Wednesday, February 23, 2011

6 months old!

One of these things is not like the other... One of these things just isn't the same...

can you guess which one is not like the other,
can you guess before my song is done?

We've been noticing the uncanny resemblance between our children when they were babies. Can you guess who looks the most alike? I'll give you a hint... it's not the Turkey (unfortunately that's the only picture I could find of Jake in the playtoy like the ones with Margie and James. Although they do all have similarities. James has the same mouth as Jake and they all have big eyes, Jake's are just Blue. They all have pretty big cheeks also, but there are times when James pulls a face that looks exactly like his sister.
Here's a few more...

Sitting up big and tall at 6 months old!
Margie, James and Jake in that order.
James is the little girl with the curl...I know he's a boy, but when he is mad he's really really mad and when he's good he's fabulous! I can't believe it's been 6 months already! Let's address the sleeping issues... yes we have days when mom is at wits end and blogs about her crying sad baby who won't nap... we've been working on this for a while now. I am happy to say he has been napping somewhat regularly in the past few days. He loves to be awake all morning and then by the afternoon he naps on again off again for an hour at a time till bedtime... we're working on it though and he does love to sleep in his bed now so that is a major accomplishment. We even got rid of the swing so he couldn't sleep in it any more. (For a time that's all we could do to get him to sleep) James also is a screamer.. which means I have a hard time deciphering the hungry scream from the tired scream from the play with me scream... (I think I need a dog or something sometimes to be able to tell me which is which.) But we are getting into a better schedule now so I do know what to try first! When James is happy and fed and not tired though, he's such a fun baby. He loves attention and just adores his brother and sister. They usually get the biggest smiles from him and can get him laughing. He can now sit up on his own which he loves! He gets really excited to have a pile of toys to play with in front of him and will sit there for a good amount of time now on his own without needing to be held by anyone, in fact he prefers it. He is still very social though and if you leave the room where he is he'll start screaming for you till you come back and he can either see or hear you. I'm hoping that learning to crawl will fix that. He's definitely been the most challenging of my three babies, but we love him the same and I don't even remember what more than a few hours of sleep is anymore! So there's the latest on my sweet baby boy Happy 6 month Birthday James!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sleep.... or lack thereof

This is the face of a sad bawling baby boy. 40 minutes of crying and trying to get him to take a nap. One 45 min nap this morning and it's now 2pm and he's not sounding like he wants an afternoon nap. He had about 15 min in the car while I ran errands around noon. That's about it. Could he really not be tired??? Any ideas?
He sure was happy to get up and as long as I'm holding him he doesn't cry... other than that he's been crying pretty much the whole day... yes even in the car except for the 15 min he finally gave up to sleep (the whole purpose of the errands was to get him to sleep). Some days I'll try anything!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!

We had a great Valentines dinner tonight. Here's the kids in succession, Margie and James looking and smiling and then Jake... It's amost impossible to get them all at the same time.

The kids helped decorate the table with hearts and valentines.

We made heart shaped pizza's, the kids each had the letter of their first name on it.

Here's Margie at her class party.
Hope you all had a happy Valentines Day!!!
Love XOXOXOXO to all!