She loves to be held and snuggled all the time. She smiles a lot, especially right before she falls asleep and if you're lucky she'll even giggle for you. Her favorite thing to do is wake up at 6, along with her brother, and join us in our bed. She hates to get dressed but loves getting a warm bath. She would nurse all the time if she could. She's got a set of pipes on her and she isn't afraid to use them. If she's uncomfortable or wants to be held she will let you know! She doesn't sleep more than 10-15 minutes at a time during the day (unless she's being held) but is a pretty good sleeper at night (whew!). The longest she's slept so far is 5 hours... once. She's gaining weight well and starting to get lots of rolls on her arms and legs. She doesn't like being in her car seat and equally hates the pacifier. She is super sweet and likes to sleep with her hands by her face. She has pretty much taken ahold of all of our hearts and we are so in love with her.
Big brother is adjusting well. He isn't jealous but doesn't exactly care about her every need ;). When no one is looking you might catch him talking to her, singing a song to try to calm her, or rock her when she's in her car seat. He doesn't care, however, for her crying. He's never liked babies crying, it's a sensory issue he's had his whole life so that's been a struggle for us. He gave us a good scare when she was two weeks old and spent a couple days in the hospital after another hour long seizure. He is doing better now and so far no more seizures since they have put him on a new medication though we are keeping a very close eye on him. He's about to start Pre K, LOVES to be funny, has quite the imagination, and won't make a nice smile for the camera for nothin!
We are also happy to announce that we raised $1,472.00 for hydrocephalus research!!! We participated this year in the Seattle Hydrocephalus Walk and plan to make this an annual tradition. What an incredible cause to be a part of. We hope and pray for a cure for hydrocephalus and are blessed to have the doctors that we do. So much of the current research in hydrocephalus is being done right here in Seattle! Here is our team for 2013!
My brother came into town for a visit and got to meet his niece for the first time. We all attending one of Tommy's best friend's weddings. We've known Brent since he was in elementary school- it's hard to believe they are all grown up. During the wedding Josephine started crying so Andy had to step out. Then Justus started crying so I had to step out. None of us saw the wedding....
This last Sunday we also had a special day dedicating our Josie to the Lord. We don't practice baby baptisms but rather, we publicly declare that we promise to raise her to know and love the Lord, being a Christ like example for her. We had lots of friends and family join us, which made the day extra special! She is wearing the dress her Nonni bought her and the headband that her Grandma made her.
Justus started tball and got to go to VBS this year for the first time! We've really enjoyed the summer!!!!