Sunday, April 22, 2012

An update

It's been a few months since I've written in here....surprising?  No.  But I have a few spare minutes, that of which I probably should be taking a shower before the kiddos wake up and the morning routine begins, but instead, I'm downstairs in my office printing things for my Thirty-One party this afternoon and thought I'd waste some time giving a short update on life lately.

Kellen is one week away from being 5 months old!!!  Holy smokes.  Where did the time go?!?!  He is such a charmer and I seriously can not get enough of that little man.  He gets me every time when he curls up his legs and arms and his face is covered with the biggest smile ever.  He's finding his toes these days - one of which is my favorite baby activities!  He loves his big sissy and watches her intently whether she's playing with her toys, giving him kisses on every part of his body haha or playing with daddy.  He knows his momma and is quite content with me if I do say so myself.  :)  He's been sleeping though the night now for about 2 months which makes for a very happy mommy!  We just tried last night dropping the dreamfeed and he slept right through like a champ. (although was up at 6...a bit earlier than normal)  He's quickly grew out of his 0-3 month clothes and is now sporting the 6 monthers.  My boy is getting big!  At his 4 month appointment he weighed an even 14 lbs - a little less than 2 lbs less than what Keira weighed at this point haha!!  I have been completely sucked in with his grins and giggles and could literally stare at him for hours.

They say that the transition from 1 to 2 is very hard usually.  However, I don't want to float my own boat or anything....but I've quite honestly not had a problem with it at all.  Maybe it's because Keira is such a great little girl and very obedient and well behaved (for the most part) or maybe it's because I can do okay and function without a full night's sleep or maybe (my reason) it's because I am doing exactly what God made me for so the transition has been easy - being a mommy.  There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I was made for this job.  So far in life it has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done and I have found so much joy in it!!  Many, many, many times already since having two kids I've found myself getting teary eyed just in awe of the blessings of my babies.  Our little family is growing and I just can't believe God has chosen Pete and I to be the parents of these little ones.  What an honor!!!

Keira just turned 2 this week and she just cracks me up these days!  She's still much like her daddy in many ways....that girl could sleep for days if I let her (she twice this week woke up at 10:30 am!), she very introverted in crowds, loves to play, loves to read, she can figure her way around the iPhone in a slightly scary way (they are growing up in a way different world!!), she does NOT travel well (won't sleep a wink no matter how long the trip is), she loves her sippys of milk and is quite the cuddler.  I fully believe God gave us her first because of her demeanor.  I think I'm in for quite the different kid with Kellen.  :)

My family is such a blessing to me and as it continues to grow, I am just so, so thankful!!!  I can not imagine doing ANY thing else with my life these days!!!