Tuesday, April 13
Evie Update: We tried rice cereal last Thursday and it did not go well at all. I can tell she needs it in order to sleep through the night as she used to, but her poor little tummy did not approve. We are going to hold off and see if her system can mature a bit before trying again. Evie absolutely LOVES her exersaucer. I cannot believe she is old enough to enjoy it. Every time I look over her way I think how bizarre it is my baby is old enough to play with things. She is an extremely happy baby still and smiles constantly. She never meets a stranger and loves to pose for the camera. Evie loves to sleep and if she wakes up from her afternoon nap before 4, she has to take another nap before bedtime. Her morning naps are still short and usually on the go in the car. If we are home she has started to stretch her morning nap to a little over an hour or so. She needs a good bit of help going down and can get overtired and overstimulated very easily. She is still very strong and if you try and swaddle her in the middle of the night when she is upset you will know what I am talking about---basically like swaddling a wet cat. I can tell she is going to have a lot of personality and I look forward to seeing what she will be like as a toddler. We are in love with her and I cannot believe I ever worried about having enough room in my heart for two. She is perfect for us and I LOVE having a daughter already.
David Update: Still going strong in the big boy bed/no pacifier department. The other day I asked him if he missed his pacis. He responded with, "NO! I a big boy now Mommy." The one casualty that came with the paci seize was our beloved long deep naps. He sleeps about half the week and plays in his bed the other half. I am hoping he learns to go down better as time goes on. He is very into being a big boy. He loves to do things himself or "myself" as all toddlers do. He loves to play on the back patio and the front yard. He must always have his hat as you can tell from the pictures. If I talk it off, he starts crying that he needs it to go outside. I have clearly traumatized him regarding sunscreen. Every time he walks to the car and the sun hits his face, he starts running and hollering--I getting sunburned Mommy!! AAH!! He also is obsessed with his Thomas Train sunglasses--or really anything Thomas. He really only plays with choo choo trains these days and an occasional fire truck. He loves what he calls 'Jesus Songs' and goes around the house singing things like Jesus Loves the Little Children or Amazing Grace. Most toddlers go through the "Why" stage. We have not hit that one just yet or we have replaced with the "What does this mean?" stage. I get bombarded with questions throughout most of our car rides which I really enjoy. However, the repetitive question routine thing is about to do me in. "What does heaven mean? What does world mean? What does children mean?" All of those are great however, his all time favorite is, "What does slurp mean?" He has asked me this question probably 5 times per car ride for 3 days in a row. No idea where this came from, but it's funny for sure. He is very possessive of his grandparents. Yesterday, while driving to my Mom's house, he said "I not want Nannny to hold my baby Evie. I want Nanny to hold me." He is the same way with my Dad and with Grant's parents. And lastly, David made my day today when he came over leaned his head against my shoulder and said, "Mommy, you a sweet Mommy. I luh you." Best day. Love him.
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