Short and sweet here:
-Cosi is 2 months and incredible. 12 lbs 14.5 oz, 24 inches tall/long and her teensy head is now 15.5 centimeters. That puts her at 80th, 97th, and 80th percentiles respectively. She smiles a lot, sleeps well at night, eats like a champ, mimics our speech, plays gently on the floor, and can amuse herself for a long time just by looking at things. Seriously, she's amazing! And yes, I'm a bit in love, haha! Jury is out on her hair color which I swear looks different every day and in every light. Blond eyebrows now, lighter than the orange of last week, and from the brown up until then. Her hair looks brown but sometimes it looks red. Her eyes are still a gorgeous blue but so were mine until 6 months, when they became the green/hazel I have now. It's a bit of a fun guessing game :)
-Ambrose is now sleeping in the same room as Paxton, is pretty much fully potty trained with a few night accidents a week, is learning his little letters and knows all his capital letters. He's moving past the regression we saw immediately following Cosi's birth. He's also her favorite person. I'm about to register him for preschool this Fall, 5 mornings a week. Wow. He'll be totally psyched for it!
-P just got his assignment for 2nd grade. I can't believe I'm going to have a 2nd grader this year! And then he'll turn 8... I swear I judge how old I am by how old he is! He's reading up a storm, is obsessed with the Titanic tragedy, and isn't so happy about A moving into the same room as him. While A is pretty much past the regression, P is moving into it (and hopefully moving right back out!). At least he's old enough to talk to one-on-one and he'll agree to certain terms and things. He's a very logical boy, this one, so negotiations are pretty easy. Except for the magical bits, like "well, I don't like that so I'm going to build a time machine and go back and change that." I actually had to explain time paradox to the kid, and he decided he would take all of civilization along with him ("It would be a very big time machine.") and once he'd altered time, he'd bring everyone on Earth somewhere wonderful. Okay, sounds good! :)
Not too much else to report. We have a new shed, money is tight but getting better, I'm already starting Spring cleaning, I've started to exercise again, it's in the 70's today and gorgeous, I'm enjoying dressing a girl waaaay too much and spend too much time staring at cloth diapers and baby carriers online. Life is good. Especially with a quiet sleeping baby on my lap :)
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