Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Jase is as busy as ever. He is trying his hardest to talk but still can't really express his thoughts. He gets pretty frustrated with us which is extremely trying at times. He is doing great with sleeping in his little toddler bed. At night he will get up and turn on his light if he is not ready to sleep and plays and reads his books. He will then turn off the light when he is ready to go back to sleep and get in bed. In the morning he wakes up and does the same thing and just reads and plays quietly until someone comes and gets him from his room. Last night I was up nursing the baby and I heard something on the monitor and it was Jase playing with his toys at 345am! I went in there and told him it was still "night night time" and held him and put him back in bed. Shortly after he turned on his light again but I stayed in bed. The next time I woke up to nurse baby he was back to sleep with the light off. This just cracks me up and it's just amazing to me that the he can be such a loud screaming/crying toddler during the day but in his room he plays so quietly. He is still obsessed with Dora and literally could watch her 24/7 if we let him. I am having to put away all his toy balls because all he does with them is throw them in the house. He is getting better with being dropped off at Mother's Day Out but still gets upset sometimes. It seems he has a good time but never wants to talk about it. He absolutely loves his brother and could possibly squeeze him to death.
Zach is just growing by the second. He weighed 18 and 1/2 pounds earlier last week when I took him back to doctor to have his ear checked. He wakes me up every 2-3 hours to nurse and can go longer during the day but not too much longer. He smiles all the time and is so sweet. He loves to be held all the time so we are trying to work on giving him some time without being held because it can be hard to do everything holding a big baby. I had to get out some of his 6-12 month clothes but he can still wear some of his 3-6 month clothes (pretty snug). He is in love with his brother. He must see him all the time when we are driving. A couple weekends ago we were in my parent's suburban and Zach was in the middle row seat and Jase was in the third row. Once it got dark he was so upset and crying and we could not get him to stop. We could not figure out what it was until we turned on the overhead light and he stopped as soon as he could see Jase. And know that Jase is not paying him any attention, he is busy watching Dora but Zach doesn't care. He just smiles and stares at Jase the entire time we are driving (if he's not asleep).
some tummy time (maybe the fifth time he has done it!!)
This is what it looks like when we eat dinner. Zach in the Bumbo watching us eat and talk. There he is just staring at his big brother...aka...his idol.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
There are days when I want to go shopping and don't want to deal with the anxiety that comes with shopping with a two year old in tow. So why did it take me so long to figure this one out??!! I attached the DVD player to the front of the buggy and voila! Peaceful shopping at last! This picture was taken with my phone. I will be making some updates with my cellphone via mobile blogging. Cool, huh?!
Monday, January 12, 2009
My sister came to visit us and she brought a bunch of stuff that didn't fit in our car from Christmas. When Jase saw the box with the Thomas the Train set in it and his train table he yelled out "PRESENTS!!!"
Monday, January 05, 2009
Here we all (most of us) are in Ohio at Nene's house. She is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. I hope I can be that way when I am her age. We had a wonderful time celebrating together.
Our growing family with Nene! (by the way, it took a lot of clapping and jumping to get Jase to look at the camera and smile. Before this photo he was clapping his hands above his head like his Great Aunt Barb was doing while she was trying to get his attention. It was really cute and he was laughing so hard he thought it was so funny.)
While we stayed in the hotel Jason and Jase slept in the same bed together. It was so adorable. Jase was all over Jason as they slept and most of the time was on Jason's head. Teehee...Zach and I slept together in the other bed. He was in his moses basket on the bed. We realized during this trip that Jase is not as light of a sleeper as we thought.