Monday, October 25, 2010

Family Photo

This is the first family photo of the four of us. Sad it took this long but it means the world to me.


My girl loves animals....but what could be better than to actually RIDE one? Absolutely nothing. =)

Boo at the Zoo

Don't they look happy?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TJ: 10 weeks

I am a bit behind on the two month posting for TJ...but regardless, time moves on!  He is now 10 weeks old but I'll still focus on his two month milestones.  It is still amazing to me how fast time flies by and how much TJ changes each day.  He is a little ray of light for me.  My big boy was 16.6 lbs last time I weighed him over the weekend.  Yes, I said 16.6 lbs.  How insane is that?! 

He's also incredibly smiley.  That little smile just lights up a room.  I am a little disturbed by what he thinks is funny (his sister screaming, me running around like a crazy person in the morning trying to get everything done, etc) but I am sure that it will be fine. =)  I have to admit that after running around if I look down and see him smiling at me that helps calm me down a bit!

I also have started playing peekaboo with him.  He LOVES it.  He also loves accents just like his big sister did. 

As usual, here is a brief summary of everything that is all about TJ:
  • Eating - He is still around 40oz per day. Usually has about 5-6 bottles per day and eats between 6 -8oz each feeding.
  • Sleep - Boy have we had improvements in this area!  He now usually sleeps 6-8 hours (usually 7 or 8) from 8pm until about 2-2:30am.  It has been heavenly! 
  • Diapers - We still are going through about 8-10 per day with at least 1-2 dirty ones.
  • Attitude - TJ is still pretty laid back and only gets upset when he is hungry or gassy. He loves to look around and snuggle with anything warm. He is also a morning person!
  • Likes - looking around, cuddling, cars but only if they are moving, peekaboo, mommy, daddy, libby, accents, bathes - yes that's right!  He actually likes baths now!
  • Dislikes - mommy/daddy not making his bottle fast enough 
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Potty Training

We've been attempting to potty train Libby for awhile now.  We honestly would have started earlier but pregnancy/new baby delayed it a bit.  Sometimes waiting turns out to be a blessing though because Libby is doing a great job with it now.  We have a system that sometimes backfires but works 90% of the time.  She still cannot judge when she needs to go but we have her out of diapers (except at night) and in training underwear which I LOVE and, more importantly, she loves.  Sometimes we go all day without accidents and sometimes there may be one or two...but still.  The progress she has made in the last 2 months is amazing.  So for all of those parents that are struggling...hang in there.  We're definitely not finished with this process but we're making a ton of progress.  I am so very, very proud of my girlie!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sibling Love

These two, for now, do love each other. TJ can't stop staring at his sister, and Libby just wants to love on her little brother. I hope this never ends!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Libby is THREE!

My little girl turned three on 9.26.  Last weekend we had a small party for her and ended up having 23 balloons after quite a few kids didn't end up making it to the party.  That just meant more balloons for the kids that were there so it worked out.  The theme was a beach party and while we had grass skirts for the kids to wear, they were really in love with the balloons.  Libby had a blast with her friends as are documented in the pictures

Libby is such a fun little girl.  You meet her and you cannot help but love her.  Her voice is tiny at first and so adorable but once you get her talking you cannot stop her.  Over the last week she's really started to blossom with her vocabulary and personality.  She's more outgoing and not as shy.  I'm not sure if it is because she started in the preschool room at school this week or just she is getting older.  Whatever the reason it has been so much fun watching this little one develop over the past three years.  I couldn't imagine my life without her!  I can't wait to see how she changes in the next year compared to how she has in the past 3.  You know i'll have my camera out to document everything. =)

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TJ: Seven Weeks

Because I decided to live more in the moment versus documenting everything, I have fall behind in writing here.  TJ is now seven weeks old.  I return to work next Wednesday.  Wednesday.  I remember when I could say x amount of weeks but time can sure move quickly around here with 2 kids.  Now back to TJ.  Oh what a joy he is.  My only complaint is he doesn't nap during the day.  Still.  To make up for it the past few weeks he started sleeping 6 hours each night and now for the past 2 nights he has slept 8 hours in between feedings.  He'll fall asleep around 7-8pm and get up anywhere between 3-4am.  Boy that makes up for trying to figure out what the heck to do with him all day long. 

He's still pretty laid back and he smiles now.  Smiles.  At me.  When he sees me.  Oh! and he talks!  All of the time.  This is when things really start falling into place.  His personality really shines through.  I gotta say.  I like it a lot. =)

I'll write more official likes/dislikes at his 2 month posting but we did take him in for his 6 weeks checkup this week at 7 weeks.  Here is where we are...

Latest Stats:
     Weight:  13lbs 11oz (97%)
     Length: 23 inches (75%)
     Head: 40 cm (75%)

So he grew 2.25 inches and gained 4 lbs in 4 weeks.  That's my boy!