Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christian's First weeks

Here is what has been happening over the last week or so. Christian is a doll. He is such a sweet baby, still loves to cuddle, sleeping a lot, but when he is awake he is very aware of his surroundings. He loves napping on the couch in his boppy. Grandma Miller left and we all miss her like crazy. She was so helpful staying up with Christian at night and giving the kids the extra attention they need.

 I think Elizabeth has taken Christian's arrival the hardest. She doesn't say so but she reverted back in potty training, refusing to even pee in the potty. When we tried to bribe her by telling her she can go to preschool if she goes in the potty all the time, and her response was that she doesn't want to go to school she wants to stay home with mom. But tonight we had a breakthrough. I let her look at the preschool class yesterday to see if it would encourage her more, and today she went in the potty all day including #2 for the first time ever!! Yay, maybe we are turning a corner in the potty training. I hope so because I am even more frustrated with her than I was with Jackson. She knows and is capable of going in the potty all the time, and just refuses to do it.

Jackson loves Christian. He calls him "my baby". It is really sweet, and he is constantly giving him kisses and hugging on him. I am really proud of what a good big brother he has become. I am also proud of the changes he is making in his life. Preschool has been such a blessing in his life. He is writing his name and recognizing his it on his own. His pictures are no longer scribbles but actual characters that he imagines. His vocabulary has increased lately as well. The way he speaks and the conversations he carries on with me and other people, it is very mature. I am really proud of him.

Here are some pictures from the hospital and over the past 2 weeks.

Hospital Visits
 Bonding with the Family


Check out this head and neck strength! Only 10 days old.


So sweet.

Jackson has been running around the house like this for the last 2 weeks. New obsession.

We are truly blessed.

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