Matthew is almost 18 months old! Don't let the angelic face fool you...he has been testing his boundaries, true to his age.
Matthew is learning so much right now. We have been going over colors, animals, shapes, and much more each day. He only has a handful of words that he uses, but every now and again a word slips out...he just uses words when HE wants to.
As far as adjusting to life with his baby brother...Matthew is still a little too young to take it all in. He peeks in at Jeffrey from time-to-time, but other than that...it is life as usual for Matt!
He is such a sweet baby. He really only cries when he needs to be fed, changed or burped. Every time he fusses and I begin to think that he is fussing for no reason...out comes a burp or I check his diaper, and it needs to be refreshed.
Jeffrey is settling into a sleep routine at night...waking only at 1AM and 5Am, not too bad. We have the same bedtime lineup that we had with Matthew as a newborn...bottle, bath, swaddle, bed. It seems to be working for Baby J!
I can already tell that he is very bright. He is very attentive and turns his head towards my voice or the sound of music. He is very strong too! He is holding his head up quite well and pushes off with his little legs during tummy time.
My only wish is that this magical, newborn stage could last a little longer. Jeffrey is already over 9 lbs! He loves to eat and is growing so fast!
When I look at this picture (taken last Sunday), I realize how much has changed over the past few years...and how fast the past few years have gone by.
Jeff and I got married, started new jobs, had our first baby, bought our first home, and had our second baby all in less than three years. Wow. What a whirlwind. However, I wouldn't change anything about the last four years. Every decision that we have made (or not made in some instances) has led us to where we are now, and we have never been happier!
What will the next three years bring...only God knows. I am very excited to find out.