Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sofia - we're still having our good days and bad days, but lately the good days are coming more frequent. We still have the battles, and she still does random destructive things - such as pouring out the hot wax of a candle all over the bathroom sink and cutting her dolls' hair. But on the flip side, putting her to bed is now easier. We used to keep a small light on in her room, but when I finally realized that "hey, maybe the light is what's preventing her from going to sleep," I started turning it off and what do you know, she falls asleep faster. Sofia has also been pretend playing a lot more, which makes me happy. I'll find her in her room playing with her princess dolls. However, for some reason, the princess doll usually dies in these senarios and then the prince brings her back to life. (Is that the next Disney movie - Zombie Princess?)
Adeline - is so stinking cute! She's at that fun age where she's not crying as much, she's pretty much on a schedule, and she does new things almost every day. For instance, last week she could barely sit on her own without toppling over. Now, she's a champion sitter. She loves to stick anything and everything in her mouth. She's squealing all the time. But, my favorite thing she's doing right now is this leg-kick that I call her "kangaroo move." She'll be laying on her back and all of a sudden she'll start kicking both legs at the same time and slamming them down together on the floor, bed, chair - whatever she happens to be on at the time. And it's not just a couple of kicks either - it's a lot, over and over.
So, that's about it. I'm still getting used to working full-time, even though it's been almost 4 months. Everything feels like such a blur. Now I know why my friends who worked full-time and had kids could never hang out much on the weekends. Because there is so much stuff you have to get done on those few precious days off. Oh, and did I mention the never-ending pile of laundry? I'm serious - I'll have it almost all done and I swear it magically reappears.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
- Sofia constantly saying, "Oh my god! Oh my god, mommy!"
- Adeline eating her toes (I only wish I could bend like that)
- My job interviews (you'd think I'd actually get one)
- Sofia was playing with Adeline. Adeline grabbed Sofia's hand and Sofia said, "Ewww...I don't want your baby slime Adeline." So now drool = baby slime
- Adeline is still not sleeping through the night. Partly my fault - when I only see her a couple hours each day, I don't mind getting up in the middle of the night at least once. By the second or third time, on the other hand, that's a different story.
These are just a few things that have been happening. Nothing too exciting, but stuff worth remembering.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I called home a little bit ago and could hear Adeline and Sofia crying in the background. Ryan told me that Sofia had picked up Adeline and was swinging her around. I'm sure the vision of this in my head was much worse than the reality, but it sounded pretty awful. Sofia would not listen to Ryan as he told her over and over to put the baby down. When she finally listened, Ryan smacked her on the butt and sent Sofia to her room. Now, Ryan doesn't normally spank Sofia - he's usually the calmer of the two of us, but that's how you know he's mad. Ryan went to check on Sofia a few minutes later and noticed something. A puddle. On her art table. In the middle of her room. Sofia without pants or underwear. Yes, that is correct. My child peed on her table because she was mad. I was speechless. What is wrong with her? Who does that?
I'm at my wits end with Sofia. After all the stuff with the babysitter (that's a whole other story that I'll have to post sometime), we're really hoping things will get better with the new daycare and a new schedule. I know we're not alone in this, that what Sofia is doing, while not good, is normal. But still. Peeing on a table. What will she do next?
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
weight: 11 lb. 3 oz.
Length: 23 inches
She's 10th percentile for both. Another small baby, just like Sofia. I can't get over how fast time goes. This time around I haven't been wishing for Adeline to be older. With Sofia all I could think was, " I can't wait until she sits up." "I can't wait until she crawls." With Adeline it's the opposite. There are some things I can't wait for her to do, like sleep through the night. (Do you hear me Adeline? Mommy would love you even more if you slept through the night.) As for now, I'm enjoying the baby stage. She's not mobile, she smiles all the time, and there is minimal crying.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I like this picture because it looks like the polar bear is going to eat Sofia's face.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Other differences this time around also include: I got help for my post-partum depression. They put me on Zoloft which has changed my life. I mean that in a good way. I don't feel ashamed that I had to get help - it has made me a much nicer person. I also started working full-time a couple of weeks ago. I switched buildings and work with different people, but I really like it so far. I miss being around my kids, and I admit that I feel like Adeline is getting the short end of the stick because I was around for Sofia at that age, but it's better for everyone. I'm happier, which makes me look forward to coming home and seeing everyone.
I'm excited to start posting again, especially after going back through some of my older posts. We'll see if I can keep it up!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Stats so far:
Sofia is almost 4. Where has the time gone? She's turned into such a little character (both good and bad). It's amazaing to hear what comes out of her mouth day to day.
We've got baby number 2 on the way. Welcome Adeline! These past 30 weeks have flown by, but I still feel like the next 10 are going to last forever. This pregnancy has not been as much fun as Sofia's. Between the nausea, vomiting, and tiredness I've lost about 18 pounds. I'm not going to complain too much about the weight loss, but man oh man, this little baby is causing trouble already!
It's been a crazy year and I'm sure I'll have more revelations and excitement to post. Soon. I promise.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Do you like our new cat ornament?
Thanksgiving 2009. This was a quiet moment with Sydney and Sofia. What you don't see is Sofia's room that got totally trashed within the first 5 minutes. However, both girls did a great job cleaning everything up.
Sofia the cook. I especially like the dish that is closest, looks like a mussel, sardines, and a cat hairball. Bon appetit!
Sofia's obsession with Aladdin continues with this rousing rendition of "A Whole New World"