Archive for March, 2009

Pee-Pee in the potty!

March 29, 2009 9:48 pm

Every night before Miles takes his bath he likes to sit on his potty. He progressed from sitting on it with clothes to sitting on it naked. In the past week or so he was starting to act like he was “trying” to go. Well sure enough this evening I was getting his bath ready and he walked in and said “pee-pee”. I undressed him as fast as I could and sure enough he sat down and urinated! It was kind of funny, though, cause he reached down and stuck his finger in the stream. I need to break that habit…

I think I may have scared him with all of the jumping up and down and loud praising. We’ll see if this keeps up. I’ll try and get a picture of him on his potty tomorrow night.

March Madness!!

March 25, 2009 12:50 pm

Miles has quite a fondness for mardi gras beads. So much so that he had to put them on right after his bath.

Cheese!
Wearing all of his necklaces

They come in very handy when you are thirsty too.

Drinking from his mardi gras beads

Last weekend we made a trip out to the land to make sure it was still there. Lyla got to see her pecan tree we planted before she was born.

Lyla by her pecan tree planted a few weeks before she was born

Eric worked on carving her name into the picnic table while Miles played in dirt and snacked on crackers. Lyla was perfectly happy hanging out in her carseat.

A snack
Lyla enjoys her first trip to Rosanky ranch
Hanging at the land and carving in our picnic table

Everything is still going great! Lyla goes to bed at 9pm and usually only wakes up at 4am to eat. I couldn’t be happier and haven’t needed to nap during the day in a whole week!! (yes – simple pleasures). ;) Miles still loves his sister. Today when we went for a walk he was reaching over to her side of the stroller and grabbing her hand, saying “baby” in a very sweet tone. He also enjoys trying to peel her eyes open when she is sleeping within his reach. I have to keep a close eye on him.

My Cousin Cameron (aka Aunt Camei) comes to visit

March 15, 2009 1:09 pm

Last Wednesday, my cousin headed down from Dallas to help me out with the kiddos. It was great having her here and I was able to get so much done around the house and even run errands!

"Aunt" Cameron visits for a few days

Lyla loved laying on her chest.
We also gave Lyla her first bottle. She didn’t have any problems with it, except that she drank too fast and kept managing to spill it down her chin.

Cameron finishes up Lyla's first bottle feeding
Lyla gets her first bottle

Miles decided that while Lyla had her bottle that it was time to feed his baby too.

Miles decides his baby needs a bottle too

Miles likes to rub his stuffed animals’ tails in his ear. I guess it’s his own soothing technique. The other day he untied my robe, grabbed the tie and started pulling me around the house while he rubbed his ear.

Miles has a thing about sticking soft, fuzzy things in his ear to soothe himself

I guess it was time for a nap!!
Lyla is growing so fast. At her last doctor’s appt she was 8lb 7oz.

All dressed up for a trip to Chon Som
Tummy time!
Daddy's girl

Miles still seems to like her and in the past few days has been getting her pacifier off the table and putting it in her mouth.

Gazing lovingly into one and others eyes

Here’s a shot you don’t get to see much since I’m always the one taking the pictures.

Hanging with the kiddos

A Trying Week

March 9, 2009 12:08 pm

What’s worse than having a newborn and not sleeping? Having a newborn, a toddler that vomits for a week and then a mommy who get’s the toddler’s stomach bug. Yep – last week was NOT fun!! At least I can finally report that we are all well and life is returning to its new normal.

Eric’s sister, Heidi, came into town last week to help us out. She was amazing and did all of my laundry and ironing. It was so nice to have an extra set of hands to help play with Miles.

Aunt Heidi meets Lyla!

I was even able to take naps.

I will admit I haven’t been great about taking pictures with all that’s been going on. Hopefully I’ll make up for it this week. Here’s a shot from Lyla’s first real bath.

She has her daddy's eyes

And then a few more from our visit with the Ellis girls

Sucking face with my angel
Marin finally gets to meet Lyla!

Miles has been doing great and laughs hysterically anytime Lyla sneezes. I’m just glad I can finally play with him again and lift him up! Lyla is still only waking up twice in the middle of the night. She really is an angel.