Oiga, Oiga, Oiga!

Howdy everyone.  It’s June 15th and it’s been a few weeks since my last update.  Things are busy and I’m finding I just don’t have the time to do updates as I’d like to.  Between work keeping me swamped, plus the boys keeping me busy as soon as the clock strikes 5pm, I’m finding little time to post updates.

First, the title of this post is the sound that Jacob makes when he’s got his pacifier in his mouth while we’re trying to get to sleep.  He’s trying to say something but we’re not sure what it is.  All we get is “oygah, oiga, oyga”, however that may be spelled.  It’s pretty darn cute.

This week, Jacob officially learned how to rollover.  He’s a champion now, even rolling over in his Rock ‘n Play!  He has no problems getting from his back to his tummy and he’s slowly mastering the roll back.  It won’t be long before he’s rolling all over the place.

His legs are getting pretty strong too.  He’s able to stand as long as I’m holding him, but the minute I let go, he just tips over.  I think that’s pretty funny.  Mind you, I’ve never let him drop to the ground – I catch him after just a few inches of falling.  Kristen doesn’t think it’s all that funny that I do that.

I also stood him up in his crib, with his arms holding on to the side.  Again, he’s able to do it without much problem, though I was concerned he’d fall right into the side of the crib.  And once again, Kristen didn’t find it funny, giving me the evil eye.

This past Saturday we had the boys’ 6-month pictures using a photographer that our friends Amber and Brian got for us.  It was a very generous gift and we’re looking forward to seeing the photos that she did for us.  The boys participated pretty good, though it’s clear that they were tuckered out after things were done.  They started getting fussy about half way through, but we did a few changes and we hope to have some nice photos soon.  We’ll share the best ones, as you’d expect.

The boys turned six months old on June 9th, and on an adjusted basis they turned 4 months old on June 12th.  It was good time to reflect on the past six months, and the highs and lows we had.  We continue to miss Charlie immensely and we think about “what if” quite a bit.  I’m not sure that will ever go away.

We’ve started taking the boys on a walk at night.  It seems like most of the time they like it.  Jacob sleeps through it and Sammy does a lot of looking around.  But sometimes Jacob is alert and likes to look around.

I also carved just enough time to go to the gym, investing in a personal trainer to kick my butt and force me to workout hard.  So far it’s paying dividends, as I feel strong and have lost a few pounds.  Let’s see how things look when my trainer Alex is done with me in 10 weeks.

Anyway, that’s all I can really think of to share right now.  I’m sure there’s more and if I think about it, I’ll put it in another update.

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Samuel really is mommy’s little superhero. He’s relaxing with his many toys.
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The many faces of Jacob. In the lower left photo, Jacob has his swim gear on. He was all smiles before, but let’s just say he’s not quite fond of the water yet.
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Jacob gives Samuel a pep talk on how to get that thing out of his nose. Some fun playtime before bed.
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Samuel gets the better view because he has more gear to carry, including his pulse-ox monitor and his oxygen tank.
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Grandpa Bordewyk visited last weekend and did a fine job in helping to keep Jacob under control. Meanwhile, Sophie kept a watchful eye to make sure he was doing it right.
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