Thursday, June 30, 2011

6 weeks

Surprise! Lia is now 6 weeks old. Here are some things you should know about her.
  • Lia kinda likes her baths, at least she doesn't scream through them like Harvey did.
  • She is a great sleeper, wakes up to be fed at 10 pm, 2 am, and 5 am. If I got up at 5 that would only be one meal a night! but I don't.
  • Lia has 4 distinct cries. The goat like bleating when she is hungry, the grunt crying when she has gas or poop, the sad little "La"s when she is lonely, and the all out shrieking when she is being ignored.
  • She is currently a whopping 9 lbs 5 oz and 20.5 inches long.
  • She loves to be held, and to nuzzle in your neck.
  • Lia gives kisses and smiles at people.
  • When she is awake she is doing one of 2 things, glaring at everyone and everything or completely surprised by what is going on.

Of course, if I was feeling stubble for the first time i might be surprised too.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rooms Revealed

Okay, so you all know I fixed up a set of bunkbeds for Harvey a while back, but I never did get around to showing them to you. So here you go.

See? They are red and pretty and Harvey sleeps on the top. Eventually there will be a vinyl train on the wall above his bed. Also, they are never every made like this. I did that just for you guys. Usually the blankets are wadded up on that top bunk. Recently they are thrown on the floor because Harvey has been sleeping on the rug to show how much he misses his dad.
I figured I'd show you the rest of his room too since I'm showing off Cecilia's. This is his changing table. It also holds all of his toys books and puzzles. I bought that dragon painting at radcon. I love it.
This is Harvey's dresser. I purchased it at an antique mall. You've seen it before. It is sturdy and big and holds everything I need Harvey to stay out of. Or in other words, it holds the diaper cream. Okay I'll admit it, Harvey's room is kinda boring right now. The truth is the drywall needs to be replaced and I'm hesitant to decorate as much as I want until that happens. Lia's room on the other hand is adorable if I do say so myself.

You already know I made that sheet, I also sewed the dust ruffle. The fashion drawings were a project I did in college. A good friend suggested I hang them, and I'm very glad I took her advice.

I have my handy hook for the sling. Harvey plays with that blue elephant every chance he gets. Also, please notice the very unhappy baby.

There is the curtain I made up. I LOVE how it turned out. I will be making a coordinating shade for the window eventually, but seeing as Lia sleeps in my room currently, I am in no hurry. Captain made those shelves in the closet, and actually did all the drywall, trim and flooring in both rooms.
I hung some vintage dresses I've been storing since college. I'm really glad I didn't throw them out when i did my big purge this winter.
The dresser and vanity are from my mom. They were her grandmothers, I believe.

That is Chloe's special spot. I promise to wash the blanket before you stay with us. I can't promise to keep the cat out of your face while you are sleeping.

Harvey and Cecilia both love their rooms.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Big Brother

Harvey, for the most part, love his little sister. He gives her kisses, and shares his toys.

Saturday he tried to teach her how to High-Five. She didn't cooperate.

Later he tried showing her how to avoid nap taking. She didn't cooperate with that either.

I made that sheet. There is a matching curtain. Eventually I will show you Cecilia's room. It is pretty sweet.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Toddler Friendly Yard

Well, Captain has left for his 2 week National Guard training. We knew it was coming up though, so we prepared accordingly. We put in a 5 foot fence so that Harvey could play in the back yard more. (More accurately, so Harvey wouldn't run into the street and force his mam to chase after him with a 3 week old in her hands) And of course as soon as the fence went up, Harvey wanted on the other side. To give him more things to do while we are outside, yesterday I went to our Walmart and picked up one of these.

Harvey's first words upon seeing the new swing set were, "Oh! What's that?"

He then had to wait nearly 10 whole minutes while Captain finished the last few bolts. It was pure agony for this 2 year old.

The neat thing about this swing set is one of the swings is meant to be stood upon. Harvey doesn't understand that yet, but he uses the foot holes to help maintain his balance while swinging. He is almost able to swing himself because of the way it is designed. Of course, he is too short to get on the swing without help, but I'll take what I can get.

In other news, Lia is awake more and more every day, usually right when I am trying to get something done, like now. It is very hard to accomplish anything with this face in your lap though, but we manage. Lia is unimpressed by the swing and the fence.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Harvey's vocabulary is growing exponentially right now. His pronouciation however, still leaves much to be desired. These are some of his new words, let's see if you can figure out what he is saying.
  1. Maymen
  2. Ganket
  3. Deet Do
  4. Waa-er
  5. Ress Oo
  6. Deese
  7. Shruck
  8. Cuh-er
Of course he says things like "Stop it," "no," "cookie," and "chip" just fine. You know, all the important words.

Although I will say this, as cute as his pronunciation is right now, some of his phrases crack Captain and I up daily. Recently when he needs he diaper changed he runs around saying "Where's the poo?"

Even though this post is about Harvey, Lia wanted her picture included. I kinda think she looks like a Vulcan baby here, but hey whatever works for her.

Harvey's pronunciation guide
1. Amen 2. Blanket 3. Thank You 4. Water 5. Bless You 6. Please 7. Truck 8. Color

Friday, June 3, 2011


Harvey LOVES to be outside. It does not matter one bit what he is doing, he just loves to go outside.

Case and Point.

If you take Harvey outside, you can get him to do almost anything... well except go back inside.
We had a hole that needed filling, so Captain put him to work.
It was tough, but they finished in the end.
Captain may have helped a little.
They watered the garden for me when they were finished. I think most of the water wound up on Harvey.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Baby Comparison

In case you were wonding whether or not Lia looks like Harvey...

She really doesn't.