I haven't had much time lately to keep up on blogs, but I finally got a chance to come downstairs and load pictures from the past couple weeks so I can share them with you! Keely is continuing to grow and get stronger and bigger. She has even started smiling now, which makes her so much more fun! Brooks still loves his sister and talks to her all the time. He gets really concerned if she starts crying, and tells me what he thinks she needs (pacifier, music playing on her bouncy seat, a blanket, she spit up, etc.) I can't wait until she is old enough to play with him! (I think he's ready for it too!) Brooks really needs to get better about playing with other kids, so that is something we are going to try and work on in the coming months. He is getting a little too clingy to Mom and Dad! Brooks is still struggling with eating as well, and it's only gotten worse in the past couple weeks. I hope it's only due to him getting his 2 year molars right now, but it doesn't seem to be getting any better!
Keely has really been 'growing up' the past couple weeks and her crying fits are not nearly as terrible as they were. We just figured out that she needs to burp A LOT, even an hour after eating we still need to burp her if she starts getting fussy. Infant gas drops have also seemed to be working pretty well with her in those situations, so I'm thankful for that. Keely also had a bad case of baby acne for a couple weeks, but that has also mostly cleared up. The best thing Keely has been doing is sleeping through the night consistently now for almost 4 weeks! She goes to bed around 10:30 or 11 and doesn't wake up until 6:30 or 7:30. I could not ask for anything better! I keep waiting for her to revert back to waking up several times, but thankfully it hasn't happened yet!
Now finally, pictures!!
My sister has been doing day 'camps' with her kids this summer, with each one having a different theme. We went out to my mom's for part of 'space' camp. My mom taped plastic tarp together and filled the inside with water to let the kids pretend they were walking on the moon. Katy and Lane had a blast with it, but Brooks wouldn't step on it. He did enjoy throwing 'Saturn's rings' on it though! We are going to join Cody and her kids for a few other 'camps' this summer in hopes that Brooks will get better playing with other kids! I think this week might be dinosaurs!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Life has been pretty mundane for the most part the past couple of weeks. We have still been trying to figure out Keely and what she needs at what time of the day. She is so different from Brooks already in the fact that sometimes she will cry for almost 30 min and is just inconsolable. With Brooks I could just hold and rock him and he would quit crying after just a few minutes. Not so with Keely! Sometimes she'll calm down just by setting her down somewhere, she doesn't always like being held! And we have also had to put her in the car seat a couple of times and drive her around for awhile to calm her down. At least something worked! Brooks absolutely hated his car seat and screamed whenever we took him somewhere in it, but Keely seems to love it and calms down with it. So anyway, we are still just trying to figure her out, and I'm sure once we finally think we have it figured out, she'll change! Either way, we love seeing how different our kids are and also how much they are the same! Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks.