Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick Takes


Anastasia has started mimicking more sounds, experimenting with her own little language more and more. SO very cute, and she's very expressive. Her latest word? "Bella!"


I hope our pediatrician at least has the decency to name his boat after my girls. Heaven knows we're doing our part to contribute to his success. We were there again this week, this time for another ear recheck for Anastasia, who easily got a clean bill of health. Bella, on the other hand, spent the time cuddled up on my lap with a fever. She earned herself a strep test while we were there, especially after she said "Mama, I have a headache." After the appointment, when she usually begs to go to either the park or to Mimi's house, she asked pitifully "Mama, can we go home so I can take a rest?" It's been a long few nights with that one.


If there is a bright side to having a sick toddler, it is the rare fleeting opportunity to slow down and snuggle. 2:30 AM might not be my first choice of timing, but it is a beautiful opportunity nonetheless. Bella has wanted to be held - not just lean against my side, but cradled "like a baby" as she says. Other than getting continuously kicked by little Boniface who is not as interested in sharing his/her space, Bella and I both love these quiet, close moments.


I am 35 weeks. By date, I have about one month left until we get to meet the Little One! The roller coaster of emotions is out of control. The excitement and anticipation is mounting!


Bella's latest phrases that are cracking me up:
"In the meantime..."
"Can you imagine that?"
"I was just thinking about..."

All used in proper context.


Major Project (read: STRESSOR) Moving the girls into the same room. Here's the thing: I'm not nervous about the actual sleeping situation. That will be an adjustment that we can't control and we will have to face regardless. It doesn't really matter, it's just the next step. Also, I think they will do well even if it takes a little getting used to. The cause of the stress is the practicalities of moving the furniture, arranging, organizing, and setting up the smaller bed room as a decent guest room. If we had an unlimited budget I could be done tomorrow because I have grand visions. However, the task of emptying junk from one room and making it the girls' bedroom is daunting. Isn't that ridiculous?


My mom came and helped me organize for 2 whirlwind days last week. My main floor still looks like a tornado went off and I have to cautiously maneuver around my bedroom, but I could have a party in my storeroom! There is something wrong here, but I daren't complain. At least there is one area of the house under control!


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Jen said...

Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by! It's nice to hear from others who have/had motorcycles so I know I'm not crazy :) I was reading some of your posts, my word - 3 babies in 3 years! I thought I was overwhelmed with 4 in 6 - you must feel like a baby/milk factory :)

Good luck as you near the end of your pregnancy, and I hope your little ones are feeling better soon :)

Ute said...


I just moved my two toddlers into the same bedroom, and I was amazed at how easy the transition was for them. Now they wake up and the first thing they do is call the other's name. I didn't think it was possible, but it has deepened their bond. And my older one falls asleep even though the younger one need to talk herself into sleep. Sometimes for 30-45 minutes. I hope it goes as easy for you!
I also hope that Bella gets well soon (and that she stays this way!) Good luck for the remainder of your pregnancy!