We're doing ok here. The kids have been getting outside a lot more which is great. We have another puppy, Cleo, (she's 7 mo) add to the mix. She's a walker hound and very sweet. The lady we got her from rescued her from her owner her was treating her like a hunting dog (horrible to say the least) and she evidently wasn't a good one. She fed her and got her fattened up and she's just sweet as pie Jamie (our husky/lab mix) is getting along with her famously and is definitely handling it better than we had Blue (the male Pit Bull.)
Steven is potty learning. He's doing really great about telling us although if they get playing outside too long sometimes he forgets or we forget to remind him to go (at one point he just took his pants off and peed on the concrete outside lol)
His vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds. I can really tell how much of a difference it makes having an older sibling because Austin wasn't nearly this literate at 2.
At our WIC apt. a week ago Steven was 35lbs and 35 inches tall. Austin was 42 lbs 42in...I have square children lol. Of course they were trying to tell me Steven is heavy...I'm like have you seen him?! He's a solid mass of little muscles. Yes he does eat alot, but we're not looking at lunchables and chips and cake and candy all day. The kid loves his veggies. He had 3 servings of mixed veggies on Easter. I have no worries about him.
Austin will be 4 on the 2nd of May. I can hardly believe its already been that long...next year he'll be ready for school of some sort although I'm wondering if Michael is gonna look to put him in Pre-K here. I think he'd enjoy it and do very well. Maybe not all day everyday, but a few times a week for a couple hours.
Tristyn is smiling and cooing a bit. She's 9 weeks old already and I can tell she is taking after my side of the family. She looks a lot like Austin did. We're still nursing and I'm still pumping when I can for work/school time. Just praying I can keep up with her demand (and keep schooling Michael not to OVERfeed her because he sometimes does that.)
I started school yesterday and I think I'll enjoy it although I miss being on the compound. Thankfully I get plenty of breaks during the day so I can pump. I'm hoping I'll be able to build up a stash to have on hand again when I go back to work in August.