Little A week 13

A quickie since I have more potatoes to peel! Not a particularly special week but will also do a Little E & Little M update when there’s time.

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Wearing perfume again!

I never wore perfume during the newborn stage with any of the kids since there is so much nursing going on. But just lacking the time and opportunity to get that shower in, constantly smelling like slightly spoilt milk (urg leaky boobs) and especially this time around, so much sweat from hauling the kids to all their stuff, I was just waiting for the time when I could wear something that smells nice.

The solution turned out to be solid perfume!

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Little A weeks 11 & 12

It has been a challenging couple of weeks and when I update about the boys, it might become clearer why.

Part of the reason, however, is that Little A has gotten more challenging lately. She’s emerging from newborn-hood with a strong personality.

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Little A weeks 9 & 10

Little A has another cold! Beginning of kindergarten brought a lot of new germs home by the boys.

My mom leaves this Thursday for home — she’s been here for 3 months, and through 2.5 months of Little A’s babyhood. In a way it’s intimidating because I have the kids to myself after 7ish, and it is possible that we only get halftime kindergarten for the boys (it’s complicated…) meaning I need to pick them up by 2pm every day. Urg. I am trying to convince her or my dad or both to visit again. She can’t come again as simply a visitor until next summer though.

Little A had her last midwife visit, and since she’s doing well, we don’t need any more visits — she graduated! She gets her first vaccinations next week and growing well into a grown-up baby!

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Little M 4 years 6 months, Little E 2 yrs 7 months

It is daunting to think next month my mom is home and I am wrangling the two boys myself again. Both, but especially Little E has taken to my mom and he will miss her a log I think. He was crying last night at bedtime for her (she was holding the baby and couldn’t go to him though).

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Little A weeks 7 and 8

Summer school break is over, meaning I will actually have some time with computer starting this week! Woot!

It’s hard to believe Little A is already 2 months old! The third time around, the newborn time is flying by. It probably has to do with just how much we had to do with moving to a new apartment and the boys being on break (it is nonstop when they are both home).

A surprise is her hair is already growing back! When she started to lose some hair on the top of the head, I thought it would follow Little M — bald until 1 yr. But after losing a bit off the top in the first month, the rest is staying in place and hair is already growing back.

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Little A Weeks 5 & 6

We finally got internet up in the new place last week, and we are still doing crazy unpacking while having the boys also at home. Its been a busy two weeks! Of course after nursing Little A in the wee hours of the morning, I couldn’t fall back asleep again, and had a chance to finally put up her update. She has graduated the 6 week mark! It’s hard to believe it’s already been 1.5 months since she was born. The time flew by this time (we had so much going on)! Continue reading

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Little M 4 yr 4 months, Little E 2 yr 5 months update

Just because there’s a baby around, doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten I have 2 other kids!! Sure, I am the food source and baby-bed for Little A at the moment, so I am less involved with the boys. But I am hoping that as Little A needs me less, I can get back to doing stuff with the boys more. I also need to be cleared by the doctor next week before I SHOULD engage in any rough play with them, so there.

The boys are enjoying the new baby, although a bit too roughly sometimes, but there has been no jealousy with them yet. Sometimes, especially Little E, insists that I do something for them, but other than that they have not been clingy.

The big memorable event in the last month was that Little E dislocated his arm >.< It ended up being reset and no missed school at all, but scary when it happened because he was holding his arm and crying every time he moved it. Also had to do waiting rooms at both the pediatricians and the hospital (he ended up in the emergency room) before the surgeon fixed it. At least it all worked out in the end…

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Little A Weeks 3 & 4

Little A is 4 weeks old. It is our last week in the old apartment and it is a bit sad to leave it after 3 years.

She will have her first doctor visit with our pediatrician for the U3 on Friday, although she has already been there for Little E’s visit before. We also had our last visit with our midwife before she’s on vacation, so things will be quite for a couple of weeks for checkups.

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Little A Week 2

Little A is 2 weeks old, and it already feels like a lifetime has gone by. We are settled in at home, and unfortunately, M had to go back to work (although he also worked through his “break” when Little E was born — some things never change).

She has had her 3rd midwife visit and all looks great! The umbilical cord is off, she is gaining weight like a champ (although not as quickly as her brothers, ha) and has had her very first bath. I envy her — but I will take a LONG bath after the 6 week OB visit clears me.

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