Poor Alex, he gets the third-kid treatment! Less pictures, less blogging, less recording! So here is his 8.5 9 month post!
Can sit well, but sometimes topples
Has two teeth, and just cut his top teeth over a week
Moves around quite a bit on his tummy
Always rolls to his tummy
Only nurses in the morning--stopped at 8.5 months
LOVES Katie and always has a smile for her
drools like crazy
is 20lb 13 oz and super long
Wears 12 months stuff and some 12-18 months
Is starting to give hugs: so melty!
Drinks 5 bottles (180mls) a day.
naps 1-2 hours in the morning and 2-3 (sometimes longer!) in the afternoon. Bed at 7pm until 7/7:30am.
My sister told me I talked about the cubby hole project that Ben did over Christmas and I never posted it.
So without further ado!
Looking up the attic stairs before.
After. Ben cut a hole in the wall and put a piece of sonotube in to make a little window. I can stand at the bottom of the stairs (two floors down) and see the window.
I can't show you this view after since there is a wall in front of where Ben is sitting. But you get an idea of the height.
It's kind of hard to get all the angles, so I took a couple so you can can get a feel. Just ignore the smudges :-)
The paint was leftover from our front hall and the carpet was a remnent from a local carpet place here in town. I love the feel of a shag carpet, so this little piece helps fill that need without regretting a huge room full of it. :-)
Trust me, it is usually not this neat and serves as a hoarding place for the girls' collections of things. Katie usually has her quiet time in here with some books and an Adventure in Odyssey tape.
P.S. Those are the beanbags I made for the girls for Christmas. They've seen a lot of use already!
My Emma is three! Three years since her hour and half labour and delivery. Craziness, pure craziness.
The words/phrases that come to mind when I think of Emma are as follows:
Stubborn--Her way is the best and only way. It takes a lot of convincing and a firm hand to change her mind!
Sensative--if anyone other than me speaks to her firmly, she'll become very offended and need immediate comfort from me. She's even doing this to Ben lately!
Space-cadet--Seriously... this girl is so clued out sometimes. It's hilarious really. And just so Emma
Shy--Definitely not out-going like Katie. It takes her a while to warm up to people and she's pretty content to just play by herself when there are too many people.
Singer--She sings all day long. And she'll just sing two or three words to any tune in her head. Imagine Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star sung like this "ouchie ouchie, ouchie, ouch, ouchie ouchie ouchie ouch...." Or whatever she has in her head.
Sweetheart--She comes running with the biggest hugs and "I just need you"! Melts me every time
Snuggler--for about 2 minutes at time, or randomly in the middle of the night.
Stinker--she likes a good joke and knows exactly how to tease her sister. She does it on purpose too!
Her vocabulary is growing daily, but her pronunciation still needs work. Sometimes she needs an intrerpreter, usually me or Katie. She can't say her Rs (which is rather adorable) and has trouble blending sounds. Her Js, TRs, Chs often sound like Shss. Shon for John, Shain for train, Sheese for Cheese etc. She uses "grownup" words--"actuawy, I aweady did."
She's learning her letters and sounds and picks up a lot from Katie's school.
She knows if we don't follow routine and gets very upset about things not in the right order. She won't hesitate to correct you if you're wrong.