Friday, December 30, 2011
We lost our baby on Christmas Day at eight weeks, and as hard as it has been, I am not sorry that I shared. The joy that we felt before was just as real as the loss that we feel now, and I am grateful for the acknowledgement of that fact.
I am left humbled by the miracle that each precious life is. I am reminded that few things in life are guaranteed. A baby in my arms next August was no more guaranteed than are long lives for the rest of our children, or even my next breath, and I don't ever want to take that for granted. God tells us that our lives are like vapor, here one second and gone the next. The only way to make that vapor count is to be living for Him everyday, throwing caution to the wind on a daily basis. In moments such as these the reality of this hits home. It is good to be reminded, and to be motivated to make life count in the way God meant it to.
God is good. God is faithful. His love endures. He binds up the brokenhearted. He makes our yoke easy and light. Thank you Jesus for all of our blessings. I am so very glad to know you.
Monday, November 21, 2011
We are doing Thanksgiving at out house this year! That's a first. I am supposed to make an edible turkey, so we will see how that goes. At this point it is still frozen solid attempting to be defrosted while in the fridge. Oh, boy.
The twins are started to remember and "read" certain books with me. Well, really just the one. Go Away Dog. Every night they tell me "read the dog". I LOVE hearing them learn and remember stories. It is adorable, and I really can't believe just one year ago they really only said, mamma, dadda, and baby. MY how they are grown from babies to toddlers, and now on the brink of full out little boys. Be still for a while clock.
Caleb is pretty much amazing! He is definitely advanced both physically and verbally! He can now say hot, ball, mama, dada, no, and uh oh! He actually said four words in a row once..."no no don't touch" after we told him that a bunch of times regarding the wood burning stove. Amazingly, he just knows it's hot and pretty much doesn't touch it. There have been no burns.
Noah is still our little softy, and pretty sensitive. He LOVES playing with Chey Chey, and he is just growing so fast. He is very perceptive, and really understands peoples feelings. He is also a very big rule follower. He will remind you to put on your seat belt, and not go to fast so you don't get a ticket. If he thinks a rule is being broken, he reminds me to keep it! Funny boy. He still lvoe being told stories. He will listen to a book being read, but prefers for me to tell him a story.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Poor Micah and Levi too! They are just not used to getting left with strangers! I don't blame them for screaming, but they will obviously do better if we go every week! Hopefully they don't get sick as much as they did from church last year!
Noah, Micah and Levi all got really sick from church just last week! It started on Wednesday with Micah and Levi having 104 fevers and both throwing up, but only once each. Then it was gone as quickly as it came on, within one day. Then Noah came down on Thursday and was over it by Friday! Thank goodness it was short lived, and PRAISE Jesus Caleb didn't get it! I think my breastmilk played a part in protecting him from getting sick! God designed human milk so wonderfully amazing! I am so thankful!
Anyhow, we made breakfast burritos at Jeremiah and Nicole's after church and Noah stayed when we took the other boys home for naps, and watched Cars2 with his cousins! What a big boy he is getting to be!
The three littlest ones napped for 2 hours....all at the same time! Glorious! I took a nap myself, and actually woke on my own without being woken by someone else! That almost NEVER happens to my sleep! What a great feeling!
Overall, a very relaxing and restful day! Thank you Jesus!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I'm so thankful that Nick chose me, and I am so thankful that God has blessed out marriage, and continues to bless it! So very thankful for the children our home is blessed with, and excited to see the new faces He may bless our family with!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole was a little dry in my opinion, but had really good flavor. I think I will try to tweak it next time to make it a little moister. Overall it was yummy though, and a nice twist to a chicken and rice caserole.
Today Levi got the back of his head gashed open by the little tyke pool falling on his head, courtesy of Noah and Micah holding it up and then dropping it right on him. He ran towards the house crying and holding his head, and as soon as I picked him up and touched the back of his head, my hand came away bloody. I located the gash, and could tell right away it would need a stitch. So my Dad luckily was able to come home from work early and watch the other three boys while I took Levi to the doctor Naturally, I feel like a fantastic parent bringing my son, who has a broken collar bone, in to get stitches. Nice.
