The Northcutt Family blog

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Monday, December 14, 2009

4 months, Seeing Santa, and oh, what? Haven't blogged in a month?!?!

I love having 2 kids - in fact, I'm ready for a third. But, I feel like there's no time for any of my "extra" activities! (i.e. Facebook and blogger) It really has been an easy transition, but I never realized just how much "time" (relatively speaking) I had when it was just Reid! And Jace is a super easy baby! (Well, and I've become addicted to the Words with Friends app on the iPhone and so any free time I have, I scrabble). I've been inspired, though, by Paige and her beautiful blog book. What a great memory preserver. So, I'm really going to try and catch up. For now, I'll do an easy mini-post.

Seriously cannot believe that Jace is 4 months old!!! We had his check-up last week, and all this time I've thought that Jace was the chunkster of the 2, but he actually weighs just over 2 ounces more than Reid did at this age (Jace - 15 lbs. Reid - almost 15 lbs. At 4 months of course, now he weighs about 30 lbs.). However, what makes Jace seem heftier is that Reid was almost 27 inches at 4 months and Jace is 25 1/2 inches. (Although, percentage wise, he's 50th for weight and 70% in height and the doctor thinks he's going to have a big growth spurt, so we'll see). Jace is definitely not a newborn anymore! He is quite the "talker" and he LOVES when people talk to him. I think he might be our social one. :) He was doing awesome at night (7-8 hours) but has recently gone back to 4-5 hours. But, I can't complain because he goes to bed around 7 or 7:30, and all I have to do is swaddle him and lay him down (still in the bassinet in our room). He's also an excellent napper and will take 2-3 hour naps in his bassinet...when we're home that is, if we're out, he sleeps in his carseat. We can't imagine our lives without him and he brings so much joy to our family. Here are 2 recent pictures of him:

We took Reid to see Santa at the Villages of Allen and surprisingly there were no tears and no fits. Reid loved it! He told Santa that he wants a train table for Christmas (currently in our attic waiting to be put together). I love how Reid is holding on to Santa's hands. We've had a fun, busy December (and it's only half-way over?!) but I'll hopefully get some more posts from October/November and first part of December.


Following HIM said...

It's about time woman! Glad everything is well and they boys are still handsome as ever :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

the rodriguez crew said...

Great start my friend!! I'm already a month behind myself... I figure it really doesn't matter when it gets done, right?! I mean surely people don't expect to read about our kids "real-time" right?! :) And now you've got me hooked on that dern scrabble game, and I find myself sitting at stoplights pondering words. ha!

Now, back to the kids. Jace is so handsome, and oh what a smile! Reid pretty much took a dream Santa pic, and looks so big these days. Loved the update, keep 'em coming! :)

Tiffany said...

Welcome back to blogging!! We've missed you & those beautiful boys!! Jace is an absolute doll :) And, I agree with Paige...the ideal Santa pic of Reid!! What mom wouldn't want one of those!!

The Leonard Four said...

i LOVE the way reid is holding santa's hands...what a perfect pic! and i don't think that jace could be any cuter!!!

i got my shipment notification for my blog book this morning and i can't wait to get it!!! :) you should definitely start one, meredith!!! :)

Gina said...

Welcome back! I love to see those pictures of your boys. Keep 'em coming!

kinsey said...

missed your posts! jace is SOOOO CUTE!! and hank was close to 15 pounds at 3 months i think...ha! we have to get them together! reid is of course precious as well :-)

Liz and Garth said...

Wow! Jace has gotten so big. And that smile is to die for! And Reid holding on to Santa's hands is the cutest thing ever! Glad to see you "back" in the blog world!