Thursday, January 17, 2008

Here We Are Again!

December was quite a month for us! January is shaping up to be as well. We were busier than ever with the kiddos, our business, and Christmas. After Thanksgiving it was a rush till Christmas. I really took on the role of a working mom, but the work was at home. It was a whirlwind of orders, customer questions, phone calls, some returns, and keeping track of it all.

On top of that, Titus had his biggest month as far as developmental milestones went in his 9th month. About a week after his 9 mos. birthday, he started to crawl, followed closely by pulling up. It was so adorable to see him do all of that because he is so tiny. He looks like a 6 mos. old. He also cut 4 teeth during that 9th month. It was terrible! He woke up at least twice a night and there were several nights that he was up 2 hours straight and wouldn’t go back to sleep. I almost lost my mind during it all, but thankfully Ron bailed me out a couple of times. Titus got a lot more interactive and busy. He is all about exploring and getting a hold of whatever he can, including the remote, Joy’s dog bowl, etc. He is too fun! His personality is really starting to come out. He isn’t one to want to rock unless he is super tired, he likes to be free and be able to move. He is a sweetheart, but serious at the same time. When he gets interested in something he will spend a lot of time just turning the object looking at it to see how it works and what it does. He wants to pull up on whatever he can. He will walk sooner than Justice did because I think he wants it more. He isn’t satisfied with crawling alone. Right now his biggest thing is Patty Cake and for us to put him on Justice’s riding toy and move him back and forth on it. He will cry if you stop. His schedule is crazy with him mostly waking up between 9-10, taking one nap at about 2:30-5 and to sleep about 10. Mostly his late sleep is because he sleeps in the living room right now because the boys can’t share a room. Justice wakes Titus up.

Justice is a two year old, wanting independence, still a baby in some ways, but a little boy in others. He has gotten a little whiny. I think that is because he is reacting to Titus and trying to get attention however he can. Sometimes when we aren’t paying attention to him he will yell out and look distressed. He will just have to learn that the world doesn’t revolve around him. What I enjoy about him right now is his laughter. He loves to just laugh and laugh with us. We make funny faces at each other or hide behind a pillow and pop up and look at each other and laugh. It is like a game. Justice is still very attached to his “Blakie” and carries it wherever he goes. We make him leave it if we go outside the home, but he takes it if we go to a family member’s house. He calls church “play” and says “bye play” when we leave it. He is a little nervous at first and cries when he is dropped off, but warms up pretty quickly and plays along. He likes hiding stuff in places, kinda like a pack rat. There is this little hole that opens up to the bottom of the sink and he will stick whatever will fit into it, such as magnets, foam letters, or sticks he finds. He is into trucks, planes, balls, and letters still. He was and still is a rocking boy. He loves to be rocked and will rock by himself still. He is a sweetheart!

Our big news is that we are moving into a bigger home. The Lord totally opened up doors for us to be able to move into a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home only 3 doors down from us. It is ideal with a big fenced in backyard and two stories. I am very excited about it and can’t wait to move. Our closing date is January 30th. I look forward to our boys having their own rooms. It will be awesome. The only drawback is the day before we move Titus will have surgery on his urinary tract. It is an outpatient procedure, so it shouldn’t be a huge deal, but it is still surgery. So, we will continue to have a lot going on. I look forward to March hopefully being settled in our new home and having some downtime.