Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alexa's 1st doctor appointment & Nolan's 2yr check up

Yesterday, we took both Nolan and Alexa for their doctor appointments - Alexa for her FIRST appointment, and Nolan for his 2 year check-up. I guess that's an upside of having their birthdays so close - you can combine appointments for different milestone doc appointments :)

Alexa, being the chow-hound she is, already surpassed her birth weight in just 5 days! So Dr. Fazilat said she was dong beautifully and could skip the 2 week appt and just go to the 1 month appt.

Nolan is also doing fabulously. Despite him not eating much (my big concern!) his weight gain is right in line (weight = 27 lbs, 44 percentile) and had a BIG growth spurt in height (height = 34.75 inches, 61 percentile. He had fallen to 15 percentile at his 18 mo appt, which concerned me because he had always been around 50th). Also, his general mental development appears to be excellent. Yay!!!

Happy Mommy :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our Princess is Here!!!!!!!!!!

Our princess is finally here! Eight days late, but worth the wait!  Alexa Jolie Smith arrived on 10/25/2012 at 6:52am, weighing 7 lbs 9oz and 20 inches long.

On October 24, 2012, I was induced since Alexa was 7 days late at that point.  After 13 hours of labor (of which 1.5 hours was pushing), Alexa arrived!  This labor was definitely a lot easier than I had with Nolan; I was in labor for 26 hours with him (of which I pushed for 5 hours!), after which they had to forcibly remove him with the vacuum.

Alexa came out looking absolutely gorgeous - not red and blotchy, nor was she even swollen!  She was just stunning!  Francis, Nolan, and I are all just OVER THE MOON with the new addition to our family!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Counting, counting

Nolan has been able to count to 13 for a while, but he can a little more recently been able to almost count to 20. He generally forgets some of the teen numbers between 13 and 20, but he's almost there.

But what I thought was CRAZY impressive was what happened last night. Francis started counting beyond 20 with him. Francis started to say "21, 22..." and that's when Nolan caught on to the PATTERN and continued to count from 23 to 29. Francis then said "30, 31, 32" and Nolan continued "33, 34, 35...." to 39.

That kid just AMAZES me every single frickin' day!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nolan working on letters

Nolan has been working on writing letters. Here's a few from this morning...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nolan's new bike

Nolan got a new bike for his 2nd Birthday. He and Doo-Doo (his bear) have really enjoyed taking rides together...although Nolan hasn't quite figured out the pedals yet.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just taking a joy ride

I took Nolan bicycle shopping for his birthday. He seemed much more interested in the shiny, red Mini (literally) Cooper car.

He was NOT happy when I informed him that a new car was not in the budget.

Monday, October 8, 2012