Sat Jun 02 2007 20:58 Big Boy:
Gunnar is 6 months! Half a year old! I took him to his check-up for shots on Thursday. He was exactly 17 lbs and 26 3/4 inches long and head circum was 17 inches. That's 50th percentile in weight and between 50th and 75th in height. I don't know why those numbers interest me on the growth charts. He's starting to slow down on growing and I am hoping he didn't get the Walch genes on height.
Gunnar has hit another milestone besides age. On Wed he got up on his hands and knees and started swaying back and forth. He is pretty good at it now and does it in his crib when I put him down for naps and bedtime. I am going to have to lower his crib now so that he doesn't fall out. Not looking forward to that extra bit of energy required now to pick him up in the middle of the night.
Right now Gunnar is sick. He sounds hoarse and had a temperature last night. Poor little guy. Shots and getting sick all in one week.
Aaron is back from his camping trip thankfully, and Aly is here visiting me with Atticus and Samuel. We have been having a blast. Especially Lily. She loves the company the boys bring. Two more weeks till Julie's wedding....ahhh!
(1) Mon Jun 04 2007 09:39 She's the boss:
When I come in the office to check my email when Lily is awake, quite often she comes in after a couple minutes to investigate. Usually getting into whatever it is I put in the office behind closed doors to make sure she doesn't get into it. It is a toss up between which room she can cause the most monetary damage, either my room or the office. My room I have jewelry she loves to get into, but in the office there is just stuff and projects and what not.
So naturally when she comes in here I want to deter her from wanting to be in here so I usually threaten to turn off her Dora show or what not. This morning she was particularly adamant about me not turning off her tv. When I said, "Oh, are you all done watching tv? I'll just go turn it off." She then ran back to the family room and poked her head around the corner and said, "NO! turn off MA-YAH TV. Never get my tv. No, mama, NO!" She repeated this a couple times in case I didn't quite catch it the first time. How can you get mad at something so cute? Heehee
Wed Jun 06 2007 23:05 Vivid imagination:
Today Lily kept talking about "time for school, let's go to school." I don't know where she got the idea that she was going to be going to school. It is probably a coping mechanism because she kept saying, "yay, let's go to school" on the way to the gym and when we pulled into the gym she flipped because we were supposed to be going to school. Duh, mom. School is like her happy place she thinks of when we go to the gym I guess because lately she hates when I leave her in the day care there. I shouldn't say lately. She hasn't liked it for awhile.
I can't put my finger on why she doesn't like it. She loves nursery and is just about the friendliest toddler out there. It must be because the kids aren't as friendly as the ones in nursery. Or that there is no structure while she is there like nursery has (snack time, music time, etc). Or maybe the workers are flat out terrible with kids. All I know is she hates going. "I don't want the gym." Poor girl. The things I make her go through for my vanity.
(3) Wed Jun 06 2007 23:09 Killing time:
There are tons new pics on my picture blog.
(2) Tue Jun 12 2007 15:40 Precious:
First off, nap times are the best. The kids have been asleep extra long this afternoon I think recovering from Atticus' 7th b-day party last night at Moppie's house. It was a pool party and Alyson made homemade pizzas and cake for the crew. Our newly acquired soon-to-be brother-in-law Chuck's birthday was yesterday too. Julie and he came over after the party so that the boys could play World of Warcraft (currently my latest bane) and Julie and I passed the late night hours away scrapbooking her guestbook she is having at her wedding.
I was checking my email this morning and Lily climbed up on my lap, and normally when I am at the computer I dread this because then she starts reaching for pens and scissors and everything else she can tote around with her and hoard and later use to ruin stuff, but this morning she just sat there cutely. She was just jabbering away about things and was being so sweet and cute that I gave her a squeeze and said "I love you." She turned around and said "I love you too." And then gave me a kiss. She has never really spontaneously done that before. I mean she has said she loves me before but today it just seemed genuine. It was such a sweet reward and made me think that putting up with her during her terrible two's has been so worth it just hearing her say that. Like ahh, she really does care about me and isn't trying to make me lose my mind on purpose. She is such a special girl and I can't believe how smart she is because she sure doesn't get it from me. She is always full of surprises and I love that she isn't shy at all like I was when I was a girl. I think I missed out on a lot in life because of my shyness and I love watching Lily interact with the world. What a cute girl she is if I may say so myself.