Levi was such a good boy though. He threw a fit when I took him into the doctor two days after he broke his collar bone, which now I know was because he was in so much pain. So, I was a bit nervous about what would happen this time. He suprised me when he just sat on the table like such a good boy and let the doctor search through his hair for the gash. Then he sat so good waiting for the doctor to come back and give him one staple, which is what he said it needed. I felt so bad that he didn't know what was coming and was sitting there nicely. It wasn't hurting him anymore at this point, so I felt so bad that he had to be hurt more. That boy has had enough pain in the last three weeks already! The doctor didn't recommend numbing his head first either because he said it would take four shots to numb it, versus one quick staple.
Anyway, he sat in shock for about a half a second after the staple went in, and then burst out crying, and cried for about three or four minutes. It sucked. Then the doctor gave him two stickers, and I promised him ice cream, and he was fine. My little trooper.
No more doctors, no more blood, no more scaring mommy, mmmk!?
Noah unloaded the top of the dishwasher rack all by himself today. I was one proud mommy! He put everything on the counter, which made it easier for me to put away! He really helped me, and he was veyr proud of his accomplishment. It was really cute.
We have been consistent with disciplining and training the boys over the last few days, and we are already noticing a big difference in their behavior. Yay for boys who are learning to obey well! I strongly believe that we teach our children to obey us, to teach them to obey God, so we don't want to slack in this area any longer. Lord, help us!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I have been recently attempting to meal plan, because I have faced facts that running to the grocery store is not possible. And when I don't know what to make for dinner, and I have only chicken breast and rice for ingredients, it makes me grumpy. Anyhow, I have been looking over lots of recipes to add to our collection, and I think I'll share my foodie finds. Yay! We are going to be saved from eating tacos or pasta every night!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
If the boys go outside we have to be playing in the water. Luckily, Caleb loves the pool. I like putting him in there because it is a mini-playpen that he actually likes! He has actually learned how to crawl out in the last few days, but he usually stays in for quite awhile first. A few days ago, he watched Micah and Levi get out of the pool and go get on their bikes. He watched them for a minute and then crawled right out, went over to the little radio flyer bike and climbed on and sat on it just like you are supposed to sit on it! He learns so much from having big brothers!
Today at church Caleb crawled over to a 3 year old little boy in the fireside room and was being so friendly and cute. He really captures attention because he is so happy and smiley. He is such a blessing!
We cleaned the carpet this weekend and man did it need it! Too many spills and potty accidents, and it hadn't been cleaned in 2 years. Hopefully we find a house in Pinon Hills soon so we won't have to deal with nasty blue carpet anymore!
Had an enlightening
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
So in honor of all the exercise that was had earlier in the day, we had cheeseburgers, sweet potatoe fries, mac and cheese, and broccoli for dinner. We ate it at the picnic table. We had watermelon ganita for dessert. It was the perfect backyard summer dinner. It was followed by giving all four boys a bath outside in their pool! Ah, how I love summer.
Levi's neck and shoulder are much better than they were a week ago, but it is nowhere near back to 100%. It still hurts him and he won't lift his arm all the way up. It is hard to put shirts on him without it hurting, and he still won't let me pick him up from under his armpits. The doctor said he should make a full recovery but that it could take weeks or even months. Poor baby.
I experienced hearing the twins talk to each other today, and it was obvious they totally understood each other, and I couldn't make out what they were saying. It was so funny that they understood each other perfectly. Micah has been so sweet pointing to Levi's neck and saying, "Levi hurt. Neck. On slide."They are talking to much, and turning into little boys. They can boht now ride a big boy bike with training wheels! So we now have three little boys zooming around the backyard on bikes! It's adorable!
