Monday, March 14, 2011

state of the rorykate address - 6 months!

RoryKate. is. 6. months. old.  I actually don't believe it, and keep counting months on my fingers to double check.

She had her 6 month appointment today - 26.5" and 12.75lbs.  Not great news, as her weight isn't going up like we'd expect - she's below the 5%, and within her own chart, hasn't gained much in the last two months (and only about 4.75lbs since birth).  Today she'll be starting on pediasure, a supplement drink.  So if you're sick of seeing Rory in her 3 month clothes, hopefully we'll be helping her grow into some bigger ones soon. 

Leah is really funny.  She repeats pretty much everything these days, and even occasionally says what i'm about to say before I get a chance to say it. Today I found her in the playroom and she said "What am I doing sweetheart?" 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

state of the sleeping address

I always brag that I have great sleepers.  They're certainly are in a weird schedule right now. 

GREAT: both girls sleep until at least 7am.
GREAT: rorykate always takes a good morning nap, sometimes right after she wakes up.
NOT AS GREAT: sometimes I let rory nap too long in the morning, when leah and i get caught up in too much fun playtime, or less fun chores.
GREAT: rorykate is in great spirits in the morning.  who wouldn't be with about 14-15 hours of sleep?
GREAT: leah usually asks to take a nap, in the afternoon.
NOT AS GREAT: rorykate usually seems tired, but actually isn't.  probably because she got 13 hours of sleep at night and a 2 hour nap in already.
WEIRD: leah rarely naps.  she instead plays and reads quietly.
GREAT: somehow, leah seems fully rested after her "nap" time.
GREAT: rory usually sleeps for a bit in the afternoon, even if just for 30 minutes.
NOT AS GREAT: 5:30 at our house.  today, leah was begging to go to sleep.  actually begging "please mommy it's bedtime."  rory was also begging, but more with just lots of tears. 
GREAT: i'm usually able to hold both of them off until 6:30 with food and books and baths.  tonight we only made it to 6:10.
NOT AS GREAT: both girls wake up in the middle of the night, rory to eat (because she's been asleep for like 8 hours already) and leah wakes up with nightmares. 
GREAT: both girls go back to sleep almost immediately after a nursing (rory) or a snuggle (leahmadison)

it's hard to remember sometimes at 5:30pm or 3am how lucky i am the rest of the day.  really, i'm lucky even at 5:30 and 3am as well.  :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

highchair and new shoes

Rory sat in the highchair for the first time tonight.  She's been rockin' the bumbo seat, but we decided it was time for her to be a big girl in the big chair!

Leah got new shoes today that she picked out all on her own at Target.  They're super duper sparkly.  :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

god made the sun.

Today (after a very cranky mommy run), Leah saw that the sun had come out and yelled "MOMMY!  God made the sun today!  It's beauteeeeeful!" 

Rory is ridiculously ticklish.  It's hysterical.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

things leah says

Leah is talking constantly, and most of the time in complete sentences.  Today, I asked her if she liked her croissant and she said "I do!  I do love my croissant (with perfect french pronunciation, obviously.)"  It's funny to hear what words I must say often that she picks up, like when she narrates our diaper changes and says "it's okay.  no worries.  you'll wipe up the poopers."  and then tells me "i need a fresh diaper." 

She also has a great memory now.  Yesterday at lunch, she asked to go to red robin, with dad, to have cheese sticks (grilled cheese and fries) and get a balloon.  We had gone a couple days prior and she remembered all of it.

She also notices everything.  I usually take a shower after putting her down for a nap, and she always notices that i've changed my shirt and washed my hair.  Usually she tells me "oh mommy, your purple shirt is beautiful!  and your hair is all clean and wet.  good job in the shower."

And Rory?  Rory is hysterically noisy when she is hungry.  She lets out a yell (not a cry or a scream, just an actual yell) in between spoonfuls of food.  And it is extremely loud.  Ridiculously loud.