Monday, June 27, 2011

Elizabeth 1 month and Drew turns 2!!

Well we have had a busy month - Elizabeth has made progress on sleeping is only waking once during the night - around 3-5am after her last feeding at 8:30pm so not too bad!! We head in for her 1 month check-up on Tuesday and think she will be off the charts like her big brother - she had to measure in at 2 wks to check her weight since we are breastfeeding - 11 lbs. - seriously - the doctor said no need to return for weight :). We have had some rough 'gassy' nights but all in all she just rolls with the punches. She loves her baths and sleeping in your arms or should I say her grandmother(s)' arms.

Nana had to leave and head back to Dallas but I managed to get a quick picture where Elizabeth is holding her neck up at 9 days old - nice.

Daddy and Drew are the bestest of friends these days, Daddy takes Drew everywhere with him while Mommy manages baby days. Hopefully we can do some switching soon to help Daddy with Elizabeth and Mommy with Drew playtime.

Drew has spent alot of time outside playing to 'wear' him down for naps - we are still lucky to have the 2-2.5 hr naps in the afternoon for a sanity timeout :). Here is a video of him playing in his pools outside.

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Drew went in for his 2 yr check-up and measured in at 37.5in and 31 lbs - still off the charts and VERY advanced motor skills, we are still working on verbal skills but if you had 3 adults that knew everything you wanted when you pointed, you wouldn't talk alot either :). Nana got him a couzy coup for his birthday - it only took Laura and John 2 hours to put together - Drew had to sit in it while he was waiting for it (not so patiently).

Drew also loves to head up to the country club pool and take over the toy organization at the baby pool - he gets everyone's toys and lines them up along the edge of the pool in a row - just a bit OCD :).

Drew got a present from his great aunt (or should I say, GREAT Aunt) Sarah for the birth of his sister, she still hasn't gotten over mom coming along :) so sent both Drew and Madeline gifts to make up for the new arrivals to mine and Jeff's house. It is a giant pirate's castle - here is Daddy playing in it with Drew, his legs hanging out the door.

I am still at home till first part of August - we try and go for walks in our double stroller that allows Drew to climb and off and on and stand or sit while we move along. He also loves to push Elizabeth and really only wants to go on walks with her.

Baba (John's mom) is in town this week and John has shoulder surgery this Thursday for a torn rotator cuff - more to come in our circus of a household :).

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