Has it really been so long since I've blogged? Where has the time gone?! Baby James is almost a year old already!! I've got some major catching up to do!! Since it's been so long since I have updated, I'll separate these updates into different posts. This one will be all about Emily and James!
Emily is 3 1/2 and she's wearing size 5T/XS.
She started preschool in January. She loves it and is doing really well. She speaks and understands so much now. Like a mini adult. Haha. True to character, she loves the singing and dancing part of preschool the most. She also is learning how to write her letters. She can recognize the letters in the alphabet and knows how to write her name. She is growing up so fast!
She has little dance classes at my friend Meagans house once a week and she is getting better at following directions and coordination. She is very sassy but sweet.
She loves her brother A LOT and tries hard to be a good big sister. She is almost completely potty trained. She still has accidents occasionally and wears diapers to bed at night because we can't seem to get her to give up taking milk in a sippy to bed. Plus she doesn't nap anymore (it's been like a year since we cut naps) so she goes to bed around 7:00. She is still very attached to "Stuffy". He's her go-to comforting stuffed animal. A little purple dinosaur puppet that she loves. (Not Barney.) She threads her fingers through the tag as she falls asleep. Emily loves all things girly. Dresses, jewelry, dress up clothes, bows, dolls, etc.
Here's a few random questions and answers for fun.
Me: What's your favorite color?
Emily: Pink (as she shows me the goldfish crackers she has in her mouth)
Me: Who's your best friend?
Emily: Charlotte (who's mom teaches dance)
Me: What's your favorite food?
Emily: Ice cream (like mother like daughter)
Me: What's your favorite toy?
Emily: Cinderella Barbie (we got her her first "Barbie" that is Cinderella)
Me: What's your favorite show?
Emily: Sofia The First and Doc McStuffins
Now, about baby James! He is wearing size 12 month clothing and I can probably start getting out the 18 month clothing for him now. He has always been such a mellow, easy going little guy. Even when he is sick, tired, or teething, he is smiley and just happy to be hanging out with us. He slept a lot as a baby, which gave me hope that at least one of my babies would be good sleepers but alas, it is not so. He has never slept more than four hours at a time at night. And more often than not he ends up sleeping in our bed because I am too tired at night to get in and out of bed several times. He does usually take one nap a day in his crib now. He has never really taken more than one nap a day. Other than his sleeping habits though, he is an especially easy baby. He loves playing with Emily! He just adores her. He watches everything she does. He is a fast crawler now (at almost 11 months), has around seven teeth, and I swear he says "Mama". He is very much a "Mama's Boy". When he wakes up at night, if Michael picks him up he will keep craning his neck to find me and won't settle down until I hold him. It's a blessing and a curse!! He also is still breastfeeding. I breastfed Emily for 13 months but even the last few months of nursing her I was giving her bottles of formula here and there for convenience and she was eating foods. James, however, couldn't care less about food. He refuses bottles/sippy cups and only tolerates food when I give it to him. But I love him so much. I can't resist him!
Michael and I are loving life with two kids. As sleep deprived as we are, it's been great, We love watching the relationship between Emily and James develop as they start to play together and make each other laugh. We really are so blessed!