Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We're still here!

I feel like it's been ages since I've written about something besides birthdays.  Yes, I didn't write a post about Than's first birthday. Maybe that makes me a bad mommy, but seriously we've been crazy over here.  We're moving this weekend and weren't sure where until a few days ago! We ended up finding a nice house the next town over that I am sure will make a lovely home.  The location isn't ideal, the kitchen leaves much to be desired, but the space is great. The kids will have a playroom and a fenced in backyard to play in. I think those two things outrank location and a dishwasher any day!

Than had his 1 year well visit today.  He had three shots and has been mighty cranky today. I'm just praying it's the shots (which he normally handles fine) and not another dreaded sickness. We've had a few healthy days so I'm sure we've reached our limit for the month.  He weighed 21 pounds 12 ounces and was 30 1/2 inches tall.   I feel like he lost weight since his 9 month appointment. He was a little fatty for a while there when we switched to soy formula, but for the life of me I can't find his 9 month statistics anywhere.  They just switched to electronic files at the pedi's office and his 9 month visit info wasn't there. She wasn't worried. He's in the 73% for height and 23% for weight. I could have screwed that up by a few percentiles, but basically he's long and skinny.  Hubs and I were saying the other day how much he has thinned out and looks like a little boy now instead of a baby.  He's officially a toddler so I guess it fits, except that he does no toddling.  He isn't close to walking and I am okay with that. He gets into enough trouble crawling and cruising so I don't think we're missing much.  He says Mama, Dada, Hi and Bu-Bye.  It's pretty cute. He says baby, but only when prompted so I don't think that officially counts.  He's doing great. My most favorite thing is the way the boys interact with each other.  When "talk" to each other from their cribs.  They laugh so much.  Than gets a huge smile and laughs whenever he sees Charlie. They truly enjoy one another. I love it!

I called Early Intervention today for Charlie.  I talked to his pediatrician at his two year visit because his speech seems a little off.  He talks - a lot! But we don't always understand what he's saying.  Nobody seems worried that he won't catch up, but if we can give him some extra help, why not?  They should be calling me back within two days, so we'll see!

Ellie is doing fine. Sleeping has become an issue for her lately (yes, again).  She just wakes up whaling for me or Chris.  It's terrifying to wake up to and when there isn't anything wrong it gets old pretty quick.  Do I need to remind anyone how cranky I am when woken up at night?  It's not my thing. At all.  I try to be sweet and nice and sympathetic, but I'm not.  I feel horrible about it when I replay the previous nights events in my head when I wake up in the morning.  To get a decent nights sleep she either has to be in bed with us or one of us ends up falling asleep in her bed.  It needs to stop. Now. And I'm sure there are plenty of co-sleepers out there that are just like "let her sleep with you if that's what she needs." But I am not and I won't. It's just (for us) a horrible habit to get into. It does no good for Chris or I.  It's not happening. So I need a solution. Any advice?  On a positive note, day time accidents are officially a thing of the past. Yay!

Hmmm... what else is going on in the armpit of the country?  Nothing much really. The house is a half packed up disaster area.  Chris and I have been pretty proactive in the preparing for the move department so I think this weekend should go fairly smooth.  We have movers coming for a few hours on Saturday to move the big stuff.  I'll post some pictures when we're settled, which could take a while.  For now, here are some pictures from Than's first birthday.


Vegan Pancakes - His favorite!

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