Friday, May 20, 2011

20 Months

A ball of fire – but a sweet one.

outside in lobster outfit

Favorite foods: edamame, pretzels (with peanut butter inside), apples, cake (no, he doesn’t get this often but he knows quite well what it is!), turkey dogs.

His favorite book is a toss up between a dump truck book called “Bumpy” and a pirate book about Winnie the Pooh. He really likes Piglet and especially likes the last page where all of the characters are having a Birthday party for Christopher Robin. There is CAKE on the table. He also knows about the honey – which he quickly points out.

Loves his brother. No joke. Wants his brother in the crib with him. I do usually put Justin in the crib with Troy in the mornings and Troy is SO happy. He gives Justin his favorite blanket and then proceeds to take his stuffed animals and “kiss” Justin’s face. Tried to not let him get in his face but I’ve given up on that battle.

kissing justin

He’s hard headed – but is a pleaser. He will get something stuck in his head. For example, he will start asking for his milk. If he doesn’t get it immediately, he will stay, “milk, milk, milk, milk…..” on and on and on until he gets it. Or, if he sees a puppy in the yard and the puppy keeps walking, he will say “puppy, puppy, puppy….” over and over and over usually until he gets VERY upset. This happened yesterday. Also, he will tell you what he thinks something is even if he’s wrong. Last night, I cooked a Portobello mushroom. He thought it was a cookie – why? Anyway, I was telling him it was a mushroom. He kept saying “cookie, cookie, cookie” on and on and on. Whatever. I told him that he could have a bite and he was quite disappointed when it wasn’t a cookie.

He tries to repeat everything – everything. I cannot stress this enough. Watch your mouth around him!

This is his infamous blanket (on the floor). He will scream bloody murder if he throws this over his crib and can’t get it back. He sleeps with it ever night and sucks on the darn thing. It gets quite disgusting so I have to make sure it gets washed frequently!


Loves older kids – some don’t love him. Case in point: tries to play with three year old kids  and they tell him he’s a baby. He will say “baby” but keep on trying to play. Oblivious! Gotta love ignorance sometimes – and being little.

He loves his “mommie” and lets me know it!

Troy can probably say 200+ words on his own. Puts 3 words together in sentences, sometimes more. Knows the way to Goli’s house – and will say “yay, Goli house” when he recognizes something along the road on the way there.

Yesterday, Goli said that Troy took a baby with a baby bottle and was trying to “feed” the baby. She took pictures of him and they are so sweet! I know he’s mimicking Goli feeding Justin (and Inman). I’ve heard of people getting their boys a baby doll if they have a younger sibling to help with transitioning. What should I do? I know it has nothing to do with masculinity but I think it might be a good idea for when I’m at home alone feeding Justin while Troy is running around. I could tell Troy to feed his baby also? Maybe I should just start with a fake bottle and see where it goes from there.

So he is still wearing large gdiapers, size 5 disposables. Not interested in going to the bathroom yet – but I think he’s curious so we’ll see.

Love this little guy. He’s been such a joyful addition to our lives!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A heart

Can you see it?

Justin's head

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Oh What a Week…is it Friday yet?

So this week, I’ve technically been a single mom. For those single moms out there – I do have the utmost respect for you. I’ve been spoiled – I’m not always a single mom. So I can/have/will/do get used to having help. When it’s taken away, well, there’s an adjustment period. Like taking a Butterfinger away after I’ve had only one bite. I can get over it but the taste lingers and I want more!

B has been working – and traveling – a LOT. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m grateful for his job and I truly feel that he is doing what God wants him to do. That’s what I want, too! I won’t say exactly when he’s gone until he’s returned (for those stalkers out there – LOL!).

I’ve also gone back to work this week. Part time – thank goodness. Just decided to bite the bullet, force myself and the kids to get in a routine and do it. So far, so good. Justin is adjusting better than I could have hoped.

Even had time to spend some QT with the boys and snap some pictures. Don’t get me wrong, it is a mess around here! But it is fun.

He has never been given an opportunity to feed himself with a spoon…until now. Messy stuff.


Big eyes.


B is on his way home now….thank goodness. I am off tomorrow! Yay!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Justin at Two Months

Time has, as usual, been flying by. Little man is already two months old. He’s becoming more and more animated every day.

2 month photo

I took several shots of him trying to get a two month photo. He smiles, just not when I want to take a picture of him smiling.

2 months with lion

His casts were permanently removed the day he turned two months old. He has been SO happy since. Eating much more, smiling, kicking and cooing.

Here he is taking his first bath. His brother was RIGHT there saying “bath, bath, bath”. We finally told him he could take a shower – and he seemed to be okay with Justin taking a bath by that time.

first bath1 first bathJUST woke up….stretchy stretchy  


We get these funny faces when he is smiling.

funny tongue

Showing off his new dancing shoes.

in bouncy seat

So he was a tiny little fella at his two month checkup. He did fantastic with the shots – I didn’t even notice he had them. No tylenol needed at all.


Weight: 10.4 pounds
Height 22.4 inches

Head: 14.7 inches