|he plays (in the safety of the corner), she drinks milk|
|she's always watching, waiting for her chance to say "EYE!!!" and poke|
"hey! this is my baby brother!"
"oooookay yyyeah I'm not feeling this whole picture thing, get me outta here"
In addition to the words she says frequently, she's also really good at trying new words when we ask her to say something. One of my favorites was, "Natalie, say 'Max!'" right before my brother was leaving for his mission...she looked at him and pointed and said clearly, "Mahh." Heart melted.
"he's crushing me, mom! but yeah, we're pretty cute"
I'm pretty sure raising children is hard regardless of age difference, so in answer to these questions I get frequently: yes, I'm glad these two are so close in age, and yes I would think about doing it again (but probably not until child #4). It's easy because Natalie isn't old enough to really be super jealous, but hard because I can't explain everything that is going on to her. Easy because I never got out of the habit of changing diapers, but hard because THERE ARE SO MANY DIAPERS. Easy: still napping. Hard: Natalie wakes up for a rebink in the middle of the night and Stockton wakes up to eat.
not quite fourteen months apart
It's still surprising to me sometimes that I'm already a mom, and even more so when I refer to my plural "childREN." I can't believe that my wonderful husband and I have brought two beautiful perfect babies into this world - we love them SO SO much and seriously can't deal with how cute they are.
|again with the "EYE!!!" and poke|