Friday, February 29, 2008
ETA: Since Joanna commented about her's sleeping from 11pm - 6am I guess I should say what time, huh?!? Let's see, Taylor is sleeping from 8pm - 4 or 5am. Emily is 8pm til about 1:30 or 2:30am if she wakes up and then I get her up at 5:30am. So there ya go! We actually start getting them ready for bed (bath, change, feed) at 7pm. Depending on how long it takes them to eat depends on what time they go to bed. Sometimes it takes them an hour to eat (if they are falling asleep and/or playing with the bottle). I'll give one of them a bath (which ever is more fussy) and dress them for bed and then hand her over to Surbjit to feed. Then I do the same to the other one, but I feed this one. Sometimes we'll end at the same time depending on how they do eating wise. =) And of course by the time we start getting them ready for bed Connor "should" be bed. We usually put him to bed by 7pm, 7:30 at the latest. I know I always have a TON of questions about what people do at night so I hope that helps!!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
So we were playing with three of Connor's cars yesterday in his high chair while Daddy finished making dinner. He had "parked" one of his cars and Connor says, "car in time out". Surbjit and I look at each other. Surbjit asks Connor, "why is the car in time out?" Connor says, "because car no listen." So apparently, I guess it's getting through to Connor that when he doesn't listen to Mom and Dad he gets a time out. Do I think he'll start listening now? No.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So anyway, we never got pictures of the three of them. We did get pictures of all three, just not together. Connor cooperated (finally!) and we got a picture of him alone. That worked out good for me anyway since I never got to get his 2 year pictures taken. I was kinda occupied with twins when that happened. Oh well. 3 months later isn't too bad!
The girls cooperated for the most part. We didn't get any smiles. =( They smiled before, they smiled after but they did not smile during. Oh well. We went to Sears. It wasn't bad and I got the CD with all the pictures so I can make as many copies as I want. I should print out some today so I can bring them to work. Since I have them, I can share them with you here. So enjoy!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We got there and all Connor wanted to do was ride the choo-choo train. So we found the choo-choo train first. When the ride was over, he started to cry. He didn't want to leave. I had to explain to him that we had to take turns and ours was over but we could go back on it later. That seemed to calm him down. Then we saw the race cars and he wanted to ride the race cars. We got to watch them go once. I was a little skeptical about him liking it. It basically moves in an oval and when you get to the end turns it flings you around. I wasn't too sure if he would like that. He seemed pretty unsure at first but about halfway through he gave me his little oh look like wow this is fun. And when we got off he was fine and said he had fun!
Then we saw a school bus and Dylan wanted to ride that so we asked Connor. At first he said no but I think when he saw Dylan going towards it, he wanted to ride it. So we got on. We didn't have the benefit of seeing this ride go once through though. It started and it goes up and around kind like the pirate ship. He wasn't too into this. We started singing the Wheels on the Bus and he calmed down a little but thankfully the ride didn't last long.
Then we saw the Big Trucks and he wanted to ride on that. Of course halfway through the ride he says all done! I'm like no we still have a little way to go. He was fine. Then we went back on the train ride again. We asked him if he wanted to go in the bounce house and he said, no it's too big. =)
After the train ride again we decided to go on the merry go round. He said he wanted to ride the zebra so we got on the zebras. He wanted to almost immediately get off but I distracted him and we ended up riding the whole time trying to beat Dylan and Melanie. =) Then we went to get some food. We ate at the little diner. I still can't believe how expensive food is there. It was $13 for one cheeseburger, fries and a drink. Connor and I shared! After lunch we went to find the Big choo-choo train. Unfortunately they had some sort of oldie type bus instead of the train so it didn't look like a train. But it was right by the Calico Mine Ride which looks exactly like a train. So Connor wanted to go on that. I wasn't sure if he'd like it because it's basically all in the dark. So we waited in line (which wasn't too much). When we got to the front, we had to wait for the next train but Connor started going underneath the barrier he wanted to ride NOW. We got on and he was all excited to go. When they blew the whistle he was so excited. He rode the whole thing and did not cry once! When we got off I asked if he liked it and he said yes. When we got off and were walking by again and said we'd go on the train ride again (thinking the train in Camp Snoopy) he wanted to ride that one again! So I think he liked it. =)
So then we went back to Camp Snoopy and rode the train one more time and then we left. It was a good day. He listened for the most part and was a good boy. I'd definitely take him back with me again. It was neat to see it from his perspective.
