Thursday, March 13, 2014

2 years old and 9 months old

Arie 2 Years old and Luke 9 Months old! 

  • Cloth Diapering
    • Diaper laundry... It's just become one of those things that you just do that's like eating. We are still using our GMD Red edge prefolds stuffed in covers or my BumGenius 4.0 pockets. I am occasionally using some prefolds that I converted into fitteds. We just use whatever is there, honestly. 
    • Potty training for Arie is not really progressing with the potty, but the more Arie communicates, the closer we are to that. Now after he poops, he will say, "Poo pooed." So... that's progress of some kind :)  
  • Tandem Breastfeeding
    • Still breastfeeding! I can't believe I made it to two years with Arie!!
    • We are struggling right now with Arie not opening his mouth wide enough while nursing, so he leaves teeth marks on my nipples and it hurts a lot. 
    • Luke just got his 7th tooth too. He's an awesome nursing baby.
    • Still not 100% sure if Luke is getting the sign for milk. But, we're working on it. 
    • Arie is 22lbs and Luke is 19lbs!
    • Still dairy and soy free. I tried a couple bites of Arie's birthday cake that had butter in it and Luke threw up most of the day the next day, soooo... still no dairy.
    • I am no longer pumping to donate. It was a big headache. It didn't work out like I had imagined lol

  • Sleep
    • Big things are happening in the sleep department. 
    • We moved Arie's big boy bed into the nursery. We set up the twin bed in there and he gets nursed and then I sit with him until he falls asleep and then he sleeps his first stretch of sleep in his bed and then comes to our room. 
    • He's also napping in his bedroom too. We do the same thing, nurse and then sit with him and read to him and pat his back or talk to him until he falls asleep. 
    • I'm getting excited about setting our real bed back up. Luke is crawling, so I think we are possibly going to wait until he can climb off the bed. I'm not quite sure or sure how long that will be or when. 
    • The stretches with Arie in his room are longer and longer. 
    • Luke still wakes up to nurse all night long, but it isn't disruptive and everything really is working out very nicely.
    • I have been attempting to set Luke down in our bed more so that I can shower or do something, but even with just Arie in his own bed has opened up so much freedom!
  • Home life - House stuff
    • We have so so much stuff on our to-do list.
    • I'm in the process of painting our grout to refresh it. It looks way better, but getting the time to dedicate to just concentrating on painting the floor is super difficult. 
    • We are just working day to day to try to keep up with the toys, laundry and diapers. 
  • Going Out and About
    • Going out is now something that I'm limiting to as little as possible, still. 
    • I'm definitely still loving the organic grocery delivery! 
    • I'm still leaving for LLL meetings and random play dates or shopping trips. I don't know where I would be without babywearing. 
    • I'm going to 3 different LLL meetings, and last month I went to 4. It's a nice way to get out with two babies and just get out of the house. 

  • Brotherly Love
    • Arie asks for Luke every time he's not around. He doesn't even want to go upstairs without Luke coming up at the same time. 
    • Luke wants to be in EVERYTHING that Arie has. Luke makes car noises because Jack and Arie make car noises. Luke drives his cars and trucks because that's how Daddy and brother do it. It's so dang cute. 
    • I'm loving this stage. I can't believe how much they are in to each other. 

  • Luke
    • Weighs 19lbs 4oz and is 27" long. He wears 12 month clothing and some of Arie's shrunken 18 month clothing. 
    • He has 7 teeth, 4 on the top, 3 on the bottom.
    • He says Mama and Dada.  
    • He's the happiest little boy. 
    • I love his hair. It's the sweetest thing ever.
    • He started crawling and now he's trying to pull up on things. He will climb on whatever is his level... the dog beds, small shelves... whatever he can. 
    • He can sit himself up from crawling now too.
    • As far as I can tell, he doesn't have a favorite food. But he's no where near as picky as Arie, he will eat or at least play with and taste everything that we've put in front of him so far.
  • Arie
    • Talks constantly. I'm understanding almost all of what he says. Right now he's holding onto a water bottle whispering, "red. Water. Water. Pink. water." lol. The water bottle is red. 
    • He has so many words now that I've lost count. He's putting sentences together too. 
    • His second birthday party was a blast. He got a TON of presents. Lots of legos, and some john deere tractor stuff and puzzles. 
    • He's 22lbs and 33" tall I think. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

I Survived Two Under Two!

I can't believe I'm even writing this... This blog has changed so much in the past few years.

I have now survived having two children under two. I have a TWO YEAR OLD now! It's just insane to me.

Arie turned 2 on March 5th.
He's so full of spunk and personality and he has so much to say.

We had his birthday party yesterday and that was a roaring good time as well :)

I wil have to get some pictures uploaded from his party and all of his presents. He definitely understood that the presents were for him and that he got to open them.

I can't believe I've already had two years with this miracle baby.