Sunday, January 25, 2009

Brothers

What can I say...our life is a bit hectic right now! We have been getting our house ready to be put on the market. Jason finishes school in the middle of June so we have to sell our house here and find a house to move into when we move. We have looked twice for houses and needless to say it has been stressful. We have a realtor and we officially have a for sale sign in our front yard! We actually had someone look at our house before we got it on the market. We had just met with the realtor a couple days later she brought someone by to see it. Cross your fingers that we sell this house quick and figure out what we are going to do in Warner Robins.

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.


Jase often uses different objects to pretend he is looking through binoculars. He thinks he knows what he is doing, although his eyes are closed and he has them pressed up against his face.

GIVE ME A BREAK!

He sure does make a grilled cheese sandwich look good.


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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice. Can hardly wait to see you all this coming weekend. dad

titi said...

Has your dad told you that your Abuelito didn't say much until he was four! Papito told me spoke up when he heard that they (parents) were thinking of getting a Dr.'s opinion and take him to the hospital....He started speaking right away...Hey when you have so many brothers and sisiters that did everything for him who needed to speak...

Michael had his own language until he was 3! Abuelito told me not to worry...that if he wanted something bad enough he would let his wishes be known and start to speak..and boy did he!

hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Very cute, I love all the pics with the 2 sweet brothers! You must make a mean grilled cheese!

Amy Harper

Maria said...

The photos of Jase with the binoculars are hysterical. I like your description of Jase: "He absolutely loves his brother and could possibly squeeze him to death."

Meaghan said...

oh my gosh. what a sweet post. zach sure does seem to love his brother! :) i can't believe jase gets up at night, turns on his light to play and read, then TURNS THE LIGHT BACK OFF when he's done to go back to sleep! that is crazy!

i also love the "he absolutely loves his brother and could possibly squeeze him to death" line! :)

good luck with the selling of the house..keep us posted on any houses you find in warner robins! we're about to put ours on the market too! Ugh!!