Thursday, August 28, 2014

Darby 18/52


How has it been 4 months already?! In a week I will be headed back to work and the thought of not spending everyday with you makes me misty eyed. You were so amazingly easy to love from minute 1, even though it was 2:15 in the morning. My love for you has overtaken me, I can't even explain it. 

With your brother I had my reservations about daycare, but with you I can't even imagine it just yet. I feed you 6 times a day, soaking in your chubby arms, rolly thighs, long curly hair, and big blue eyes. Your eyes are shaped and set just like your daddy's and that alone makes me weepy. 

You are rocking at being 4 months according to your pediatrician, you are 26.25 in tall (99%) and 16 lbs 6.8 ozs (91%). Honestly mama was worried you were going to be short, but you grew a lot and are now topping the charts. You have started solids, trying cereal and bananas so far, although neither thrilled you. We got your passport this last week in preparation for an upcoming holiday this winter.  You are finding your voice and squeal very loudly so we know you are near and we watch with anticipation as you roll, pivot and scoot to the point that you are losing the hair on the back of your head.

Darby my darling you are an easy smiler, giving them out for free to anyone that asks, but no one like your big brother Ewan. We all adore you. 


Darby Moira - 4 Months

52 : 25 (part 3)

Two things are pretty constant with Ewan these days, he prefers to be "nakie" (diaper is on) and he wants to be hugging/holding/touching/kissing his sister.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Darby 17/52

Darby is growing so quickly these days and seems to be in a bit of a growth spurt, lots of eating and sleeping. Her first two teeth are nearing the surface, she is finding her voice with VERY loud squeals, she is rolling and scooting around on her back and belly, and she seems to be enjoying her cushy baby life. We have captioned this week's photo, "where is my pina colada?"

52 : 24 (part 3)

This summer we worked on a wall of planters for herbs and other edibles, and repainted some weathered items in the backyard. Ewan has become a very independent 2 year old and insists on helping Daddy with all his projects. In this week's photo he is painting one of our blue planters, this is also the color he selected for the repainting of his adirondack chair.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Darby 16/52

This week Darby girl went for her first swim. She had a lot of fun in the pool at the club and even survived her first dunk. Swimming lessons will start when our girl is 6 months old, for now we are just splashing around! This week Darby also rolled from belly to back, she did back to belly last week.

52 : 23 (part 3)

3 years and 5 months and he has his first sutures... which are evidently done with glue these days. Running to the front door in excitement to go out to dinner Ewan tripped over his own feet and hit his forehead on the edge of the wall, if you look closely at this week's photo you can see the tape under his bangs. His Daddy ran to his side just in time for the Monty Python blood spurting and we quickly headed to the ER. Ewan was a major champ and quickly became a pro at Angry Birds as the nurse gave him a hospital iPad to play with. Daddy was with Darby, as an infant in the ER is not a good idea, and he quickly procured a chocolate cupcake for our boy, who fell asleep in bed with Mama watching Toy Story 3 that night, he was fine, but Mama needed the cuddles.

Ewan has become an amazing conversationalist and so we want to commemorate some of our conversations here. At a traffic signal Ewan said to Mama, "it green now mama, you go." When Ewan decided he wanted milk he said, "need milk, Mama do it." When getting dressed in the morning Ewan told Daddy, "No pants, Ewan like nakie." He sings along with songs, makes up his own tunes, and generally keeps us entertained and on our toes.

Ewan Porter - 2 Years 5 Months

Thursday, August 7, 2014

52 : 22 (part 3)

Since Darby was born we are always looking for ways to spend solo time with Ewan and show him what a good big boy he is. This past weekend Mama thought it would be fun to bake with Ewan as he loves when they do cooking activities at school. We did a simple funfetti cake with blue frosting and fishy sprinkles. Ewan enjoyed the blue frosting as seen on his left hand in this week's photo, but his favorite was the "batta" he is sneaking with his right.

Darby 15/52

This Sunday (8/3/14) Darby rolled over! And like the weird strong baby she is she rolled back to belly first. Belly to back is much more common as a first roll over since it takes less strength, but our girl seems to love tummy time so much she rolls to it herself now. After she rolled over Mama and Daddy looked at each other as she kicked her feet seemingly trying to crawl, we know it is much to soon for that, but humor us little lady and act like a slug a bit longer.