Friday, October 9, 2009

Toddlers Already?

Holy moly. That is all I can say today. My kids are growing. I don't just mean getting bigger and getting chubbier (Liv 21.6lbs and Charlie 22.5lbs), I mean the kind of growing that involves your brain...and your emotions.

So. Physically, Charlie now has 4 teeth making him generally uncomfortable. Apparently this boy likes to grow them two at a time. Livy still has...none. But as the pediatrician said on Wednesday, that also means no biting. Good point. I'll take that. Charlie, however, has shown the slightest bit of interest in this biting thing, which means I have to keep an eye on him. He is also pulling himself up completely...on everything...since Monday. Including the side of his crib.



He is very proud of himself, as he should be. But combine that with Livy who is crawling like she's training for a marathon, and things have gotten a little crazy in our house.

Not only that (here comes that emotion and mind part), Liv has decided that today she will act like a toddler. She threw her first fit...and I tried real hard not to laugh at her while she screamed away. Not allowing her to grab her brother's bottle while he is still drinking it isn't going to fly with her anymore! And neither is trying to take the spoon back from her, even if you are only trying to help her scoop more food into her mouth. I've heard her in her crib lately screaming...well, shrieking. I think she's been practicing for this tantrum thing. I remember when I said my first sentence. I practiced it several times in my room to get it just right before I burst into the living room and said, "I wuv Forda!" (read: I love Florida.) I believe the same principle may be at play here.

Ah well. Breath. And really, life can't get any better than this. :)

7 comments:

nancy said...

golly, what wonderful kids. :)

The Lorenz's said...

How exciting! Olivia and Charlie look great and you and Eli are doing a fantastic job raising and loving your spirited brood.

Emmy Slusser said...

ACK! Charlie is sooo cute!! As for LIv. . .welcome to littl girls! Clark kept me hoppin', but he was so low key - never emotional. Mae was far more obedient and not so physically destructive, but wow that 'tude peaked early!
As for her holding her own spoon - I used to just give my kids a spoon to hold and that seemed to pacify them. .sometimes they would trade with me, but as long as I had one and they had one, meals went a little smoother. LOVE!!

The Katzbox said...

This post was so cute/funny/endearing/enlighting!!! That face on Charlie...oh my...I will never, ever be able to tell him "no"....ever! That smile....yikers....

And I'm remember the shrieking video, with the accompanying face...I'm smiling as I'm typing this...so I can only imagine what you're going through. Good luck with that. You'll know what to do as it happens. I'm anxious to see how Eli adapts to all things dramatic with her girl...THAT should be interesting....I'm visualizing a speeding bright pink motorcyclist hitting a puzzled brick wall....

Carrying on mom, you're doing a grand job! Love you soooo much.

Abbey said...

It was so fun to see you and your toddlers on Saturday!! :)

Because I know you were poised on the edge of your seat about this...we got a cute black and white dress at Old Navy that will also work for Christmas, and it was cheaper. Woo!

Mommy Tips said...

Thanks for the tip Emmy. I have tried that. It does help with the screaming, but then she spends the whole meal chewing on her spoon instead of eating! :) Gotta love her!

Stacey said...

My dearest Abigail (and her dearest family!),
How could I not have known about this blog sooner?? I have been so absent this past year - and I cannot believe it has been almost a YEAR since your beautiful babies were born. But today, I have been catching up on all of the events of past 10 and half months. And believe me when I say I have accomplished nothing at work on this gloomy Friday afternoon because I have been completely engrossed by adoration for your two babes. You are the most wonderful mother. All of my love to you, Eli, Olivia, Charlie, your families... to everyone!
xoxo

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