Monday, November 19, 2007

Enjoying Every Moment

The boys on Halloween 10/31/07

I find myself often so caught up in enjoying the boys I don't often take time to take pictures, journal, or video what is going on in my life and theirs. When the boys are grown up I will definitely be able to say I have taken them in and thoroughly enjoyed them. They are my pride and joy. So, today I am getting back to writing about them. It is amazing how kids grow up. You are just going about your day with routines, eating, napping, diapers, etc. and one moment you realize they have just grown up in the blink of an eye.
Titus is becoming so much more a little person each day. He is interacting so much more. For instance, Ron and I play this game where we take a marker or small object and blow it across the room with our mouths and Titus will try to stick the marker in our mouths to get us to do it again. Or we will act like we are eating whatever he has in his hand and he will try to get us to eat it some more. He is also so close to crawling. He is so much more motivated to move than Justice was. Now, he will get up on all fours and rock. He moves backwards very easily by doing the worm or scooting. Crawling is definitely around the corner. So far so good on sleeping through the night. We went a couple of weeks where I had to get up with him 2-3 times a night. Then, I switched his nighttime routine where he eats cereal at 7:45, bathe, play, nurse, rock then bedtime about 9:30. So, I am thrilled with the good sleep. I just function so much better and get so much more done. Titus is now 17 lbs. 11 oz., we took him to the doctor two weeks ago to look at some bug bites that had puffed up on his skin to whelps. He just reacts very badly to any bug bites. He has stayed very healthy otherwise managing to miss getting a bad virus Justice had for 10 days of coughing, hives, etc. I am very thankful for that. Titus is still very fidgety and sweet. His smile just lights up a room. He is very serious with his toys and really examines them. He loves to flip things over and over and figures out if I do this, then this will happen. He has great curiosity.

Justice is as active as ever. Right now he is really into trucks, rolling them in the kitchen or on the coffee table. He loves to spin the "wuh-ills." As you can see in the picture we have a little cabinet he fits into and he loves to climb in it and I will say "Where is Justice" and he says "A is." We still play ball all the time or read books. He gets so excited to point out the letters with such pride. His language is coming along better and better. He is becoming clearer in what he says. He will say "I see a truck" and it sounds more like "Iseea truck." He really runs the first few words together, but it is starting to get more clear. I love his enthusiasm for life and reminds me to appreciate the small things. He is so excited to run up to me and I scoop him up in my arms as he giggles and I kiss his puffy cheeks. After he got over his virus I took him to the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and we are going to have his tonsils and adenoids removed in June because he snores and has some apnea spells when he sleeps on his back. So, we will have outpatient surgery for Titus' urinary issue in January and Justice will have inpatient surgery in June. Lots of fun to look forward to. Justice is also growing, he is 27.5 lbs. and nearly 34 inches tall. We are glad to see his growth progress to about the 8th percentile for height.
This is our first family Jack-O'Lantern--It has a heart, Jesus, and the cross. We liked the finished product. It is a little late to post, but we were pretty proud of it.

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