Saturday, August 27, 2011

This TWO Isn't So Terrible At All!

Kaki-pants turned TWO months old yesterday! Can y'all believe it?! I mean time flies with your first one, but time is going at freaking light speed now that I've got two on my hands! She is growing up so fast! :) BUT she is still and always will be my BABY! :)

Yesterday, Kaki had several visitors for her two month birthday! Poppa and Gran came to visit, we had lunch with Aunt Rachel and her boyfriend Justin AND Cousin Chatty came to stay the night with us... what could be a better way to celebrate TWO than with friends and family?! Well, Kaki could have thought of a few other things... like maybe a nap?! Sweet girl didn't get much more than 45 minutes of sleep at a time yesterday with all of the coming and going so last night she was READY for bed!

And how IS she sleeping you ask? Well, I hate to brag (REALLY I do, because as soon as I say it she'll make a liar out of me!) BUT she slept from 9:30 to 7:30 and she has been doing this for almost a week now... each morning going later and later! God BLESS her sweet little heart! Those hours of uninterrupted sleep are A-mazing!! And it has been a fun new schedule to get into... allowing us to get a morning walk in before it gets too hot and will be a good segue to the start of a new school year. I am afraid my days of waking up just 30 minutes before we have to be out the door for school are over! Especially since I've got a super cute little girl who MUST be accessorized before she sees all of her friends when we drop big brother off at school... that is going to take time people!

Kaki has really started showing a goofier side of her personality this week. She has been pretty serious up to this point... serious about her facial expressions and SERIOUS about her playtime on her mat... kicking and boxing with some tenacity! BUT I am almost able to make her smile on command EVERY time I try (ALMOST) and we are starting to hear her REALLY make some noise when she is playing... jabbering and laughing. She is finding that voice and is quickly learning that she is going to have to be a bit LOUDER if she ever has a prayer of competing with her brother for attention.

And oddly enough she does her best tricks after big bro is in bed for the evening! The other night when Justin and I were putting together a new organizational piece for the playroom (THANK YOU TARGET!!) Kaki was doing some serious tummy time! She has not been one to excel in this particular area BUT she is starting to get better and better at it... push ups aren't my thing either!! :)

Look at that big girl...
And of course Daddy was so proud that a picture just wouldn't do... he had to go for the video... what do you think? I had no idea he was taking a video or else I would have tried to tone down my mommy enthusiasm... geez!




What else is Kaki up to? A whole lot of eating... lots of pooping accompanied by the most GROWN MAN sounding toots EVER! She is a good burper and doesn't spit up hardly ever... nothing like her brother the milk-spewing KING! We aren't really on any kind of daytime schedule... she eats when she wants and sleeps when she wants to. I am sure I need to get some kind of structured nap routine going, but I just haven't made myself do it yet... I kind of like having her right there with me all the time... especially when Caden is napping... I am not ready to put her in her bed for afternoon naps too! BUT ... the time will come... just like it did with Caden, when naps will be IMPORTANT for this Mommy!

She has been sleeping in her crib at night for nearly a month... and we have already started her nightly routine... read, sing, pray... just like with Caden and I must say that I have enjoyed hearing Daddy ready some of her sweet girl books to her and of course you know that me and Fancy Nancy are just the best of friends by now! Justin used to think that Kaki didn't like him and wouldn't want to put her to bed because she didn't seem to do as well as when I did it... BUT this week when she's gotten her best stretches of sleep... it's been ALL Daddy! I am excited that they are starting a bedtime routine just like he has with Caden... these are special times for Daddy... sometimes the only ones he gets during the week so they are pretty important!

Kaki eats 6 to 7 times a day. She eats one meal of formula a day, usually the last one of the day right before bed and the rest she eats breast milk... which means me and my pump are on excellent terms these days and we've been able to get into a pretty steady routine. I've got my bottle cleaning times down to twice a day and the pumping to six times a day... and we are going to do this as long as we can... I think I can, I think I can!

And sweet Caden is a champ with the whole schedule... he knows when it is time for Mommy to pump and even recognized the aisle at Target today saying, "Oooo, Mommy needs new pumpin' stuff." Haha... he is very well-versed the art of pumping! Kaki depends on it and he knows that! And thanks to my battery pack, I am learning to be pretty mobile these days!

Kaki is my escape from the darkness that sometimes is the terrible twos! Although at times I feel a bit bipolar switching from, "If you do that again... time out... spanking spoon... NO!" to "Awww, sweet little, little... you are the cutest!!" It has been a bit of an adjustment to hear myself go back and forth so quickly! Sweet, sweet Kaki... whatever would we do without you?!

I love you to the moon and back! You are the sweetest little nugget ever! We praise God for you each and EVERY day! What a gift He has given us in you!

And now... for the photo shoot...

I am TWO MONTHS OLD today!! And my picky sticky says so!!!


I love my girl in red... one of my favorites!! Now that she is not YELLOW she is SO pale and so pretty in those dark, bright colors!! :)


Always got those hands UP in her face!! :)

And of course we had to switch outfits...

And of course BROTHER had to match...

While we let Kaki have a paci break we snapped a few solo shots of the Cade-man... he is looking SO old these days!!


Now for the attempted TOGETHER pics...

Kaki was having a hard time staying awake...


Not too bad...
Are we done YET?! I am TIRED...
We're not done yet, huh?! Well, I'll just curl up right here and take a quick snooze!

Okay... we're done!!
We've got a few doctor's appointments for Kaki-pants this week... we'll have a full report of stats and other findings later in the week! So for now...

HAPPY TWO MONTHS KAKI!!! We love you!!

3 comments:

Cori said...

What precious pictures! They both look adorable, and Caden seems to have aged overnight! I can't wait to kiss and hug them next weekend!

emilysandvall said...

Yes!!! The battery pack!!!! My fellow pumper, you are doing great!!!!!!

Emily and Josh said...

Love those sweet kiddos! They look so precious :)