Well don't buy us any presents this year! We are still just SO happy to have a home. A home we adore at that! Nearly every day either Patrick or I say "I just LOVE this house!" It is so "us." It's working out great! No complaints! Now we are just busy busy busy trying to get organized/moved in and prepared for the holidays! Time is flying as it always does in December! Arlo's vocabulary is taking off. He is mimicking everything we say. He has a lot of words he uses these days. Some of his favorites are "mama" "dada" "Cy" "more" "no!" "dog" "bye bye" but the list is growing rapidly! And talking to Cy these days is almost like talking to an adult. He wants to know the "why's" of everything. Including the biggies like heaven and death and all sorts of tough ones. He is also a fantastic older brother. He opens the door for me when I am carrying Arlo. He is happy to get Arlo anything he needs. He entertains him when I am cooking or doing something...
Both boys still nap. Cy occasionally skips his nap but not very often. It's the only time I can work on the house, shower, you name it. I still haven't done a lick of exercise but we did join the YMCA which is right down the road and I hope to be heading there frequently after the holidays. They have terrific kids programs which we are really excited about. And just this week I have FINALLY weaned Arlo off the breast. To me (and a lot of people, I know!) it went a little too long but there really wasn't much we could do. It was the only way to live in a hotel without keeping everyone awake. Every time we would drop a feeding, Arlo would start night wakings so we were pretty scared to do any major changes until we were all settled in to our house, which we finally are! Now if this awful engorgement would just stop, I will feel like I have my body back! Yay!
Thank you to all who have been keeping track of us the past few months. They truly were tough and it is such a blessing to be through all of that and settled for the holidays. It feels SO good!
and Cy's all settled in his room. He loves his under the bed fort!
Oh and Eleanor: Arlo got stitches because he fell and his tooth went all the way through his lip! Ewwww!! he's fine now though!