So we ended up not getting to camp until 6pm on Friday. We left at 1pm. Traffic sucked! And the poor kids stuck in their car seats. Connor napped for a whole hour on the entire ride there. The girls basically slept the whole time but woke up when we stopped for gas. That was a JOKE. There were so many motorhomes and truck/trailers that it was a mad house trying to get gas. I ended up having to drive the truck (we were towing it behind the motorhome) away from the gas pumps so Surbjit wasn't blocking this guy in and so he could manuever better. UGH!! Of course that also meant Surbjit was stuck with three crying kids while he was fueling up. As soon as we hooked back up and got going, I fed the girls in their car seats. We had about 45 mins more until we got to camp from that point.
We got to camp and figured out where we were going to park and stuff and got the motorhome set up for camping. Surbjit took Connor outside with him to play while I took care of the girls. They both came inside after Surbjit finished setting up what he could outside and we got Connor ready for bed and let him watch Thomas & Friends. He did not go to bed until 10:30!!!! Let's just say Connor didn't sleep much this weekend.
We put the girls in their beds about that time too and we all went to bed. Connor woke up in the middle of the night crying so we brought him into bed with us. Then like an hour later one of the girls woke up so I fed her. It was constantly like that all night. I don't think we got much more than an hour sleep at a time. We got up with the girls at 6 am and Connor ended up sleeping until 7am.
In the morning, Surbjit took Connor in his truck and they went 4x4 ing. They had Curtis and Braeden in the truck with them. Connor wanted to do everything Braeden was doing. It was fun to watch him this weekend playing and interacting with other kids. He does really well. I just basically hung out with the girls all weekend. It was nice.
The ride home was basically the same as the ride there except it took an hour less! But we have decided no more 3 hour (what it's supposed to take us) camping trips with the girls this small. It's just too much for them. They were really fussy both when we got there and when we got home. I wouldn't be happy sitting in the carseat that long either.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
So anyway, let's see. I didn't really update what Connor was doing each month but I'd like to do that with the girls. It's funny. They usually say the 2nd, 3rd etc child gets less and less told or written about and I'm trying to do just the opposite. I'm not sure if it's because there are two or just things I wished I'd done when I had Connor.
So anyway, let's start with Taylor:
- She is for the most part sleeping through the night. She sleeps from 9pm until 4 or 5 am. WOO HOO!!!
- She is a TALKER!! I love it. She will start cooing and babbling and talk your ear off. Connor was NEVER like this. I LOVE IT!!
- She is smiling. She reserves them though for special moments. She won't just smile at you because you smiled you have to get it out her.
- She is my laid back girl. Because she is so laid back, sometimes she gets overlooked because of her sister. I know I can give her a binkie and she'll settle down. I feel bad sometimes because her sister is so fussy at times she is just left there but that's because she is so easy-going (thank god!).
- She has pretty good neck control. I can set her on my lap in a sitting position and she will pretty much hold her head for awhile. Still not good enough for the exersaucer yet though.
- She is eating anywhere from 4-6 ozs of formula at a time. She is pretty much a good eater.
- She has just now started wearing 3-6 month clothes. She fits some 0-3 month clothes but they are tight on her. Forget the 0-3 month onsies. They do not fit her. They are too short through the torso.
Ok, now for Emily:
- She's my smiler!!! She will smile at you the minute you smile at her. And her smile lights up her whole face!!!
- She does talk a little. Not as much as Taylor but she still coo's and babbles.
