Monday, November 5, 2012

We're baaackk!

It's been awhile. Okay, it's been forever. But guess what, guys? 

A lot has changed over the last few months. Too much to really fill you in on right now, because there is a toddler poking my laptop screen with a stick and it's a little hard to concentrate with an infant squealing and bouncing like a maniac. I will summarize what you all missed soon. I promise. But for now...

Remember this guy? He is now THIS BIG! 


Emmett is almost SIX MONTHS old! I know- I'm having a hard time believing it myself. What can I tell you about our Emme these days? Well. He is the happiest baby ever. I mean it. God must have decided I deserved a break after all we went through with Elliot, because although he insisted on making his grand entrance into this world early, he is now the best baby I could ever ask for. All smiles, babbles, and coos... all the time. We are still exclusively breastfeeding, but we recently stopped cosleeping. It was a tough decision for me to make, but ever since, he went from waking up every hour or so to sleeping 5-8 hours straight and only waking up ONCE a night. That's a big deal, for us, because {as some of you will remember} Elliot didn't sleep through the night until he was 13 months old. Emmett has already figured out how to roll from back to tummy and tummy to back, and is working on sitting unassisted. He recently discovered his toes and likes to chew on them... and he's SUPER ticklish.

And this guy? The big brother?

Elliot turns TWO next month. I don't know when, but he somehow got all sneaky on me and turned from a baby into a toddler. Toddlers, I've discovered, are so much fun! He is learning new things almost every day and always finding new ways to make us laugh. He has the cutest little habits, such as waving and yelling "byeeee!" to all the furniture, toys, etc in one room before entering another. He purposely throws things off our balcony because he knows he will get to go down and get them. He also steals his own snacks from the fridge. We recently moved him into a "big boy" bed, and I was worried about how he'd make that transition- but he is surprisingly easy to put down at naptime and bedtime. As long as he has his blankies, that is! Gotta have those blankies. Like any toddler, he can be whiny. He throws tantrums sometimes... but that's mostly because we have a communication breakdown. In fact, Elliot starts speech therapy this month! More on that later. 

As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about when it came to bringing another baby into the house because Elliot is a PHONOMENAL big brother. He loves, loves, LOVES his little brother. He is always making him laugh and smile, and is always willing to bring me wipes, diapers, burp cloths, teethers, etc if I need them. And if Emmett ever happens to cough, sneeze, or spit up when I'm not looking, you can be sure that he will sound the alert with a very loud "Uh Oh!" If I don't respond quick enough, he will come and grab my hand and drag me away.

I want to say THANKS- to you guys, my readers. While I was gone, I recieved countless comments, emails, and messages wondering where I was, if we were okay, etc. That really meant a lot to me. Hopefully, I can keep Elliot away from the computer this time and we will be around for awhile!

Okay, that's all I have time for right now... more to come! Including a giveaway! And I have to add in a GIANT thank you to my in-laws. Without them I wouldn't have a computer again, therefore, I wouldn't be blogging. I don't know why so many people complain about their in-laws... mine are wonderful.


  1. im glad your back i've missed your posts! our sons our so alike as philip always has to wave and say goodbye to everything in a room. He also likes getting his own snacks out the fridge! I'm glad your finding it easier now! I hope philip will be like elliot is with emment when our second comes along next year xxx

  2. I'm glad you're back! I even checked your blog multiple times hoping that maybe I just missed a post in my such luck. Welcome back!
    I can't believe how big the boys are now! Love the little lion photo! :)

  3. Glad to see you back! I tweeted a couple of times, but totally understand that you couldn't get back to me.

  4. Glad to see your back!
    The boys have gotten so big! x

  5. Yay! So happy to see that you're back. I was missing you and was actually going to send you a message yesterday to ask if you were coming back to blogland. Luckily I was able to see on the www that you were still alive ;) or I would have been seriously worried. Elliot just gets more and more handsome as time goes by, if that's possible, and Emmett is such a cutie too. I can't wait to hear more.


  6. Glad you're back!!!!!! Your boys are beyond adorable!!

  7. Welcome back!! I'm excited to read your updates! I hope you all are doing well.

  8. I had to look twice when I read Here comes the sun on my google reader. Yeah! I had been wondering what had happen with u guys :) so glad ur back!

  9. Welcome back! No one will be able to deny your boys are brothers! My little one tuned 2 last week! I can't believe how time flies! He also says buy to everything when he leaves the room and recently started throwing things down the basement stairs for fun :)

  10. Wow, your little guy looks so much like your photos of his big brother as a baby! He is adorable.

    Glad you're back and doing well.

  11. I am so glad you are blogging again Jess!! I have always loved your blog- your family is just adorable and it's great to "see" you again!

  12. great to have you back Jess. looking forward to reading more!

  13. Yayayayayaya!!! SO glad you're back! :)


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