There is nothing like the first snow of the season when you are 2 and 4. As soon as I opened the girls' shade this morning they were oohing and aahing as if they had never seen snow before (in all reality, Lucy may not remember ALL the snow last year). Although I am not a snow person, it is quite fun to see their faces filled with excitement.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
We spent the day at my SIL, Shawna's, parents. We had 10 adults and 4 kids. The food was excellent - although I filled up much more quickly this year since my stomach is being squished by a little one.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
She said this second one is a face. As she drew the eyes she counted "1 eye, 2 eyes!"
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Oh, it's . . silence!! That's right - my girls are asleep - not just in bed, but actually asleep. The girls are doing great in their bunk beds, but Norah hasn't napped since. She has a rest time either in my room or in the baby's room - but she is busy coloring and writing. Every once in a while she has seemed tired, but she won't give up and fall asleep.
*Just an addition to my post yesterday. A different nurse called me late afternoon yesterday to talk about the results of my 3 hour glucose test. Since a nurse called me the day before, I was a little confused. The nurse yesterday said basically that I was borderline gestational diabetes so they do want me to follow their diet plan. She was putting it in the mail to me. I go see the doctor on December 3, so I am anxious to talk to him and find out why the 2 nurses basically told me 2 different things. The first nurse basically told me to eat a well balanced diet and try to avoid greasy fast food. The nurse yesterday told me I need to follow their diet (I did mention to the nurse yesterday that she was telling me something different and she couldn't really explain why).
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Other than the girls being sick - nothing else is gong one here. Norah has an ear infection - according to the doctor it is really bad. Besides the antibiotic, he prescribed her some eardrops for the pain - which he has never done before. Poor girl!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
A couple of Lucy's new favorite phrases:
We think Norah is officially over her finger sucking habit! I say, 'think,' because we obviously don't really know what she does in the middle of the night. She doesn't put her fingers in her mouth at the times she used to - when she is tired, watching TV, in the car, when she is hurt, etc. I have even napped with her a couple of times and she hasn't even tried! Yea!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
While I have several fun things to post about (Norah is no longer sucking fingers! We moved girls into their new bunkbeds!) I am too tired to upload pictures and write a lot. However, I could use some advice. Lucy has totally regressed when it comes to the potty training. She is having accidents all the time - not even just one a day. She is probably having more accidents than she is actually going on the potty. If I remind her then she will go (although today I was helping her pull her pants down to sit on the potty and she peed right there on the floor), but if it is up to her - like at MDO, Bible study, or church, she just goes in her pants. She also doesn't seem to care - she actually laughs when she sees that I am frustrated! She has also started going in her car seat and tells me after the fact - even after she just sat on the potty before we left. Yesterday we were going to Kevin's brother's - about 40 minutes away. We had to stop about 20 minutes in so she could go potty. She had been holding it for hours if we were in the car.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I think Norah has skipped a few years and is nearing 13 or 14. She has been a little obsessed recently with how old you have to be to be a teenager. She often asks if she has to be a teenager to do certain things.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I know it's normal - to be this tired during the third trimester - I just don't like it. I think I have hit the fairly normal end of pregnancy insomnia. Some nights I sleep great - other nights, I hardly sleep. Some days I nap, some days I feel like I have too much to do to nap. Today, I was laying with Norah - who isn't feeling very well. I actually fell asleep and she did not. I woke up to her just sitting next to me - staring at me.
I had a doctor's appt. yesterday - everything seems great! It's hard to believe that we only have 11 weeks to go! We have so much to do before this baby comes!! The girls still are not in their bunk beds, yet. Kevin is refinishing the beds that we bought - we are hoping one day next week!!
I have been feeling the baby move constantly and just like with Lucy, this baby seems to settle under my right ribs. I realize that because I am short, there isn't a lot of room for the baby, but seriously. It's like this baby sticks a body part - arm, foot, I don't know - right under my rib!
Norah felt the baby move this week - that was the highlight of her week!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Just wanted to put the bug in your ear to this GREAT website for teaching Spanish to your children! I've seen brief snippets of it - my brother is the creator - and it is excellent! As with any early childhood program - the earlier a child begins something, the better!
Foreign Language Friends will launch on January 12, 2009, but check out the website now to read a little about it! We will be making it apart of our homeschool experience!!