Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Took Joey in for a well baby check up and he's healthy as an ox! :) The pediatrician was so impressed with how happy and smiley and talkative he was. He had to get 3 shots :( but I fed him while he was getting them so he only fussed for 2 seconds. He cried harder when I took the bottle out so I could pick him up. Lol. He is seriously such a happy and easy going baby. :)

Joey's stats:
Weight: 15 lbs 11.5 oz (and that was after not eating for 3 hours)
Height: 24 3/4"
He's about in the 60th percentile for both.

And just for fun...
Grace's stats at a little over 3 months:
Weight: 12 lbs 1 oz
Height: 25.5"
She was in the 50th percentile for weight and 75th for height, I believe. She's always been such a little peanut. :)

I love both my little miracles!!!!! :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Battle of the Binky

We've decided to stop Grace's binky habit. I cut of a tip of her binky so that it would lose all of the suction and sucking comfort. She did not like that one bit. But after a lot of screaming and crying, she finally fell asleep.

Because I'm insane, I decided to try to put Joey in his crib in Grace's room. Since we have a little 2 bedroom apartment now, Joey and Grace will be sharing. He was sleeping in a pack n play in our closet, but I figured we should move them together soon so we could have our full closet back. I was hoping that having him in there would help her realize she needed to be quiet so that he could sleep instead of non stop screaming like the night before.

Well, tonight Grace cried for about an hour but no real screaming. She was VERY excited to have Joey in her room and kept saying "Hi" to him. Joey just sat sucking his thumb in his crib, listening to her cry. He never made a single peep. I'm a little worried how we will stop the thumb sucking habit for him, but for now I'm just happy I don't have to replace a binky 20 times a night.

Joey has been sleeping from about 10 pm until 7 am for the past 2 weeks so I'm hoping that continues while he's sleeping in Grace's room. Grace is an early riser so I'm hoping she doesn't wake him up too. It's going to be a big adjustment but hopefully they will adjust quickly and we can start our new "normal."

On another note...

California still feels very surreal to me. It doesn't quite feel permanent yet. I'm loving living down the street from a Farmer's market. We go every Saturday and it's been a blast taking the kids and trying all the fresh fruit samples. Grace is starting to be more adventurous in food and devoured a lot of asparagus tonight. She is constantly eating. Looks like she will be hitting another growth spurt soon. Joey is continuing to get chunkier and chunkier. He has a well baby check up in a couple days and I can't wait to see how much he weighs. Robby is working a lot but hopefully it will pay off very well in the long run. For now, I'm just happy he's working and enjoying his job. I'm still struggling with keeping up with 2 kids, a dog, and attempting to unpack and get settled. We've been here a month already and it has gone by so fast. It is certainly an adventure.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

3 months

My little man is 3 months old! I can't believe it!! He eats like crazy, is a pretty good sleeper, and is a very happy baby. He's drinking about 35 oz a day and taking 4 amazing naps and 1 not so amazing nap every day. He has been sleeping 8 hours at night the past 3 nights and I'm hoping this pattern continues. He is wearing 3-6 month clothes but they are getting too tight on his belly and thighs. He's wearing size 3 diapers, which is crazy because Grace is only in size 4 and they are even a little big on her! He started giggling when I discovered he was very ticklish in between his collar bones under his chin. He has a really deep laugh and it makes us all laugh with him. He adores Grace and just sits and stares at her when she's running around. He is really content just sitting in his bouncer and watching what everyone else is doing. But his favorite thing is when you get about 10 inches from his face and just talk to him. His face lights up every time. He is getting really good at tolerating Mika while she licks his face. He usually has a shocked face for a few seconds then just smiles. He is such a joy in our lives.

Joey and his bear Max when he was only a few hours old.

Joey at 3 months. He's so chunky! It looks like the bear got smaller. :)