Friday, April 27, 2007

Cherry "used" the potty!

I heard her grunting and saw her squatting, so I swooped her up and put her on the potty, and SUCCESS! For the first time. So, she got some chocolate and a sticker (chocolate for sitting on the potty; sticker for completing the task.)

And then Jacy stealthily snuck into the bathroom and ate the contents of the potty.

I hate dogs.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I know they're saggy.... but?

Cherry and I always rehearse body parts. This usually takes place during bath or diaper time, and usually consists of the basics: Eyes, earrrrs, nose, mouf, kneeees, etc.

Yesterday, as I was changing her diaper, we were going through the list when suddenly Cherry grabs my breasts and yells out "KNEEEEEES!"

Thanks kid.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Dear Blog

We've been together now for almost two years in one form or another, and we've really had some good times. But I think it's time we down grade our relationship from "lovers" to "just friends".

You have to admit, you saw this coming.

It's not you, really... it's me. I just don't have the time for this major commitment anymore. My children and home come first; it's time for me to stop neglecting them for you. Sure, most of the time when you and I are together, we're talking about the children, but I think it's time for a little less talking about the kids and a little more interaction with them.

It's not just you I have to see less of, it's the whole Internet, really. I only have time for all of you in the morning when I'm eating my cereal and in the evening after all the housework is done. And with so many things to do online, it'll be hard to devote so much time to you specifically.

I'm not saying that we won't see each other at all anymore. I mean it when I say I want to be friends, but that means I'll really only be able to check in every once in awhile.

I cannot forget you completely.

With much love,

PS. Things might change when the days get shorter and the nights are long and lonely again.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Seven whole days, and no blogging?

Ok, so there's only so many hours in a day. And there is so much stuff to do each day. There's diapers to change, kids to feed, dishes to wash, laundry to do, tv to watch, children falling down stairs, and Facebook is dang addictive. So, that's why I haven't been here.

And then, there's those slight marital problems that keep me busy too. But enough about that.


Peach tried her first real food yesterday!
And that's all I have the energy for!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Photos.

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera. Also dissapointing, is that Grandma insisted that Cherry was cold and covered up her pretty dress. So, here are some of the photos from Easter taken with someone else's not-so-great camera.
For two toddlers, there was way more than enough candy!

Stupid bunny ears, just wouldn't stay on!

She had a lot of trouble biting into this one candy, which looked just like an actual TOY care bear and not candy. But once she figured it out, she loved it.

And the babies, well they couldn't do much except just sit around a look cute. ("Banana" and papa up top, and Armondo and Peach on the bottom)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ketchup with Cherry.

Cherry hasn't ceased to amaze me these past couple of weeks. Every day she comes up with some new phrase or saying that just cracks me up. A lot of it is mimicking, of course, but sometimes when she says stuff, and it really fits for the occasion, it just blows my mind.

Some of her current sayings:

"Momma, (or Daddy, or DeDe) where are yoooouuuuu?"
"Let's go, let's go!"
"Bwush tee! chussh shish shish" (Brush teeth with sounds)

She can count to three, which she's been doing for months now, but I don't think I've documented it. But she can only do it in one language, which makes me think she's not watching enough Dora.

She can identify hearts and stars and circles, but has no interest in squares or triangles, etc.

She's still as crazy as ever at the playground, and today figured out how to climb UP the slide at the park. A very TALL slide. And no, I didn't have my camera. We might go back there tomorrow though.

She's starting to be more of a cuddler, which I'm enjoying immensely, and I'm thankful that Armondo is home right now so I can pass off Peach in order to spend time with my first born.

But the biggest news:

She will now sit on the potty.

That's it. No peeing or pooing on the potty. Just sitting. And she gets her tiny piece of chocolate reward. This is a HUGE event though. Just last week she would cry and run away from the potty if we mentioned it. (I have no idea why-there was never any tragic event, I don't think.) And now, she'll ask to sit on it. Obviously she's only asking in order to get chocolate, but hey, it's a start! I'm not expecting any quick progress in this area, and in fact, I'm not even totally ready for her to learn how to use the potty. We're planning on a huge road trip in the summer, and I'd hate to have to pull over every time she felt the urge to pee. Diapers might be easier. But then, there's that whole "impact on the Earth" thing that I feel so guilty about. *sigh*

She's going through some terrible face problems right now, which sucks. Her nose has this crusty scab in one nostril and it hasn't stopped running for two weeks now. It looks horrible, and it hurts her to wipe it, so most of the time we just let it run. Which is pretty gross, and makes me one of those parents that lets their kid run around with a snotty face. I always said I wouldn't be one of those mothers. Grr. She also has a pretty bad case of acne right now too, which is unfortunate. Needless to say, there hasn't been a lot of photos taken of her so far this month. I hope things clear up a bit before Sunday, 'cause we're doing all of our Easter celebrations that day at the MIL's house, and all the cousins are still around. And where there's cousins, there's many, many photos being taken. Oh, and that zit I mentioned, like 8 months ago that was on her chin? Still there. It's been there for about a year now, if not more. The same zit. Never goes away. Unlike before though, I don't get the chance to pop it as often as I used to.

