Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's My Potty...

Exciting news in the Beynon house! After months, and I mean months, of ZERO interest in potty training, Alex has now decided to "get the hang of it." (His words not mine!) Tuesday he came home from school and put on his Spider-man undies and that was that! In just a few short days, he has gone from needing me in there reading to him to needing "privacy." And his "wee-wee" is now a "wiener." We have had a few minor setbacks: "Momma, my legs are all wet." "Momma, it just came out!" But other than that he is officially a BIG BOY!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

5 Months Old

Dear Isabella,

It was 5 months ago today that you came into this world. And I know I say this every month, but where has the time gone? I feel like every time I go to get you out of your crib, you are bigger and your smile is brighter.
That smile of yours is the most beautiful thing in the world. Your eyes, which are still as blue as can be, smile right along with that cute little bow of a mouth. The phrase "Happy Baby" is used to describe you all the time!

Everyone always comments on your blue eyes and fair skin. Your Nana and your Pop both have blue eyes, so that is where you get yours. I wonder if they will stay blue? I am guessing the fair skin must have come from your Grandma John and your "Great-Aunt" Kathy. It certainly didn't come from Momma. Your skin is so sensitive too. You get rashes and eczema all the time and even had hives this month. When I give you a bath, I put baby oil on you and you are so slippery to hold, but it seems to help!

This month you tried rice cereal for the first time. You like to take the spoon away from me and put it in your own mouth. You also tried formula - but that is when you broke out in hives. We hope you are not allergic. We have to wait a few weeks to try it again.

We have been working on napping and sleeping in your crib. You were sleeping through the night, but then you started waking up every few hours. I think that had to do with having a cold and a cough. You seem to be feeling better, so hopefully you will start sleeping longer at night again.
We get such a kick out of watching you reach for things now. You love to reach your little hands out to your toys, to our faces, and especially to Alex's hair. Sometimes you grab onto it, but he doesn't even mind. You can do no wrong in his eyes...yet (ha ha).
You are our little doll. I say "our" because if I ever call you "mine," Alex always corrects me. He says you are "Our Baby." And he is right. You not only fill my heart with the joy of being able to watch you learn and grow, but you are the most important thing in the world to your daddy and brother too!
Love You Sweet Cheeks - Momma