All about Amelia Kate these days...
She is two years and nine months old now. She weighs 27 pounds, her head is taller than my kitchen countertops, and she wears a 4T and size 9 shoes.
She has 20 teeth. She loves to brush them with her toothbrushes and "push-paste." She unfortunately also loves to bite with them. (We are working on that nasty habit, for which Jack Jack is most grateful.)
She will eat anything. I mean...the child will eat anything and everything. However, she does have favorites: raw carrots, straw-babies (strawberries), blueberries, any and all meat, noo-laws (noodles), water-welon (watermelon), cheery snows (Cheerios), sweet tea, and muk (milk). Oh, and don't let me forget shrimp. Loooves shrimp. In fact, she told everyone at Christmastime that Santa was bringing her shrimp for Christmas. :o)
She had her first "sick" doctor appointment just before Christmas. For a mild case of swimmer's ear. Bless her heart, she just loves bathtime.
She loves for us to read books to her. That one took a while, now she begs for it. :o)
She can write the letters A, X, M, W, and O. And she can count items up to 30.
She is the perfect mix of girl and tomboy. She adores her Barbies and always wants to wear my jewelry and wants her nails polished (even though she is not allowed yet). Yet, she is always more than willing to play with the boy toys and dig her hands in the mud. And she can (and unfortunately does) take down boys twice her size.
She is all potty trained up! (Except nighttime...which she is about 75% there.)
She has an iron will. I'm talking, hardcore IRON will. But she also has a momma that's ready! ;o)
Even though she is sometimes strong-willed and oftentimes wild enough to shoot at, she is always my sweet girl. She is a great big sister (little mother) to Jack. Despite the occasional "love" bites, she is very protective of him.
He is 9 months old now and weighs 22 pounds. He is wearing a size 2T in his clothes and a size 4 on his feet and a size 5 diaper on his hind end. He has actually lost 2 pounds since he has been so mobile lately.
He stood up in his crib before 6 months, which had me fearful that he would walk early. Thankfully, for me, he is still just holding onto things and walking around. He will stand up without holding onto anything. But now free steps yet. Phewww.
He has liked everything he has tried in the food department so far. I hope he is as good an eater as Amelia!
He is still breastfeeding strong! :o)
He is MINE! Our little family totally plays out the dynamic of "Daddy's girl and Momma's boy." Amelia is all about her daddy. But, honey, Jack Jack is momma's. :o) I do promise I won't raise a wussy momma's boy. I fully intend to raise this son to be an loving and thoughtful and faithful gentleman for his future wife!
Both of my babies will probably never know how much I love them. They will probably never know how much I pray for them.