Friday, October 16, 2009

I saw this this week and thought it was so cute : ) I feel like all I do is nurse. Maybe I should start thinking of it as a superpower and I'm superwomen !!!!

Roman 27 Months


This is the first of monthly post for you and Avery. Some blogger friends that i have write a monthly update on their kiddos and i regret I'm just starting to do this for you. But here we go.

You are 27 months olds. Thats 2 years and 3 months. I can't believe how big you are. It's been awhile since I weighed you but you the last time I weighed you you weighed 32 pounds. You are getting tall and losing the baby look and starting to look like such a big boy. I can't believe it sometimes when I look at you at how big you are.

You are really starting to talk a lot. You still are saying mostly one-two words, but have said a few small sentence. you can spell your name which surprises everyone. You're a smarty pants. you can identify and say the colors--red, blue,green,yellow, and pink. You are counting to 7 in english, and thanks to Dora you can count to 6 in Spanish.

You LOVE to read books your favorites are your Animal Encyclopedia, Mickey Mouse book, and your tractor/truck books. There are times that the house gets very quiet and I go looking for the mess only to find you in your room reading. So sweet!! Your favorite shows are Dora, Diego, and Kailan. You can sing all three theme songs.

You're favorite foods are:Apples, bananas,popcorn chicken, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese quessidillas, and apple sauce. You love suckers and skittles and get them as bribery too often...ha ha. You hate water and drink apple juice in your sippey cup.

You are such a great big brother. You are always asking to give Avery a "tiss." You often sit down and pat your legs, thats your way of telling me you want to hold her. Last weekend we were in Old Navy. You were with your dad and I had Avery somewhere else in the store. You could hear a baby crying and you kept saying "Biby, Biby" with a very concerned look on your face. You couldn't be settled so dad found Avery and I so you could see that avery was ok. You are a precious big brother. I adore the way you love avery. What a blessing! I prayed that you would adjust well and that you would be crazy about her and you are both well adjusted and crazy about your sister.

On another note you are definitely two and testing the limits. It wears me out some days, but i pray that I will have wisdom to guide you and wisdom to know the right way to discipline you. You can throw one heck of a fit, and hate having your comfort zones invaded. People always want to talk to you when we are out and about and you are quick to grunt at them. I won't lie its very annoying and I'm hoping the phase passes quickly : )

You are sweet and we love you so much. I'm looking so forward to the next few months and the holidays. you are getting to an age where you will start experiencing the magic of Christmas. It's going to be a lot of fun. I love you little man.

Avery 1 month old

Avery you are one month old.. actually you are 1 month and 15 days old. Yes thats right I'm 15 days post due on writing this post and that in itself is an example of how crazy things have been ha ha.
Lets see at one month you are weighing about almost 12 pounds. I'm not sure how much longer you are since you were born, but your newborn sleepers no longer fit because you can't stretch out your little legs. Right now you can still wear 0-3 month stuff but its fitted. you fit comfortably in 3-6 months clothes.
You are a VERY healthy eater you eat about every hour and a half during the day for about 15-20 minutes. Sometimes you snack more often. You often get mad when I don't get you fast enough. once you are mad i can forget feeding you until you settle down. So sometimes we work a long time just getting you ready to eat : )
You really struggle with tummy aches and it makes me so sad. Its obviously gas, we can actually feel and hear your tummy rumbling. Gripe water and Mylicon are our lifesavers right now. You love both--they are really sweet. Mylicon almost instantly puts you to sleep.
You sleep a lot during the day but its pretty sporadic. You don't have much of a daily routine yet I can usually count on you taking a 3 hour nap in the early afternoon. This is when I attempt to clean the house, get ready, and get your brother ready.
Speaking of your brother, he is crazy about you. When he sees you first thing in the morning he says, "Biby, tiss" (baby, kiss). He loves to kiss you, and he is very quick to check on you when your crying. I pray you guys will be the best of friends.
You love ceiling fans and smile at them when we lay you so you can look up and see them. You also enjoy having conversation when your being held. You are smiling and its so beautiful.
You are a blessing to our life. It happens so fast you've only been here a little over a month and i can't imagine our life without you. i love you sweetie

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Blog

You guys I'm so dang challenged at anything technological. For real. I can't figure out how to change my old blog pages and so I decided to start a new blog.

I so enjoy reading other blogs and even more than that i love all the great ideas and the connections that I have with people I've never met. I want my blog to be a place where i can write candidly about life, post pictures of my kiddos, and ideas that i love. So hopefully with the start of a new blog I will be more vigilant about posting regularly. Fresh feels good.

So first an update on life. Let me just say having two kids is kicking my butt...ha ha. No really, its going very well, but i never thought it would be so much harder. It probably doesn't help that I have a newborn that i'm nursing while my firstborn is going through the "terrific twos" or is it terrible twos : ) Luckily my mom is here from Canada and has given me alot of good advice that i welcome. It's been a blessing having her here. She came at the perfect time.

Avery is such sweetie and so very beautiful. We have really struggled with her tummy. you can actually feel it rumbling when your hand is over her stomach. It's been really painful for her and very trying for us. Moms, I can't say enough about Gripe Water. You can get it at Walgreens and it is WONDERFUL. It works so fast to soothe them and its all natural. You can't beat that. If you have a gassy, fussy baby try it out. It's good stuff.

Here are some pics from the last few weeks...enjoy