Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally, an update!

Hi! Okay, I know it's been 2 months since my last post. Sorry! I'm sure you've all given up on me! For anyone who for some reason hasn't given up on me...this is for you! :) Update. Deep we go.

Kate. Kate has more than doubled her birth weight and is now 2 1/2 months old! Aaah! I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. I survived the zombie stage and am happy to say she now sleeps from about 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. straight! She was colicky for about three weeks and would cry from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and boy was it rough! She's caught up to the rest of the babies and is sure filling out nicely as you can see from her picture below. She's starting to smile and coo and there is nothing more rewarding than your baby smiling at you because she's excited to see you! Her legs start kicking and her arms start flailing and she smiles...oh I love it!!! So, things in the land of Kate are going very well. :)

Mr. Aaron is doing well, too. He had a rough month or so after Kate was born. I had to completely re-potty train him and he got really distant and wouldn't really have much to do with me. He's back to his good old self now and I am soooo relieved! I think the hardest part for me was not being able to rock him and sing him to sleep every day for his nap. That was one of my favorite parts of the day and I really miss that. But he's doing great and has been having a lot of fun playing with Whitney. He loves Kate very much and is usually by my side when it's time to burp her asking, "Mommy, can I pat Tate?" (Yes...he calls her Tate.) I love my little man!

Whitney has been a champ through everything. She is just such a good natured girl, I am really really blessed to have her in my life and I honestly don't know what I would do without her! She's my big helper. Every day for the past month or so she has been begging me to start school with her. I finally gave in and to tie her over until September I've started doing some penmanship lessons with her to work on her handwriting and a thinking skills book. Whitney did an online placement test so I could know where to start her in each subject. She is at the 3rd grade reading level, 1st grade math, and 2nd grade Language Arts. By law we are only required to do Math, Language Arts, and a course in Good Citizenship. But I am also doing some History, Geography, Social Studies and Science with her once a week. It's going to be a lot of work, but it will also be a lot of fun and she is soooooo excited about it!

Well, Kate is up from her nap and calling for me. I'll try to do more of an update soon about my family coming out and all that good stuff!!!

4 people leaving some love!:

imajacobs said...

Holy cow, Whitney is smart! I can't wait for her and Jenna to get to play again in September. You are a great mom and your kids are lucky to have you!

The Yoder's Three said...

Yay!! I've been hoping for some more pictures of baby Kate. She sure has chunked up--and I love her big dark eyes! All your kids are so cute!

The Mursets said...

OH I am so glad you updated! Kate is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

It's good to see you blogging. Kate is darling!