Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brielle's Development [2 Months]

Miss Brielle turned 2 months on March 25! 

This past month, she has fit a few more "firsts." She rolled over for the first time from tummy to back (she's done it twice now). She also has started smiling a lot. I love her smiles. And she's "talking"- the adorable baby coos.

She is also sleeping and eating great. She nurses 7 times a day right now. She nurses around 7pm and then goes to sleep around 8pm. She's been going to sleep at night much easier now. I do a "dreamfeed" at 10pm, and then she sleeps until 4am when she almost always wakes up like clockwork (a couple of times she would sleep until 5 or 6am). Then she'll go back to sleep until 7:45 or 8am. I'm feeling rested and am thankful for her good sleep!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Monthly Onesie Picture

I looooove the monthly onesie pictures. I buy my stickers from this etsy shop. I also love my new camera. And of course I love my baby girl, so I take many more pictures than I need to.

We got some stinkin' cute pictures this month. I love when I can start capturing a smile!

But behind the scenes can be quite funny. I do silly things to try to get Brielle to smile and look, and Sophie likes to copy. She says, "Ah boo boo boo" and "tickles" Brielle. The only problem is that she gets in the way of the picture... and sometimes she's too rough. 

And sometimes she bugs me to take her picture instead. So I do. Today she wanted me to take a picture of her holding her "candy" (i.e. gummy vitamin) that she got for going potty. And then she wanted me to take a picture of her feeding the candy to her baby doll. And then she wanted to feed it to Brielle...

But through it all, we got some great onesie pictures with my cute little two month old model. Here are some more that I took today :)

And a close-up of my favorite because I love her face :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sophie's Development [23 Months]

Does that really say 23 months? I can't believe my firstborn is going to be 2 years old in 10 days! Of course, I can't remember what life was like without her either! I can't believe how much she's learned in just one month since my last update... she is having a learning explosion lately!

Words: She talks a mile a minute now. She talks in sentences most of the time, and she can say most words. She’s begun to learn “filler” words. She says “too” (my favorite is when she says, “I love you too, Mommy”) and “almost” (“Sosie’s almost all done”). She also has learned the word “warm” and uses it appropriately for when something is warm and not hot (sometimes she says something is “too warm” though, haha).

Learning: Sophie is now counting fairly well (she can count from 1-10 but doesn’t consistently do so). I didn’t even think she could count past 3, and then all of the sudden she was counting to 10! She also sings the ABCs fairly well, but always skips quite a few letters.

Sleep: Sophie’s sleep is going ok. She sleeps great at night- we have no problems. She’ll go down around 8pm and sleep until somewhere between 7 and 8am. Naptimes have been a little rough. Ever since we switched her to a big girl bed and took the paci away, her naps have been up and down. She would go to sleep if I laid down with her, but then she started goofing off too much, and it became difficult since Brielle would wake up and need fed. I’ve started laying her down at 2pm (it was 12 before) just recently, and so far, it is working. She still doesn’t fall asleep right away, but within half an hour she will. I also put a gate up at her door.

Potty Training: We are in the middle of potty training! I started about 2 weeks ago, and she is doing great! She averages about one accident per day but sometimes has none! She is still a heavy nap and night wetter, so she is wearing diapers for those. We had gone out a few times in underwear with no accidents – yay!

Funny Things: Sophie can be a silly girl. One day she stuck a pretzel up her nose and said, “I got boogy in there.” Haha! She also still will talk about her paci sometimes… she will always talk about how it’s broken. Then she’ll say, “I big girl” since she no longer has one J She also likes to congratulate herself. When she goes potty, she says, “Good job, Sosie!” when she goes. I love watching what she picks up from my interaction with Brielle… she tries to breastfeed her babies, clean the boogies out of their noses, and give them medicine for thrush (poor Brielle has thrush). When we lay her down for naps (which she doesn’t love), she always whines, “No Mommy, I wakes up!” She’s also very protective of me when Ben pretends to fight me. She’s always very worried for me J

Foods: Hot dog, mac n cheese, yogurt, applesauce, ice cream, chips, pretzels (she prefers salty foods like her daddy), frozen waffles that are still frozen

Likes: Baths, babies, Little People, books (Going to Bed Book, Mama Llama, open up books), shows (Mickey Mouse, Curious George, Elmo, Dora), Grandpa and Grandma and Aunts and Uncles, songs (ABCs, Twinkle Star, Row Row Boat), cell phones, cameras

Dislikes: Bedtime and naptime, soda (we like to let her try ours when she asks and she always spits it out and says “Yucky!), being stuck, being messy, Ben popping bubbles with his gum

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sophie and Brielle: Side-by-Side 1 Month

I love looking at pictures of my girls at the same age in the same outfit. I love it that they are unique but yet have a few similar qualities. To be honest, I can't see many similarities from the front view. Here are a couple of pictures of them around a month old...

I do, however, see a lot more similarities when I look at side profile pictures of them! Their lips especially look alike!