Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Toddler tantrums

My toddler (19 months) has been driving me nutty lately. In her defense, I know her behavior is typical for her age and she has had the minor change of a new sibling. Please tell me I am not the only mom that feels this way?! I love her. Of course I do but man she can be a handful some days. Yesterday for instance...every time I go to feed her baby brother his bottle she would say "No!" and then screech at the top of her lungs until I finished feeding him. Also, he would just be hanging out on his activity mat and she would walk up and tell him "No!" and then bop him. I would get on to her and then she would just stand there and cry at the top of her lungs. She is loving (as do most kids her age) opening every single cabinet, drawer, etc. and pulling everything out. I mean this child is fast. She can annihilate an entire room in mere minutes. And the car. Oh how I loathe riding with her in the car. You have to wrangle her into her car seat and then she will cry most the ride. I am ready for this stage to be over. One day at a time.

But darn she can be cute too. Which I guess makes up for all the bad moments.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Making a splash...

"What do you mean bath time is over?!?"

And a cutie pie little girl because she makes me smile!

Donovan's 2 month checkup!

Baby D had his 2 month checkup and shots this week. He actually did really well with the shots. He weighs 12lbs 5ozs (62nd percentile) and is 23 1/2 inches long (40th percentile). He just moved up to a size 2 diaper. I can't believe how fast he is growing!

He was happy Daddy got to come to the appointment!

With Mommy before the shots

Poor baby after his shots. :(

We love you to the moon and back lil man!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wow...it has been 2 whole months!!

Donovan, you are now 2 months old! You are growing from a helpless little newborn to an infant. Your 2 month checkup is next week so I will know your stats then. You are wearing mostly 0-3 month clothing and some 3 month things. You are sleeping from about 10 until 2 or 3 and then again until around 7. You haven't even laid in your crib yet, much less been in your nursery. You sleep with Mommy and Daddy right now. Pretty much in my arms always. I've never co-slept with my older two girls but you simply will not sleep in your bassinet. We try and you might snooze for a few minutes but then you want out! Haha. You are wearing size 1 diapers but they are getting really snug. When they are gone we will move up to size 2.

At 2 months:

Likes are:

- cuddling (lots of cuddling!)
- sometimes laying on your mat
- your swing
- bath time
- you LOVE drinking your bottles (4 ounces every couple hours)
- kicking your legs
- looking around (we call you baby Ray Charles) ha :-)

Dislikes are:

-being put in your car seat or riding in the car in general
-your bassinet
-loud noises

Your smiling now and your gummy grin melts momma's heart. We love you so much and our love for you grows each day!! I can't wait to see more of your sweet personality.