Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'm back!

I've been absent but can you blame me?  Who wants to miss a minute of their kids growing up?  So I type this as all of my babies (yes, even the hubs) sleep peacefully.
Our sweet doll baby Fiona
Fiona is almost 3 months old:

  • I almost can't believe how quickly this is flying by.  She's well over 15 pounds and may be more now since it's been a while since we've weighed her.  
  • She is still a champion nurser, feeding every two hours during the day and going longer stretches at night (almost 4 hours).  She has occasional cluster feedings but they are completely manageable   
  • She has such an easy going disposition, the only time she gets irritated is when she isn't able to sleep peacefully. (Usually because her older sister is the most incredible human noise maker I've ever encountered).  
  • Still exclusively breastfed and co-sleeping with us. I have tried swaddling her in the co-sleeper next to me but can't seem to settle into a peaceful sleep so we're sticking with what works. (And I don't mind a single bit!)  
  • Her eyes are still very light, very blue with a lighter circle around her pupil. It's still too early to tell what color they may end up being though.

Isabelle turns 3 years old next month:
A big girl in her big girl bed!

  • I was in disbelief ordering all of her birthday party supplies, how can she be 3 already?  But my oh my, the personality on her.  
  • She keeps me giggling all day long.  Even when she does something that warrants my correction, I sometimes have to hide a smile because, well, she just can't help how darn cute she is!  
  • Her crib has been converted to a "big girl bed" per her request.  She enjoys waking up and playing with her toys in her room, such independence!
  • Potty training is hit and miss, pun intended.  She has days where she doesn't have a single accident and other days where she gets frustrated and needs a break.  I'm comfortable with the pace she sets for herself.  When she's ready she'll master it.  
  • She can count wonderfully and we're working on addition by using groupings of toys or any other found objects.  
  • She sings her ABC's in a looping fashion, instead of "next time won't you sing with me", she just starts the song over again.  
  • We have been having regular Sunday school here at home and I'm pretty proud that my 2 year old can tell you the story of Jesus.  
  • We've been dabbling in pairing words that rhyme and I plan on focusing on individual letters of the alphabet soon.  She enjoys structure and soaks up information as long as it's presented in a way that she responds to.  
  • For an almost 3 year old, I think she's wicked smart.

Religious education. Aka: my poorly drawn bible stories

Easter Sunday

Trimming trees... yikes!
Corey and I are well, we have become quite the parenting duo.  We both got our first sunburns of the season last week while helping my parents tackle some VERY large trees.  We have managed to stay very busy with different events filling up our family calendar.  Corey is almost finished with his classes for this semester, he'll have a nice Summer break, and then back to it in the Fall.  I'll be happy when he's mine all mine for the whole week once he's home from work.
Daddy had a birthday.... I won't tell which one ;-)
That's the basics as far as catching up is concerned.  I'm hoping to allow a little more time for myself in the evenings to start to journal thoughts and happenings again!

1 comment:

  1. You both are such wonderful parents! I love that you're teaching Isabelle so much and she really is so smart. :)

    Fiona is such a sweetie and I am so proud of you and your breastfeeding journey!!!


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