Sunday, September 30, 2007

1/2 year old!

We made it - with lots of prayer and by the grace of God Jedidiah and Jack are six months old today! Let's see - smiling and laughing: check. Holding heads up: sorta. Rolling over: check. Grasping objects: check. Mouthing objects: check. Sleeping through the night: nope. So far, so good, I suppose. I think our favorite new sound is Jedidiah's impersonation of a Sleestak from Land of the Lost (think heavy saliva-filled breathing). Jed can also frequently be heard entertaining himself in his playpen by practicing his vowel sounds. Jack is more content staring at his hands, which are often clenched into fists. Hopefully the coming weeks will find them sleeping until dawn and entering into the world of solid foods. Rice cereal, here we come!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Messin' Around

I realize it's been a few weeks since my last entry - Jack and Jedidiah still aren't sleeping through the night :-( and they're more active during the day! Since they tend to wake each other up, we've had them sleeping in separate rooms for the past few months. Jedidiah sleeps in a playpen in the office and Jack sleeps in a crib in their room. A friend said we're defining their preferences, that Jed will be the one who prefers camping and that Jack would rather stay at the Ritz. Maybe that's true, but at least when they're awake they get along well - for the most part. Sometimes I put them in the same crib or on the floor for "together time", and they're fine until one starts touching the other one too much. It's not always the same baby who does the bugging, but eventually one gets tired of the other and starts complaining. I think that's what happened in the womb. There must have been a lot of "He touched me!" or "He's on my side!" complaints in utero that went unresolved, so they just said "We've had enough-let's just get out of here!" That's my theory, anyway.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

C'mon get happy!

Sometimes God gives me glimpses into the future. Having four boys is certainly challenging, but since Jack and Jedidiah have started to smile and laugh, the good Lord is starting to make things more fun. Now Jonah and James can talk to the babies and entertain them more, and before I know it they'll all be jumping on the bed, screaming and pouncing on each other and having a great time. Hopefully by that time they'll also be taking out the trash and cleaning the bathrooms (at least the older ones). That'll be the day when you see us at church or at Costco or at the mall - mommy and daddy and all the little ones following behind - hence "The Partridge Family" reference (BTW, I'm first in line and Justin is #2. No, we aren't expecting a 5th child - are you MAD?!). That's pretty much the only thing we have in common with the Partridges - we don't have plans for a musical tour or a multicolored bus, but I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to get my hands on one of those sweet burgundy velvet suits.