Saturday, November 21, 2015

Chats with Charlotte 1

Our big toddler girl is soooo chatty these days. She cracks us up with her running commentary and has a million opinions about everything. 

Some of my favorite things she says, at 22 months:
Oh, my! 
Alpacas! Okay! 
Mom. Dad. Asher. Charlotte. 
Airplane! Sky! Wow! 
Snails. Okay! 
Asher. Toot. Asher. :)
Okay? Okay. 
Stool. WaWa. Stool. WaWa. (This series of statements gets repeated over and over until I get the stool out of the closet and put it near the sink so she can play in the water.)
Nigh night. 
Cougar. Bear. Lily. Play. 
Spin, spin, spin, dip. (These are her dance moves ;) )
Up! Up! 
No, no, no, no, no! (Okay, I hate when she says No, but it must be included because many many many of her chats these days involve that two letter word!)
Pease. Okay.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Asher: 1 month old

We don't know how much Asher weighed at one month but he was 9 pounds 13 ounces at three weeks. 

He wears size one diapers and 3 month onesies/shirts. His 3 month pjs are too short already! What a tall guy! 

He doesn't have much of a schedule but there are some consistent patterns to his life. Each day he has a long-ish time awake in the morning and after dinner, and sometimes in the middle of the day, too. He is also consistently fussy early in the morning- often nursing every hour or so from 5ish until about 7am. #wearetired 

He is a super patient guy in terms of putting up with his big sister's rough housing. He is not patient about waiting to eat, though, and complains loudly if he doesn't get to nurse the second he is ready :) 

He is often content to lounge on his playmat and kick his feet while looking from side to side at whatever catches his little eye. 

We love this little guy so much!! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dear Charlotte, 18

My big toddler girl, 

You are the best girl in this whole entire world. You make my heart sing. 

I am so proud of the ways you have grown in the past couple of months. You've become a big sister and have handled that difficult transition with grace, patience, and a sense of humor. 

When I watch you hug your brother, or snuggle up to him on the floor, I melt into a puddle of mush and want to have a million more babies. 

Tonight was totally nuts-- your daddy was unloading some stuff from our POD into the new house two doors down. Asher was tired, but couldn't settle down by himself so I filled the bathtub and plopped you in. Without any protest, you played happily
 in the tub for over 30 minutes while I got your brother to sleep by bouncing him in the Ergo in the dark bathroom. Thank you, little love. Good teamwork. Fist bump. 

Lately you are super interested in filling cups with water and dumping it into something else. 

You are OBSESSED with alpacas and snails... You wake up talking about the animals that live nearby-- goats and horses and alpacas, oh my! 

Charlotte Adeline, I love you so much!!