Brayden: (6 months)
Brayden is still a big boy. He is only about 3 lbs lighter than Kaitlyn! He is soon going to outgrow his infant carrier...which i guess is fine since I can barely lift it! Kaitlyn used hers until she was about 15 months old! He is still in the 75-90% for weight (almost 20lb) and only 25% for height. Up until two days ago, Brayden did not do anything but just lay around. And then on April 24th he decided that he could roll over and sit up both in one day! He rolled over 2x that day and no more since! haha! Although he is getting better and better at his sitting up. I mentioned to our Doctor that I thought his weight was probably slowing him down and he agreed saying that torso is heavy to try and hold up! haha! I tried to take a naked picture to show all his rolls but it is hard to tell in a picture:
Brayden is still such a happy baby! I love it. It is so easy to make him smile. Whenever someone makes him smile, he always pulls his hands up to his mouth like he's bashful. So cute!
Kaitlyn gets better and better with age. It's no secret that we thought she was a horrible baby, but she is getting to be a much better toddler. She really is a very sweet girl. She is never mean to any other kids and is a big "rule follower." She transitioned out of her crib about a year ago and still NEVER comes out of her room unless one of us goes to get her. Sometimes I wish she would, but it makes naps so much easier when she think she has to stay in her room. Also we FINALLY got rid of her pacifier! Completely! At 12 months we took it away except for naps and bedtime, but she was quite attached to it. I actually tried taking it away for about a week around 2 years and her naps became nonexistent. She would eventually fall asleep at night, but it took a long time. I gave in and returned it. then I read about this idea to take them to Build-A-Bear. We took her paci and placed it inside a Kitty and then it got sewn up. She knows that the Kitty "Ate" her paci and she can feel it inside the Kitty's leg. She didn't even cry for it! I was shocked. She whined the first couple days but still went to sleep. Naps and All! I was so happy! It was funny too, this picture of her and her Kitty is recent (we did this about a month or so ago) and for a couple weeks she did not like the Kitty. It wasn't allowed in her bed and had to sit in a corner of her room! haha!
Kaitlyn has also gotten so much better about playing with other kids. She actually enjoys being around them now. Not to say she doesn't still like me there, but she is getting better at playing with others. I really wonder how she would do in Nursery without me, but since I am the leader I guess that is not going to happen anytime soon. I really think she would do OK though. The only thing I would maybe be concerned about is her going potty. She may be too shy to tell someone else when she needs to go yet. Today Monkey Joes was offering free admission if you donating a roll of wrapping paper. Below are a couple pictures from our visit! She eventually loved it, but it took some warming up to the slides. She can be a big scaredy cat on slides. It takes a long time of coaxing to get her to come down.