Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Roxy says

S finger spells candy to T:
Pippa: (reaching up and pretending to grab it from the air) I got it. In my heart.
Roxy: (pretend grabbing) Got your heart!

When we were making Halloween sugar cookies Roxy kept calling the ghost cookie cutter ghostbuster. "Where my ghostbuster?" and "I make another ghostbuster!" (She hasn't seen the movie "ghostbusters," but she knows the song.)

Roxy likes to point to a photo magnet we have that is Roxy as a newborn with a two year old Pippa.
Roxy pointing to Pippa in the photo: That's Pippa wearing my clothes. (points to her baby self) And that's Roxy.
In case it isn't clear in the photo Pippa is wearing clothes that are now Roxy's...

Roxy: Mommy, my shoulder hurts. So I put blanket there. (Then she tucks her special snuggle blanket under her arm like she always does.)

Me walking down the hall: Can I hold your hand?
Roxy: No! I hold my own hand! (She holds her hands together and runs away)

This one only makes sense if we use their real names
Me: How do you spell Roxy? (her real name)
Roxy: L... I...
Me: L... A.
Roxy: No, sweetheart. A for Pippa! (But Pippa's real name)

On Dec 21 Pippa and Roxy were coloring together on the couch. They were laughing then Roxy said, "I love you Ain-za-ley." and gave Pippa a big hug then Roxy kissed her hand and put the kissed hand on Pippa's cheek. It was ridiculously sweet.

If you ask Roxy how old she is she says two and holds up two fingers like this (instead of two fingers in a v shape). It's super adorable.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gemma at Three Months

Gemma on her three month birthday

Here's what our sweet Gemma was up to between her two and three month birthdays:

  • Got a terrible cold and was super congested. She just can't seem to get rid of this cold.
  • Is a good sleeper. This needs some explanation. It takes her a long unhappy time to get to sleep but once she's down she will sleep 5-6 hours straight, eat (takes an hour to put back in the crib) then sleep 4-5 more hours. This means this is the most sleep I've ever had with a newborn.
  • Getting Gemma to sleep is now down to two hours of mostly calm / some fidgeting / some sleeping instead of three hours of screaming.
  • Gemma is usually asleep enough to put in the crib around 10:30 at night and I usually go to bed right after. There isn't time for me to do anything else around the house or errands or things for myself.
  • The night of October 27-28 I fed Gemma at 6:40 p.m. then she slept from 8:30 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. It was awesome.
  • Gemma still won't nurse to sleep. What baby doesn't like to nurse to sleep?!
  • Nicknames of B-Bop, Gemma-Gemma, Gemmigan (rhymes with Finnigan)
  • Gemma is a smelly baby - a mix of sweat and spit up. There just isn't time to bathe her as often as we bathed her older sisters!
  • Only naps in the carrier (how do people survive without a carrier?!)
  • Has the BEST wrist rolls
  • Is happier
  • Gets a million kisses a day from all of us
  • Has a swirl hair cowlick like her dad
  • All three girls nap at the same time most of the time
  • Has the best frown and pouty lip before she starts to cry
  • Getting away from poop at every single diaper change. Sometimes it's just pee now.
  • Naps 3-4 times a day.
  • Likes baths except when we have to pull her out at the end. 
  • Wears size 2 diapers
  • Legit slept through the night Nov 11-12. She was asleep in the crib from 8:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • Finally started using cloth diapers
  • Likes riding on the bottom in the double stroller 
  • Will put weight on her feet and "stand up" which means we've started singing "Stand Up Girl" to her. It's literally "Up Town Girl" by Billy Joel but saying Stand Up Girl instead of Up Town Girl. Roxy and Pippa sing it, too (and we sang it to them when they started doing the same thing).
  • My mom came to visit and help and more than three times she was able to get Gemma asleep in her arms! Gemma hasn't fallen asleep in my arms since she was a week old.
  • Roxy calls her Gemma-kins
  • Gemma won't turn her head and rest it on me in the carrier. She still likes to put her face straight-on on me. 
  • Still a blue eyed blondie