Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Growing up...

My kids are both changing so fast that I just can't keep up. I love documenting their milestones on this blog mainly so I can easily access them later. I am sad to say that Will is rolling over, almost sitting up, and he is able to reach for his paci and put it back in his mouth all by himself. I have not blogged about any of this and I think I blogged about Bennett rolling over about 5 minutes after she did it. So here is a quick update just in case none of this makes it to their baby albums. :-)

My sweet, vocal, vivacious, and precocious little girl. She is going through a huge Mommy phase, but I really do think it is because things change in her life so much and I am her only constant. My day 5 of our 10 day trip to Alabama, she wouldn't even go to my Mom. She only wanted Mommy. But she really is my little buddy. We do everything together all day long. Even as I type this she is laying with her head on my lap, her feet up in the air, and she is singing, "Hot Dog," which is them theme from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

She is growing and learning every day. She can sing "Twinkle Twinkle" and she can sing most of her "ABC's." She also can sing the chorus to "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus. Blame her Mom on that one. She can also identify about 13 letters and tell you what sounds they make. She loves to count, but she can't count in order. We will hear, " 1,2,4,8,3,14,7,1,2." She is obsessed with Mickey Mouse and she loves cuddling at night. She has to sleep with her pink pillow and her paci.

She delights her father and I ever day. Just yesterday Will was watching Baby Bach and when it was over Bennett said, "More Eintstein, please." We didn't even know that she knew that word. It is just new words, new ideas, new tricks, and new ways to delight us every day. I am going to try to post video of her singing her ABC's, but she gets distracted every time the camera is on and only wants to see herself. That's my girl.

Will- Just typing his name makes me want to smile. He is the cuddliest, sweetest, most lovable baby. He just loves to be held. He will cry if you put him down and walk away, but you can lay him on the couch next to you and he will be content for hours- as long as he can see you. He can roll over both ways, play with toys, and he said his first word, "Mama!" Whoo-Hoo!!! He only says it when he is crying really hard, but he will say it repeatedly when he really needs me.

He isn't nearly as good of a sleeper as Bennett. He was sleeping through the night at 9 weeks, but about 2 months ago that stopped. His naps are erratic as well. He is just not a schedule baby and wants to play by his rules. He is teething right now and he will grab your hand and bite it all day long if you're not careful. He loves to laugh and will give you huge belly laughs if you tickle him or even if you just laugh at him first.

It's funny, but I can already tell such a difference in my two kids. I don't want to compare too much, but it's hard not to. Bennett was always a lot more independent and Will is needier. Bennett was already pretty vocal at this age in terms of squealing and saying "Mama" more, but Will's hand eye coordination is better. He can open toys and grab pacis better than Bennett could at 10 months. They are both so special and unique and created by His hand and I couldn't love them more.

Thanks for letting me gush about the wee ones for a minute. I must run though because those darling angels mentioned above are both screaming loudly for me and are making me want to retract a few of the kind adjectives posted above.


starnes family said...

They are both so precious and I think I've failed to tell you how much I LOVE their names.

Great updates!

Brittny said...

Isn't it funny how two people can come from the same two people, but be so different? And I find it fascinating to watch the difference between the 1st and 2nd child as well as between boys and girls. I just wish I could see your kids in person and watch them grow. Thank the Lord for the blog! : )

Carmen & Eddie said...

I hear you on the differences between the two- Sebastian and Vince are on the same boat... Sebastian has always been a snuggle bug, but Vince needs to be held alot more!!!! I can't wait to see more videos- let me rephrase, Sebastian loves to watch Benette- she has a big admirer in VA!!!