Monday, September 20, 2010


Claire was eating lasagna on yesterday. She became covered in sauce quickly. We were prepared and moved her shirt prior to eating. Out of no where, Claire looks at us and says, "I see mirror?"

Matthew is growing like a weed. He was weighed at about six weeks and he has grown to be a round 9 lbs 11 oz!

He loves:
his head rubbed
his belly full
to be held
to sleep
warm baths
to burp
playing horsey with Daddy and Claire
his swing
his sucker (binky)
to smile at Mom!

He hates:
Claire pulling him (argh!)
changing clothes/diapers
Mom cleaning out his eyes and nose (WOW this kid gets crustys!)

He is the sweetest baby. I'm so grateful. I am used to hearing moms saying that 'it feels like this baby has always been with us'. I'm beginning to know what they mean. He started to sleep through the night (with TRAINING! THIS WAS NOT NATURAL! Thank you BabyWise!) a week ago. Though it is still erratic, he has done it 4 times this week. HURRAY!

Nick is crazy at work. He's working really hard on so many projects. He is not 'in love' with his job, but he really loves his boss. Last week his boss was in like 40 meetings back to back and Nick knew the boss' car was acting up and he didn't have lunch plans. Nick took his car in, had it fixed, filled up the gas, bought his lunch and didn't tell him any of this. Just didn't make a big deal about it so it was one less thing the boss had to worry about. The boss noticed and was grateful. So typical of Nick. I have such a great husband.

I am crazy with students and kids. I'm trying to loose weight before Christmas starts. I've already started training for my next Ragnar (okay ladies! Let's do it!!! I hope you have started training, too). I'm exhausted---my thyroid is out of control again---but overall, we're doing so well.

Brother-in-law (Daniel) just became engaged (to Sarah)! Hurray! Hurry up and have kids so Claire and Matthew will have close in age cousins on the Sorensen side.

My sis Becky is entering her 3rd trimester with her girl, Elizabeth Jane.

My dad is recovering from his second stroke (last Saturday).

My new nephew Rodrick is doing GREAT in football. Go Arborview!

That's about it for now.


Lauren said...

Sounds like you and Nick are continuing to be awesome parents. Good job!

TammeNBen said...

I am not sure who he looks like. I realize is still itty piddy and when people ask me who my kids look like; I only think they look like themselves.

He is a cutie and good for you getting him to sleep thru the night. Sadie still is not, maybe I should read this BabyWise book. But I remember not hearing very good things about it, so I have reservations. Glad its working for you.

I wish I could come run with you. I want to do something like that. You go girl!

christine said...

Wow!! Your kids are growing up fast.

I hope your dad recovers quickly from the stroke.


Charlie said...

I love hearing about your kids what a great update. I am sorry to hear about your dad though. I hope his recovery goes well.

Missy said...

K, so on the babywise thing, how does it work? I'm too cheap to go out and buy the book, and getting out of the house for anything nonessential is just that for me.
Your little matthew is a dor a ble. And I could kiss Claire for her comment about the bikinis.... Right on!!!!!!