Happy Friday! Three months ago today our Augustine was born. Time continues to pass in warp speed. Not only am I shaking my head that our little peanut is 3 months already, but also that Karolina will be 19 months old on Monday. During our snack today I decided to capture few moments to document the day.
Quick update on the newest kiddos...
Karolina: She continues to make great strides! She is not yet walking, but she frequently takes independent steps on her own with no problem. She still prefers to crawl and that is her primary way of getting around. She is not saying words yet either, but she happily babbles constantly and seems to be exploring her voice. Again, after hearing Polish for 11 months (and factoring in her preemie status) this is to be expected. There were some concerns about her hearing, but after undergoing a sedated BAERS test, it was determined that her hearing is okay. We are currently in line for her to receive several forms of therapy. She will be receiving occupational, speech, and physical therapy in our home. I will also be working with a nutritionist to ensure she is getting all the extra nutrients and calories she needs. She is still underweight but we were told her birth mom was petite, so I expect that is partially in her makeup. The good news is, she eats like a champ! She chows down better than any of the boys ever did and we are very encouraged by that. The boys continue to dote over her and celebrate every little step. They are also very protective of her, which Jim and I love to see.
Augustine: He is officially colic-free! The painfully long evenings of non-stop crying seem to be a thing of the past, and he is like a new baby. He is content most of the time, and smiles often. It is a HUGE blessing to be in this stage. He is also sleeping through the night, making mommy a happy camper now that I am back to work full-time.
I feel like Gabriel Grant and Garrett have been a bit neglected in photos and blog updates, but they certainly still have plenty of the spotlight and are each doing great.
Gabriel finished first place in his 5th grade spelling bee several months ago and will be moving on to to compete at the next level on Jan. 31. He has been studying his words quite a bit, and we are very proud of him!
That's it for now. It's Friday and I am late for a diaper-changing party. Have a blessed, safe, happy weekend!