Caleb is still melting my heart on a daily basis. He is so happy. He is even happy having been taking naps very well for the past 2 weeks. He keeps taking only one nap, either the morning or the afternoon, and staying awake for the other one for an hour in his crib, so I get him up. It makes he an overtired baby, but he still doesn't get very cranky. I am still troubleshooting trying to figure out what is going on with that nap! I really doubt he is ready for one nap! That would be veyr unlikeyl at only nine months!
I am also having some nursing difficulty. Suddenly a crack has appeared, and it is killing me! I have no idea why is cropped up all the sudden! For the time being nursing on that one side requires me to sike myself up before hand to stand the pain! Ouch! Hopefully it goes away soon!
Been having such a good time with Nick lately. We went to dinner at Buca di Beppo on Friday night, and we have been spending a lot of time together. I'm such a lucky woman!
Noah is doing really well in preschool. He sometimes doesn't want to read the books we have without pictures, but I don't really blame him! He is still excited to do his preschool "work" everyday, and I am so proud of him! I really think he is growing in his love of learning, and he is learning about Jesus everyday too, which makes me the happiest of all. That's what it's all about, and and I am so glad we get to share this time together! I only get one chance to do this life with my family, and I am so grateful we are doing it this way!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The first thing we did today was learn a bible memory verse, which we will practice everyday of the week. I am really excited aboout doing this with him. I count it as such a priviledge to be teaching him how to hide God's word in his heart! I am looking forward to memorizing the verses with him as well!
The rest of the school time was spent reading a few stories aloud, and talking about them, as well as a few activities for him to do out of a little workbook. One had him drawing lines, and the other had him picking out objects that were identical to each other. This one I explained to him using his brothers as examples of identical looking objects! He totally aced that activity!
The day was a success, and we are both excited to do it again tomorrow...and I think Caleb is excited too! I'm so happy they can all continue learning and growing together!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I finally got my last bunch of cloth diapers. I think I have 24 now, and I am definately a believer! The first laundry soap I used (Rockin green) left the didpers stinky, so I wasn't so sure, bug the new soap I have (Nelly's) works great! So glad I took a chance because we are going to save a lot of money! Especially if we have 10 babies! :)
Sunday, July 31, 2011
We finally got to meet baby Jace yesterday! He is so small and sweet! Why do babies have to grow so fast!? Sometimes I wish I could just have a redo with all of the kids and do it all over again, just so I could go back and enjoy each moment a second time!
I was glad to hear all about Nicole's experience with her natural VBAC2. I wanted all the details! haha Besides my midwife, I don't know one other person besides her (our age) that has had a baby without any drugs! It's nice to have someone to talk about the experience with! I think I will ask Nicole if she wants to write up her birth story and guest post it on this blog! I would love to read it, and maybe share it with her permission. It is so important and empowering to women to know they can give birth naturally, and I think hearing stories of women who did it is the first step towards making the decision to go for it!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
1. Our first apartment
2. Nick's parents house
3. A house in Wrightwood
4. The tiny house off of Daycreek
5. Our current home in Rancho
Our sixth anniversary in coming up in November, so we figure it's time to move again.
But we are hoping this time will be different. That's right. We are hoping this time we will be moving into our very own home! No more rent! No more landlords! No more living with the ancient blue carpet that our many, small, potty-training children insist on watering!
So, we signed an offer on a house today. In Pinon Hills. It's about 35 minutes from Rancho. Up the 15 , and then off of the 138. The house is off of a dirt road! I never thought I would move there! In fact, I think I swore I wouldn't. Ya know, if I swore. Which I don't. But for a hundred thousand less than what we were thinking of spending in Rancho, we will be getting so much more, and I think we are making the best decision for our family. If we get this house, I think we are going to love it, and Nick and I both really feel like this is where God is leading us. Plus, how could a big house on 2 acres, and a 6 car garage for Nick not have us excited!?
