Monday, March 2, 2009

getting along

jackson wasn't exactly very fond of carter when we first brought him home. when i was changing carter's diaper, he'd wedge himself between be and the pack and play (there's a little changing table on it) and try to push me away from him. when i would feed carter, he'd come whine and pull on me or bring a book that he wanted me to read to him RIGHT NOW. sometimes he'd hear carter crying before i did and he'd come running to me and start fussing out of the blue. i realized he knew i'd be going to get carter and he wanted to be held instead. it was hard...i was always feeling like a sucky mom to at least one of the boys if not both.
thankfully, things have started to turn around. recently jackson will want to help hold the bottle when i feed carter. he no longer wedges himself between me and the pack and play while i try to change carter. and this last week he's been wanting to hold carter. it's so cute...except that he wants to carry him around and when i try to explain that carter's too big for him to carry around, he gets really upset. we're trying to teach him to sit down and hold carter on his lap.
one of the only issues now is that jackson doesn't get a binky anymore except for in his crib and in the car. carter, on the other hand, gets one all day. jackson's gotten a little sneaky and trys to snatch carter's binky. every now and then i'll give in and let jackson have it for awhile, but i'm finding he's getting to where he expects in now. i guess it's time to get more strict about it...i'll have to be the bad guy again.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

carter's three months old!

well my little c-man,
i'm not surprised that you're already 3 months old, but it sure is flying by.
we started out the month with a road trip to aunt jennie and uncle jonah's in newberg. i drove with you and your brother and we stayed for nearly 2 weeks. it was nice for me to have your aunt jennie's help for a little bit.
you are still sleeping wonderfully at night...10.5 hours on average. and usually you'll eat and go back to sleep for another hour or 2! it is soooo nice for us to get a regular night's sleep.
in the last couple days you've started sucking on your fingers quite a bit. i can always tell when you're doing it because you make a loud slurping sound.
we got jackson's excersaucer out a couple weeks ago and you really enjoy sitting in it. you'll sit in it for quite awhile and talk to the toys.
you've been smiling and talking a lot. you'll really get talking if someone talks to's super cute!
you've been getting more used to being in the nursery during bible study. and today was your first time in the nursery during church and we were told you did well.
we're looking forward to what this next month holds.
we love you lots!