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!!)
Luckily I was able to get a quick picture of Jase laying with Zach. Most of the time I miss the moments because Jase is so fast and the moments are so short.
Jase eating some lunch that daddy made him. Check out the binoculars.
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.