Thursday, January 29, 2009

Check - ups

So the girls both had check-ups this month. Audrey had her 3 year check-up this month and Brianna had her nine month check-up. Both are doing really well.
Audrey is in the 75% overall. That is amazing to me after her being a petite baby till 18 months. She is 38" tall and weighs in at 34 pounds. Developmentally she is spot on and her physical check came out fine. They wanted her to pee in a cup but they didn't warn me ahead of time and we went right before they called us back. So they didn't get a urine sample but the doctor said it is mostly to get them used to doing it and it would be fine to wait until next year.
Brianna is still my little peanut. She is in the 25% for height and 15-20% for weight. She is 27" long, which is exactly what Audrey was at this age, and 16 pounds 10 ounces, which is about six ounces less then Audrey was. It is interesting to see how close they are or aren't at these check-ups and will be interesting to see if she ends up with a big growth spurt around 18 months as well. She is also developmentally right on. She is physically a little ahead of the curve as she may be walking within the next month. But she is in the normal range. She has two bottom teeth and one, almost two, top teeth. That is faster than Audrey who didn't get her first teeth until 9 months and then waited 6 months before getting any more. I can't believe in just three very short months Brianna is going to be a year old. It is passing by so fast. Yet, I still don't feel the urge to have any more. We'll see what time will bring. I still need to upload photos as I am fervently trying to get my house reorganized but they should be forth-coming soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

11 days....

I can't believe it has been 11 days since I blogged last. I haven't been this negligent in a while. Not really sure what has kept me away other than just normal busyness. Soooo.... let's see what has happened in the Boulch household in the last week and a half. The girls have a doctors appointment tomorrow. Audrey for her three year check-up and Brianna for her nine month check-up. My sister, Bekah, turned 18 on the sixteenth and had her birthday party at our house. It was fun. We watched a movie and played Guitar Hero. It was fun getting to know some of her friends better. The weather has been good, a little snow this morning but it was gone by early this afternoon so I was really grateful for that. So here is what each family member is up to:
Derek is working hard. He is currently not working 10's anymore but is working six days a week. It stinks but at least he is home at a decent hour at night. He had MLK Jr. day off so we went to the zoo as a family. It was a chilly day but otherwise the weather was good. He is praying that this job finishes up soon and that he will be placed somewhere close to home if possible.
Audrey has been doing swim class twice a week since the beginning of the month and is quite a pro now. She will put her face in the water and jump in and everything. Now we will just have to keep it up when the class is over. The pool has free swim for $1 every Wednesday night so we are thinking of making that a family thing that we can go and do once a week. She is going to start a tumbling class at the YMCA when her swim class is over. We are quite excited about that. Also she is pretty much potty trained. After her MRSA cleared up last month we started another attempt at potty training. That was December 15th. As of today she is 4 weeks without an accident and has been dry 2/3 nights that we have tried panties. We are so thrilled with her success. We don't even have to ask her if she has to go anymore, she just tells us.
Brianna is good. She has been teething, top front teeth, and not handling it well. Since she and Audrey share a room I have to get up each time she fusses. Which lately, has been a LOT! I haven't slept through the night in a while. Otherwise she is great! She is babbling, crawling EVERYWHERE!, and trying to be just like her big sister. She pulls up to standing and wants to walk. Every once in a she will let go of what she is holding on to thinking that she will miraculously be able to walk, but to no avail. She is funny. She loves people and smiles at everyone.
As for me, I'm just coping. Living life while not getting a lot of sleep right now, a.k.a being a mom of 2 little ones. But otherwise life is pretty good. I will upload some pictures of my gorgeous little ones soon. For now, it's dinner time!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The tale of two birthday parties...

So Audrey is so adored that we had to have two birthday parties for her this year. We had one for friends on Saturday and then one for family on Sunday, her actual birthday. It was a lot of work but it was worth it. Our family got to spend time with her without the distractions of her friends and vice versa. Her theme this year was Tinkerbell. All the little girls wore tutu's and we played a couple of little games. We had pizza and yummy chocolate cake from Safeway that Audrey picked out herself. Audrey was spoiled, yet again, with a plethora of presents. Our request for her birthday was dress-up stuff and she got it. She now has seven dresses and ten pairs of shoes. Not to mention wands, jewelry, purses and other accessories. Here is a slide show of my big girl's birthday weekend...

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Three Years Ago

Three years ago today my baby girl, Audrey Anne, was born. She was 19.5" long and weighed exactly eight pounds. She was beautiful and I fell in love instantly. In just three short years so much about her has changed. She is about 38" tall and weighs in at 33 pounds now. She has hair down the middle of her back and now relies on me for less and less each day. She dances, sings, plays and has an imagination that make me chuckle daily. She is potty trained, can almost get herself dressed, and loves chocolate cake. She is into Barbie, Princesses, My little pony and anything that has to do with Animals. She loves to spend time with her friends and take baths. She isn't a fan of meat, doesn't like water on her face, and hates to be cooped up in the house for too long. She is a great big sister and a good girl most of the time. That's my big girl and I love her to pieces.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Brianna's escape from the closed in livingroom:









2009

I can't believe that I haven't written a post in 2009 yet and it is already the seventh! Anyway, we have been on the busier side the last week. We spent New Year's Eve hanging out with friends and playing Guitar Hero. We stayed up WAY too late and enjoyed a relaxing New Years. The weekend was pretty uneventful, just spending it as a family. Monday started Audrey's swim class. It was great. She will go twice a week for five weeks. She was a little apprehensive at first because she hasn't been in a lot of water that deep. Once she was in deep enough to be a little buoyant she wasn't thrilled at first. The instructor was great! He was patient with her even when she repeatedly splashed him in the face, on purpose. He even got her to blow bubbles in the water by the end of the lesson, which was quite a feat. Audrey LOVES the water but has somehow not become a fan of getting her face wet. That is why she in this class. The main goal is to get her comfortable with the water. By the end of her 30 minutes she didn't want to leave so I think we are on the right track. I will try to get pictures of it soon. I just have to entertain Brianna while we wait so it isn't always easy to do.

In other news, Audrey is basically potty trained. Which just boggles my mind because it has only been a little over 3 weeks. She hasn't had an accident in over a week and she wear panties all the time except at night when she sleeps. It happened so fast that sometimes I can't believe it. I rarely even have to remind her to go, she just goes on her own now too! It is awesome. Brianna is a crawling machine!! She gets into EVERYTHING and if you try to restrain her she will act as if you are trying to remove her skin from her body with a dull plastic picnic knife. This is the stage that is love/hate for me. They are really fun and interactive but they are all over the place, at least my kids. And she puts EVERYTHING in her mouth which makes it impossible to let her out of your sight for more than fifteen seconds. It also makes it so that I have to vacuum everyday and even then she finds something. The snow has finally decided to make a retreat, at least for now. I am so so so happy. Even the two or three inches of new stuff we got on Sunday was gone by mid-morning yesterday. Well, I think that is all for now. My youngest is teething and therefore practically unbearable unless I am holding her or putting food in her mouth. So duty calls and I must go feed the little monster, again!