Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dru: 20 months

Dru is a busy girl!! She keeps us chasing her, repeating ourselves and singing songs over and over :) Her favorite is Itsy Bitsy Spider. She makes us laugh a lot and has great facial expressions. Her vocabulary is growing quickly and can get her point across most of the time. She continues to go to daycare 2 days a week to get social time with her peers. She enjoys her brother and is a great helper. She has improved her aim at putting his pacifier in his mouth :)

Leo: 2 months

Our Handsome Boy!!

Leo is growing like a weed and is such a sweetheart. He is still struggling with reflux and we expect he will for awhile. His tear ducts remain closed unfortunately. I have taken him to my chiropractor to see if they can work any magic for the reflux, sleeping and a stiff shoulder/neck. So far the sleeping is better, the reflux is worse and I'm not quite sure about the shoulder.

I only have 2 weeks left of maternity leave! I can't believe it. I don't feel I've been able to enjoy him as much as I did Dru. Most likely I think it's because we've been so busy getting our house ready to sell. We hope to have it on the market by the end of the month...wish us luck!

Julie starts her maternity leave next Monday, so we'll have a week together. Her work is going through a major transition so she's a bit concerned about being gone during such an important time.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Fun

At the Pride parade in downtown Minneapolis. Delta Airlines gave out these sun hats :)

At daycare, a big bouncing and sliding thing... Dru had a great time!
You can't see her face because she took out her pony tail holder, UGH!

Mariah and Leo on the 4th of July

The kids on the 4th of July

Leo: week 8

Leo is officially 2 months old! It has gone by so fast! He had his 2 month check up and shots yesterday. I didn't cry and he was very brave. He only cried for about 5 seconds. He is 11 lbs 11 oz. and 23 inches long. That puts him in the 50th percentile for height and weight. The doc told me that 50% is good for a baby with reflux since they typically don't thrive as well.
He is not quite sleeping through the night, though the last 2 nights he has extended his sleeping time by a few hours! YAY! We are starting to add rice cereal in his bottle as of today as suggested by the pediatrician. It should help Leo even more with his reflux. We also changed his formula to soy which is also helping and will continue his medicine.
He likes to "talk" and I enjoy the interactive time with him!