Saturday, December 29, 2012

Update from the Trenches

Well it has been nearly a month since the last post.  Shocking! It seems that having two kids is keeping my hands a bit fuller than expected.  I can't complain though because they are both such mild, well-behaved little people (most of the time).  The baby is coming along beautifully.  She's just coming around to three months, and it is always fun to see the "forth trimester" come to an end because that's when they really start to wake up.  She smiles all the time now, stays awake for much longer stretches, and generally interacts a lot more.  Grabbing at toys hanging above her head is a huge entertainment as well.  Everywhere she's rounding out from her tummy to her legs to both sets of cheeks.  She is pretty much the cutest baby in existence.

The big girl is also as cute as the proverbial button, but of course in a much more grown up and mature way.  At two and two thirds, she is confident that she can accomplish anything and everything  ALL BY HERSELF!  She can dress herself (always colorful), brush her teeth (when she chooses) and decide on what we all should have for breakfast (cheers and milk).  It can be frustrating sometimes when things do not work out her way, but most of the time she remains patient.  In fact, she's an immensely sweet little girl nearly all the time.  On the whole I am a very lucky mommy, and one day I will get enough sleep and free time to blog more regularly.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Stress Dreams

The other night I dreamed that I was holding baby Gladiola when suddenly I realized that I was hugely pregnant.  Of course the none of it was mathematically or biologically possible, but that didn't stop me from having several moments of panic before I realized it was actually a dream.  Do you think perhaps my subconscious is trying to tell me that I have my hands completely full at the moment?   

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New December Baby

Huge congrats to our friends P and A on the birth of their new baby, R!  Especially a round of applause to Mama for nine months of hard work.  May he turn out to be an easy, happy baby who likes his sleep.