Lazy Mom, Growing Babies
Another start of a week, another chance to be productive... But I think I'll just lay on the comfy rug and watch my babies play around me. Or maybe load them up and head to the splash pad... Or perhaps we should zip up to the zoo. Whatever we choose to fill our day with, I can pretty much guarantee it won't be super productive. I have no motivation these days... Anyone else go through phases where you just can't seem to get anything done if it isn't fun? I feel like it's a quarterly issue for myself. Both kids are growing rapidly.
Scarlett's like a mini teenager. Already too cool for mom and excusing me to "go do the dishes, please" when her friends are over. Even with all her sass, she still loves good snuggles and girl talk when pals aren't around to impress... One minute I'm cramping her style, the next she's telling me how much she loves being my best friend. The mood swings of a toddler. Gotta love my mini me.
Now Mr. Welles... Heavens to Betsy, my little boyfriend is turning into a little man. It's been so fun (with it's challenges) having a baby that slows the clock of time by lingering a little longer in each phase. I love how we get a touch more time to savor the baby stages with him. Lately though, his development is taking leaps! He is so cognitivelyaware of his wants and needs. We are seeing a bit less baby and a bit more toddler, which is great for his development. While still quite even tempered, we've got a lot more squawking of disapproval when he's frustrated. If Scott, Scarlett and I are in one room and he is in another, he squawks and army crawls our way letting us know he does not approve of being left out. It's hilarious and darling. He also babbles to be a part of conversation, which we eat up with delight. Some of his latest accomplishments include, finding his nose, new signs, better mobility, learning to tickle, dancing on command, trying to sing (absolutely going to be tone deaf!) and learning to scribble with a crayon! He is just dabbling in these things, but seeing him try to keep up and show determination is such a blessing to me. When we had Welles, we weren't sure just exactly how quickly he would learn. If I'm being completely honest, an uneducated (on the matter) part of me questioned if he do "typical" kid things. How wrong was I? It didn't take long for me to realize it, but as a new mother to such an unfamiliar diagnosis, I really had no idea what to expect. Even though I had volunteered with kids who had DS (all different scales of functionality), I let fear cloud my thoughts and scare me into possibilities that I've come to know were ridiculous and silly. He is more like kids his age than not. He just happens to be a little sweeter and happier than your average toddler ;) Anyways, I'm rambling but have to express how happy it makes me seeing my little boy become a funny, expressive and beautiful little toddler. Even though I will miss him being tiny, these new phases bring such joy to our family.
Now, maybe I should try to do some laundry... Nah.