Monday, July 28, 2008

Growing up too fast and various updates

Time goes by WAY too fast these days. While I am wishing for that first morning when I wake up only to realize that we slept through the entire night, I am already thinking that my baby boy is getting too big! Of course, this might be because of the fact that he looks so much older than he actually is! Most people think that he's 3-4 months and he's only 7 weeks! I have a feeling that will be the case for quite some time! :) He is ready for size 2 diapers (I'm trying to get rid of the rest of the 1's and they are quite snug on the little hamhocks...as my mom would put it). He is mainly wearing 3-6 month clothes unless they are rompers. He has rolled over 5-6 times. He turns circles and scoots like crazy in his crib. He is just getting so big!

Then, there is big sister. I do not even know what to say about that girl! She truly amazes me every day. I know that I'm quite redundant on that and I know that I brag a lot, but this is MY blog, so you have to endure it if you're going to visit! HA! :) :) :) She just is really quite bright and I give God all of the credit there. The things that she comes up with and remembers really amaze me! Yesterday morning, I got her cup ready to take to Bible class. I wrote her name on it in permanent marker. I said, "What does your cup say?" She looked down, then back up at me, and said, "C-A-S-I-E...that pells Tassie." Well, she missed an 's,' but imagine my surprise! She recognizes her 'c,' though she calls herself 'Tassie.' That's the only letter that she knows by sight to my knowledge, but I guess she figured if it started with a c, it must be her name. I just couldn't believe that she knew how to spell it, as I'm pretty sure I haven't talked about that in a long time...possibly since before brother came!

This just always makes me think how crucial the learning is at this stage of the game and how much you can squeeze into their little brains if you start right away and encourage them to love learning. The children in our country could have a much higher level of intelligence if parents, caregivers, other family members, etc. took the time to nurture their minds and curiosity!

NOW, for updates...or lack thereof.

I don't have an update on Baby Addison, though yesterday she was doing great considering.

Read my aunt's comment on the post below for an update on my cousin, Brooke's, situation.

Our house is on the market. We've had 1 showing. They came 40 minutes early, woke Cassie up by ringing the doorbell, and it all made me pretty irritated. Such is the life of keeping your house spotless and letting strangers roam through it. You're at their mercy to respect your home and to be curteous about the timing and all. It stinks. However, Lord willing, it will all bring about a sold house and a move to Wichita to be closer to family and friends...well, except for you northern cousins and all...you'll just have to all come visit ta-town! :)

My sister-in-law, Amanda, was due with baby Jessica yesterday. Apparently, she's pretty comfy in there. Her sonogram due date was yesterday, her "dates" due date is Thursday. Hopefully, she'll decide to come out sooner rather than later and will do so quickly and efficiently like her brother, J, rather than her oldest brother, L. That was a 23-1/2 hr labor and it was NOT pleasant. It's a wonder I ever HAD babies after that ordeal! :) Anyway, we're praying for them that this time might go quickly and that baby Jessie will come out safely and perfectly healthy!

I think that's all I know for now. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Meshellyn said...

I haven't seen him for so long, I bet he doesn't even look like the same little guy! You need to post photos so those of us who live right down the street, but for some reason never see you, can see your kiddos! Hope you all are doing well :)