Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Look at me mom, I can roll over! Yes, you read that correctly. James learned how to roll over during the night. I don't know if it is just a fluk or what but I thought it was pretty amazing! After I fed him at 4 this morning, I swadled him, put him in his wedge and got back in the bed. When Jon came to tell us good bye, he woke me up and asked if I knew James was on his stomach. I jumped up scared to death because he is not good at turning his head and he smothers himself in the sheet. But he was fine and sure enough he was on his stomach. I couldn't believe it. How he turned over while he was swadled is a mystery. He usually gets his arms out of the blanket and always scoots out of his wedge but he has never turned over. Maybe they wont be so far behind after all!
Above is how Audrey handled the news of her brother turning over!
Below is Audrey smiling at her mama without yacking! They enjoy laying together on their mat and playing. By playing I mean usually punching and shoving each other. They layed here yesterday for the longest time, just cooing and kicking. They are starting to get to that fun age and I sat on the floor talking to them for about 30 minutes and they were looking at me and smiling and talking back! If they keep this up I really wont get anything done around here during the day!

And, Ms. Audrey Grace had another good night last night. She slept from 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.! James slept from 10:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. and then woke up at 8:00 and is still awake. Audrey is cat napping right now. I think she is going through a growth spurt. James is always growing. He continues to get fatter and fatter each day! We go to the doctor next wednesday and I can't wait to see how much they have grown!


Emily said...

They are so perfect, they look like dolls! I am especially loving James' bodybuilder pose there in the last picture. Too cute, too cute!

the ladner family said...

Oh my gosh! He is to little to be doing that. They grow up so fast. I am so proud of him. He is leading the way for sissy!

Dianne said...


I could just eat' em up! What achingly gorgeous little "beans".

Audrey's expression was priceles...can you imagine what James' face would've looked like after his topsy-turvy experience!

Funny to imagine.

Dianne (-:

Becky said...

Have you called MENSA yet? I think they would definitely be interested in talking to you about a membership for James. Tell Audrey not to worry. Even if she doesn't have the brains (but I'll bet she does), she's got the beauty, and one outta two ain't bad.

The McDaniel Family said...

What can I say? Beautiful, amazingly smart, very advanced, too precious babies run in our family!:0)

Nenie said...

Mannio, what are you feeding them?
Looking good, and smart to go with it? But again, none of this is a surprise to me; the amazing part is the unmerited favors bestowed on me. WOW---Thanks for sharing. Love Nenie.

Aunt Charlotte said...

Amanda and Jon,
James and Audrey are precious. We have been dying to see them. I was in Birmingham when you started the process of bringing these two darling angels into the light of day. We have kept up with you through the Kyle family who are good friends with the Swindel family in Birmingham. Matthew and Becca had their third child, Kaidyn Anne on the 23rd of December. That boy who used to "boder" you is quite a doting daddy to Karsyn age 6, Heath age 2 and now little Kaidyn. Since I am one of your second "mammas" I think that would make me a second "grandmommy" to your little doll babies. Dickie and I now have 10 grandchildren but we we take our "adopted" grands very seriously also.
I was delirious with excitement when Emily told me she had discovered your site through Amber Ferrell's. I will be a faithful and often visitor and I send hugs and kisses. WE will also be fervent in prayer that you will soon get some relief from the sleep deprivation. How wonderful that James is taking to sleeping through the night, hopefully Audrey will follow soon. God Bless the four of you.

Laura said...

Ah, mobility! They're so cute when they start becoming mobile! I can always tell how impressed mine become with themselves! Such little cutie pies!

amber said...

He's rolling over already? Whoa Nelly! That;s fast. Weren't they just born YESTERDAY? And those smiling pictures are the cutest. So adorable.

Miss ya girl! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks if it all works out. :)

Dana said...

wow. They are really starting to look more and more alike! They are just precious!