Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Connor has what looks to be a divot in his chest and it is very noticeable when he breaths. The doctor had some fancy name for it and said we'll continue to watch it as he grows. It shouldn't cause any harm, but would be more of a cosmetic concern as he gets older.
I'm seeing a little bit more of a routine with his sleeping/naps. As of now, Connor takes a couple short naps in the morning and a long (3-4 hour) nap in the afternoon. This works out perfect because most of the activities we do happen in the morning, so both kids get a good nap in after lunch. He typically grabs a quick nap before bed and has been in bed anywhere between 7:45-8:45. He is still sleeping through the night with the exception of us putting his pacifier back in his mouth 2-4 times a night.
Connor has his second cold already and I'm fearing that this could be another long winter for the Lindvall house. We've all been sick this week (the second time for all of us since fall hit) with Elli having it the worst. Poor girl has been coughing nonstop, fever, congested, and threw up in her bed last night. Needless to say, we are all stuck in this house today and it was no daycare for her! Her voice is so hoarse today...bedtime this week has been 6:45pm or 7:00pm! BUT enough of sick talk.....here are some pictures of our little man at 2 months old!
Friday, October 14, 2011
We've been giving Connor and Elli baths together most nights just because it is easier. As you can imagine, it is pretty eventful. We've already had the "no touch, Elli" and "boys and girls are different" talk with Elli multiple times. I think you can imagine what I'm referring to :)
My little helper...she's always willing to sweep
This girl loves marshmallows!!
Do they look alike? Elli wanted in on the photo shoot....please ignore her crazy hair.
People have asked me if we've taken Elli to get her hair cut. My response is "Do you think I would pay for a haircut like that." I've contemplated taking her to see if they could even it out a little more, but I think it is best right now to try and let the top catch up with the rest of her hair...we'll see how it continues to grow! We do put a bow in it most times when we're out in public, but around the house I just let it go :) It's hard to tame those curls with the way it has been growing!
So....an update on the toddler bed...Elli has been doing GREAT!!!!!!! Since we switched her beds, she has yet to have any trouble going to sleep at night. As far as naps go, she has had trouble on 2 different occasions with getting out of bed and playing, but eventually went to sleep. Her first nap in the bed washilarious. Elli would run and face plant right into her pillow every time she heard me come up to tell her to get back in bed. I had to hide behind the door to keep from laughing. I had to take her rocking horse out of the room because she had quite a good time riding on it. I couldn't stop from laughing, but it stopped getting funny when she locked herself in her room...not once, but twice. Try explaining that to a 20 month old that you can't get into her because she locked the door. When I finally got her out, she kept walking around the house going "lock," "lock," "lock," etc. She has fallen out of bed a couple times during the night, but she quickly just climbs back in bed and goes back to sleep. I can't believe how good she's been with her new bed!
Potty training anyone? Elli has seemed interested in using the potty for awhile, but hasn't actually ever gone on the toilet. She often tells us when she poops, but never wants to sit on the toilet when she's going. We have a jar of M & Ms for her and she thinks that she gets one just for sitting on the potty. We're not sure that she understands she actually has to go to get one. The other day I thought I'd turn on Snow White (she has her blanket because the guy in the mirror scares her....oh the drama!), give her endless amounts of watered down juice, put the candy beside her, and have her just sit on there. Unfortunately, she never delivered. Poor girl has yet to get her M & Ms.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Happy to be swimming!!
Dane going down the slide...
Vander (or as Elli would say "Dane") in the pool