Thursday, May 29, 2008

Update on the kids...

It's been almost a full week since I've posted anything new here, and it's not for a lack of trying! Since last weekend was Memorial Day weekend, I opted to take the entire week off to help get things squared away at home. Besides, this week is also Enza's last week at home before returning to the daily grind, so it was nice to be home and spend time together with the family (although the weather wasn't anything to write home about).

The kids have been on their best behavior, with Isaiah still doing his best to sleep throughout the entire night. His acid reflux has settled to a point where it's fairly predictable, and he's not as fussy as he has been previously (he still has his ups and downs every now and then). For now, he continues to eat and sleep on schedule, so that's been somewhat of a relief. We took him for a checkup with a GI specialist yesterday, and everything seems to be OK. He'll go back in six weeks to get reassessed, but the specialist thinks that he'll eventually outgrow his reflux, much like Makenna did. We're keeping our fingers crossed! Here are Zae's measurements as of yesterday: he is 24.25 inches long, he weighs 16 pounds, 3 ounces, and his head circumference is 42.5 centimeters. All in all, a big and healthy boy!



Kenna has been testing her boundaries while I've been home, and I can see why she's worn Enza's patience thin! Kenna seems to be at that stage where she's developed "selective hearing," only hearing the things she wants to. Go figure! Not sure if she got the stubbornness from me or Enz, but nevertheless, it's challenging! Aside from the rebellion, she's really become a keen listener, and understands a lot more than we give her credit for. She understands a lot of the things we tell her, and we rarely need to repeat things for her (except when she's in selective hearing mode). Her latest trick is feeding herself with her own fork. She's developing more coordination in her arms and hands, and she's able to pick up food on her fork to feed herself. Then, she either claps happily or smiles from ear to ear to let you know she's pleased with herself!

1 comment:

Mitch, Aileen and Amelie said...

maybe Kenna is really focused on what she's doing or thinking about (when she's not listening...)...hehehe...

Checkout the book Your Toddler Month By Month by Dr. Tanya Byron...it's a pretty good book whenever my patience is running thin, I checkout why Amelie acts the way she does to understand her better. She gets very attached to a toy before she gets her hands on it, and when I take it away, she has this shrieking cry that I want to avoid...

Also, I watch the TV show Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC...it's a pretty good show. If I ever feel exhausted, I watch the show then I feel glad that I don't have twins and sextuplets...hehehe