- She is my fuss bucket as I like to call her. She is high maintanence (I'm sorry to her future boyfriends and husband!) She does not like to be ignored. If I'm payint attention to Taylor and she's awake, she'll start getting fussy but once I start talking to her she's fine. She LOVES to be held!
- She is NOT sleeping through the night. :sigh: She has gone all night (9-4) but she will kick around, cry out, and basically be just fitfull sleeping. Otherwise, she'll wake up crying around 2- 2:30, we'll feed her 4 ozs, put her back to bed and she's fine until the morning. Oh well. I guess she is just not ready to go all night without eating yet.
- She has really good neck control. I would feel comfortable putting her in the exersaucer but I'm going to wait on that for about another month yet. Just to make sure she's got really good control.
- She is eating about 4-6 ozs of formula at a time also. She is a VERY messy eater. I swear half the bottle goes on her bib and not in her mouth. Still not sure if it's her or the bottle (I HATE Avent bottles).
- She is still wearing 0-3 month clothes. I think she will be in them for another month. She is still smaller than her sister but she is fastly gaining on her!!!
Well I think that's about it for now. I had wanted to put some pictures on here last night but the girls did not cooperate for me to have time to do that. I will definitely bombard after this weekend since I'll probably have a bunch from their first camping trip.
Monday, February 11, 2008
This weekend will be the girls first camping trip (if they can stay healthy). They might be getting sick though. I thought I was in the clear with Connor getting them sick since they hadn't shown any signs but they are sounded congested. No snot or runny noses yet though so let's keep our fingers crossed. I turned the heat down in the house at night thinking maybe it's dry and that's what's doing to them. Who knows.
Connor and potty training - what's that?? He still has very limited interest in it. He does go every night before getting his PJs on so that's a start. And he gets an M&M every time he goes. So you'd think he'd tell me more. He did tell me Saturday evening he had to go potty and we went in the bathroom and he did go! And he still went before bedtime too. So I guess baby steps. He still won't let us know when he goes poop. His new thing is when we ask him if he went poop he says " I didn't I didn't!" And he's very adament about it too (even when he did go poop!). Oh well.
The girls were cranky yesterday. Not sure if it's because they didn't get a lot of sleep yesterday or because they are getting sick. Not sure. We put them bed by 10pm and they slept till 4am so that was nice. I could tell they were exhausted they would just keep waking up so I was happy they slept the whole night in their room. Maybe they just needed the quiet dark to stay asleep.
Well, that's about it for now. I can't wait to go camping this weekend although I'm not looking forward to packing the motorhome. Just when we got it to where we didn't need to pack everything and the kitchen sink because Connor was older we are back to doing that again. Oh well. Such is life! It'll get easier again in a few months!!!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Unfortunately, I guess Surbjit has been having a heck of a time with the kids this morning. He called me at work on his way to drop off Connor and he was crying in the background. I guess he's been crying since they left the house so he wanted to share the love. =) Poor guy (surbjit not connor). I guess the girls weren't any better this morning for him either. Ugh. I hate days like this.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Unfortunately though, Connor ended up in bed with us. He has caught a cold so my little germ factory has a stuffy nose, etc. Poor guy. So he ended up in bed with us around 11:30 or 12:30 I think. I can't remember. And I actually slep fine with him in between us. He's gotten a lot better and doesn't move around as much when he sleeps now (thankfully!) but I guess Surbjit was telling me he was digging into him at some point during the night and he didn't sleep very well with Connor there.
The bad thing about him being in our bed - we both got up and got dressed. Surbjit was taking a shower and I was feeding Emily and I hear thump, thump thump thump. I knew immediately it was Connor getting out of our bed. Sure enough, here he comes all bleary eyed into the living room. You could tell he was tired and not feeling 100% but as soon as he woke up, you couldn't tell he was sick at all playing and walking around and just being Connor. It was really nice to see him this morning before i left for work. Although the stinker wouldn't give me a hug. But he did say I love you without me telling him too. =) Melts my heart. =)