A headshot and update of each of our babies every month of the year 2016.
Little Gugsie, you could not be squishier! He’s crawling everywhere, pulling to a stand, eating lots of real foods, still waking 1-2 times a night, still as gummy as the day he was born, but his hair is coming in a little CURLY and it makes me want to faint!! As if he could not be more angelic, I mean COME ON! And he is such the easy baby, only fusses for obvious reasons and is so easy to console. He loves observing things and smiling at complete strangers and says “Da” like it’s the only word he needs to know for the rest of his life. Everyone loves GusGus.
Charlie! Charlie! Charlie! My little snuggler. I feel like he is just the gift that keeps on giving. I sometimes forget how close we came to losing him during pregnancy and then I realize what a miracle he is in our family! He is full of so much JOY. This morning the boys were roughhousing in their room while I was trying to throw myself together and out of nowhere I here a big thud, like someone just got tackled, and a few moments later I hear Charlie exclaim, “JayJay! I love you no matter what, but NO MORE KISSES!” And he gives these little gifts of adorableness everyday that I always kick myself for not writing down so I can document them here. He is going through a very physical stage, though, with lots of tears coming from James. He doesn’t quite respond to correction the same easy way James always has, so we are trying to navigate the best way to reach him. He’s just as sweet as honey most of the time, though!
James finished up his preschool year in early June and loved it, even though his ear tubes fell out in February and he couldn’t hardly hear anything his teacher told him all year long. He was scheduled to get knew tubes at the end of June but our insurance changed literally the day before and we had to cancel it, so we’ll see how he does the rest of the summer. But he felt so much purpose at preschool, even still. He does well with some structured learning and I’m excited to see how he’ll do in his transitional kindergarten program starting this fall. I know I seem to say this every month, but James really honors good. He wants to do what is right and good and true and thank heavens he still acts like a rambunctious little boy now and then so I have something to do for him and his development. He tells me I’m beautiful often, gives kisses without hesitation (most of the time), and is really developing an incredible sense of humor. The other week he suggested, “Mom, we should make a cake for Auggie’s birthday that looks like your chest so that he’ll want to eat it. We could make it peach colored.” And to this day I cannot stop thinking about what that cake would look like, hahahaha!!!! And I gotta say, while I have no desire to ever pursue this avenue with any of my children, James would make a great famous kid. He’s got quite the flare for entertaining and is basically just a ham most of the time.