18 January 2010

Sleeping through the night!!!

Two nights in a row, my perfect little princess has slept through the night. YAY for Verity and YAY for Mama! She slept last night from 10pm to 5am, and the night before from 9pm to 6am. WOW!!! I hope this continues...! She is also holding her head up really good at tummy time, almost 90 degrees! I have to get a pic of that soon. My baby is growing up too fast! On another note, this is my last week of maternity leave and I am kind of in denial. I am very sad and can't believe how fast the time has gone by. Sniff sniff. Verity and Maddox will be going to Daycare 4 days a week and spending Wednesdays at home with Dada!! I am lucky that I will be able to work at home on Wednesdays too so I can see them at lunchtime and breastfeed Verity rather than pumping. Pumping is not so fun! It will be an adjustment, but we will cope.

12 January 2010

Verity Claire - 2 month checkup

Baby Verity is two months old! We went to the doc with big brother Maddox and here are her stats:
Weight: 11 lbs 3 oz (75th percentile)
Height: 23 in (75th percentile)
Head: 15 in
She gained almost 3 pounds in the last month, unbelievable!

Verity is doing wonderfully. She is sleeping about 6 hour stretches at night and has taken a really good afternoon nap for the last few days. She is all smiles and gets really excited when you talk to her and it almost seems like she is trying to laugh. She is a really easy baby. Rudy remarked yesterday that he thinks she is easier than Maddox! I think they are the same. She hardly every cries, only when she is hungry or wants to be picked up. She is really spoiled, but you wouldn't know it. She lays in her bouncy seat and is content to watch Maddox play. She is really a joy and I couldn't be luckier!

Here are some recent pics I took:

Posing like a supermodel
I finally captured her long and curly eyelashes!
A sweet, smirky smile
Tummy time!
Chubby baby - poor thing has the same double chin as Maddox
Pretty princess flower baby - another flower from Mamie

11 January 2010

Maddox Berlin - 18 month checkup

My baby is a not a baby anymore. Sniff. He is such a big boy!! We had his 18 month checkup last week on Wednesday along with Verity. We coordinated their appointments into one, wahoo!

Here are Maddie's stats:
Weight: 27 lbs 1 oz (50th percentile)
Height: 32 in (50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 19 1/4 in
He gained a pound and 1/4, that's it! I thought for sure he would have gained too much because he eats quite a bit!

Maddox had his last round of vaccines until Kindergarten! He also had a booster swine flu shot. Yes, that's the H1N1. I heard there was a marketing blitz to rename it to H1N1 to protect the pork industry. Did you ever wonder why everyone started calling it H1N1? But I digress.

Maddox is a monster. He screams at the top of his lungs when he doesn't get his way, he loves to hit and even sometimes tries to bite, awesome! I know he sounds like a monster, but really he is a normal toddler on his way to the terrible twos. I do feel like I am failing as a parent though when he does these things. We just have to try our best to teach him the proper ways to act. Ignoring the screaming, teaching him that hands are for hugging, not hitting, hitting hurts! That sort of thing. He is really not that bad, he is also the cutest, smartest and most lovable little boy. Although, he is a particularly lovable with his father. Maddox and Rudy are really close, it is really cute, although I am getting a tiny complex. Verity is attached to me like glue though, (as Rudy says), so I don't feel too bad.

I try to pay special attention to Maddox whenever I can by playing with him, eating with him and putting him to bed. We also started a new class this past Saturday called "Music and Me"! I am SO EXCITED about this. I have been dying to take this class for a while now and they are finally offering it on Saturday at our church. It is a great class and Miss Michelle is very popular with the kids. It is so annoying how all the classes offered for Mommies are on Tuesdays at 9am. Aren't there any other working moms out here in the burbs, sheesh!?! Well, this class is pretty full actually, and there were a few Dads in there too. Rudy and I will probably take turns so he can do the class with Maddox every once in a while. Maddox was a little bewildered by it, he stood in the room frozen for a while when we first got there just looking at everyone else. Then, when class started he just stared and sat on my lap, or demanded that I hold him. I got a LOT of hugs and snuggling during class, it was excellent! The second part of class he kind of stood around watching, but across the room from me, I guess he warmed up. He used some of the props - the shakers and drums and wooden circles were favorites. And when it was time to leave, he didn't want to. Refused to put his coat on - yelled and ran away. I had to drag him out of there! When I tried to buckle him in the car seat, he bucked like a little bronco and cried. Very loudly. It was so much fun!! I had to give him some time and then wrestle him in there. I was a little embarrassed, but hopefully anyone around understands how toddlers can be! I can't wait for next week! His daycare mama and her daughter Sadie are in the class too, so that is nice, he gets some extra time hanging with his girl Sadie. Here are some recent pics:

My baby boy in dire need of a haircut.
Wearing Mommy's Ugg boots, hilarious!
"Changing" Verity's diaper. He opened it and looked inside, so funny...