She is four months now, weighing in at 17 pounds and stretching to 25 inches long. She eats rice cereal before bed and sometimes she loves it, and other times she hates it. She enjoys her Johnny Jump up and her jumping saucer and her bumpo. She likes to be UP. But I would too after pretty much laying for 4 months. She smiles, and makes all sorts of fun "talking" sounds. She LOVES Ila, and smiles whenever she sees her. She likes baths, showers and clean diapers. You can almost always find her chewing on her hands. Boy does she love those hands! She is also figuring out that she has control over those hands of hers. She pinches quite often (not on purpose) and dang does it hurt! She is so cute though, that no one seems to mind! She is overall a very content baby. We are currently struggling with bed time, but we'll work thought it. She wants to be held and nursed to sleep, and that's just not how we roll, so we're working through that together. I'm tickled that her name fits what she is in this family so well; delight!
Ila will be 3 in 2 months! That is crazy to me. My little baby is growing up! She in weighing in at 30 pounds. Ila is speaking pretty clearly these days, and getting better and better at communicating. She is sleeping in her big girl bed, and we've only had once accident so far! She goes through spurts of wanting to nap and not wanting to nap. Her latest thing that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside is that she likes to "cuddle!" She asks me to cuddle with her and I LOVE it! She also asks if she can "hold me" which really means she wants me to hold her. She is such a good big sister to Chessidy and a big help to me. She can be super mischievous, especially when she is slightly bored, so I try to keep her busy, busy, busy! She starts pre-school next week. It's a toddler lab at CSI, and we are all looking forward to her 4 hours at school every week. Ila daily asks us to go to church, and I think she'll be asking to go to school as well here in a few days! Her current favorite foods are american cheese slices (trent brought some home from work one day and she was HOOKED!), shrimp and noodles, rice, fish, blueberries, strawberries and gummy bears. She loves watering the trees with daddy, swinging, being chased and playing with her "aminals." Her favorite book is Llama Llama Red Pajama, which has a picture of the author on the back. She thinks the author looks like Aunt Tawna, so every time we read the book she hugs and kisses Aunt Tawna.
Trent will we 33 in 3 months! I'm not sure what he weighs these days, but I'm guessing about 165. He is staying busy at work, but thankfully getting a bit more home time these days! The spraying season is wrapping up and so are the 14ish hour days! When he is not at work you can find him relaxing inside, working outside and/or playing with the girls.
I will be 27.5 in 2 months! I'm weighing less every time I weigh myself, which is nice. I'm feeling SO MUCH BETTER since having my gall bladder out, and for that I'm super thankful. I am almost all healed up, but when I stretch, I can feel those incision spots pulling apart (well, that's what it feels like) and that hurts, so I try to avoid doing that. I am back in the swing of things with my house duties though, and it has felt good to put a home cooked meal (by me) on the table the last few nights. I am hoping to start swimming again next monday and get my muscles back to feeling good (because your muscles feel good when you swim laps!). Other than that, I can't think of much more to report on.
So there you have it. We are one happy family here in the Becker house. Here is a picture of us at Chessidy's baby dedication we had a few weeks ago: