Monday, February 1, 2010

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

That is what Miss Lily has been doing this past week. Rolling, rolling, rolling. She mastered the art of rolling from her back to her belly and now she does it ALL THE TIME. The second we put her on her play mat she rolls right over. When she gets annoyed that she's in the pack n' play? She rolls over. She's quite good at it. The only problem is that she hasn't yet learned how to roll from her belly to her back. So she rolls to her belly, lays there for a few seconds, gets mad that she now is stuck and screams until Joe or I come to flip her back over. Then, two seconds later, we do the whole routine again. I can't wait for her to learn to roll the other way! No rolling from Charlie yet - I swear he watches Lily and thinks, "Well, that doesn't look like much fun. Listen to her scream!" Charlie's newest tricks include blowing "raspberries" and growling like a zombie. He will just look at us, grin and make this hissing/growling sound - "Hhhhhaaaaaa!" It's too funny! He'll also respond with it if I make the noise to him. He cracks us up!

Tomorrow we take the babies to the pediatrician for their next Synagis shots. We're looking forward to getting some updated weights on them! They are both getting so big. Charlie is already close to growing out of his size 6 month clothes and Lily is almost out of 3 months. Then in the afternoon we're taking Charlie to the GI doctor. Hopefully he can help figure out what is going on with Charlie and get it straightened out for good!

On Friday we received a very nice surprise in the mail. A package came from blog reader Melissa and her family. Melissa sent us a beautiful letter, picture of her family (she's the mommy of boy/girl twins) and a donation to our team for the March for Babies walk. She also included gifts for Charlie and Lily - personalized tag blankets. Melissa said her babies love their blankets, and Charlie and Lily have been enjoying theirs as well. The tags are perfect for grabby fingers! Thank you, Melissa! You are too sweet.

The beautiful blankets from Melissa and her family.
Charlie and Lily showing off their gifts. Lily says, "This is pretty, like Lily!"
Yet another picture of Charlie's sweet face.
Lily and Grandpa Fred, deep in conversation.
The Food Network is back on our TV! Charlie, Lily and I celebrated by watching a little Paula Deen together before bed the other night.

11 comments:

Wendy said...

What cute blankets! I've never seen ones like that before but I bet my son would have loved it when he was a wee one.

Alyssa said...

I love those blankets! Did Melissa make them herself? Do you know if there's a tutorial on how to make them? I love them!!

Amy, WashingtonDC said...

The picture of Lily with Grandpa Fred has me in hysterics. Such a great picture.

Michele from FTHS said...

Those blankies are beautiful and what a nice surprise!!! Beautiful blankies for beautiful babies!!!! Like the !!!!, Brooke!!!! ;-)

JoLynn said...

My kids love those blankets right now - they are 10 months today, 7 corrected. Everything that dangles or has a tag, that is what they go for.

I remember when Adam started rolling to his tummy. He did the same thing. Got annoyed once he was there. Now, that's all he likes. Hanging on his tummy all day. And he is now a tummy sleeper. At first I tried to stop it because he got upset once he was there. Now I don't bother because I know that is what makes him happiest! I wonder if Lily will change to a tummy sleeper! Hmmm...

I still say Charlie looks so much like Joe. Keep us posted on the GI visit.

They are both so adorable!

andrea said...

cute blankets!!
i just started reading over here, and i think the cuties have got my attention!!

good luck at the GI -been there. hope they get whatever the problem is straightened out!

Samantha said...

Brooke and Joe - I just love your blog. I just love it when I have the extra time to come and read up on how big the babies are getting! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you take Charlie to the GI Doctor. I went through the GI issues with my son when he was around 3 months old (he is now 9 months) so I know some of what you are going through. Hope they find out quickly what is bothering him.
-Samantha

Newman Family said...

Hi Brooke- How was Charlie's appointment yesterday with the GI specialist? I am so happy they were able to get you in so soon. I didn't realize that he had a new partner there.

Karen

Anonymous said...

I hope the conversation was a good one between Grandpop and Lily... Grandpop is giving his Lily some good advice...

All My Love, Auntie :)XOXOXOO

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Charlie looks just like Grandpa Fred!

Melissa said...

I'm glad the babies like the tag blankets!!! My aunt makes them and sells them in craft fairs. I took them to a local place to have them embroidered. They look so cute with them!!

Melissa