Sunday, November 18

One day I won't be so busy...

We're still all alive!  Just busy and up to our eye-balls in more busy.  Basically, busy.  And any free moment I have, I want to be sleeping.  But usually I'm cutting lamination for school or writing lesson plans or doing laundry.  You all get it.  

The girls will be 18 months this week.  I can't believe it.  Sydney is such a talker.  Colby was an early talker which was a huge surprise due to his prematurity.  Sydney is a twin, not the first child, and an avid passie user-- all factors that are considered to make for later talking.  But she doesn't care.  She can say pretty much anything and will repeat everything except her name and other people's names.  Except Zoe, who we all call Bo Bo.  She will yell "BO BO!" when she's trying to find her.  She understands what she's saying because she's making connection between objects she sees and wants and uses words correctly.  She will put more than one word together-- my favorite is when she says "Where is it?" which she will do when she can't find her passie.  She also screams "Let go!" to Zoe.  And will say "Hold this" when she's done with something.  The other night I caught her on film yelling at Johnny saying "I want slush!" when he was eating slush and not feeding her fast enough.  It's just crazy.  

Zoe talks too, but not quite as much, though I noticed a big spike in her talking this weekend.  She can repeat pretty much anything too, but doesn't choose to on her own as much.  In general Zoe's quieter and more of  studier.  She'll work with little things for a long.   She's also Colby's biggest fan and Colby has started to (slowly) accept her company when playing cars or trains.  She's in heaven.

And Colby's Colby.  Still super smart and cute.  He's really "getting" things now.  He can reason things out verbally to you so they actually make sense.  His memory is about a trillion times better than mine (and he uses it against me regularly).  He's really "getting" Connor now.  We always would mention Connor when we saw pictures and when Colby would look at our stuff on the shelf in our bedroom.  And we'd tell him he has a brother and all that, but now he gets it and brings it up at times that kind of blindside you.  The other day he was telling me who his buddies are and he said something like : "Phoenix is my buddy.  Logan is my buddy.  And my angel Connor is my buddy."  And he told Johnny the other night out of the blue in the car "Dada I'm not afraid of the dark, you know why? My buddy Connor is my angel and he comes down from the sky so I don't get scared in the dark sometimes. He makes me feel safe then he goes back in the sky cause he has wings."

And Baby #5 is good.  I'm 20 weeks 1 day today.  Everything is still going well though I'm still being monitored really closely.  The best part so far is having Colby the age he is.  LIke I said, he gets things and he really "gets" this pregnancy.  He tried so hard to feel a kick this afternoon but kept missing them.  He still thinks it's girl, but we shall see.  :)

Alrighty, I'm ready for bed.  Like I said. we're busy, but we're good.  I have lots of cute pictures but they're on my laptop which desperately needs a charge.  I'll upload them soon... maybe.  :)

1 comment:

Jen: Proud Mom of 1 Genetic Child after 40 and 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

So happy for you and your family!!! Thanks for the update...I can rest better now!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!