I realize it’s been a while since I’ve updated everyone, but understandably we’ve been quite busy. My how time flies! This past week we’ve had a lot to celebrate – Hope’s 6th birthday and Jaylen is now 6 weeks old. It’s amazing how much life has changed these last few months!
Hope is certainly enjoying being a big sister. She runs to help with Jaylen just about everytime he cries. He’s the first thing she thinks of when she wakes up and when she gets home from school. I couldn’t help but laugh today when she told me she had a headache from all Jaylen’s crying. I was curious how she’d handle all the crying that comes those first few weeks and joked with her one day when he was quite fussy – asking if perhaps we should take him back or trade him in. She responded, “no way Mommy, he’s my baby brother”. There’s no doubt that she’s proud to be a big sister.
Hope’s also still enjoying school. She talks about school constantly throughout the day. She’s learning to read and I’m quite impressed with how well she’s picking up new words. Over a week ago she even performed in a play at school with all the other kindergarteners called “Bugs”. She was a cute little lady bug. It was adorable seeing how much she enjoyed singing and performing with the other little kids.
Jaylen has grown beyond belief in these last six weeks. When he was four weeks old he was the same weight and height (10 1/2 lbs and 22 inches) as Hope at 2 months old. In fact, he’s quickly grown out of most of his newborn clothes. He’s beginning to get a lot more expressive, making little noises, grunts, and smiles. Though we miss him being itty bitty – we’re anxious to watch him as he grows through all the cute stages to come.