So, please pray for our family, for this big decision, and for God to have his hand in it every step of the way.
On a side note: my heart loves our current home. I feel like it is mine, even though it isn't. It's not for sale, but even if it was, it isn't big enough for our growing family. We moved here when Noah was one. We brought the twins home from the hospital to this house. Caleb was born here for crying out loud! Our family has grown so much here, literally. If, and when we move from this house, I will mourn it a little bit. So also, could you please pray for my silly, sentimental soul?
Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Today, however, all of that changed. Today was the first day I took all the boys on a walk to the park. We are quite the sight. Triple stroller, and a baby in a carrier. "Are they all yours?" asked the neighbor. "You've been busy." "Why, yes. Thank you for noticing. You'd understand if you saw my husband." Of course, I didn't actually say that. I would have liked to see the look on his face if I would have though!
Anyway, I am ashamed to say we totally cheated. We went down the hill. But Grammy met us at the park. So when it came time to leave, we piled in her car, put the stroller in the trunk, and she drove up the hill. Do you blame me?
Maybe tomorrow will be the day we make it down the hill, and up again. It's time our hill became my excuse for being in shape, instead of out of shape!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
1) I chopped off my hair. Into a bob. Shorter than it's ever been. I pretty much love it. I suppose the fact that I love short hair on myself means I am getting older. That combined with the fact that I pulled a beautiful white hair from my head today.
2) We are contemplating moving to Pinon Hills. My mind really begins spinning when I think about this for too long.
There are so many benefits for our family when it comes to moving there, but then of course there are drawbacks as well. I love being close to my parents and so do the boys. I see my mom a few times a week, and it is nice knowing she is close by if I need her help, or if I want to drop by for an hour to let the boys play and chat. My mom watches the boys for me sometimes when I go to the store and such. In some ways I just can't picture my life living further away from her. I know it seem silly when we are talking 30 miles. It's pathetic, right? Some people live days away. But I am spoiled, and used to what we have.
So, that all sounds pretty negative. However, we could buy a house for SO much cheaper up there, and it would be much bigger and have much more land for our growing family. Not to mention practically all of Nick's family now lives up there, and all the moms stay at home, so we could all hang out.
Which leads me to the last, and most controversial point I wanted to make about all the things that have been going on around here.
3) I recently stumbled upon a lot of information regarding birth control and family planning. Or should I say the lack of birth control and family planning. As many people know, I have had it on my heart for a long time now to have a big family. It seems like every time Nick and I would talk about having more kids, I would increase the number I thought we should have by one. Or two. This desire of my heart lead me to find blogs and websites and books about families who let God plan their family sizes. Even though this idea is so counter-cultural, I began looking into it because it matched up with what is in my heart. The more I have looked into it and prayed about it the more sense it has started to make to me.
God made husbands and wives. He made our bodies, and he gave us desire for each other. The natural result of this is usually bearing children. His first commandment to husbands and wives was to be fruitful and multiply. It all started making sense to me. God says children are his blessing to us. Which other blessing that God offers to us do we seek to limit?
I believe that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. If this is true, then the current idea and trend to limit the number of children born to us is a result in a change in the culture, and not a result of a change in God's ideas about children.
Now, I totally understand that my natural inclination to want to have a large family makes me more open to this "radical", yet ancient way of thinking. It still scares me a little to be sure, because I am a planner. I want to plan my pregnancies. I want to avoid being pregnant in the summer months. I want to plan births for when I think it would be most convenient in relation to seasons, and activities such as homeschooling.
Then I remember that I serve a God who loves me and my family and my children more than I do. I serve a God who knows everything, and created everything, and has my best interest at heart. He knows what I can handle. He knows when our family will be complete better than I do. Do I think I can plan our family better than He can!? If I say I trust Him, and if I say I lean not on my own understanding but on His, shouldn't this apply to every aspect of my life, and not just the parts I feel comfortable trusting Him?!
