Thursday, March 21, 2013
She's awesome. She thinks she's also a three year old. It's her world, we just live in it. She has all of us wrapped around her little finger. She loves everything princess, purple, pink, and sparkles. And babies. She loves her baby dolls. I cannot imagine our lives without her. She's what we were missing, even though we didn't know it. At her one year well baby appointment she weighed 22 pounds and was 31 inches. That's 9 inches and 13 pounds in a year. She has 7 teeth. I think her hair is going to be curly or at least really wavy. This fact scares me. Her eyes are a beautiful hazel. She has my squint. She's my mini me with a million times more confidence and spunk. I hope that never changes.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Oh this baby girl is such a joy!
She is always on the go and just BUSY exploring and learning and trying to keep up with her brothers.
She climbs everything.
She has great balance.
She FINALLY started walking this week after teasing us for what felt like an eternity.
She prefers to do so (walk) in only a diaper.
She wants to do everything herself. I think I've put solid food into her mouth less than 5 times in 5 months.
She has learned to back off of the couch or bed so that she lands feet first...still a big drop from the bed though.
She waves, claps, and dances.
She loves music like Tony.
She is a rooster in the morning like Alex.
She still naps twice a day, but if the conditions are right, will just take one really long nap midday.
She is fiercely independent and brave.
She is becoming quite a talker.
- mama - but means she wants to nurse. Whatever, it's fine.
- dada - her favorite person in the whole world
- hi - but usually just waves
- bye-bye - every morning when daddy leaves for work (unless she happens to be sleeping late)
- Opa (believed to be used interchangeably for both Oma and Opa - she saw Oma walking towards her at hockey this weekend and very clearly said "Opa!")
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Jill now has 6 teeth - 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. She got the 4th one on top sometime in the last few days. She got the other 3 all in one week a few weeks ago.
Amber teething necklaces rock! I lost her old one and it was about a week before her new one arrived. She was fussy and not herself. Put the new one on and she cut the three teeth a few days later, MUCH happier that she had been. Totally sold me on it and confirmed what I'd suspected and hoped to be the truth. If only I'd had them for the boys...
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I have no idea why this little girl isn't walking yet! She climbs EVERYTHING! She has incredible flexibility and balance...yoga and dance are hopefully in her future.
Jill cut 3 top teeth this week bringing her total teeth count to five. Number 6 is close. 7 and 8 don't look to be too far behind.
Jill got the flu for the first time this week. It was pretty short lived and I enjoyed the snuggle time with her because she is NOT a snuggler normally.
I can't believe that it's time to start planning her first birthday festivities (after Christmas course)!
Friday, December 7, 2012
Now they look like this....
There are no words to describe how much I love these two. My firsts. Even though they're only a minute apart, they have taken on the roles of big and little (and now middle) brother. Though really, they've always been that way, even in utero.
38" (holding on to that one inch advantage over Tony) & 38.5 pounds
This kid is the rule follower.
He's recently learned the art of negotiation "Mommy can we go to Cars Land first? Then we'll go on the mermaid ride." My favorite ride...smart kid. He got his way.
He has a touch of OCD...he notices right away if something is out of place. He lines up his cars and trains. He can make a mess like no other, be he hates to be dirty or messy.
He's the inquisitive one. He wants to know what everything is, how it works, and soon to come I'm sure "why".
He loves blocks and legos and tunnels and roads. If this kid doesn't end up an engineer or something similar, I'll be surprised.
He refuses to let me cut his hair or nails. I gave up on the hair issue and am letting it grow out. Striker and I have to hold him down while he kicks and screams to cut his toenails. I can usually offer up a bribe to allow us to cut his finger nails.
He's the love bug. He's not a snuggler, but he's affectionate. He wants to make sure that everyone is okay.
He loves dairy foods and cheeseburgers and sandwiches and fruit. He likes non-chocolate sweets.
37" & 33.5 pounds - Oh my tiny kid! (His little sister is already 29.5" and 21.5 pounds...of course she weighed almost twice as much at birth as Tony did)
Tony has spunk. Pretty sure he is at the top of Santa's naughty list.
He's left handed. He's creative, artsy, musically inclined, loves to dance, and so different from his brother.
He's a snuggler.
He likes to sleep late with mommy on the weekend while daddy gets up with Alex and Jill (thanks Striker!).
He's a talker. And a parrot. And he can recap like no other!
He is messy. And a total rough and tumble boy.
He loves cars and trains, but mostly Lightning McQueen.
He loves animals. Especially dogs and cats. Especially Pluto.
He is very passionate. He loves passionately. He also fights with his siblings passionately. He's also becoming very passionately opinionated about some things lately.
He loves chocolate. And carbs. And chicken.
If I remember, I'll ask them the list of birthday questions tomorrow. (Thank you Pinterest).
Sunday, November 25, 2012
I am thankful to finally have a Christmas season in this house where I am physically able to decorate it the way that I've wanted to since we moved in way back in 2007.
Christmas is exploding in here this year and I'm even more excited since surviving: brain surgery recovery (2007), fertility treatments (2008), newborn infants & a c-section (2009), almost one year old twin boys that were still breastfeeding multiple times per day (2010), and pregnancy (2011).
Time flies and wow!