Thomas has slept all the way through the night for the last two nights in a row! Wooohooo!! We've given him a bottle at 9pm and then haven't heard any screams until time for his 6am bottle. The first night - his 5 weeks old "birthday" - I thought it was just a fluke, but he did it again last night. I'm sure I'm totally jinxing everything by writing it out here, but I'm just so excited! (And slightly more well-rested!) Now that we know he can do it, we can start working towards it being an every night thing.
At his two week checkup, he was back above his birth weight. He had gained 15 ounces in 13 days to put him at 8 pounds, 13 ounces. It's been three weeks since that weigh-in so who knows what he's up to now! Everything looked good at that checkup - good weight and size and no more jaundice. Now we don't go back until he's 2 months old and the dreaded shots start.
Thomas seems to have a thing for blondes. Don't tell his big sister that he was playing in her bed while she was at school!
A couple weekends ago we upgraded our driveway pool to a bigger size so we've been logging lots of time in the water. Katie Wynn spent one whole evening "diving" for stones!
Oh! Big news for Katie Wynn - her hair is finally long enough for pig tails!!! Probably no one thinks this is as exciting as I do. I have always wanted a little girl so I could play with her hair. :)
Katie Wynn has become the best big sister ever. Any fears I had of her hating the new baby have completely gone away. Sure, we have to tell her to "be gentle" a hundred times a day, but she just LOVES to touch Thomas and be close to him. She kisses his head over and over and the first thing she says when she wakes up or gets home from school is "Baby?" She has to know where he is at all times! If he's on his playmat (pictured below) then chances are, she is too.
We had a fun dinner date with friends one night and KW and Addi Clare took turns pushing each other in a doll stroller. She may need one of these for her birthday...she loves strollers!
A couple weeks ago I got my first scary call from daycare. I always dread seeing their number pop up on my phone because it's never good news! They called to let me know that Katie Wynn had red bumps all over her body and they seemed to be getting worse. She didn't have any bumps when we dropped her off so I had no idea what they were talking about. They texted me pictures and I immediately called the doctor for an appointment.
It definitely looked like hives from an allergic reaction and they were completely covering both her arms and legs. We racked our brains of what could be causing it and finally decided this cute little dress was the culprit. The outer layer of fabric was shimmery and must've had something that irritated her skin. I took it off of her and the bumps immediately started to clear up. They were nearly gone by the time she saw the doctor - thank goodness we had pics! She agreed it was just an allergic reaction and no major need to worry. Phew!
Katie Wynn has become obsessed with pockets. She has a couple new pairs of shorts that have them and she loves to put her hands in them. "Paw-ets!" Of course, once they're in, they can't come out...she has to walk around with her hands jammed down in them!
Sometimes we sing, "Hands in your pants and do the pocket dance!" and everyone has to put their hands in their pockets and dance with her. I wish I had this on video.
Remember how I said she loves strollers? Poor Lolli has to be her passenger since Thomas can't sit up yet. (But believe me, she has tried to get us to put him in her stroller hundreds of times!)
Here are some pictures of Mr. T so he doesn't feel left out. We don't have any fun storiesl about him yet. Mostly he just eats and sleeps (and sometimes screams and cries).
Ok, back to Katie Wynn. We bought an awesome bubble machine at Walmart that puts out a ton of bubbles. She loves playing in them and I love that I'm not covered in sticky bubbly mess from having to blow them for her. :)
It's amazing to me how much Katie Wynn has grown up in the last month. Her vocabulary has expanded so much; she says words I didn't even know she knew! She will copy what we say (gotta watch the language!) and chatters all day long. Sometimes she says something over and over and gets so frustrated because we can't figure out what she's trying to tell us. We do a lot of "point to what you want" around the house until we figure it out. We've also realized that she notices a lot more of what we do than we think. The other day I caught her strapping her baby doll into the car seat and then hooked her arm in it to pick it up just like how I do. Didn't know she was watching me do that all the time!
Here is Sweet T in his "wet" monogram. :)
I wasn't kidding about how much KW loves her little brother. Here is more evidence of her sisterly love. She had to immediately check on him after her bath, completely bypassing her pajamas that were laying out. And one morning she wanted to hold him in our bed and just fell backwards when we gave him to her.
On the morning of the 4th of July, she wanted Thomas to sit in her "yap" for a picture. Can you believe these are the only pictures I took on the 4th?? We went to three different parties and I didn't break out my camera at a single one. Shame on me! But we had a really good day and enjoyed lots of time in the pool and eating good food and watching the fireworks.
I think I'll end this post with a selfie (groupie?) we took one night after we'd all had baths. Katie Wynn insisted that I put Thomas in her lap and then wanted to take a picture. She is too funny!
I'm going to try to do better at posting more regularly. I already have a few other things to share and if Thomas keeps sleeping through the night (fingers crossed!!) maybe I can get back on a good schedule of posting!