Anyways, I have loads more to say about this topic. Enough for now though! I will just say lastly that I began my search into this topic by reading a book called Family UnPlanning by Craig Houghton if anyone is interested. It's a really short book. Have a good day!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Although, Noah covered his ears while watching, and Micah and Levi went into the house they hated it so much. Levi said "cared" meaning scared. They were not fans! Micah did come out in the backyard with me for a bit and when he saw a far off firework that wasn't loud he said WOW!
Here we all are. Note Levi's finger up his nose.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Micah is a fantastic singer at age 2. His singing is adorable. He sings "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "You're More than Enough", and "Our God is Greater". And he can sing the days of the week song. I love that our house is filled with the singing of many small boys. It is a beautiful thing, and such a blessing. I pray our boys never stop singing praises to our King.
Micah STILL loves his silky blue blankie, and he STILL sucks his thumb. I don't mind. He is cute, and sweet, and he is STILL my baby.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Caleb loves this pool a whole lot. He crawls all over it, and pulls himself up to the side, and splashes like crazy. He loves the water in general. He crawls into the bathroom when he hears me turn on the water to give baths! All of our babies have been water babies, and Caleb is no different!
The boys also adore the little water slide this pool has. And I adore watching them enjoy going down it. Life is good, espeically in the month of June. Yay for summer!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Caleb can officially babble things that sound like mama, dada, papa, baba. It is so adorable. He is so squishy. And so smiley. And so precious. He can also veyr nearly sit himself up. And if he is sat up, he can sit there for more than 5 minutes. My baby is growing so fast. He has 2 teeth now also. The second one came in May 13th. He rarely bits me while nursing.
Micah and Levi have been saying each others names for about a month. Levi says Mi-cAH, with a heavy emphasis on the AH! It sounds a bit like he has a Hebrew accent. Ha! Micah says Wevi. Actually they both say all 'L' sounds, like a 'W'. I love it. I looove hearing them call to each other. Levi kept calling out to Micah the other day at bedtime because Micah had already fallen asleep. "Micah, come on!" he kept saying it, over and over. Micah is so used to sleeping while Levi makes noise though, that he didn't wake up! It was so cute hearing Levi call for his brother!
The other day I was brushing Levi's teeth and he was looking at himself in the bathroom mirror. I said, who is that? And he took another look, smiled and said, "Micah!" Umm, I love him! It must be a little confusing....he's trying to figure out how a mirror works, but every time he look at Micah it is like he IS looking in a mirror! How is a 2year old supposed to understand that!
The twins have started asking "why" about everything! I can't believe it starts this soon! Levi also says, "A different one". He said this when he wanted a different bottle (I mean sippy cup, right, cause I totally weaned them from the bottle already) because the nipple had too big of a slit in it! He also said it when he wanted buckled in the front car seat instead of the back one. The twins BOTH still eat playdough, and crayons! Why?! I have no idea! Are they missing some sort of vitamins?!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
He is a BIG boy!
We waited until 6 months to start any solid food, so up to this point he has been entirely breastfed! I do feel a sense of pride and satisfaction knowing all of his healthy growth has come right from his mama's milk! Daddy decided to feed Caleb some bananas without me for his very first food, so I didn't get a picture! But, I fed him some avacado the next day, which is what I had intended his first food to be, and I took these pictures. So, it was his second bite! He wasn't a huge fan, but I know he will get the hang of it before long! I love my littlest man!
Caleb is really growing physically and taking off mentally too! He is still the happiest guy around, and barely fusses even though he has just broken his first two teeth! The first one came out the day after Easter, April 25th, and the second one made it appearance May 13th. The bottom front two, of course!
Caleb also rolled from back to tummy for the first time on Easter, and now rolls like crazy all over! And he started sitting unassisted for up to a minute or more in the last week! He also started getting on his hands and knees, rocking back and forth, and even pushing himself up to a push up position! He is VERY strong! Just a few days ago Daddy stood Caleb up next to our baby/toddler rocking chair, and he stood holding on to that thing for a few minutes!
