Thursday, June 3, 2010

May the force be with us!

Leo LOVES Star Wars
At the Children's cute!
Presenting his mommy with a flower
Leo in his war paint
He loves the water feature
23 weeks with baby girl!

Well, I am now 23 weeks pregnant and am feeling pretty good. Baby girl is active, but seems more gentle than Leo was (yeah)! I am hoping she will be a bit calmer and more easy going than Leo. I love him more than anything, but he has been a challenge!

Leo is definitely testing our limits. He throws and hits when he knows he shouldn't. We have talked endlessly about the differences between being a good boy and a bad boy and he wants to be a good boy, yet he keeps acting out. We have taken away his favorite things as a form of punishment (cars, Star Wars viewing, cheese crackers, Gymboree etc.) I refuse to hit him, so this is our best bet. Since he wakes up around 6 a.m. every morning, I am completely drained by the time he goes to bed, which is around 8:30 p.m. Yep, this kid doesn't sleep enough!

Leo became obsessed with Star Wars when he saw it for the first time in CO. He LOVES it and talks about the "robots, space ships, crash," etc. I think he is way too young for such interests, but I don't think it is doing him any harm.

Leo is also talking almost exclusively in simple sentences. It is amazing! Over the last few weeks, his language skills have improved dramatically. He uses words like "it," "that" "where" etc. He is one talkative cookie. He also loves talking to his sister and blowing raspberries on my belly. Well, she better get use to it with a big brother like Leo!

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