Saturday, December 1, 2007

Weekly Family Update

Has it really been a week since I posted last? Life with two little ones sure goes by fast. There are so many things to be done in a day that I hardly have time to think, I can't imagine how I will fit work into it all. I guess I will find out on Monday!

We had a great week spending time with Grandma Patti; Drew is captivated by her joy and singing! They made very special memories the past 2 1/2 weeks, Drew is constantly asking for Grandma Patti and even insists on calling her every night before bed so she can sing him lullaby's - so sweet!

Drew went to school this week and enjoyed telling his class all about his new brother Gabe. His teachers are anxious to see Gabe too, so we will be showing him off on Monday. Gabe also has his two week appointment Monday. Drew loves his new brother and seems to have adjusted well.

Gabe is still sleeping a ton, he is the most relaxed baby I've ever seen. He isn't at all like Drew. Gabe loves to be held and cuddled and hates to be cold. He has big feet and hands so we are projecting that he will pass Drew up. Gabe eats like a little piggy - 3 to 4 ounces every three hours. He is nursing well as long as he is really hungry, otherwise it is a lost cause. He loves the breast milk in the bottle because he can eat and sleep at the same time! Gabe is also very observant when he is awake - taking in all the activity and studying faces and smells. He still isn't crying much - just a few squawks here or there. At night he politely wakes me up at 3:00 am on the dot for a feeding and then again around 7:30 am - not too bad for 2 weeks old! Oh, one interesting difference between Drew and Gabe is that Drew was always reacting to things like sneezes or coughs, he also kept his fingers clenched together. Gabe is the opposite, his hands are always open and his startling reflexes are rarely seen. Drew expecially hated it when Daddy would sneeze, Drew would cry and cry. Gabe isn't phased in the least.

Anyhow, I best get things ready for tomorrow, it is our first time taking two kids to church. So far I haven't mastered getting out of the house before 10:00 am!

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