Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
And yes - Jackson is in the pink blanket and Genevieve is using the blue one. Sometimes these things happen around here! At least they have their own clothing on....
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Genevieve unhappy in the bumbo and Bentley unsure what to do about it:
Genevieve, after deciding green wasn't her color and convincing Mom to buy her a purple bumbo (which I had to pay $20 for on Craig's list - the things we do for fashion!):
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Then this afternoon the twins were screaming loudly since they wanted their bottles NOW. I put Bentley in the big recliner with one of his favorite blankets. I told him that I'd be back soon. Then I scooped up one of the twins to change a diaper. Bentley was not pleased to see me go off with a baby, but he knows that's how it works sometimes. After changing the baby's diaper, I went in the kitchen and got Bentley's bottle from his mom and took it over to him in the recliner and offered it to him. I was still holding a baby. Bentley took the bottle from me, popped it into his mouth, and held it himself. Yes--Bentley held his own bottle!!! He's never done that for longer than ten seconds before, but this afternoon he quite agreeably held his own bottle for the entire time it took to drink as much as he wanted.
Bentley has finally accepted that the level of care around his home has changed radically and isn't going to improve in the near future. He's a pragmatist--although it took him two months to cave in to the new regime.
Here is how Bentley spent his time:
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Jackson spends half of his waking time arching like crazy, and sometimes crying like crazy too. I think he might have some form of reflux. Above, he arched and scooted himself up in the carseat, and managed to knock the carseat backwards because he was squirming so hard while doing so.
I hate listening to the poor kid scream, he sounds so unhappy... I've researched reflux solutions online, as I'm reluctant to automatically resort to prescription drugs to help. I read about gripe water on an online message board and my Mother tracked it down from that vague reference. She found that gripe water is an herbal solution mix, and she found it marketed under the name of Baby Bliss. The testomonials assure me that this product is amazing. Amazon, as always, was there to help me and all I had to do was hit the one click order button! It's like magic...
Bliss is on the way and we'll see if it lives up to the hype.
This was the first time I was out with the twins both in the double stroller, where it was obvious both babies were with me and that they were twins. They had many admirers at the store, but my favorite was the 3 year old in the shoe section. She told me how pretty my children were, and hung around to oooh and ahhh at them for a while. As her Mother dragged her off I heard her asking "can we buy those here, Mommy?". Her Mother told her babies aren't available from Walmart.
Oddly enough I recall a similiar incident with Bentley about a year ago, when an older couple asked me what aisle they could pick up a cute baby like him on... I told them that he was a special order only item!
Although, he seems to think Nefer should wear them with the ear thingies going down. Of course, Nefer's ears are rather large.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Yet another new game with balls has been instituted at our home by the ever clever Bentley. He discovered that if he threw his green rubber ball on to the bottom shelf of the plant stand it made a wonderful sound--bang, clang, rattle! While Bentley found the sound mellifluous, his opa did not. Opa thought it was tinny and noisy and, well, unpleasant. But, being a good opa, he let his grandson continue to throw the ball over and over and over onto the bottom shelf. The shelf is anchored to the wall fortunately, although not because I anticipated it being turned into a musical instrument. (I was afraid Bentley might try to climb it.) I wonder what the plants on the upper shelves think of this activity? If they all start dropping leaves will it be because of the noise or the jarring impact of each throw?
Sunday, August 19, 2007
That is, I assume it was Sesame Street--talking animals and irritating music? (I was never a big fan.) Thankfully he got up and wandered out of the room after enjoying a few animal crackers. He's not addicted yet! I suppose 18 months without exposure was a pretty good run. :-) I have to go hide the remote now...
Well, we look good other than those green baby plugs we refused to release from our mouths! Today the twins had baths AND clean clothing. You might be thinking those two things are daily occurences, but in our house it doesn't always happen....
Yesterday as I was happily sorting through my piles of clothing from garage saling, my mother pointed out that I don't really need all the clothes if I don't bother to dress the twins every day. So here they are, bathed and dressed in new outfits for a leisurely Sunday at home. I couldn't quite fathom taking three children to church on my own, maybe I just lack creativity.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Finally we lifted him up so that he could drop balls into the the top of the shade. To our much more limited way of thinking, that made more sense.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Maybe next week he can work on making a friend... :-)
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
We're really looking forward to the pictures. If it's hard to pose 2 babies at once, how on earth can the challenge to pose 4 at once be resisted? Stay tuned for the results...
he's awfully awfully cute and adorable
he's easier to cart around
he's certainly cheap to provide food for :-)
He is currently 31 1/4 inches (15%), and 21 lbs 7 oz (5%). Almost exactly 2 lbs and 2 inches up from his 12 month check in, I'm not sure how he arranged that. My Dr., who is King of the Laid Back, assures me that this is okay and he will eat what he needs to. I'm a little irked, however, as he has so many clothes just waiting for him to GROW! At this rate it could be a while before we get to pull out the new boxes of garage sale treasures.
Here he is showing off the band aids from today's immunizations:
Other than no resolution to my ever lingering question of how to force a child to eat more, the appointment went well. Bentley is healthy and developing as he should be, and we're blessed to have such a perfect child!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Playing basketball with a softball:
Practicing his dunk:
Bentley not only owns an indoor hoop, but an outdoor one as well. (Aren't garage sales wonderful? All those toys for just a few dollars! And when you are done with them, you sell them at your garage sale and recoup your monetary investment. What a deal.)
So, do you agree that's he's quite talented for a boy who is only 18 months old?