Little A week 22

Little A is a whopping 5 months now! I was still telling people 4 months when I realized — that’s incorrect! She has grown so much and I am trying to enjoy the last month of maternity still left.

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Perfume Wardrobe: My skin but better

I wanted to do a series of posts about my perfume collection last year but never got around it. In an attempt to get back into blogging about something other than the kids, here is the first in (hopefully) the series.

Skin scents are so easy to wear and can be very sexy, probably because most of them has an animalic quality to them. These are no-brainer pick-up-and-go perfumes for me.

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Little A week 18

Long time no update, and the baby is already 4 month old!

We’ve had a busy last month which included a full week of vacation at my in-laws and Prague (hopefully I can get myself together for a post about Prague), all three kids and M sick, to a new work project starting up to needing to make Halloween costumes for the kids (again, hopefully I get around to a post about that) AND updating a lecture I need to give next week. Whew.

But back to Little A, who in spite of all the crazy has been doing her thing and growing into a grown up baby!

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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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