He also started babbling mama, and baba, despite Daddy's best effort to get him to say dada! I, of course, love his choice for his first babble! He also loves blowing raspberries, and spitting up a storm. He is learning to use his mouth in so many ways, including biting on everything he can get his chubby little hands on! He gives me a chomp every now and then while nursing, but I just detach him when he does it, so he will know not to do that!
With so many changes going on, Caleb had a rough couple of weeks of napping, but things are starting to get back on track! He takes 2 or 3 naps a day, and sleeps about 12 hours at night, waking up twice to eat between 6:30 pm, and 6:30 am. I am pretty happy with his sleeping overall!
So, as you can see by this giant list of the things he learned in only the last two weeks, he has gone through SOO many changes! Too many, too quickly for my taste, but so much fun to watch all the same!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Then, just yesterday he was trying to push up on his hands and knees a little bit when I had him on his tummy! I was so shocked to see him do this already, and I got a little teary! My baby is already getting so big! And yet he is still soooo little!
Now today when I layed him down for bed he kept flipping to his back! I went in twice to flip him back on his tummy, but he wouldn't stay put! Finally he fell asleep in his back, on his own! Considering he hasn't slept on his back in over 2 months, I am pretty happy it only took a few times of flipping him over, and a tiny bit of fussing for him to fall asleep on his back. I didn't think he would do that well! Anyway, we will see what kind of naps he will have tomorrow! I am hoping they don't go terribly! Fingers crossed!
Oh yes, he also scoots backwards! I had him on my bed on his tummy, and he wiggles and pushes around, scooting himself backwards as he does it. He went backwards from one end of the bed to the other in just a few minutes! Before long he will be on the go, and I am gonna be in trouble! ;)
I have to report also that Noah cracks me up, and I love how he says things. Sometimes I don't realized the cute way he pronounces things because I am so used to hearing him say it that way! Today I noticed he says:
Some instead of thumb. He also still says free for three, and fink for think, and grill for girl.
We were talking about honeymoons today at bedtime, and he called it a moonhoney! I giggled so hard on the inside! He is so sweet, and curious, and smart! He notices everything, even subtle things like peoples moods.
He told me I hurt his feelings tonight because I snapped at him to not come back out of the bathroom until he went poddy! I don't want to hurt my little boy's feelings, and he helped me realize how sensitive he can be!
He will randomly tell me he loves me, and call me his best mommy ever.
He asked me yesterday, "We don't like being sick, right mom!?"
He still loves me to tell him stories at bedtime, sing him "more than enough", and watch him at the door for "1 more minute".
We were talking about loosing teeth, and about how he would grow big teeth, and he said he didn't want to grow big teeth! I said I didn't want him to either! I am glad we are on the same page with this whole growing up thing!
Oh, how I will miss my little boys when they are all grown up!!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
One of my favorite things is nursing you to sleep at night. I love cuddling up next to you in bed, smelling your sweet little head while you contentedly nurse, feeling your little hands touch my face, so comfy, so peaceful, so warm. You are starting to fall asleep less often by the end of our bedtime session now, but for a few months there you would fall asleep every time. If you are still awake when we are done, I just lay you down in your crib on your tummy, you pop up on your hands and smile at me, then lay your little head down, and go to sleep. I cherish these little moments now more than ever.
I have seen how fast they dissapear.
