Saturday, March 1, 2014

Things to remember - early 2014

-How Roman wants to cuddle all the time, especially at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bed time
-Arianna says "You Nork" instead of New York
-When Roman is scared, he says "Mommy, I scary!"
-The way Karina softly rubs my belly, arm, and chin and holds my finger while she nurses
-The intimate chats Marissa and I have while I wash her hair
-How Roman keeps informing me that I "*gasp* have a big bottom" and he has a "yittle" bottom
-How Roman says the plural of some things: "mouth-iz" "wolf-iz"
-How Roman can't say the sss sound, but only sometimes: "horry"= sorry, "hissors"= scissors, "webhite"= website, "mommy, can we watch hid the hience kid?"
-Slushy = "flushie" (R)
-Arianna, after getting a giant push on the swings: "That, like, really freaked me out!"
-"Is today March twenty-tooth?" -A
-Karina is 7 months old now! She was rolling around the living room and suddenly sat up again! She's not sleeping well, but is finally slowly eating more solids.
-Arianna said "I triple pegasus promise!"

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Karina update

Karina woke up this morning saying "dadadada" - she is almost 6 months old. No matter how many babies I have, I'm never prepared for how fast they grow up. She's delightful in every way. She's happy almost all the time, and if she's upset, it's always an easy fix. She grins at her siblings like crazy and they all adore her, fighting to sit in front of her and talk baby talk to her. Karina is close to sitting up on her own, and rolling around everywhere. She plays with anything she can get her hands on, and that usually involves eating it. She nurses about every 1.5 hours if she's awake, and takes two solid naps of about 2-3 hours, plus an evening cat nap. She's not sleeping all night, but I still get a few good chunks of sleep most nights and she goes right back to sleep after nursing. She's very destractable and adorable when she nurses, grabbing my face, lips, hair, the nursing cover, and anything she can get her one hand on. I finally gave in and put her in the nursery at church and she's happy for a little while, but every time so far they've had to page me a few times. I think she's a mommy's girl, and I won't lie: I kinda love it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Roman is 3!

Drinking asparagus soup with straws, "I made a mess on my forehead!"
The Tuesday night before Roman's 3rd birthday, the girls were sick and I was worried Roman was next. He started crying in the middle of the night, so I went to check on him cuz he never wakes up at night. We ended up cuddling and goofing off at least 4 times throughout the night, and I loved every minute of it. At one point I was just looking at him and he whined "me too", which is how he says "i love you back" sometimes, but I hadn't even said it yet. I can't believe my tiny preemie baby boy is so old and smart and talkative!
I put him down for nap/rest time and he was fine. A few minutes later, he started whining so I went in to see why. "Mommy, you cuddle with me?" How could I resist that?!
Roman, while watching ice skating on tv, "I have arms. That boy has hands like I do." "You're adorable.""I not 'dorable, I a big boy!"

A: "Let the show commence! That's a fancy word for begin."

R - potty training! The first day and a half was awful and I had pretty much decided to give up and try again in a few weeks/months. Then suddenly he totally got it and has been doing awesome! He is adorable running to the bathroom yelling "I go potty really bad!" And he's really only had one accident since then and that was because we forgot to remind him. The only weird thing is he hasn't pooped in the potty yet. Not for lack of trying, but I put a diaper on him for nap and he is now only pooping at nap time. Lol. I'm sure he will be fine eventually though.

A: "I don't even LIKE lettuce!" [While pointing her finger at herself]

Karina is 4 months old and so adorable! She's rolling like crazy and starting to sleep on her belly no matter what I do. She's still a great sleeper and all around a happy girl. She weighed 12#11oz and was 25.5in long at her checkup.

Christmas was kinda crazy but fun. It was just our "little" family (which isn't so little anymore!) But I just mean no relatives. The grandparents and great grandparents showered the kids with gifts and EVERYTHING was a huge hit. They exclaimed over everything they opened and were just delighted the whole day.

Well even though this is kinda all over the place, it's time to post it or it'll never happen. I've been adding to it since Roman's birthday and planning to spend more time on it but oh well!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

snippets 2


  • This morning the girls woke up and played in their room, Dan was at a church event, and Karina slept late after nursing at 8:30am. I went into Roman's room and cuddled with him for a bit. Then we went to my bed and read book after book after book. Love that sweet boy.
  • Yesterday morning on our way to CC, Marissa asked why Merida from Brave wanted to "change her feet" - "change her fate" with a Scottish accent. Haha!
  • The other day I finally got around to giving the big girls their first piano lesson! Marissa learned cdefg on paper and every octave on the piano. Arianna learned cde on paper and every octave on the piano - and they both actually remembered what they learned so far. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Snippets

  • "Mommy, you leff it in my room, I foun' it!" -Roman calling me from nap to tell me I left my water bottle in his room.
  • Last night Karina slept from 10pm until 7:30am without waking up! It was wonderful! She has only been waking up once anyways, but this was extra nice.
  • Yesterday, Dan took Arianna to the store to grab a few things we needed. He took my van key off my key chain because he doesn't have a button unlocker. Well, yesterday he left for evening church early (as usual), and then later I loaded all the kids in the card to go to the rest of evening church. Only to find that he had never returned my van key and he had the valet key too! Needless to say, we didn't get to church! We watched The Incredibles instead - the kids' favorite movie!
  • Fall Back (hour time change) was this past weekend, and I was worried it would screw us all up, but we have the best kids ever and all 6 of us got an extra hour of sleep!
  • Before Halloween, Arianna was having a hard time decided what dress up outfit to wear and changed her mind several times. Roman had no trouble deciding on the Merida dress from Brave...for himself! Haha! I managed to convince him that a monkey was cool enough!
  • A few days ago, I woke up to both big girls in my bed cuddling with me. Arianna fell back asleep for a long time and Marissa requested to go downstairs and start school early. She finished everything I usually have her do before the rest of us even had breakfast!
  • Karina just turned 2 months old and had a well visit check-up. She weighed 10lbs 13oz (25th %) and was 23.25in long (80th %), making her the biggest 2 month old we've had by 1oz (M: 10#, A: 10#12oz), R: 8#9oz)). She grinned at the nurse til it was time for her shots. She hated them of course, and was so pitiful. She slept a lot that day, but when she was awake she was miserable - it seemed like her legs were sore because everytime she moved or I moved her or tried to nurse her, she screamed out in pain. The next day she was fine though!

  • *Note to self* Always remember the smell and feel of fuzzy baby hair after a bath!
  • I've found myself getting very emotional while doing laundry - I have to pack away the tiny cute things Karina has already outgrown, and Arianna outgrew, and Marissa outgrew. Ugh. I need a steady supply of newborns for an indefinite period of time!
  • Marissa's top two front teeth just fell out recently! Her smile is adorable!
  • Marissa has started dotting her "i"s with hearts instead of dots. Her reasoning: Hearts are so much prettier than dots, don't you think?
  • I took all 4 kids to a pumpkin/apple farm for a field trip with our CC group. I wore 4 week old Karina in my Mei Tai (baby carrier) and she slept the whole time! Phew!
  • Conversations in the car last month:
    • Marissa: What is that tent?
    • Me & Dan: Um, a tent!

    • Roman: My nose not moving!
    • I turned around to see him trying to shove a pair of sunglasses upside down over his nose.