Hello! Well, last night I nursed the baby only ONE time. The two previous nights I didn't nurse her at all during the night. On average, now, she's being nursed once a day (so I won't be engorged...) and I will soon eliminate that feeding. The past three nights have been rough, and I've had very little sleep, but I know things will get better. She's eating solid foods better, too. She still eats quite a bit of baby food, but every day she's eating more and more "table foods."
She knows a bit of signs now, too: milk, bye-bye, cat, eat, book and night-night. I think that's pretty good for being only 13 months old! She can say the following words: Mama, Dada, duck and cat. I'm trying to teach her signs for Josephine and Maureen, too... I think she'll catch on to those pretty soon.
Josephine and Maureen are doing well. They've been playing pretty good together lately... they have their moments, but don't we all! I try to go outside and play at least once a day, either in the back yard or to the park. I am working very hard preparing Josephine's and Maureen's schoolwork for next month or the 1st monday in sept..... I haven't decided yet when I'm going to start... I am actually going to take a complete break from the blog after this post until I've got their stuff 100% complete. I need to spend any free time I have in finishing things up. I'd like to start the year sooner than later... Josephine's is 95% prepared... Maureen's is only about 40% prepared. Not that preschool is hard or anything, but I'm having to actually MAKE a ton of "learning games" and prepare arts & crafts for her. I want it all done now so when I start, it will make the school year go smoother. I'm sure it will take some adjusting to homeschooling two children, even though Maureen's will be pretty easy, but I'd like everything prepared so I have one less thing to worry about!
Next time I post, which may be a few weeks from now, I'll share with you all the materials I'm using and the subjects we'll be covering for both girls. I'm very excited about our upcoming year. I even got them both "Catholic report cards" to record their grades and for keepsake. I hope everyone has a good rest of the summer! We will be going to LA in the middle of August so Michael can go to a pre-season Saints game. I wish I could say I'd be visiting Florida, too!