I wish that I thought about posting more often. The kids are constantly doing new things, or saying funny things, and I wish I would be more motivated to write them down before they are lost forever to my terrible memory. Here are a few of the recent happenings:
We recently got a new TV downstairs. It's bigger, and it came with a Blue Ray player. Judah has lovingly christened it "Daddy's TV." Apparently, everything that belongs to Daddy is more exciting. He is enamoured with "Kitty movie" (The Aristocats) and asks to watch it daily. I am disappointed in myself because of the amount of TV he's been watching lately. I have really let it slip because I feel so exhausted all the time, and I spend a good part of my day on the couch anyhow due to nursing schedules. I'll just give in when he wants to watch "kitties" a second time. Shame on me.
On the bright side, he's still talking very very well, so TV doesn't appear to be affecting his brain cells. He's putting together full sentences very easily and there are new adjectives and prepositions being added daily. If I were a better mother, I would use larger words in my own speech and teach him a large vocabulary, but alas, I don't have a lack good vocabulary myself. Perhaps when Taylor is weened I will try to learn more elaborate words.
Taylor is doing a little better with her nap schedule. She really likes to catnap, as in, many short naps throughout the day, which I am now trying to correct. It's tough much of the time, but I have to constantly remind myself that it pays off in the end. She has made some things very difficult for me however. She hates taking a bottle, which gives us the issue of babysitting, and the 3 or 4 times she's seen her grandparents, she screams without mercy. (Also doesn't help the babysitting issue.) How can Ricky and I ever expect to get out of the house if she won't take a bottle, and if she hates her grandparents?!? I am impatient for the day when she asks to go to their house (and she doesn't need a bottle.)
She is making more cooing sounds more often. She is getting the idea of grabbing toys and bringing them to her mouth, which is a good sign that she will one day grow up. (This baby phase seems to be lasting a long time). She loves her daddy, and will smile at him all the time. Judah loves to play in Taylor's crib, which can be a nice 20 minute vacation for me. I'll put them both in there, and I have 20 minutes all to myself (to vacuum, hooray...). Taylor is very enchanted with Judah and will watch his every move from all the way across the room. Judah is trying to play with her from time to time, but I just wish I could skip the next 6 months so they could play together alone.
Although, I would skip the next 6 months for a lot of reasons.