Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dr. appointment day! 4 months and 2 years!

Luke had his 2 year appointment and Cassie had her 4 month (3 weeks late) appointment yesterday. I decided to slide Cassie's appointment late in the month and do double appointments because I knew that there would be shots for both. You can't have shots early, but you can have them late. But here are the heights and weights for both.

Luke at 2 yrs old is 36" tall and 27 lbs.
Cassie at 4 month (and 3 weeks) is 25 1/2" long and 15lbs. 13oz.
(Luke at 4 months was 25" long and 15lbs. 3oz.)

So they both seem to be growing at the same rate, even though to us Cassie seems to be more chubby than Luke ever was!

We are a bit concerned with Luke and his speech, so we have a speech and language evaluation early December. We have noticed in the past little bit that he is trying to say more, and some of what he says is his own variation of words, but he has yet to put words together, and he is no where near the 300 words that the Dr. asked if he was at, my guess is he's at less than 100 words.

And I noticed a little bump on the right side of Cassie's chest in the last couple of weeks when I was holding her. The Dr. said that since she is still getting breast milk, that it could be a build up of estrogen, and that we'll see if it goes away when she is formula feed and we'll keep our eye on it. I've decided to switch to 100% formula now and not wait to see if it will go away before her 6 month appointment on December 3rd. It kinda creeps me out, you can never be to careful I guess.

Other than that, both kids are great!

Luke is now wearing mostly 24month or 2T clothes with the occasional 3T clothes, he's in size 4 diapers, and a size 6 shoe. Luke likes to play with balls- he's really good at kicking the soccer ball, he's got a good appetite- most of the time, likes to do somersaults, likes to dance, play piano, play with Ender, give things to Cassie, help do simple chores- laundry, put dishes away, vacuum etc..., likes to read and be read to, and hide from us- covering his eyes with his hands or hide behind us and then we ask "where's Luke has anybody seen Luke?", likes to brush his teeth, and he still likes to be rocked and sung to at night before bed. And he has recently started copying us when we do things! Oh, and he has started with the fits.... but he gets the concept of time out pretty good- he has even put himself in time out a couple of times! He still goes to bed about 6pm, sometimes he goes right to sleep and other times we hear him playing for an hour or two- but he still sleeps til about 7-7:30 in the morning. Sometimes napping doesn't happen, but he has a nice long quiet time on the days it doesn't.

Cassie is wearing clothes sized anywhere form 6 month to 6-9 month clothes (depending on the brand), 12 month onesies, and size 3 diapers. She now rolls both directions. Laughs, coos, growls- I'll have to post a video, it's pretty cute, and is starting to eat first foods, or stage one foods. She lifts herself up with her arms at times and other times she will lift her bum in the air with her legs, so maybe shell be crawling in the next couple of months. She is still NOT sleeping through the night...we're working on that! We're also working on setting night time and napping schedules. She is going to bed usually between 6-7:30, usually wants to eat once or twice at night (that's gonna stop soon!) and wakes up in the morning anytime between 6-9:30 it just depends. And she is pretty good at napping at least twice in the day, in her own crib, for an hour or two... if I'm lucky maybe three hours! And if I'm really lucky, they both nap at the same time!!

Well, this was longer than I planned it to be, but it's mostly for record since I'm terrible at keeping baby books! Pictures and a post about Luke's birthday another day!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Doing a puzzle

videoHere is Luke working on a puzzle he got for his birthday.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Luke!

We love you and hope you had a great 2nd Birthday!

I'll try and post pictures and an entry later next week sometime!

Friday, October 23, 2009

All that space....

....and he has to sleep at the top! And this is not the first time I
caught him sleeping at the very top of his bed on his pillow! I tried
to move hm so he wouldn't bump himself tring to strech or something ,
but he justclimbed back up on his pillow! And yes, his jammies are on
backwards, he likes to unzip his zipper and take off his jammies, and
then he is cold in the morning because it's like an icebox in his room!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stuck

Cassie is now rolling all over the family room! Depending on which
way she rolls she runs out of room quicker than if she rolled another
way. In this picture she rolled right into the fireplace but kept
trying to roll up onto it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our musician

videoWe decided to bring out the keyboard the other day to shake things
up. Luke's getting bored of the same old same old! Now, while this
may not be music to your ears, I could spend hours listening Luke play
the piano (with breaks of course!). And I love how he has two
different styles of dancing! Enjoy!

A little thirsty?!

He can even drink it one handed!

Ignore the attire! We're lazy on the weekends!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Zoo trip

Our first outing to the Zoo after Cassie was born was August 22. It was a lot of fun! And we decided that it would be really fun to watch Luke feeding the birds! He is such an animal lover!

Michael took him in and I stayed with Cassie, which was better because Michael had the height to help Luke reach the birds!

Some of the birds were hard to get to, but they found some that would eat the seed off of the stick.

And here is me with Luke (and the gorilla in the background!)

A little video clip of Luke feeding the birds! Enjoy!

video

We have been really enjoying our Zoo passes!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Enders a thief...

....but I guess when I leave the bread that close to the edge of the
counter he can't help himself! And I know it wasn't Luke because he
was in the bath!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

3 and 4 month pictures of Cassie

Getting bigger!
Holy Cow! Look at those legs! Don't ya just want to squish them! And those cheeks!
Here are Cassie's 3 month and 4 month pictures! She turned 4 months October 3rd. I don't have height and weight because her 4 month appointment is at the end of the month. Too bad she wouldn't smile in the 4 month picture. As of now, she can roll from her back to her tummy but not from her tummy to her back, and that creates a problem when sleeping, she likes to put her fists in her mouth but hasn't found her thumbs yet so she still loves her pacifier, laughs and smiles a lot, likes the bath, likes the car, likes to eat (she;s quite the chubbster!)! Depending on the brand of clothing and how they size clothes, she is wearing anything from 3-6 month size, to 12 month Gerber onesies, to some 6 month, and some 6-9 or 6-12 month clothes. I like it when brands of clothing along with what size the clothes are also put the weight range! I have already in her drawers all of the 6-9 month clothes for the coming months all ready for her to wear, I just have to wash some of them. And some of the clothes fit great except I am finding I have to roll the sleeves and sometimes the pant legs! She's not yet sleeping through the night. And we have introduced rice cereal this past week, just a little in the evening before her (one of many) evening milk feedings.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Luke did this...

.... a few times this past week! Maybe he's trying to tell me that I
need to vacuum under the couch cushions! No money was found, drat!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pictures of the kids (lots of pictures!)

First, pictures of Luke!


This is how we started with Luke.... But then he started to warm up. I think I promised him raisins... I know, tempting huh!?

I don't have very good pictures of Cassie and Luke because Luke only gets close enough to Cassie to give her kisses and won't hold her.


And yes...that is my foot in the last picture, No, I wasn't trying to pin him down but tickle him.
Now for the pictures of Cassie...

See... told you it was a lot! Really I should just learn to do a slide show! When Luke was 4 months I also took pictures of him in a long sleeve white onesie using the same background...I'll have to post those next to the ones of Cassie another time! I love the black and white ones! Well, I love all of them!