Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Girls

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Monday, June 15, 2009


I can't believe that Jillian is almost 2 months old and I haven't been updating this blog :( I keep wanting too, but just never seem to find the time. Especially a time where I have both hands free to be able to type, lol.

Jillian is growing way too fast! It's crazy! I swear she is growing faster than Sami did. She has been smiling and cooing for weeks! I don't remember Sami doing this this early. Jillian will look at you and smile and try and make noises already. She's getting quite good too. I am amazed at her development. She holds her head up very well and when on her belly, with the boppy pillow under her shoulders, she can hold her head at a 90 degree angle and look all around. She tries to laugh, but the noises don't come out yet. It's so amazing to watch her try and make new noises and you can see how proud she is when something comes out, lol.
She LOVES to have her diaper off. She smiles every time I am changing her diaper, as soon as she hears the Velcro undoing the diaper, she lights up, lol. It cracks me up every time, then she tries to laugh too.
She's somewhat more needy, or clingy than Sami was. Samantha always wanted her own space, Jillian wants to cuddle at night or be held. If she's not being held/cuddled, nursing or in her swing, then she's pretty much not happy. Ian and I are not fans of co sleeping, but Jillian seems to have other plans for us. She likes to spoon! LMAO.

She spends most of the day in the swing, which I always feel guilty about, but it's the only place she's happy. I feel bad when Sami and I are playing, or going outside and she just wants to sit in the swing. She's not happy being outside. We try to bring her out in the stroller, but after about 5 minutes she's screaming for her swing! And she doesn't like to be in the wrap, like Sami did, so it makes it difficult.

Jillian does do good in the car though...much better than Sami did..and at the store too, maybe she will be my shopping partner since Sami really isn't a fan, unless lots of snacks are involved, lol.
Samantha is a little too in love with Jilli. She smothers her and it's hard to give Jilli tummy time or just time on the play mat because Sami is all over her! I'm beginning to think that is why Jilli likes the swing so much, lol, she feels safe from Sam in there. Sami was trying to play with Jilli yesterday and fell on Jilli's leg. Jillian screamed the most horrible scream I've ever heard and I cried my eyes out while checking to make sure nothing was broken! Today she has a nice bruise on her leg and my heart is officially broken :(
I'm having a hard time keeping Sami under control when she's playing with Jillian. She gets really excited and carried away. She doesn't realize that she's getting rough.

Now onto Sami...She is getting smarter by the second! She now talks in full sentences, she comes out with some pretty funny expressions and is always making us laugh. This morning Jillian was coughing/gaging and Sami said to her, "Careful, Careful, Careful Jilli. Oh my goodness!" I was laughing so hard, she is always cracking me up with something.
We decided to work on potty training this morning....is it normal for a toddler to pee 5 times with in 30 minutes? OMG! Guess I'll be steam cleaning the house today! By the 6th "accident" (She says "Oh no, accident! Napkin, Napkin!" every time she goes in her pants, lol. She wants a napkin to clean it up.) she got up and ran to the bathroom on her own and sat down on the potty. I rushed in after her and helped/reminded her to take off her panties...and she peed!!!! YAY!!!She's straight into underpants...no pull ups...really this is just practice. She still can't take her pants down by herself, so I'm thinking it might be too early still...I don't know? Do kids need to be able to take their pants off first? I mean, I'll have to help her every time anyway, right? I guess it's just teaching her to tell us when she has to go so we can get her to the potty...is that the way it works?

Anyway, I really need to commit more to this blog, because I do want to capture all these moments of the kids childhood. Facebook is consuming my internet time...and the fact that my internet time has greatly decreased with the new baby and the nice weather. I'll work on it.

Friday, June 12, 2009




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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

2 years!

It's hard to believe that two years ago tonight, I was giving birth to our little princess! This past year you have transformed into a beautiful little girl, full of excitement and opinions. You have learned how to walk, you know all your ABC's and can count to 13, you can sing songs (wheels on the bus, You are my sunshine, Happy Birthday, and row row your boat are some of your favorites) You know your colors and shapes. you've learned how to eat with utensils, and how to let the dog in and out. You help with chores around the house, ie. dishes, sweeping the floors, dusting... Your vocabulary has exploded! You talk in full sentences, your manners are amazing, you always seem to remember the please and Thank you, you say "bless you" when someone sneezes, you say "excuse me" and sorry. You now ask for hugs and kisses and know that it totally melts Mama and Daddy's hearts. You know about 50 Dr. Suess books by memory. You still love your books more than anything and can be found reading most of your days. You have a love for the outdoors that you get from your Daddy. The two of you are happiest outside, no matter what you're doing. You've recently become a big sister and are amazing with your baby sissy! I've never seen such love in your eyes, than that which is there when you look at Jillian and Scott. You are an amazing sister, and an amazing daughter!
We thank God everyday for bringing you into our lives. Happy Birthday Sami Sue! We love you!