Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sitting up in his daddy's chair
Doug snapped this picture of the baby yesterday and I thought it was too cute not to post. He is SO big and just gets stronger every day. He cut his first tooth last week - which was quite the chore. He didn't like it one bit and our happy guy was not too fun to be around.
Douglass Charles watches his sister constantly and is not as independent as she was. He hates being alone and gets tired of things pretty quickly - we move him from the bouncy chair, to the exersaucer, to the johnny jump up, to the floor, to the swing, to someone's arms and then somewhere else again all in a 2-hour period. It is quite exhausting. I really think the trouble is he gets frustrated with the fact that he can't do what his sister does and he wants so badly to interact with her. It is funny to me that he seems happiest when she gets down on his level and plays with him.
He is such a big boy in comparison to Charlotte. He is so long that all of his clothes are 6-9 months and those are getting too short. I have quit buying him night clothes with feet in them because he outgrows them too quickly. It just amazes me how different he is from his sister - as he should be. Parenting two children is more challenging than I ever imagined - really one kid is a breeze (Mom, honestly, how did you do six?). It is good, though, and we feel so blessed to have two beautiful, healthy children.