Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gavin- 1 month, Emily- 16 months

I am so behind, I think that is going to be my most used phrase this year...

We are still getting packages from you wonderful bloggers and I will get a thank you post out very soon (or as soon as I have more than 2 minutes alone).

First, I need to get this post up before another month goes by.

On February 23rd Gavin turned one month old and it


He is such a good baby, calm and cuddly.  He is sleeping about 3 hours between feedings at night and eats about every 2-2.5 hours during the day.  He is already in 3 month clothes because he is so long!

Gavin had his check up with his surgeon at Children's last week and he is doing so well!  11 pounds and 22.5 inches long.  There are still things we have to watch out for and we really have to be careful that he doesn't get sick during this flu season, but other than that he is just like any other baby.  We are so thankful.

And, on February 25th Emily turned 16 months!

This is the month of the tantrum.  They come on fast and without warning- if I'm holding Gavin and she wants my full attention, or she wants something and I don't know what she is trying to tell me, or just for no reason at all (at least that's how it seems).  I am hoping this phase goes by quickly, it is tiring, let me tell ya. 

When she's not throwing a full on fit, she is so funny and is learning like crazy!  She still loves going to kindermusik and she looooves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (obsessed is probably a more accurate description).  She is a great eater and is still taking two naps and sleeping about 10 hours at night.  We have tried going down to one nap and it is not pretty.  She's just not ready yet.

Her hair is getting long and it's beautiful!  She is TALL and is often mistaken for older when we are out and about. 

Having two kids is probably the hardest thing I've done in my life, but we are working our way through it and we are SO grateful to have these two amazing babies in our lives.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Gavin got to come home on Monday, February 4th and we could not be happier.  Our prayers were answered and our family of four is finally under one roof.  Gavin has been doing so well- he is gaining weight and when we took him to the pediatrician he said, "You'd never know anything was wrong with him if you didn't see his scars". 

Emily has been doing a great job with this huge change in her life.  We have been trying really hard to give her lots of attention and having Steve home with us this week has been good for her to make the transition.  There have been a couple of tantrums and trying to climb on my lap and on top of Gavin while I'm feeding him but for the most part, she has been gentle with him.  We talked a lot about him before he was born and we have read 'I'm a Big Sister' a million times, she loves it.  We let her help get diapers, pacifiers, burp cloths and she thinks helping is so much fun.  If you ask me how she's doing next week, I might have a different answer...


Because, next week Steve goes back to work and  Thankfully, I won't be completely on my own, I will have help from Grandma or Grandpa at lunch time and a couple of mornings a week. This is  going to be a HUGE help and we really can't thank them enough for taking time our of their busy schedules to lend a hand.

I have so many of you to thank for care packages, gifts, & cards- it will need to be it's own post.  I will just say- we have been blown away by the showing of support from so many people.  We are so blessed to have so many great friends & family, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.