Yesterday afternoon Brandon decided to try to learn how to ride his bike. He got a bike for his birthday in July but has been afraid to ride it mostly because of his balance. Yesterday he got over that and did a pretty good job for his first time riding it. He rode all the way to the end of our street and back. He was able to pedal a little on his own once we started him each time. He was really proud of himself. Wesley went along for the ride on his bike which he loved. Every time we stopped pushing him he whined or said more until we started again.
Wesley is 1 1/2 today. How is he already that old? The past 1 1/2 years have really flown by.
Wesley is a very active 1 1/2 year old who is full of personality. He loves to climb, run, and jump. He loves to copy EVERYTHING that his brother does.
Wesley says a lot of words. I am sure I am going to miss some of them but some of his words are: mama, dada, car, Rere (how he says Brandon), happy, bye, hi, boo (peek a boo), book, hot, done, more, papa, doggie, ball, bowl,me, hat, no, Mickey, baba (bottle), beep beep, baby, Dora, eat, eye.
He does sign language for more, eat, done, thank you, please, and yes. He repeats anything you ask him to say. He can identify his eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue, teeth, arms, hands, feet, legs, tummy, belly button, and nipples if asked where they are.
Wesley likes to eat all day long. He is constantly asking and signing to eat. He is a pretty good eater overall although lately has been a little more picky about what he wants to eat. He LOVES vegetables and would eat them all day long if I let him.
Wesley loves his brother, Mickey Mouse, and enjoys playing with his toys.
Wesley goes to the pediatrician on Monday for his well visit so I will have his length and weight then. When he was at the pediatrician 1 1/2 weeks ago when he was sick he was a few ounces shy of 27 pounds.
Yesterday Stu, Brandon, Wesley, and I went to the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill. It was a lot of fun. It is a hands on place where the kids could play. There were different themed rooms there (a farm, a grocery store, an ice hockey rink, a dinosaur area, etc.) and each had different things to play with that went along with that room. Both kids really had fun running around and playing.
Yesterday morning my parents brought Brandon to see the movie Monsters Inc. Then they came back here and hung out and later Stu's parents came over for dinner. The boys put on their matching snowman pajamas last night and they looked so cute in them. It was so hard to get a picture of the two of them together though. I think I managed to get a few cute ones.
On Sunday Brandon and Wesley put on their Steelers shirts for the game. Unfortunately the Steelers lost and are out of the playoffs this year. The boys still looked cute in their shirts for the game though.
The last few weeks both boys have been sick. It all started with Brandon getting an ear infection the day after Thanksgiving. He was put on amoxicillin. A week later he started coughing a lot so I brought him to the doctor and the doctor said it was his asthma. Wesley's nose had been really snotty for 9 days so I brought him too and it turned out he had a double ear infection which I didn't even realize he could get with tubes. 5 days later Brandon's cough was worse so I brought him back and he had a sinus infection. The cough started seeming like it was getting better but Thursday it got worse again. He was sent home from school on Friday with a 101.4 fever and it turns out he now has bronchitis. He has been coughing so much that he has thrown up a few times and we have had some very sleeples nights.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.