Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
"19 months and 2 weeks"Well, we officially have a 19 month old and a 2 week old. Where has the last month gone? Well, we celebrated the New Year with some contractions, did some last minute things to prepare for Sophie's arrival, celebrated Chris' birthday--I won't say how old he turned-- and welcomed Sophie into the world.
The Greenwood parents are doing a pretty good job surviving. Sophie has a little bit of colic and has been up from 10pm to 2am quite a few nights. After having dealt with this with Josiah, we don't feel as overwhelmed. We are a bit tired, but some how we carry on through God's strength.
The latest on Sophie:
*She gained 10 oz in a week.
*She lost her umbilical cord when she was a little over a week old.
*She has taken her first bath in the bathroom sink.
*She has lifted her head and turned it from side to side while doing belly time.
The latest on Josiah:
*He LOVES taking showers. I'm not overly surprised that our water boy loves to take showers, but when he says the word after me asking him one time, lets me know that he REALLY loves showers.
*He went to his first open play time at the community center gym. He "played" with the other kids by being in the same room as them.
*He really likes being in the kitchen with Mommy as she bakes and makes dinner. This week we made Valentine's Day cookies. We even had a lesson on making the color purple. When we mixed the blue and red together and it made purple, he said, "Whoa!"
*He loves him some puddin'. We can actually get him to eat a couple more bites of food by telling him he can have some pudding. He often says, "Puddin', puddin', puddin'!" and lets out a big screech.
*Tonight he read a story with me. He was able to read the words "Mommy" and "Daddy" in the story.
*He continues to excel with his shapes and has even started counting. He will say, "2, 3, 5, 6, 7." OK, so we are missing a few numbers, but he is doing a great job.
*He LOVES all the snow that we have gotten lately and wants to so badly go outside. He has gone out a few times to help Daddy shovel---which is a lot easier with a real shovel.
*He LOVES his baby sister A LOT! When he gets up in the morning, he asks for "Baby?" At night before he goes to bed, he needs to go see "Baby."
Even though Chris and I have been walking around in a sleep deprived fog, we are still very honored to receive God's calling to be the parents of Josiah and Sophie. We know these sleepless nights is a season and we may even miss them after the kids are all grown up--well, maybe not! Please keep us in our prayers as we continue to love and nurture these wonderful children.