Sunday, January 29, 2012


It's been awhile. December was a crazy month for us!! MG came for her visit, Munchkin became a big sister, then holidays, then life with a 2 year old and a newborn! So a quick rundown: MG came to help take care of Munchkin while we were at the hospital and then to help us adjust to life with two littles (and to enjoy them!).

Lil Man was born weighing 10lbs (shocked EVERYONE!) and was 21 inches tall. At almost 6 weeks, he was a little over 12lbs and 22.5 inches tall! He's growing like crazy. He also rolled from his belly to his back at 4 weeks and back to belly at 6. They're not consistent achievements, but the fact he does it at all is amazing! He's had incredible head control from minute one, he was holding his head up and looking around at less than 24 hours old, surprising all of us and his nurses! We were the talk of the PNU that weekend!

Munchkin LOVES being a big sister and our biggest problem is that she loves on him a little too rough sometimes, so she's working very hard on gentle hugs and gentle kisses. She's getting to be such a big girl, her vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds and if you didn't know it, there's no reason anyone would suspect that she was diagnosed with a speech delay. Her perfectionist personality strikes once again! We're working on learning to use the potty, and she did fantastic for about a week...but now she's rebelling again. She'll get there though.

Granddaddy surprised MG with a visit (after saying he really didn't want to come back to Alaska in the winter again!), so he's gotten to meet Lil Man (at about the same age that he met Munchkin, but much happier circumstances this time!) and Munchkin is loving having him out of the phone. With both MG and Granddaddy having iPhones that have FaceTime, she's gotten very spoiled to video calling Granddaddy. According to her, MG's phone can't call anyone but him, and she'll find the phone, hand it to her, and say "Call Granddaddy!".

I know there's so much more I could go back through to catch up on, but really, nothing super exciting...we had a great Christmas, Munchkin FINALLY "gets it" and is constantly asking for Christmas tress and Santa Claus and Lil Man slept through it all. When I put her to bed that night, Munchkin said "More Christmas, please.", it was absolutely adorable. New Year's Eve, I think we were in bed before midnight, but I'm pretty sure Lil Man had me awake around then so he could get a little snack.

I know this is all over the place and rambling, but it's 11:30pm and I usually go to bed at 10!