Wed Jun 13 2007 08:40 Tales of a two yr old:
As I hear gags from the other room, I go in to inspect while calling out for Lily. She responds back to me, "I'm feeding Gunnar." She was putting her sippy cup of milk in his mouth. What a nice sister she is!
Thu Jun 21 2007 21:46 Another one about the chids:
First let me preface this entry with- I know I am probably the only one that enjoys reading and talking about the progress of my kids. Onto the news…
You wouldn't believe what I found yesterday. A tiny tooth sticking out of Gunnar's lower gum. Just one has broken through. Poor guy. It started Tues night he woke up from his last nap so upset and sad. I couldn't figure out why he was crying and I knew it was the "in pain" cry. It's weird how a mom knows, but she knows her babies' cries. Gunnar didn't have much of an appetite but he went to bed with no problems so I didn't give it another thought expect to blame it on constipation which he has kinda been since he has been eating solids. So then yesterday (Wed) Gunnar did it again after his afternoon nap. He was extra sensitive to Lily getting in his face and I couldn't get him to eat his rice cereal and green beans. I finally got the idea to check his gums and sure enough there was a little tooth right there. Today he has been grumpy pretty much all day so I have been giving him baby Motrin.
That's not the only new thing with Gunnar. Last week he picked up a little piece of cereal with his pincher fingers. Nothing major but cute nonetheless. He can't put the food in his mouth yet though. I'm still waiting for him to be able to sit up on his own for extended amounts of time. I set him down but he just sits forward with his arms barely keeping his chest from touching the ground. His eyes are starting to turn. He definitely won't have the crystal blue eyes that Lily has. I'm thinking brown like his dad and a hazelish in the sunlight.
Tonight as I put Lily to bed she was playing with my hair and said, "Oh, mama, so pretty. Pretty brown hair. So cover-y." Whatever cover-y means. Today at the gym too the worker (which is a guy) said she wanted to be held by him. She just walked up to him and said "hold me" and she just chilled on his hip for awhile as he went about running the computer and letting people in. He was about 18 yrs old. Her crushes are downright alarming. When ever she sees my step sister Leah's boyfriend Derrick she always walks up to him all bashful wanting a hug and kiss. She talks constantly of her uncles and her latest obsession is Julie's new hubby Chuck. He is such a flirt, she loves that.
Speaking of them, their wedding is over and done with. It was great. Very pretty. So fun to be able to spend time with family. It is weird no one else is in town anymore. Alyson and the boys were here so long and then everyone else started trickling in. Now they're gone and I miss everyone. We got lots of girl time in with Julie before she was Mrs. Browne.
This afternoon since Gunnar has not been sleeping well I went to the mall with Lorna. I figured if he was going to be fussy I might as well be doing something to pass the time faster. I don't know if it was worth it since Lily was energetic- my euphemism for wanting to paw everything in the store or else, and Gunnar wanted to be held the whole time and I felt like my arm was going to fall off. This whole teething thing makes me appreciate what a good baby Gunnar is generally.
(2) Tue Jun 26 2007 22:26 Vacation?!:
Gunnar has been sick and before that was teething so it has been sometime since I have slept well and had a "laid back" day. I hate, hate, HATE going to the Dr. Why do they think they can schedule appointments and then actually see the patient an hour later? Schedule the appt an hour later then.
Lily told me to stop bugging her yesterday when I was teasing and poking her. I love that girl. She has such boundaries and if you get into her space she will let you know it. She reminds me of me. I like to have my bubble.
I am packing up for our 10 day vacation to AZ and Zion National Park. While it will be fun, I don't quite think it has hit me what I have gotten myself into. We will see how well Lily does sleeping in the same room as us for a few nights. Or should we say how well Aaron and I do. Hopefully I don't saw my arm off from insanity and can type about it when I get back.
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