Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Quote of the Day

"I think maybe there will be penguins in Vermont." -Tucker, thinking about visiting Vermont for Christmas

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Molly June Bug is 1 month old!

Molly was officially a month old a couple days ago. She celebrated by going to the doctor and weighing in at 10 lbs 10 oz, which is about the 90th percentile (she was only 50th at birth). Her other stats are in similar percentiles, which puzzles me as almost all newborn hats are still too big for her. If she's in the 90th percentile of 1 month olds for head circumference, how come none of the hats fit her? Things to ponder.

She remains an angel baby--content and sleepy and pretty quiet. She emerged from the womb having her days and nights straightened out which makes us parents particularly happy. She is also much better at digesting food than Tucker and doesn't need to constantly wear a bib because she isn't constantly spitting up, and isn't constantly in pain from reflux and allergies. (Praise God!)

Her favorite activities these days are cooing in her sleep (we've tried to capture it on video, but the noise is too soft for the camera to pick up). She also enjoys cooing while eating. Speaking of eating, she is a talented eater and is respectful of the fact that she's a second child--she's game to nurse while I'm walking up the stairs and would probably attempt it upside down if asked of her. She is resisting attempts to get on a schedule--her schedule is a bizarre baby schedule right now that involves both marathon sleep times and marathon wake times. No newborn is "supposed" to be awake 4 hours at a time, but Molly seems to prefer to concentrate all her wake time into one morning session and then sleep the rest of the day.

Molly has had very few times in her young life so far where she's been crying and wouldn't settle down almost immediately after being picked up. Her fussing tends to sound like a little lamb bleating and generally if she's offered someone to snuggle against, she will be absolutely content.

One of the neatest and most surprising things so far has been how well Tucker has done with Molly. Tucker is so sweet with her. I thought that once the novelty wore off (like on day 3) Tucker would lose interest and mostly see her as competition. Although there have definitely been times where Tucker has been jealous sharing me, overall he is very enthusiastic about our new addition. He frequently sits beside her and holds her hand for five or more minutes at a time. He likes to help me change her diaper and fetch things that I need for her. This morning he stopped watching Curious George so he could help me give her a bath. He has never tried to pick her up by himself, and is pretty gentle with her. If I give him a choice about whether to put Molly in her crib to watch her mobile or bring her into his room to see his toys, he picks bringing her into his room where he proudly puts every single stuffed animal he has around her. It is neat watching their relationship start to grow--I'm thankful it is starting on such a positive note!

Another video

This song accidentally got edited off Tucker's concert but it's a special song just for Henny.

Tucker's Concert

This is Tucker thinking about birthdays, specifically how he thinks he will have a birthday in two weeks. He knows his birthday is in September, and so there's a great stretch of dialogue that goes something like this:

[Talking about his birthday being in September]
Tucker: is there a sock in Socktember?
Us: No, there's no sock in September.
Tucker: I think there is a sock in Socktember.

I'm not sure if anyone except the grandparents will watch this whole video, but it's Tucker enthusiastically singing a lot of songs (actually, trying to sing every song he knows)... don't worry, I didn't post all of them.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quote of the Day

One of Tucker's favorite songs is a Bible one about "The Wise Man Built His House Upon a Rock." If you don't know the parable, there's a wise man that builds his house upon a rock and the rains can't wash it away (as opposed to the foolish man that builds his house upon the sand that does get washed away).

[Tucker sings the song]
Austin: Who is the rock?
Tucker: I don't know.
Austin: The rock is Jesus.
Tucker: No! Jesus isn't a rock!! He's a king.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Going on a boat

We had a little misunderstanding today. I told Tucker we were going to VOTE today after I fed Molly and took a shower. While I was in the shower, Tucker started furiously gathering supplies including his toy fishing poles for the BOAT. He told Austin all about how we were going on a boat, but Austin just assumed he was playing an imaginary game and didn't give it a second thought.

After my shower, I found him with an armful of stuff for him and for Molly, talking about going on the water.

Me: We're going to vote, not on a boat.
Tucker: Right, we're going on a boat.

This conversation repeated itself about ten times before we arrived at the polling station. Thankfully, Tucker was pretty content to get a sticker, go into the booth, and push Molly in the stroller even if everything was totally waterless.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

"Will this be the best pumpkin in the whole world?" -Tucker

Tucker at school...