8 pounds 1 ounce
20.25 inches long

After what was surely the longest 39 weeks in history, little Brody entered the world via scheduled C-section. Mom was put on bed rest at 32 weeks with pre-term labor and we were thrilled that we made it to 39 weeks.
Below is a pic of Jess on August 12th, 3 days before Brody was born.
We had been joking she was "12 months pregnant" because she was definitely much bigger this time around.

On August 15th, Jeff and Jess headed to the hospital at 10am to "check in" to have a baby. Definitely a much more relaxed (and "civilized") way to have a baby, yet somewhat surreal. We had a mini photo shoot prior to heading inside!
At 1:23pm Little Brody was born! He came out kicking and punching the docs, and even peed on them...definitely a feisty little guy...thankfully he was born a healthy little guy! Jeff was an awesome partner during the surgery and even cut little Brody's cord when he came out. Such a different experience then when Zack was born (via emergency C-section after hours of pushing)

Zack couldn't be more excited and proud to have a baby brother. He is so cute with Brody and we feel so lucky. Jeff's parents came out to help and were very excited to meet their 4th grandson (4-for-4, they need to play the lottery)!
Here's Brody at 1 day old!
Zack and Brody on Tuesday

We were given the option to spend 3 nights in the hospital (like the last go round) or head home after 2 nights. Check please. We were waiting all morning to get sprung and finally got to check out and head home around noon. We got Brody dressed and ready to go and took the obligatory pictures before we went home again to try and figure this out for the second time.

Let the adventures (and fun) begin.