Hey look. A snap of Glitter conducting Baby Business to get us into this. Also shoutout to Kate and Little C for loaning us their Bumbo since Critter never used one.
I suppose I should share some sort of update about the children since Critter turns two at the end of the month! Yes, that means I will be raising a glass to surviving four months of two under two!
December was a month of plagues for Critter. The virus/vomiting incident. The pink eye and subsequent antibiotic eye drop allergy. The grand finale was a plague cough with a VERY low fever that morphed into a double ear infection on New Year’s Day. I will be honest, at the end of that very long-feeling long weekend I was praying to God that the mystery plague was treatable with antibiotics. I am sick of my little guy being sick! It is not fun for anyone.
Is he going through the two year sleep regression? I think so! But we don’t let that bring us down!
With the encouragement of friends we signed him up for some parks and rec activities this spring. We’ll do six weeks of toddler t-ball starting in February and then in March the Dads are in charge of six weeks of toddler basketball one night per week. I have very low expectations but I think it will be fun for him and will help us to pass some of this terrible winter time.
He also alternates between counting items numbering over two or simply declaring them to be “so many.” It seems efficient.
Glitter is my darling dear. She is learning to use her hands and loves (LOVES) to “talk” to us. She is wearing nine month jammies and is still just the sweetest baby.
Her champion sleep has declined and she now wakes up 1-2 times per night like a normal baby (THANK YOU SLEEP REGRESSION) but with the pediatrician’s blessing we’ll do some sleep training after her four month appointment.
After the holidays, we are in desperate need of some routine and structure in our lives. ECFE is starting up again, daycare is back in session after a week off, library storytime is back after a monthlong hiatus. We are ready for all of it.
Every day at home with two of them is still The Most Exhausting, but also every day at home with two of them ends with a feeling of intense gratitude for these little creatures we have been entrusted to shepherd through this life.