Well, it comes in threes. Our friends lost their baby, another friend lost his father, and now an elderly cousin has passed. We will be in Queens for one funeral on Saturday and then Long Island for the other on Sunday. The hotel provides cribs, but I think I'll pack their snuggle nests and just stick them in our king size bed. (And there is a gym at the hotel, so I might sneak in a 4th workout!)
The kids had their 4 month check up. Bobby is on the chart at 22 inches and 12lbs 1oz. (Yes, you read that right; he's over 12 pounds). Maya is just below the 4 month old chart at 20 inches and 8lb 4oz. Even though she is much smaller, she is growing at a steeper rate on her chart. The doctor was very pleased with both. They were doing well on all of the 4 month old markers she was looking at (WOO HOO!!!). She also said that feeding solids is right on track for their development. She recommended continuing the nightly rice bottle plus adding a spoon feeding of oatmeal or rice each night this week, then next week adding a veggie during the afternoon. We should go with one veggie per week to make sure there are no issues. Once we go through the veggies, move on to the fruits. So, tonight, Bobby had some oatmeal on a spoon! He had some bananas this afternoon (on my finger) and how he loved it! He refused the spoon this afternoon for those, but ate the watery oatmeal on it, so score one for that! His stool is a little thicker (sorry for the TMI) so we figured the oatmeal might help with that. Maya still hasnt really dug the whole spoon/solid feeding/etc yet, but I might try her with some rice cereal on a spoon tomorrow. We'll see... (Kiddo doesnt need oatmeal, if you catch my drift...)
Working on revamping Nicholas and Sophia's baby book... Their original one was my first foray into scrapbooking and each child has gotten a better book, which means theirs looked rough. I wanted to redo it. So I am. And it is hard. Really, really hard. But I wont stop until it feels right. Even if I do cry at every page.
If you havent seen Still Life 365, then perhaps today's entry might be a nice place to start... ;)
They are doing so well. That is wonderful news. Glad you have been able to go to the gym. Sorry about all the loss, my prayers are with you and those who have passed.
Yay for Bobby and Maya being right on track with their development and getting started on solids! And congrats to you for sticking to your gym goal, too!
I'm sorry you'll be attending so many funerals this weekend. I will pray for peace for the families.
Thanks for sharing your poetry. It was really haunting and I could definitely get a sense (the best one could without going through what you have) of your pain and grief. You're a great writer!
Beautiful poem, and I'm so delighted that Bobby & Maya are doing so well! 12 pounds! Wow!!!
Awesome on Bobby & Mayas development ! Praise God!
Great job on getting to the gym. I know it's hard to get started. But so well worth getting into the habit of some form of exercise. My condolences on the losses. Be careful on your travel. Give those babies kisses from aunt t. Love ya.
So glad the babies are doing so well. Wow your post on still life 365 gave me chills down my body.
I'm sorry about all the funerals.. that just stinks. When your driving down the NJTPK give me a shout :)
Oh, my goodness, they're just getting so big!
I'm so sorry for your losses. Thinking of you, and here if you need to talk.
That poem is beautiful!
I'm sorry for more death around you. That is so hard.
Congrats on the workout goal & keep it up!
Praise God for the progress Bobby & Maya are making.
I had no idea you were a published author! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations on making it to the gym three times in a week! That's awesome!
I am so happy to hear that Bobby & Maya are growing so well, it seems like just a little while ago they were barely getting to 5 pounds. What a wonderful job you're doing taking care of your family (& you!).
Congrats on the working out and I am happy to here the babies are doing well!
So sorry about the family and friends that have suffered losses. I will be sending lots of prayers for them.
Look at all of you go!
Oh my. Well done to all three of you. You truly are wonderwoman Michele! And Bobby & Maya seem to be following in your footsteps.
I'm sorry to read about your cousin and your friends' losses.
It is lovely that you are changing Nicholas and Sophia's book but it must be very difficult to do.
Your poem is brilliant. As I said, wonderwoman!
Bobby and Maya are getting so big!! I am so glad they are doing so well.
Michele, I am so sorry for your friends' and family's losses. *hugs*
Congrats on the trips to the gym!! Awesome. :)
Nice work on meeting the workout goal!
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