Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Baby Season?

First: NO, I am NOT pregnant. Ha.
It just seems like summer always brings babies. Two friends of mine have just had their babies (congrats Karin and Lacie!) and there's some more due in the next few weeks and months. I love newborns and their snuggliness, so sweet. But I'm loving this stage with J, he's so much fun to be with. The best part is that he recognizes my voice and my face, and the way he just completely lights up when he sees me and grins from ear to ear.... melts me everytime. And I take secret satisfaction when CJ's holding him and J literally throws himself in my direction trying to get to me... I love it. I love being so totally and completely loved by another being! He loves peek a boo, I drape the blanket over him and say "wheeeeeeeere's Jamie? where's my Jameson??" and he yanks the blanket down and gets so excited, even more if I get P to play with us. They do it in the van too; J is in the middle aisle with P behind him, and P hides behind the seat then slams to the side of his carseat where J can see him, and yells "BAAAA!" (guess boo isn't as effective?) and he and J just completely crack up laughing. I hope this is a sign they'll be good friends in the future.
J's PT sessions are going okay. His growing isn't helping, his neck muscles just do NOT want to relax! His rotation is great now though, and he has no signs of plagiocephaly (flat head), so yay for that!! He does have to wear his collar as long as he can all day now, and I have to massage him as much as he'll let me, which is completely dependant on his mood. Sometimes he hates it, others he'll tolerate it. He's also LOOOOOOOOVING solid food. So far he loves: sweet potatoes, peas (blech), bananas (he changed his mind and likes them now), applesauce, squash, and carrots. Up next to try is peaches, prunes, and green beans.
M is... well, she's miss attitude half the time, the other half lovey and sweet. CJ said today "do you think she'll get better or worse for her teen years?" Ummm, I really don't want to think about teenagers yet, I'd like to get out of the diaper stage first. If that ever happens... I know everyone says that when they're ready they'll potty train, but I'm getting impatient. She has no problems sitting on it, and know what to do after, like wiping and flushing and washing her hands, she just won't do the actual act. UGH. Hopefully before her birthday.... yeah right. I think P might potty train before her or at the same time. Wouldn't that be nice, knock two out of diapers in one go.... ah, the dream. heheheh!!
P is now in his big boy bed and sharing M's room, and they're actually doing great, knock on wood! Sometimes they stay up later than I'd like and chatter and play, but they're in their room, in bed, so what more can I do? J is sleeping SO great in a room with just him and his white noise machine, it's bliss to him! His room looks so cute too, I found the cutest bedding, I still get so excited talking about it. Heheh!! I'll try to get pics of it later.
A friend and I are having a garage sale this Saturday (local ladies, come see Kim and I on Saturday and buy our stuff!!) so CJ and I went through the garage, cleaning and deciding what we don't need. Then I went through the kids clothes and sorted that. Then we went through both kids rooms and went through THOSE toys too. Hopefully we'll sell most of this stuff, we need a new Britax carseat, and it'd be nice to make a dent in the cost.
Okay, J woke up, I better go. I promise to try to be better at blogging, I've been so slack lately.


Laura said...

Fun to read your update - so where will be the yard sell... you can e-mail me and I`ll post the info on a selling site in SV....

mbr_flint said...

It is so much fun to hear from you. I'm glad everything is going so well. Your kids are sounding so cute. We are very excited to see you guys in a bit. So are you going to move all the kids up carseat wise and put J in P's? I got a marathon for Lexi right before we left and we got Aiden a roundabout and I love them. We recieved a booster seat for Lexi though and she loves being a big girl now so she is wanting to be in that in stead of the marathon. I am waiting for a bit to move Aiden up so we can get more wear out of his for the moment, and some day when we have another one than we can use Aiden's. I hate to admit it but it was you that got me hooked on these expensive car seats but I would recommend them in a heart beat. (Too bad Lexi's is a graco booster but it was free so oh well)

Staci said...

Hehhea, glad you clarified, b/c I thought that's where you were going with your title ;-) J sounds like such a sweetie (as well as P & M!). One of these days I will meet them! ;-) Oh, btw, the tagging game was cool, but I didn't post it on my blog b/c I don't know enough people to do it too! Most of the people who comment on my blog are people through the scrap sites i'm on. I need more friends, lol!

Jesse Edwards said...

so fun to hear about your kids. Thanks for sharing these little tidbits