How's that deal?

Mikey’s newest phrase is “How’s that deal?”.  He’ll come up to me and say something like “Daddy, when we get home, can I watch TV?  How’s that deal?”  It’s pretty funny.  We’ve started using that with him now too.  “Mikey, do you want to go do XYZ tomorrow?  Then you have to brush your teeth.  How’s that deal?”.  He’ll then tell me “That’s a good deal Daddy”.

I had an interview with the Bishop tonight and got home pretty late.  The whole family was up wanting to know what my new calling is (which I’ll post here at Mike’s World News on Sunday or Monday after I’ve been sustained and set apart).  It was, of course, way past Mikey & Josh’s bedtime.  Mommy decided that instead of reading scriptures, Mikey should just have a short story and then go to bed (and read scriptures in the morning).  Mikey didn’t want that; he wanted his normal two chapters a night (1 chapter in The Old Testament, 1 chapter in The Book of Mormon).  After Amanda & Mikey argued about it for a few minutes,  I announced “I’m not going to argue with my two and a half year old about reading scriptures.”  We proceeded to read them until Mikey feel asleep.

Josh likes Mikey

Its been a couple of busy days, so I’m behind on blogging.  🙂

Josh is teething, so of course, he’s crying a lot.  Yesterday (Sunday) morning, Josh woke up crying.  I picked him up and tried to calm him down.  No luck.  Mommy took him, still Josh cried.  So, Amanda & I took turns getting ready for Church.  Josh was still crying.  I went and put him in his crib and then went and got Mikey from his room, waking him up.  I laid Mikey on our bed and started to get him ready for Church.  I went and got Josh and laid him on the bed next to Mikey.  Josh saw Mikey and Mikey reached out and held Josh’s hand and… Joshy stopped crying.

We're Home

We got home from the Hospital a few days ago, but I hadn’t taken the time to post since then.  While Amanda was pregnant with Josh, we had told Mikey that Baby Josh was in Mommy’s tummy.  He seemed to understand and so I could ask him “Mikey where is Baby Josh?” and he would go touch Mommy’s stomach.  When we first introduced Mikey to his little brother Josh after we left the hospital, Mikey looked a little confused.  He then walked over to Amanda and lifted up her shirt so he could look at her stomach! Cox Family - March 2008
Cox Family – Mar 08

We're Home

We got home from the Hospital a few days ago, but I hadn’t taken the time to post since then.  While Amanda was pregnant with Josh, we had told Mikey that Baby Josh was in Mommy’s tummy.  He seemed to understand and so I could ask him “Mikey where is Baby Josh?” and he would go touch Mommy’s stomach.  When we first introduced Mikey to his little brother Josh after we left the hospital, Mikey looked a little confused.  He then walked over to Amanda and lifted up her shirt so he could look at her stomach! Cox Family - March 2008
Cox Family – Mar 08

Shh! Don't Wake Baby

Baby Josh had a dipper change, some Momma Juice and has now fallen back asleep.  I thought I’d take a few minutes to post some updates.  I posted yesterday a little bit of information as did Mommy.  However, neither of us posted very much information.

Josh was born at 5:54 PM Tuesday (18 March 08).  He weighed 7 lbs and was 18.25 inches long.  When he was first born, he was very pale and, as a result, the Nurses were a little worried.  They took Josh to the NICU.  Being his Daddy, I abandoned Amanda and went with Josh to the NICU.  I stayed with Josh until 6:30 pm when I was kicked out of the NICU, as they close to visitors until 8:00 pm for shift change.  So, I proceeded back to the recovery room with Amanda and stayed with her.  At about 7:50 pm, the hospital staff moved us to the room we’d be staying in until Amanda is discharged.  A few minutes after we got in this room, they took Josh back to us.  He is much more pink than he was, but still is pale compared to both Amanda & I as well as Mikey.  All of his vitals look good, however, so the staff thinks he will be fine.  Josh has been sleeping and eating well.

While the 3 of us have been at the Hospital, my sister, “Shell” (as Mikey calls her) has been watching Mikey for us.  She had surgery recently and so, one of my cousin’s 10-year old daughter came over to help babysit Mikey.  He has done very well so far with them.  He slept through the night and has had fun playing with them.  Neither my Mom nor Amanda’s Mom were able to come down to Vegas, so, while we miss them, we’re glad that Aunt Michelle is able to play with Mikey and we’re very grateful for her, as well as Taylor, Ammon & Rosie (who watched Mikey for a couple of hours yesterday).

I promise, I’ll get more pictures of Josh uploaded soon!