A lot has happened since our last update. After months of trying to calculate the best time for a move, we took the plunge and relocated our brood in the beginning of December. It hasn't been the easiest transition (we knew it wouldn't be), but we're here and there's no going back.
|Christmas 2011. Our four boys and a cousin on the way! YEP!! I'm going to be an auntie on or around June 18th!|
Ben and Charlie are doing well. Charlie is a big boy these days, sitting up on his own, moving pretty well on his stomach, and eating solids. We discovered, quite accidentally, that he has two bottom teeth, too! He's a HEFTY 20 pounds, and in the 50th percentile on the regular growth chart. We've started solids with Charlie, and although it took him a good month to get the hang of it, he loves to eat now (no surprise). He doesn't care for rice cereal, but finds pumpkin delicious! Ben is tipping the scale at 18 pounds 5 ounces, and has the most delicate personality of the three. For some reason, Ben is really struggling to sit. He actually resists it. I don't know if it's because he likes to pull up to a stand, or if he finds the position uncomfortable, but I'm anxious to get him back in physical therapy. He's very expressive and wants your attention...all the time.
Our bedtime struggles continue. The boys nap fairly well, but have a lot of trouble going down at night. Bedtime takes HOURS, which is taxing on all of us. We're two nights into a new approach, so I'll let you know how it goes.
William made the move without missing a beat. He gets his easy-going, roll-with-the-punches, laid back personality from his daddy. He talks about Illinois, but is especially fond of Baraboo already. While we're finding our living situation to be rather close quarters, it doesn't seem like William finds anything bizarre about our current arrangement. We finished potty training a few weeks ago....YES! My diaper-wearing population has been reduced to three. He still wears a diaper to bed at night, but he's all about the "big boy undies" during the day. He FINALLY finds his brothers enjoyable and interacts with them more every day. I never thought we'd have a picture like the one below, where William actually let the boys touch him.
|My little Badgers! Charlie, William (being brotherly!), Ben, Ike|
|Look how identical we are! Charlie and Benny|
See...all I had to do was mention my bad sleepers and I hear some naughty boys awake from their nap. I think we'll go for a walk on this 50 degree January day, but before I wrap this up, I have one more bit of news that I'm going to make public.
|Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.|