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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ivy - 6 weeks

Ivy had her one month check-up last week(she was actually 5 weeks). She weighed 9 lbs 11oz. and was 22 3/4 in. long. She is still the sweetest, easiest baby. It seems like she sleeps all the time. She loves to sleep in our bed and watch the fan. She goes crazy over it, smiling, squealing and kicking at it. She loves her bath also and just kicks around the whole time. It looks like a workout. She grabs at everything; my necklace, clothes and has grabbed my loose neck skin quite a few times :) She also hits at something when she wants it, she hits her binky when it falls out of her mouth and hits me when she is ready to nurse. She loves to have her hair petted. It is really sweet she just closes her eyes and falls asleep every time someone pets her head. She is such a good snuggler too(is snuggler a word?).

Ivy spits up all the time! Wade did this too. We both change outfits about 5 times a day. Sometimes it seems like she spits up everything she has eaten, but she is gaining weight so Im not too worried. After she eats I burp her really well, then keep her upright for at least 30 minutes and she usually still spits up. I hate it when it comes out of her nose, Im sure it doesnt feel good. The doctor didnt seem concerned about it, but I just want her to be comfortable. Wade always asks, "is she going to spit up on me?", " is she going to spit up on my toys?", "why is she spitting up?"

Wade was driving cars all over Ivy a few days ago and stopped and looked at her and said " she is so beautiful." I thought it was so funny / sweet. I guess he has heard other people saying that. I think he is warming up to her because he seems concerned whenever she cries and asks what we should do to make her feel better(most of the time). I caught him talking to her a few days ago. He was asking her if she liked Lightening McQueen and Sally(characters from the movie Cars). Then he told me that Ivy smiled at him. Today he held Ivy for the first time, he just laughed and said she was so wiggly. He even gave her a kiss! Wade takes a long time to get used to change. I think he is going to be a great big brother.








































Friday, July 16, 2010

Potty TRAINING

We need some help potty training. Wade seems to understand the whole process, but is refusing to use the potty. The pull-ups now have a picture on the front and when they are wet the picture disappears - as Wade explains in the video below. Maybe he just isnt ready?

He thinks potty training has something to do with trains. I did make the mistake of giving him a train the first time he went to the potty. Im sure that added to the confusion.

Off to find some literature about potty training boys.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wade and Ivy as newborns

They look so much alike to me as newborns, especially when they are asleep. See if you can guess which is Wade and which is Ivy (I guess their clothes kind of gives it away).
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1.Ivy
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6.Ivy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It has been a while...

After an almost 9 month hiatus from blogging, we are back! We have had a lot happen in the past 9 months including getting settled back in our house from the tree fall (we lived with Michael's parents for 7 months!), car wreck, new car, kitchen fire(no one was hurt!), new jobs, and having a baby girl...just to name a few.

Wade has grown up and changed so much since my last post! Im sad that I havent been posting stories about him over the past months to look back on in the future. He loves to sing, dance, climb, jump off things, play chase, hide-and-seek, build forts, color, and go to Toys-R-Us. It is so funny to watch him try to sing! He called my mom on her birthday and sang happy birthday to her, it was so cute! He loves to sing the ABC's too.

He loves Thomas the train, Cars(Lightening McQueen!), and Toy story. He recites lines from Cars, the movie, all day long. Sometimes at night after we have put him to sleep I can hear him in his room saying " oohhhh no! lightening mcqueen is in a heap of trouble! he has messed up the road and must repair it." I hope some of you have seen the movie so you know what I am talking about : )

Wade is such a sweet, sensitive, confident boy. He gets sad if he thinks Im sad/mad and asks me about 20 times everyday if I am sad or happy. My answer always has to be that I am happy or he will lose it! Only one time I have told him that I am mad(he deliberately disobeyed me) and he cried and cried and cried. So now I preface my answer with "Im happy, but it makes me sad when......" We are working on discipline and manners now. At the beginning of this year we realized he was running the show and it should be the other way around....Im sure we will be working on this until we send him off to college. He is really a good listener and well behaved though! Im so proud of him.

He finished his first year in "school" and loved it. It was so good for him to be around other kids his age. He knew all of his letters before starting school, but learned their sounds in school. He took his blanket to school everyday until the last week of school when he told his teacher that he didnt need it anymore.

This summer he has been going to summer camp at his school. This week is pirate week and he came out to the car today wearing a pirate hat he had made saying "arrrggggg." Then told me he wanted to look for some treasures. Im starting to get sad that he wont be returning there in the fall. Im sure he will love his new preschool though!

Wade refuses to potty train! I have tried everything. I put him in underwear for an afternoon and he just held it then started crying and begging for his diapers back. He wont even sit on the potty anymore. I have taught him to change his own diaper though and he is happy to do it.

He doesnt really pay much attention to Ivy. Sometimes he will pat her on the head or hold her hand, but most of the time he acts like she isnt even there. Once he asked me if I could put her back in my belly. Im sure once he gets a little more active he will be more interested.

I love this little guy.... below are a few recent pics.

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