Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Here are some pics from the pizza party Rachael hosted last Monday. :-)
Posted by Kristine at 12:51 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
I admit, I was very hesitant to let Rachael hold Erin. I see all these pictures of older siblings holding their newborn brothers and sisters, but I just wasn't sure Erin would survive such an experience with Rachael. Let's face it: there's a reason why Rachael's age group is called "the terrible twos." I needed these nine weeks to see them together and evaluate how Rachael is around Erin.
Rachael is VERY cautious around Erin. She doesn't touch Erin unless invited to do so, and when invited ("can you give sister a kiss on her head?"), she is very gentle. All in all, I've been very impressed with how my impulsive little two year old has behaved around her fragile little sister!
So...here it is! Yes, that's my hand holding up Erin's head (see previous post for an explanation...I can't expect Rachael to also manage Erin's floppy noggin!) Rachael held her sister for about 3 minutes and kept giggling away as she made goo goo faces at Erin. I think this might be the beginning signs of Rachael's role as nurturing big sister!
Posted by Kristine at 6:56 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Erin deals with troubling situations by whimpering...then just passing out. Light in her eyes? She sleeps. Too noisy? Sleep. Big Sister throwing queen-sized temper tantrum in car? Sleepy time. Oh, but 3am this morning? No sleep. It's a process...
Anyhoo, tummy time is not exempt from Erin's problem-solving strategy. We've been working on helping her strengthen her neck...she's still not holding up her head for more than 3 or 4 seconds at a time, so we've started Tummy Time Bootcamp.
Here's how Erin's responded to our Tough Love approach to neck strengthening:
Scrunching into sleepy-time pose:
We may be holding her head up for her until she's in college at this point. ;-)
Posted by Kristine at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
My babiest baby turned two yesterday! Ok, two months...but two nonetheless! She was feeling ULTRA giggly when I was taking her two month pics so it was hard for me to pick just a few to post here. Check it out!
Peek a boo! She grabbed her sign and pulled it over her face mid-photo shoot:
Posted by Kristine at 8:47 PM