Monday, April 29, 2013

Forgot the most important part

A picture of the two cuties...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

8 Months!!!

Wow! Just wow! Time is just flying by and things are going so well with two of the cutest kids on the planet. Teddy is three now and just so much fun to be around. But three is definitely a whole new ball game, our cute little boy who never had a real problem with listening before is now really starting to test boundaries and make us really work at the whole parenting thing! Thankfully I am halfway prepared and have been rereading Positive Discipline for the Pre-school years and the hubby and I are even doing an online parenting class from the author of the Positive Discipline books which really helps us feel like we at least have a plan and some support. Now to just start actually implementing what we learn!

Ferdi is so great. Absolutely love watching him grow and just being around him makes you want to smile. He isn't crawling, just pushing himself around in circles, but he is in a great mood while doing so, and I don't mind not having to baby-proof everything yet. He still loves food but wishes he could feed himself so I am trying to let him do that as much as possible. I still nurse him in the morning, after naps, and before bed at 6:30/7:00 and then he sleeps until 5 where I nurse him again and then he goes back to sleep until about 7. We dropped the last night feed right before 9 months with Theo so I would like to do the same with Ferdi in a month. But overall I am super happy with the whole sleep and feeding situation, he is just so uncomplicated.

Ferdi and Teddy are also so sweet and loving with each other, I think it is luck that Teddy just has experienced almost no jealousy but I really appreciate it. He oftentimes just walks over to him and tries to play with him, gives him a toy, etc. I'm looking forward to watching this relationship grow!

My experiences with motherhood this time around have been so much more relaxed and enjoyable. I think partly because I am more relaxed and know what to expect but also because Ferdi just has a personality which makes things easy. He rarely fusses or cries and just observes the world around him, he also has a great little chuckle which we love, and a smile which he makes you work for- although Teddy seems to get a smile the easiest out of him.

He doesn't have any teeth, he has a little hair, and a little chub- just perfect, and similar to Theo except about 5 pounds lighter LOL.

I haven't been writing a lot just because life is busy and enjoyable and I try not to spend much time on the PC. But I do want to have some of these memories written down because I know how quickly we forget the funny little details which make us laugh, scream, or cry now.

Life is good!