Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Or so we thought. I was barely two sentences into the post, about to read the dialogue from Magnolia and Kaleia's arm grabbing incident, when Magnolia, without even putting her blocks down, yells out: "You! Arm! Baby!"
We were certainly impressed, and it was a harmless conversation this time, but I think we are now entering the phase when you do a lot of S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G.
This was not okay with Magnolia. Though she wanted to sit next to her infant sister, she did not want Kaleia to touch her.
Magnolia (pulling away and giving Kaleia a dirty look): "Arm!"
Me: "Magnolia, it is okay. She is not hurting you."
Really, Magnolia? Kaleia's tiny little fingers, that are barely touching you, are causing you pain?
Magnolia scooted farther away, only to be followed by her sister's grabby hands.
I saw visions of invisible lines drawn as boundaries on couches and carseats. I heard games of "I'm not touching you" play out. I heard myself saying, "If you don't stop that I'm gonna turn this car right around and we're just gonna go home."
Or maybe that was just a flashback from my childhood...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Three months ago, I never would have thought we could have a happier baby than Magnolia. We always joked that we were in for trouble with our second because Magnolia was so easy-going. But believe it or not, Kaleia might be easier. Though many of our friends don't believe us, she does cry, but almost always her crying is due to her continued flatulance problem. And though she is happy most of the time, when she does cry she gets aaannnGRY.
They look pretty different. Most people thought Maggie looked like Brian, but everyone likens Kaleia to her Mama. The girls are also pretty different in size. Kaleia continues to gain and grow slowly and steadily. She is now up to 12 lb 12 oz and 24.25 inches long -- two pounds lighter than Magnolia was.
Developmentally, Kaleia is on pace with her sister at 3 months: drooling, fists in mouth, playing with rattles on her own, enjoying her playmat, and big smiles for anyone she meets. If the similarities continue teething is right around the corner.
We are still learning to parent two. Life is full -- wonderful and hard. But that's another post.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today, while bathing to remove the crusty snot from her hair, Magnolia wagged her outstretched arm and shouted "No! No! No!" at her bath toys that were encroaching on her side of the tub.
You know something's wrong when your toys start annoying you.