An update from the only girl in the house:
Speech therapy is going great! Jody is a super star and we feel so good about the process. We have been hearing new word/sounds and we feel that we are communicating better all around with Augie. He seems less frustrated too- which is great. Friends and family even comment on his better “more mature and controlled” behavior. It is wonderful to see him progressing and growing up!
Becket rolled over yesterday! He is also finding his lungs- which is awesome and unawesome at the same time. He loves to shreak and squeak with delight and displeasure. He is developing quite a personality. He will certainly be our chatter box.
Aug ate with chopsticks and gives out kisses on command now. Okay, chopsticks got poked into dumplings and “kisses” are leaning forward with his tongue out a little bit… but this is one of the events that mommies NEED- and I feel like I have been waiting for more affectionate things like this for ever. Of course our camera is always out of batteries… I hope to fix this soon. I would love for pics to go with these new found skills. Murphy’s law.
So I am feeling much better. I don’t want to jinx it, but I feel a lot more competent as a parent every day. I don’t know that I am doing anything better in particular- but I am feeling more comfortable… and honestly just more mellow. I don’t freak out (right away) about screaming in the grocery store or both babies exploding at once. I feel like we have the 2 kid thing pretty much figured out (knock on wood!). I guess I should know that God wouldn’t let us struggle through the babyhood for ever. We have to save up some strength for teenagers.