Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Countdown to 2

I can't believe it but its almost here! My little man is going to turn 2 on July 17, 2010. I decided to try to branch him out of Elmo world by having a Mickey mouse party, but the boy isn't wavering from his Sesame Street fascination. Its so cute. The only other show that really gets him going right now is Yo Gabba Gabba. The boy really loves to dance. :)
This week he's getting plenty of bonding time with his cousins, Emma and Georgia while they are all going to vacation bible school with Grandma and Grandpa. They have been swimming nearly every day and trying to wear each other out and get good and sleepy before they pump them full of sugar and throw them in with a bunch of other wild little kiddos at bible school.
He's getting braver walking around the house from thing to thing. I'm pretty excited at that and at how much he seems to understand when we are talking to him. He is trying to use more words, but the Speech Therapist really believes he'll take off as he gets stronger trunk wise. I'm excited for him and I'm trying not to go all overboard on the birthday - but I tend to do so when it comes to him.
Lucy is rolling all over and spinning in circles and eating like a little piggy. She's my sweet little chunky girl. She really likes her brother and gets all excited when he tries to talk to her. She's already saying ba ba ba and screaming loudly. She's going to be a talker and just wear Isaac out I think.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A little rambling thought

I want to preface this by saying I love love love love love my babies. I love them both a whole lot. I have to say that this second one is just growing up way too fast and its blowing my mind. Having Isaac as our first child was such a completely different experience. I had the chance to appreciate every little thing with him. My brother joked with me once that I clap for Isaac even when he poops, but you get the idea.

But with Lucy (who is *gasp* already 5 months) its like every day I look at her and she is doing something new. And its all so easy for her. She is already scooching herself back on the carpet and spinning in circles. She basically does baby pushups all day and smiles and laughs about it. :)

So it makes me think, wow, how hard things must be for Isaac. I never felt that way before about Isaac you know, but now that I have a constant comparison, its like I feel sorry for him? Does that make any sense? I know Isaac is doing so great and the happiest little guy on the planet, so its not like I have any reason to feel that way for him, but seriously this little pudgy girl is going to pass him up in no time. I feel bad he has to work so hard for everything, when Lucy doesn't have to.

I know that will always be the way it is and I need to deal with that. I had a PTSD like episode right after Lucy's birth where all that surrounded Isaac's birth came back in a bad bad way. I was terrified that it was all going to happen again and seeing what is "normal" put me in a tail spin. Isaac was my normal, and it took Lucy to show me how different he actually was. I'm in a much much better place now. But sometimes when Lucy does something awesome, its as if at first I don't get excited, but I'm like wow, I didn't even have to work with you on that, you just did it. Its not the same celebration, its more like oh, that's how its supposed to be. Now I don't want you to go around thinking that I'm not excited as all get out about ol Lucy Lu because I am - she is total sunshine and I constantly kiss the pudge's face, it will probably fall off soon from over-kissing - I just celebrate her milestones much much differently I guess.

Anyways, as if there really is such a thing as "normal" :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Been MIA. Back from the beach :)

Isaac and Lucy had a great time with their cousins and family at the Beach this week. We went to Rodanthe, NC on the Outer Banks. The weather was great and the kids loved swimming. Here are just a few pictures. Lucy turned 5 months today which is insane. And its only a matter of weeks til my precious little boy turns 2! Sorry for the sideways pictures once again. :)