Wednesday, September 26, 2012

5 months

She's 5 months and getting close to 15 lbs (14.10).  Her baby rolls make my heart sing!  I can't believe we are 1 month away for the big 6 (I'm late again here).  Crazy!  Between 4 and 5 months Maeve has become quite the roller.  I can't keep her in one place and find her rolling across the floor!  Maeve got sick right around 5 months and had her first fever.  She was so pleasant even with a fever, but it broke my heart.  Thankfully, it was a quick viral infection and she is better now.  This came after her first week in the nursery at church.  I really don't like flu and cold season with little kiddos. Yup, she managed to hang with us for 5 months, but started wanting to get a little too chatty!  

She is continuing to grow in her fine motor skills and her trick is pulling out her paci and putting it back in (or throwing it for me to find). She loves her sophie giraffe and now has a little lovey she holds while going to sleep.  It's not big at all, but I still take it out once she's asleep.  This month she has taken a step back on the sleeping so we have been working hard to get this girl on a schedule.  She is now in her own crib (was in bassinet still), in a sleep sack, with a tacky breathable bumper.  As soon as I put her in her crib she rolls over to sleep on her tummy.  I am constantly rolling her back over (and losing sleep because of it).  

 I was planning to wait until 6 months to start solids, but since this girl was waking up more and watching our ever bite so we started introducing rice cereal at 5 1/2 months. After hearing some (not so awesome) news about arsenic and rice, we've switched to oatmeal.

Maeve has started babbling and I claim every bit of the mamamama talk.  That's my girl! Maeve also brings out all kinds of tenderness from her Sgt. Dad!  She has him wrappped and he always says, "I just tear up looking at her."  This is NOT common, baby girl!

The leftover hippie in me loves to wear her in our ergo whenever I can.  She loves being close and so do I!! 

Happy 5 months sweet girl! I feel so blessed to call you my daughter.  

4 months

She's not 4 months.. she's five and some change!! I have some updating to do.

What a sweet girl she is.  Seriously, We're smitten.

At 4 months..

She is in the 35% for weight (12.15 ounces), 94% for length and for 41% that noggin'.  She looks straight Epp and has these dark little features that bypassed my gene pool!  Maeve has started laughing out loud and picking up things with those sweet hands.  She loves a warm body and thinks her brother is hilarious.  Except when he roars.  She isn't a fan of that!  She's a pretty good little sleeper but not on the greatest schedule at this point.  I was so much more of a scheduler with the first.  Maeve is pretty happy regardless, so thus far, we've just rolled with it.  I finally feel like at this point we are in a good rhythm with nursing.  YES, it took me FOUR months with my second child to feel like nursing is going well.  With Titus, I never felt like it went well for all 8 months, so this is progress!!  She is in size 2 diapers and in 3-6 month clothes. She has the cutest little rolls starting to for and I can't help but celebrate.

Sweet Maeve,  You light up my eyes and bring so much joy to my heart.  I really just love having you around all day every day.  I sure hope we always have a sweet relationship and I can't help but dream of all the fun times will get to have as mother and daughter.  Wow, you are SUCH a gift and a treasure to your parents.  Happy 4 months (really late)!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Titus at 3 1/2

At 3.5 Titus is active, funny, wild, opinionated, strong willed, sweet, loving and a handful.  He is all boy and is constantly trying to wrestle something (girls are suppose to be off limits).  He loves to pretend and wants to chew gum like it's going out of style.  He thinks he is a superhero and that role is played out by constantly jumping off of something or someone.  He has a tender heart and loves big.  He's my all or nothing child.  Hot or cold. And passionate.  He needs consistency and redirecting with loving affirmation.  He keeps us laughing with his made up songs and friends and my his hugs are the best.  I'm sure you can guess what my prayer is for this little guy... that he would channel that passion, and energy for Christ.  

20 Questions

1. What’s your favorite color?  Orange
2. What’s your favorite toy? Trains
3. What’s your favorite food?  Waffles
4. What’s your favorite TV show?  Lion Ting (King.. and funny bc he saw part of it and was scared to death so we turned it off)
5. What’s your favorite thing to do with Daddy?  I like to go somewhere with Daddy at the cupcake place.
6. What’s your favorite outfit?  Superman
7. What’s your favorite game?  Toy Story

8. What’s your favorite snack?  Waffles
9. What’s your favorite animal?  Giraffes
10. What’s your favorite book?  Bob the Builder
11. Who’s your best friend?  Mommy
12. What’s your favorite thing to do outside?  Do that thing you do in the water.  That blow up thing.
13. What’s your favorite drink?  Orange Juice
14. What’s your favorite holiday?  Christmas
15. What’s your favorite thing to sleep with?  Bubba (his teddy bear)

16. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A Daddy.
17. What’s your favorite movie?  The Dog and Cat Show.  I like that movie Mimi gave to me. (no idea)
18. What’s your favorite thing to do with mommy?  play a game with you.
19. Where is your favorite place to go?  At Target (I know that's right)
20. What’s your favorite song?  Jesus Loves Me