Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Brothers, Episode 2

Another episode of Brothers. Enjoy.

Two best parts of the video - about 3 seconds into it, Josiah gives Jon David the biggest smile. It's quick so you may need to replay. I don't think it really shows on this small screen but when I play it at home with a larger picture, it's clear to see. And, second part, when Jon David gives me the sweetest look. It's like he's saying, "Mom, I really love my baby brother!"

More Baby Si news - a few cute things of note (mostly for myself so I don't forget). He's recently found his hands though I think he's already forgotten them. I saw him checking them out long and hard the other day. He is now relatively mobile. I find him in the crib facing the opposite direction and about 12 inches from where I laid him. He's starting to realize that his brother is a pretty cool dude! And, he gave me two 13-hour nights (6:30 - 7:30). CRAZY! I won the sleeping baby lottery!!! (Now, if only he'd take a bottle and stop screaming every time we are in the car.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

3 Months Old

Sweet Josiah is 3 months old today! He gets sweeter by the minute and I'm completely smitten with him. Not that my love is conditional, but I do think that I love him just a little bit more on the days that he has slept for the whole night. In fact, I'm busting with love when he gives me a 6 - 6er (yes, that's 6 pm - 6 am). Still, he keeps me on my toes and every few nights forgets how to sleep that long.

Vital stats: 14.5 lbs and not sure how long but he's tall! We're well into 3 - 6 months clothes and rapidly outgrowing them!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Turn around, Mister!

This morning at the Little Gym, Jon David ran away from me and almost walked out the door. I very sternly said to him, "Turn around, Mister and get back here!" I wanted him to turn away from the door and walk back to me. Well, guess what he did - he turned around like in a circle. I busted out laughing and learned that I need to choose my words more carefully.

And, in their first joint video appearance are my sons, Jon David and Josiah (Baby Si).

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Dream Come True!

Well, it's happened two nights in a row and I think we may be on to something. Josiah slept from 7 pm - 6 am! I am doing a happy jig as I write this and cannot believe my good fortune! You see, another child of mine (who shall remain nameless to protect his identity) waited 6 LONG months before giving me this present! So, with little man at 11 weeks, I am tickled pink!

I don't mean to sound greedy but his napping is not going so well. He is struggling to get used to sleeping outside that little co-sleeper thing that I had in the bed with me since he came home. He's basically too tall for it now (see below) but I do let him sleep in it at night. Poor guy, I think he finds the crib too big without the comforts of that sleeper. I have him in a little sleep wedge on the sides of his torso but that's not the same as this sleeper which is really snug right now. Any advice??

(Since I'm asking for advice here, any tips on getting my boy to take a bottle?? He had one a day until about 6 weeks ago when he decided that he did not know how to use one. His little tongue sticks out - he's confused!!)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Choo Choo, He's Two

Praise the Lord, our boy is TWO!! We had a fantastic time at the party of the century last night. The house was adorned with ALL Thomas ALL the time. We had an awesome Thomas cake and just a fun time with family and a few friends (Tyler & his parents and "the other" Denise and her baby girl and hubby). Yes, we even had Thomas tattoos - no lie!! A good time was had by all.

Here is a video taken tonight of our birthday boy.

Friday, November 2, 2007

A smile is worth 1,000 words


Noun 1. smile - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement