Monday, March 01, 2010

One month today

We have been a family of 4 for one month today -- our Gotcha Day was February 1st. Since Saturday the girls seem like sisters -- meaning they are starting to play together. Really play together. Without Sonny or I sitting close by to referee. Why would be need to referee, you ask? Cassie has a habit of being nice for about 3 or 4 minutes then deciding she's had enough of Chloe and pushes her over. Chloe has no core muscle strength so she would end up on the ground and the crying would start. I can't even begin to tell you how many time-outs Cassie has had in the past 2.5 weeks. But Saturday something clicked and they just started to play. It was great -- meaning it was a break for me. At least for 20 minutes. As I'm typing this they are both crawling under the kitchen table chasing each other giggling and having a ball. Tonight is bath night but they are having so much fun together I think we'll just skip bath night and listen to the giggles instead.

Cassie is also now trying to 'help' Chloe walk. She wants me to give her both Chloe's hands and they can dance and walk together. This lasts for about 20 seconds and then Chloe falls but laughs. It's nice to see Cassie stepping into the big sister role in such a short time.

Cassie has also started to play with dolls for the first time since being home. She mostly undresses then and rocks them and tries to put diapers on them. She's watching what we do with Chloe and is imitating us. Another sign that she's always watching.

Chloe is doing great with building up her muscles. She's got no problem getting around the house now with great speed. My goal is to have her walking and running by her birthday on June 20th. That will be a milestone for me to strive for. Until then I'm going to substitute the giggles for sleep.


Cynthia said...

Congratulations!!!! How time flies. It is wonderful that they are starting to play together. Nice break for you!!!

Susan said...

I am so thrilled to read this post, and I'm so happy that Cassie has finally decided it is okay to have a little sister. They will be best friends for life now, I have no doubt. Love the photo's you posted too! From what I saw there, things looked to be getting better. They are just so cute together and I can't wait to see them in person!

Lesa said...

This is so wonderful!! Isn't it wonderful to hear the giggles and see them enjoying each other.
Mike came home and wondered where the children were. There they were in my rocker watching Dora together very sweetly. This is the real first night of them playing together. Mike and I just looked at each other and said they re finally figuring it out.

3peas1pod said...

Sweet beautiful girls!

Amy, Jeff, LM, & Ashton said...

isn't it amazing how kids figure things out so quickly? If only world peace could come through world politicians crawling around on the floor and learning to love one another, giggle, and get along b/c we all "share" floor space... major kuddos to you for the love and gentle support of Cassie -- i think when the older kiddos realize they are still loved, and special in their own way, they can accept their sibs and make it all work out!! awesome job!!

groovy mama said...

Congrats family of 4! Aren't they just sooooooo CUTE!


Dana said...

This makes me so happy to hear! Chloe and Cassie are adorable together. I wish I could just give them both a big hug in person:) I am glad things are getting (a little) easier.