I blinked

Little man turned 3 months yesterday. I'm scratching my head wondering where the past three months went. I'm realizing the more kids you have the faster the time goes. If I ever had a reason to stop at two, there it is right there. Time s.l.o.w. down! I feel like so much has happened in the last 13 weeks and not just with Theo. This past week I caught myself looking at Anna and just blown away by how much she's grown too. Since Theo's been here Anna has transitioned from her crib to her big girl bed, is counting to 15, singing her ABCD's (as she calls them), holds lengthy conversations (some of which are still questionable if it's English), and is currently potty training. I blinked. I told myself I wouldn't and I did. I blinked and my baby girl has officially become a kid. It even feels different to carry her. She's so long now. It breaks my heart. But at the same time it brings me joy seeing her grow so beautifully.

And then there is my sweet Theo. A mama's boy if I've ever seen one. He can't be away from me for more than 10 minutes. Even if I try to put him down for a nap or nighttime in his bassinet, our bed, his swing, anywhere where I am not, he senses my absence. I've gotten pretty good at baby wearing and I can tie that Moby Wrap around me in less than five seconds. We've also been co-sleeping a lot more than we did with Anna. I always told myself I wasn't going to be that parent but when you and your baby aren't getting any sleep unless he can feel your breath on his face you do what you gotta do. If you read my previous post than you know he had RSV this week, but despite being sick his smile never faded. His smile is the best. His whole face smiles. His big eyes all of a sudden disappear.  I just can't get enough. We can already tell Anna and his personalities are completely different. He's easy to get to smile, a big flirt. With Anna you had to work for a smile from her, and you still do. Which I don't mind one bit. I love that about her. And I love that my little man is so easily entertained especially by his mama.

Yes, you read that last line correct. He is going bald--and it's not just the balding that happens from his head rubbing while he's sleeping. I know babies who have lost their hair after a few months only to have it grow back much lighter. Fingers crossed Theo will be a little blondie like his daddy was :)

I can't get enough of these two together. I love to imagine how they'll interact as they get older. I can already tell Anna's going to be miss bossy britches and Theo will be at her beck and call. He looks at her with such fascination. He loves her so much. She still pays way more attention to her own baby dolls than to Theo but when she does it's the sweetest--except when she's "disciplining" him in which I have to remind her that Theo is a baby and he "wistens 'n obeys" just fine. Sometimes, if her play is innocent, I don't stop her because it's just too cute.

My two littles. The most joy comes in teeny-tiny packages, am I right? How did we get so blessed? Hopefully the next three months don't go by as fast as the previous. I'm not betting on it. This time I'm going to use toothpicks to keep my eyes open so as not to blink.

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