SO BIG! :)
We had a great big first birthday party for my first baby... but I don't think we're even going to invite anyone this time. For one thing, my first son had a little friend with the same birthday, so it was cool to do a combined party with all our grown-up friends, and we don't have any baby friends in town these days... but mostly, I'm just tired from the party last month with my oldest turning five! (And Christmas before that, and Thanksgiving before that, and Halloween before that, and MY birthday before that... I'm all partied out.) :) We'll make some kind of cake, though. Does anyone have any good ideas for semi-healthy cakes that still taste good? I made a really delicious yogurt-blueberry cake for DS1's first birthday, but when I tried it for his second birthday it was no good, and I don't know what I did differently! :) Maybe a carrot cake, everyone makes those, and we haven't tried one yet.
Wow, it's nice that some of yours are sleeping through the night! :) DS1 didn't do that very reliably until he was probably four... *sigh* (I'm told that my brother was the same way.) So I'm expecting the same thing from this one. He still wakes up at least twice a night, and usually several more times than that as morning gets closer. I get enough sleep - much better than when we weren't co-sleeping with DS1! - but it would be even nicer if he'd sleep even longer stretches. :) Do you have any tricks to help them sleep that long, or did they just do it on their own?
DS2 has EIGHT teeth now (he finally got the one that didn't come in as a pair with its matching tooth), and eats everything in the world. Just like DS1, sushi is one of his favorite foods. :) The only things we're still waiting to introduce are strawberries (family allergy) and honey. We'll probably give cow's milk next week. I let him try chocolate for Valentine's! :) Just one piece, and he wasn't all that excited, but it was cute. We even introduced peanut butter last week - earlier than they recommend, but we've never had any peanut allergies in the family, and he was constantly on the edge of introducing himself by grabbing at his brother's PB&J. :)
He doesn't crawl any more - I told him that crawling longer supposedly makes babies smarter, but he didn't listen. :) He's trying to run... if you chase him, he screams and waves his hands around, and zooms away. :)
He says "nigh-nigh" when I hand him one of his little burp rags and he's sleepy. :)