I never imagined I would still be feeding a baby during the night by almost 5 months, but here we are, and you know what!? I don't mind a bit, and even look forward to when I get to tuck you in next to me during the wee hours for a little milk. This baby phase is so fleeting, so precious, and I am soaking up every drop of you. I love you sweet boy, my fourth son, and my little sunshine.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I realized today that I almost have actual footage of Micah fracturing his foot. Actually the 5th metatarsal on his right foot, if you want to get technical. I stopped filming about 60 seconds before he got hurt so I could go inside and finish making dinner. Mothers don't encourage their small children in activities that may break bones, right? But there I am in the background encouraging them, recording them even! In my defense, you can hear me tell them to
go go go go go jump be careful! Ah well, I'm not sweating it too much! As much as I want to, I can't protect my children from everything in life, and their picnic table jumping antics seemed harmless enough. Boys will be boys, right?!
Then I get a phone call Monday morning, the 21st, saying he actually has a fracture, and can I bring him in right away for a cast! WHAT?! I really was in disbelief that it took them that long to let us know our toddler's foot has a fracture requiring a cast! I am still trying to get down to the bottom of why it would take them so many days to let us know this! We just switched to Kaiser the first of the year, and I am not very happy so far.
Then today I spent about an hour on the phone with Kaiser trying to procure a "boot" for Micah to wear over the cast so he can walk around without slipping and slidding all over the place on our laminate flooring. They keep giving me the run around about which Dr. needs to order the boot, and then finally they find information saying that Micah isn't supposed to be bearing any weight on his foot. A day has now past since he has gotten the cast on, and finally someone bothers to tell me he isn't supposed to be walking on it. So it took 5 days after his initial appointment for me to get the full story about his condition and treatment. Ridiculous. And how on earth can I possibly get an almost 2 year old to not bear weight on his foot. Riiiiiight.
The best part about this whole ordeal is how absolutely sweet and cooperative Micah has been throughout. Seriously, he is such a sweetheart. He didn't move a muscle during the x-ray, and then held his leg up perfectly still while two big male cast putter-oners, put on his cast. No crying, kicking, or screaming for this laid-back dude. He doesn't mind the cast one bit, and he has a smile on his face to prove it!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Then tonight I made corned beef and cabbage for dinner, and Mom and Dad and Nat came over to share it with us. Gale came over as well, but she left before we ate it! Yum! Last year I made it for the first time, and I remember not liking it. This year I realize I didn't like it last year because I was about 5 and a half weeks pregnant with Caleb and my morning sickness was just about to start, so I think that had a whole lot to do with why I didn't like it! This year I thought it was pretty tasty!
I took these pictures of Caleb today, and I love them. His eyes are beautiful and his skin is so soft and perfect. Ah, my baby!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It was nice and warm today, and the kids played outside a lot. Then later on in the afternoon Noah wanted me to make popcorn and we watched a cartoon. We just put the corn into a brown bag and microwave it, add a little olive oil and salt, and yum! He loves hearing it pop! When the twins woke from their nap, we made more so they could have some and they loved it too! Then they promptly removed their diapers and ran through the backyard half-naked while eating their popcorn. They are nuts! :)
Micah hurt his poor little foot yesterday, and he is still saying it hurts today and favoring the other foot a little bit, so we are taking him to the Dr. tomorrow to make sure he didn't break anything. He was jumping off of the picnic table onto the giant cheese when he hurt it. Poor baby.
The twins are talking so much, and adding so many words to their vocab by the day. Levi talks a little but more than Micah right now. He will repeat any word you say pretty much, and Micah will just look at you and blush when you ask him to repeat words sometimes. Levi can say "Micah" and "Noah" really good now. It is soo cute how he says it. They both also started saying "es" which is yes. I love the way toddlers learning to speak say things!
Noah still says things that are so cute as well. I love how he says "f" for "th"...like "I am free" (three), and he says "grill" instead of girl, and tonight he told me we needed to clean out the garage because it was a "zaster" (distaster)! I love it, and I don't want to forget the sweet, innocent way that they all speak! :)
Caleb has been using his hands like crazy the last few days! He can't stop grabbing things, and putting things in his mouth. His hands and fingers, toys, or even my chin. It doesn't matter what it is, he just wants to bite it! He is starting to bite the occasional "button" now too! Ouch!