Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Little Update

many have asked how things are going so here's a little update...

malachi is still loving being a big brother. he is very interested in being close by any time i am holding, nursing, or changing zoe. he can't seem to stay away from her when she is in the swing either, meaning he feels the need to get right up close to her so that he ends up stopping/bumping the swing (which actually drives me a bit crazy but zoe seems not to mind a bit)

he continues to amaze us with the vocabulary that he has learned. yesterday i asked him what he was doing with something he had and he said so matter of factly "I'm deciding." or one of his favorite phrases now when asked if he wants to do something, he will respond, "I'm too busy."

although we were most surprised by his 'genious' the other night. a few nights ago kurtis and i were spelling out the word 'cookie' while trying to decide if we should have some for dessert. we did end up getting the cookies out and we all enjoyed one. well, then last night after dinner malachi blurts out that he wanted a "C-O-K" it took us a minute but we soon figured out what he was asking for. he was missing a few letters but of course he was asking to have a cookie! :)

now let's see...zoe, our beautiful girl...she is doing well. nursing is going the way it ought - pain free! it only took us 3 weeks to get into a groove (much improved from nursing my first time around which took about 8 weeks to get comfortable). it does seem as though she is getting enough milk and is gaining weight, she is have plenty of wet and dirty diapers throughout the day...speaking of...thank you to all who gave me diapers at my shower!

and oh how it is true that each child is different! first off, zoe is doing a wonderful job of sleeping at night. (very unlike her brother :) ) she will sleep for 3 or 4 hour chunks, praise God! that is totally doable my hope is that this continues but since nothing is for sure i am doing my best to appreciate it while it lasts. but on the other hand, while malachi loved his carseat and being in the car zoe is NOT fond of either! this is quite an adjustment for me. i have always used my driving time as my time to catch up on calling family and friends, that's a little difficult when you have a VERY unhappy baby. hopefully this is just a phase that she will grow out of very quickly! :)

and kurtis...he's loving his job and can't wait to be finished with the side work he has had to do to supplement our income. our hope is that he will be finished with this last bathroom remodel in the next month or two.

and me...taking care of two little ones is definitely more challenging than just the one but i wouldn't want to be doing anything else (read - i am so grateful to be a stay at home mom!)

there is so much more i could write about but i have hit a wall and think it best to just end the post and go to bed.


Mark, Allison & Tessa Joy on April 23, 2008 at 10:26 PM said...

Wow! What a great post. :) You have a couple of adorable little ones over there, Pamela. Can't believe that Malachi is catching on to your spelling intelligent!