Judah is not only talking SO clearly and SO much, but he's also singing. One of my favorites is Jesus Loves Me. He sings it like this, "Jesus loves me this I know. For the Bible this I know....Jesus loves me...." And repeats those over and over again.
Right now Eric is on the phone with PG&E switching it over to our new house (duplex). We're getting excited about moving. Jenna, Justin, and Elliana are moving this weekend and we're moving next. People keep asking us if we're all packed up and, well, we haven't even started packing. Whoops! I keep telling Eric that we need to get boxes and start packing, but he thinks that we should wait because we need to use all of our stuff in the next week. Last time we moved (9 months ago) my mother in law and sister in law, Jill, did sooo much packing for us. We were totally spoiled by that, so this time we need to get our booties in gear and start packing!
I know this is all total rambling. I haven't blogged in 5 days and I thought you all deserved a blog, but although I have lots of ideas for good ones, I can't just seem to type them out.
Easter was fun. Jill and her husband Brandon and Eric's Aunt Lisa were here, so we hung out with them, Eric's parents, and his grandparents on Friday and Saturday. Saturday morning we went to Farmer's Market with Laura & Mark. And then on Sunday we went to church, out to lunch with my dad, then my mom, sister, and Grams and Bill came over for dinner.
My camera ran out of batteries right as we were going outside on our way to church. This picture is right before that happened:
Samuel and Eric in the downtown plaza
Oh yeah, an update on the sleeping thing...
My firm (yet loving) husband decided that it was time for the kids to sleep by themselves and through the night once and for all. Samuel's night time routine is: I nurse him, give him his vitamins (at night), then give him a kiss, holding him in a cradle hold (like I did with Judah for at least 2 years), say "goodnight" and lay him in his bed. He'll cry for a few minutes and then he's out. If he wakes up in the night (which has only happened once since we started this) he'll fuss just for a few minutes and then go back to sleep.
With Judah we tell him he CANNOT get out of bed. If he needs a drink of water or another kiss we come to him. The first few nights he cried (and being the coddling mommy that I am I would give into his whims, which only made things worse. I learned my lesson), but now he knows that he can't get out. He'll talk and sing to himself, like when he was in his crib. The only difference is the STUFF that's in there. There's barely any room for him. But, at night I sneak in there and put it all right next to his crib.
In order for Samuel to sleep well and for me not to give into him as he stands up and looks at us, Eric and I are sleeping in the livingroom until we move.
On our new "bed" in the livingroom
Looking at an egg
Oh yeah, last thing. I have been going to the gym every free day I have and getting Samuel acclimated to staying in the childcare. The first time they had to come get me, but every time he gets better and better. I can check on him through a window and I'm so proud when I see him happy and playing! I think he's definitely more of a Mommy's boy than Judah was and I'm happy it worked out that way for both of them. Judah was VERY much (and still is!) a Papa's boy, which was good when I had Samuel. He wanted Eric all of the time. During the first few months I had to give a lot of attention to Samuel, but now Judah wants Mama more. The point though, was that Samuel seems to be liking the childcare now and Judah always has. He runs in there, takes off his shoes, and says by to me. He has so much fun playing with all of the kids! Not to mention, I really need to go to the gym more often. I feel so good when I workout, I need this motivation to go.