Bryggen is 34 pounds and 37 1/2 inches tall placing her in the 50th%. She was sick that day with an apparent viral infection. After two more sick days she recovered and all was well til today. At 4 am she woke up with a fever and complaining about her ear hurting. Now Bryggen is never ever sick so after last weeks viral infection it was time to go back to the doctor. And she has an ear infection for the first time in 2 years. Poor thing. I am really loving all about Bryggen these days. She has a great personality. Full of fun and laughter. She is not dull but very busy and exciting. She loves going to the basketball games, to ballet and especially school with her friends. She is great running errands with me and is very helpful. She loves her baby brothers and does a lot to entertain them and help take care of them. I never expected such a loving child to come out of a 3 year old but it has in her.
Griffin is 20.07 pounds and 29 inches tall placing him just at the 50th%. He's been great and happy for some time and I pray he continues. He was sick last Thanksgiving with an ear infection, had a bacterial infection right before his birthday but overall has been a healthy angel. He has been pulling up and cruising around furniture for several weeks now. He has let go or pulled himself up without holding on a few times now. He can say Mama, Dada, clap his hands and more. He is off the bottle and off formula and on regular milk in a sippy cup eating mostly big people food. He is a normal one year olds now and its fun and sad. Its been going by so fast but its so enjoyable too. He is calmer but still very busy and playful. He is laid back and relaxed and content. More like me. He likes to hang out and enjoy the show as well as participate in the action.
Jackson is 20.12 pounds and 29 1/2 inches tall placing him closer to the 75th%. He's been great but a little sick lately. He had a double ear infection last Thanksgiving and then again right before his birthday along with a bacterial infection. On Tuesday, 21st, he was all well and happy. Jump to yesterday and we were back at the doctors office with a double ear infection again. That's 3 double ear infections in 4 months. Poor guy. These days Jackson is super busy and playing in everything. He cruises around furniture like Griffin, waves but not on command, claps, says Mama and does most one year old things besides walking yet. And I can be patient with that. He is off the bottle and off formula and on regular milk in a sippy cup eating mostly big people food. He is my goofy and silly and fun 1 year old that has a lot of the same characteristics like Bryggen.
Baby boy is doing great and growing perfectly. He still has no name but we are slowly working on it. I have my big ultrasound to check on him next month and I really look forward to making sure all is well and on track. I can't wait to give him a name, to get his room ready and to bring him home. We are fortunate in that we have clothes from the big boys for him and have almost everything we could need. I think he will only not use their 6month and some 12 month clothes due to the weather difference. I have already bought a few things we did need and his room is starting to get in order. We already had a crib from DC that he will use, the guest bed will stay in there for our nanny to sleep in, the dresser will become his a combo dresser/changing table and all we will change is the wall color and add his crib bedding which I have picked out and am just waiting on the go ahead from Mike.
Life has been full of crazy sickness around here this February so I am praying that we are all well from here on out. The kids being sick all month, me having bronchitis and a sinus infection and Mike with the flu. Fortunately, we have new help that started yesterday. Her name is Laura and she will help us Monday afternoons, a few hours on Wednesdays and all day Fridays. I am looking forward to her being here to help me get things done. I did great without help for a while but I realized I couldn't do it all. Now I am beyond ready for the beach house to be finished so I can get down there and relax. Hopefully only another two weeks but I do realize I have been saying that for some time now. Mike and I do have a trip coming up March 12th that I can not wait for. I am taking us to Vegas for his birthday present. It will be so much fun and my sweet friend Bonnie will keep the kids for us. Yay!