Monday, September 5, 2011

A Much Needed Update

     So life with two is busy.  I've meaning to update but it finally got close enough to Becker's two month check-up that I decided to just wait, and post about his growth.  What a different story he is than Emrick...at two months, Becker weighs 12lbs 12oz (70 percentile) and is 24.5 in long (98 percentile).  For comparisons sake, Emrick weighed 12lbs even at his 4 month check-up.
     Two of the most common questions we get are 1) Do the boys look alike? and 2)  How is Emrick doing with a baby brother?
     I am including pictures below for you to make your own decisions about whether they look alike or not, but here is what I typically answer: They favor, but Becker looks a little more like my side of the family.  Emrick came out looking just like his daddy, and still does.  Becker favors them, but has some Chip Smith genes as well.  Right now, Becker's eyes are lighter than Emrick's ever were, and I kinda hope they stay.
     Emrick has adjusted well to having a baby brother.  He always makes sure that the baby is near, if he cries, Emrick tries to help him and give him his paci.  He also likes to get close to him (whether on the floor or couch), and says "hey baby, hey" and dances and sings for him.  It is pretty priceless.  Yet, I haven't gotten it on camera yet, because the ham of the family usually stops talking to Becker, and starts saying "cheese, cheese".  The only thing with the brothers, is that Emrick still isn't saying "Becker" much, and never unless we ask him to specifically say "Becker".  If you were to ask him who Becker is, his reply is "babee" (his form of baby).  Maybe one day!
      While we are pretty tired most of the time, I don't think we would change this phase.  We are having a blast.  Emrick keeps us cracking up like crazy.  He's a mess.  Becker is just a sweet baby.  If he would sleep a little better, we might jump for joy, but he's sweet none the less.  Loves to be held and cuddled, and is getting pretty routine in his schedule.  I'll be going back to work in a week...I'm getting pretty sad about splitting my time from these precious boys, but Marietta CDC where they go is nothing but good to us, and Emrick loves it (he has actually been going for about three weeks already).  So, I am comfortable knowing they're in good hands.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder right?
      Now what everyone is actually waiting for...pictures:

First Smile on Camera...look at those eyes!
Again cause he's cute!
 
If you have time check out these videos of Emrick (they're short).  I don't have a ton of recent pictures of Emrick right now (usually when I get the camera out, Emrick is at daycare).  But, have shot a couple of precious videos of him!

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The next two are for comparison.  Can you guess who's who?


Becker is the first picture, Emrick is the bottom picture!  What do you think?  Do they look alike?

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