Friday, February 10, 2012

What we've been doing...

Life has been moving along here at our house.  Nothing too exciting going on, but I thought I would do a little update.  Mostly, we've been working on getting Kate into a routine.  She has started sleeping so good at night! Some nights she still gets up to eat twice, but most of the time, it's just once, and I am enjoying the longer stretches of sleep!  Newborns always make me realize how much I really need my sleep to function properly!!  The next step is to move her into her own room.  She sleeps really great in the cradle that my grandpa Conrad made that is in our room.  She's starting to get better at sleeping in the crib in her room, but she can't seem to soothe herself when she's in the crib.  I don't know if it's because it's so much bigger and she doesn't feel as secure, or what.  But, she's been taking her daytime naps in the crib, and it's getting better and better.  A pattern to her naps is starting to emerge, so I feel like we are finally getting into that routine.  It only took 3 months!!
 Adam has been enjoying getting to feed Kate her bottle.  Some nights I pump and let the boys take turns feeding her.  They both really love it.  Adam is such a good helper with her, and he loves holding her.  I can't wait to see their relationship as she gets bigger and more interactive (although, I really don't want her to get bigger - she is growing way too fast!)
 The boys also love to play with her on the floor.  This is one of Kate's favorite things to do - lay on the floor under her little thing.  The star at the top plays music and little lights blink on and off.  She will lay there for a good 45 minutes just kicking her legs and smiling at the lights!  Once in awhile, the boys will crowd in and smile and coo at her as well!
 I had to include this picture, because Jackson's head just makes me laugh.  He likes to talk to Kate in a really high pitched voice, and he moves his head a million miles a minute.  He's a blur!!
Speaking of Jackson - we're working hard on keeping him happy.  This kid has mood swings like a teenage girl!  This is usually his mood when he gets up from his nap!  Grumpy!  He is such a fun little guy - but he is also very much two!  I have so much fun with him during the day! 
 And, last - a cute pic of the little miss!  She has discovered her tongue and loves to sit and smile and coo and chew on her tongue!  This is often what happens when I'm trying to feed her.  She is so bright eyed and tries so hard to talk to me! 
So, life moves on!  We're loving it!


Sarah Ragatz said...

Cute pics! Cute family! Can't help but say it for the umpteenth time... I wish we lived close.

Diane said...

Isn't it amazing how fast life speeds by?

Tiffiny said...

Jackson is trying to tell you that he needs to come and visit his aunt Tiffy that would make him happy I'm sure :)

Kristin said...

Such a beautiful family!