Friday, July 27, 2012

Woes and blessings

I had no idea this would still be an issue. But baby girl, smart as she is, is still struggling with potty training. We are much closer than we have been, however. She is not having many accidents and we have just added the final challenge to the process-nighttime. She is wearing a pull up at night and has gone 2 nights keeping it dry! Hallelujah! This entry is really more for my future potty training days with John Mills.
Avery has also taken up climbing lately! Ugh. So not happy about our future ER visits for a broken arm. I know it's coming eventually.
John Mills is slowly dropping feedings in the middle of the night. We are down to about 6 ounces at 1 am. This is huge news! He is also beginning to put himself to sleep. We are hopefully on the road to sleeping through the night. It's been an arduous process, and I am seriously tired, but after many prayerful nights, we decided that crying it out was not the answer for John Mills. It seemed to work for about 2 nights ad then we would revert back to the old way. That's what happened with Avery too. So. We wait. For him to develop the skills on his own with some light coaching. I have a lighter conscience knowing we are doing the very best for him even though it isn't easy on anyone. I know it's not for every family, or every baby, and that this topic is very touchy. But I have faith that it is right for us. And that one night, I will sleep 8 hours at a time again!
In feeding news, he is eating everything and anything he can mash up with his little gums and 2 teeth. The kid LOVES to eat! I just crack up when feeding him, he grunts in between bites, when I'm not spooning it in fast enough.
I had no idea our family was incomplete without John Mills. TJ and I are so blessed to have such wonderful and quirky children! Have a great weekend friends!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

So it's been awhile.

I'm back. I finally upgraded to the new operating system on my phone, and my apps were all deleted. Including blogger. I forgot about it for a while, but jut reinstalled! So, I'm back!
Here is what you've missed:
1. John Mills learned to crawl, then bear crawl, and now pull up. In a matter of 2 weeks. So scary.
2. Avery's 2 year old class had their end of the year presentation, where all the parents were invited to watch them perform the songs, colors, numbers, etc that they had learned this year. Avery had a solo. She sang amazing grace and did a wonderful job. I will see if I can upload the video later.
3. I'm learning to sew. It's a slow process.
4. We are currently harboring a little puppy fugitive, who was found wandering in Halcyon summit, and brought to TJ's office. Her name has changed several times, but currently is Lazy Bug.
5. John Mills is eating all kinds of solids now. He loves everything he has tried!
6. He is a growing boy, at his 6 month appointment, he was 18 lbs, 15 oz and 28 inches. 90th percentile for both!
That's all I have for now.