Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Week of First Things

We have had one crazy week of firsts in our little family. They go as follows:

Jason and Matthew: Learned that we can get bloody noses when one kicks the other in the face, even if he the one kicking is only two. This is why.

Jason: Had his first spelling test today, well it was like a pre-test if you got all the words right then there is no test on Monday. He missed one.

Matthew:got his first sit n' spin both boys really enjoyed it.

Gavin: have found his thumb. I am working on having him not
suck on his thumb. I can take away a pacifier, but a thumb is a little harder. I have also started Gavin on solids this week. It has worked wonders. He was ready for them. This is the earl
iest I have ever started any of my kids on solids, but waking up every other hour to eat was taking a toll on me. And I figured what is really a week in half. He will be four months soon. So, on Monday I started giving him some rice cereal mixed with like 95% of my milk.He is now back to waking up once during the night which is awesome!! Gavin is staying up all morning but, I don't care because I am not trying to sleep during the morning hours. He really likes the cereal, he knows that when the spoon comes near his mouth he needs to open it for some food. I don't know why I did not take the Grandmas advice with my other kids.

I have personal learned with Gavin to trust my mother's instinct. With my oldest I did everything by the book or as well as one can with a Preemie. Then, with Matthew I used it a little less and now with Gavin I don't even know where I put the baby book. I think with every child you learn more and more to go with the wonderful spirit that our Father in Heaven has given us. I am relaxing more with my kids, for the first six months it was a little difficult trying to adjust to be both mom and dad. We sure can't wait for Brian to come home in August. We love him so much.


John said...

I so admire you and pray that God gives you strength for each day...sounds like you are doing great! Aunt Linda

Parker said...

I still can't believe that my Stephanie-friend is the Mother of three. You are amazing dear Stephanie.
I love you so much,

Parker said...

I just stopped by your cute little blog to see if anything new was up and I was transported back in time. Your music took me back to our days going to youth dances. We were there, dancing our feet off, in my head.
Oh, the glory days.
love love love,

Stephanie Grimwood said...

yeah like the music too kat.

Lisa C said...

Ah, the thumb sucking...I could never decide if I wanted Michael to or least the thumb is always handy--you don't have to go looking for it, and he can put it in himself, he can't drop it on the dirty floor. And I'd rather see a toddler sucking their thumb than a pacifier, for some reason. But alas, Michael doesn't suck his thumb...he just chews on it!