Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hmm... wanna hear about my super awesome kids?

So, I have officially turned into "that mom" - the one who brags about her kids nonstop... but hopefully only in my head, well, and on this blog. Be forewarned, because I suck at things like baby books, I tend to record things here. Plus, I can't help it. They're just so. damned. amazing.

Let's start with Lily, who just turned 15 months. She runs now, and she just (like yesterday) learned how to jump, kind of. But unfortunately, most of the time she falls on her butt. She says "thank you", sometimes even unprompted. She also says: mama, papa, helper, more, Lucy, baby, baba (for her blanket), cup, cracker, nana (for banana) swing, water, pool, ball, car, book, rocky (for her rocking chair), shoe, dog / puppy, cow, chicken, duck, kitty, bird, fish, yummy, yucky, up, poopy... (i know - gross), owie / owwwww, hi, bye, nite-nite, gigi (her nickname for her aunts), (and when I ask her to) "sgusting" and "love you!". She also will mimic most words,

She sometimes puts herself to bed, by gathering up her binky and her baba and going to her own room, waving nite-nite over her shoulder. She just learned the word "owie" and is obsessed with it... when I peel her banana, she says "Owwww", when she sees a mole, on my arm, same thing, and today her cracker had an owie because one part of it was not baked brown like the rest. She also kisses her own "owies" when we ask if a kiss will make it better.

She'll tell you that cows moo, ducks quack, and pretty much every other animal in the world says "baa". She thinks that if she tells you "helper" you will do whatever it is she wants, even that means helping her grab the business end of the knife (which just for the record, we don't help her do). She loves being applauded and will do anything to make you clap for her. In fact, she kinds of takes it as an insult if you're the only one in the room *not* clapping for her.

And Lucy is pretty freakin' great too. She's 3 1/2 months and rolls back to front pretty consistently now. She holds her head up, tracks things with her eyes and is just starting to reach for things. She watches Lily whenever she can and is never happier than when someone is holding her, facing out.

She doesn't like to be left alone, even for a second, and I can't help but wonder if that's some emotional fall out from leaving her first mom. Just this week, she started making sounds to get our attention, and doing that cute thing where they vary the pitch and intensity to almost sound like they're talking but with random syllables.

She loves it when we brrpp our lips and tries to copy us but only ends up spitting all over herself. She is eating like crazy - she took 9 ozs in one feeding twice this weekend which I think is probably a bad idea but the girl was *seriously* upset when I cut her off at 8. We are toying with giving her some cereal because she is food obsessed - gnawing on her poor little fists while she watches us eat - but I'm trying to hold off until 4 months at the very least. We'll see.

I continue to be amazed by how completely different my girls are. Lily is loud, busy, bold and aggressive and has been pretty much since we met her. She demands food and always has - she had an angry cry, regardless of how intense her need was at the moment - she was kind of a drama queen from day one and that's developed into a *huge* temper as she's got older. She is tiny, has fair skin and light hair and pretty much has never met a stranger.

Lucy, on the other hand, is quiet and observant and really, pretty laid back. She has a smaller cry, which sounds sad, not angry, and is *much* harder for me to hear. She has an adorable smile, which she lets loose on me, PB, our parents and our sitter, but not a ton of other people. She is adorably chubby and has beautiful dark hair and eyes.

It will be so interesting to see what kind of little people they turn into. Sorry you had to read my extended milestone entry - if you're still around, thanks for hanging in.


Runergirl said...

Thank you for sharing! our girls are almost the the same age!!! Potato just turned 4 months.

JUST A MOM said...

I think it is great to hear how the girls are doing,,,, they seem to pretyt much develope who they are so early,,,, Thank you for sharing... enjoy every day it will go by so fast..

Rebecca said...

Well, if she's gnawing her fists and she's almost 4 months, consider the cereal. I'm one of those kids that got cereal at 3 months because they thought it helped kids sleep. I turned out okay... okay, maybe an example from 1968 from an overthinking freak wasn't the best one!

Seriously, they are growing up too fast.

Amy said...

I love hearing about your girls. Please keep talking about them - they sound just too scrumptious for words!

Tamara said...

Oh, I just LOVED reading these because it reminds me so of my own drama child at 15 months (now 30 months old - yikes), and my more passive one now 11 months old. I just adore hearing about great developments all our foster and adopted kid-os make. It gives me such a sense of hope in my heart that far too often fades as I get older (and more jaded).

bwt - we gave Bit-Bit cereal pretty darn early. And those
"puffs" for babies (banana flavored). It seemed to really help. Also, very cooked pasta also helped (with butter and Parmesan cheese):)