29 December 2009

Christmas babies

Christmas came and went. It was fun to spend with my babies but a little sad too. I don't get to spend the holidays with my family (parents and brothers and their families) so I am a little sad around this time. We were also fighting with Jackson right before Christmas, so that makes it hard to have fun and enjoy. Very tired of that scene. However, here are some highlights of the time we spend together. My babies and husband are the best thing that have ever happened to me and I love them so much! Verity is smiling so much and starting to "talk" to us - ok she coos a little, but it is so wonderful to hear her sweet little voice. Her face has cleared up finally, however she has very dry skin the poor little butterfly so I am lubing her up with lots of goop. She is sleeping for 6 hour stretches at night, whoohoo!! Maddox had fun opening presents, although he really couldn't open them himself. He was most interested in Jackson's 154 piece tool set. We got him his own tool puzzle and he conquered it in no time. We didn't buy that much for the kids, our house is already loaded with toys and they don't need that much clothes right now. It is too much to absorb all the gifts other people buy so hey, saves us some money! Maddox's favorite word right now is "hot!". It sounds more like "hos!". All food is hot. Candles and lamps are hot too. He is so smart! He amazes me every day with the things he knows or remembers. He picked up is Go dog go! book today and opened it to the page that has all the dogs in cars and started saying "car, car, car, car..."! I was flabbergasted! I read him that book days ago and pointed to all the cars and said "car, car, car, car...". So cute! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!

Family posing by the Christmas tree, minus Jackson

I'm in heaven with my babiesPretty princess Christmas baby
Verity has the curliest eyelashes!
Mamie sent Verity her very special Christmas ornament! She also bought her her christmas ball dress, so comfy and sweet!
Almost a smile!
She loved her new book!
Maddox fooling around with these lights, really he just wanted to unplug them and plug them back in, repeat.
His new favorite pastime, screaming!
Snuggling up to Dada
First time in the snow getting pulled in a sled, it was cooooooold! BRRRR!

17 December 2009

6 weeks old and all smiles...

My little baby girl started smiling!! She has given us a little grin a few times, but the day before yesterday, she started smiling much bigger in response to our smiley faces! She is really filling out and is growing out of her newborn clothes finally. I still feel like she is so small, but her little thighs are getting chubby as is her face. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, she is 6 weeks old already! Time is flying by, my mat leave is half over :-(. I see the doc next week and can then hopefully start exercising, I have a lot of work to do to fit back into my clothes.

Maddox is becoming a little daredevil menace. He can climb all over everything and is like a little energizer bunny. He is also pretty willfull at times, he whines and screams if he doesn't get what he wants. We are trying to ignore that behavior, but it's hard! He is still a good little eater though. He will eat pretty much anything we give him. Except, now he MUST have a utensil in his hand most times to get him to eat. He has small silverware that is plastic and metal, the metal is not such a good idea. He bangs them on the table and our cherry table has quite a few dents in it now, oops! He can maneuver pretty good with a fork or a spoon now, but needs help scooping up the food sometimes. He is jabbering a lot, but not saying any new words lately. His favorite word right now is "guck". It means truck and dirty diaper and garbage, hee hee. Not sure why he thinks it has these multiple meanings. He started out saying it when pointing at trucks and maybe he is confused because Rudy says "ick" when he goes near the garbage or dirty diapers and so he thinks it is the same? Not sure, but we think it is pretty funny and have probably reinforced it too much and say it too now, oops. He still says "dis" a lot when pointing at things, as if to say "what's this?". He probably says a lot of words and we just can't understand him. He is still a very lovable little boy, loves to gives kisses and hugs and will kiss anyone once he warms up to them a little. He even kisses his sister, so cute.

Being at home alone with two kids is pretty hard. I have the family room fenced in - so I basically spend my day in a cage. However, it is not completely safe in this cage because it includes the furniture and Maddox climbs up on the couch and chaise now and likes to walk around. Time for a new configuration!

03 December 2009


The nightly sleeping has gotten better the last two nights, knock on wood that it will stay that way! Verity only woke me up twice to eat - once around 1:30am after going to sleep around 10pm, and then again at 5:30am. Woohoo!! This is better than every hour or two, I am actually getting to sleep for longer stretches again which is wonderful. Although, I don't really feel like it, it is going to take some time to catch up on my sleep.

I also wanted to mention that she actually ROLLED OVER already!! It happened on Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I am sure it was a fluke, she was doing tummy time on the couch on the edge of the cushion and lifted her head, then her leg and next thing I knew, she had rolled closer to me! Such a smart and strong little baby!

Well, I am working on getting my announcements done and have to get back to working on that since I am having a rare moment where both kids are napping at the same time!