So, it's midnight now, and I should head to bed. I might write something interesting for YOU guys someday soon. We'll see!

Ketchup with Peach

Armondo and I have been putting off getting Peach her first round of shots. We could blame it on being busy but I think the truth is that we were just stalling, 'cause it really sucks to hurt your little baby!

Today though, we had to do it. There's an exceptionally long weekend coming up with Easter, and we weren't sure we'd get another chance before Armondo ships off again. And I really wanted to do it while Armondo was actually home 'cause it would be hard to get someone to watch Cherry.

So, today was the day, and at first, I had Armondo all ready to take her in, but I decided that I would buck up and do it myself 'cause it would probably be nicer for Peach to have her mom and her mammaries close by for comfort.

Peach had been very sleepy so far during the day, and hadn't done much interacting up until the point when I sat down with her in the nurse's office. She looked up at me and gave me one of her cute gummy smiles, just as the nurse gave her her first poke of four. That was the last smile I saw from her all day. She cried quite a bit, but settled down in the waiting room where Daddy and Cherry were playing. Once we got home, all four of us took a nap, and then after we awoke, Peach cried for an hour and would cry out again each time we touched or moved her legs. Poor kid. When I put her to bed this evening, she went down without much of a fuss, but her eyes were puffy from crying, and she didn't do any of her normal cooing. Peach doesn't normally cry. Honestly. She's one of the smiliest, quietest, happiest babies ever, and maybe cries a total of five minutes a day. So, today was especially hard. On all of us! Cherry was a bit extra whiney too today, as she's never happy when her DeDe (baby) cries. I sure hope Peach is feeling better by tomorrow!

The nurse today said that Peach was a little on the smallish side. Tonight, I looked it up, and she's almost three months old, and using the percentiles for that age, she's between the 50th and 75th for length, and she's at the 25th for weight. (24inches, 11 3/4 lbs). I'm not too worried about her size though, 'cause she seems to eat well, and she's quite strong, so I think she's pretty healthy. I could have sworn though, that she was bigger than Cherry was at the same age, but looking back at Cherry's records, she was actually right around the same size. It seems to me that she's growing out of clothing faster than Cherry did. Maybe it's 'cause I wanted Cherry to grow fast and reach each milestone faster, but with Peach, I want to savour and enjoy each little baby moment. I have to say, it is a lot easier to enjoy Peach's baby moments as she's such an calm baby. It wasn't until Cherry reached 2 1/2 months that she finally started to break out of her colicky stage. (The age that Peach is now.)

I will be having more time to blog and relax now, 'cause Peach is starting to develop a sleep routine. She'll go to bed around 7pm, which is the same time as Cherry, and will only wake for feedings during the night and will sleep well past 10 am if she is fed quickly and is not let to wake up completely. At least this is what's been happening for the past few days. It would be really nice if it keeps up, 'cause I have missed my evenings! Before Peach was born, I'd relax for a bit after Cherry went to sleep, then I'd do cleaning, and I'd either watch TV or blog. Since Peach was born, I'd have to choose between cleaning or blogging, or neither if she didn't go to bed until really late. Currently, I put Peach to bed in her crib and then I will bring her into my bed when she wakes in the night. I will probably keep this up until she needs less feedings at night, or she starts to move around a lot. With Armondo being gone most of the time, it's not much of an issue to have her in the bed. When he IS home, if the bed gets too crowded, I'll either move Peach to her crib or bassinette, or kick Armondo to the couch.

Besides that, there's not much to report. She's cute, she's smart, she laughs, she rolls over, and she's sleeping well.

Short Ketchup before a real post.

I haven't written much lately 'cause Armondo has been home, and for some reason, he wants me to hang out with him. Tonight he asked me to rent a movie, but I said I had to blog. I have obligations, and I haven't been keeping up with them!

So, that's my excuse. That, and I've sort of been getting a little bored of blogging. Not totally, but just a little. I think it's 'cause it feels like blogging takes away from life, and life takes away from blogging, and I don't seem to have enough time for either. And, you know, both life and blogging come after sleep. And Lost. And American Idol. And please, PLEASE, America, stop voting for Sanjaya. He's a nice guy, he's cute-in a little boy way, and he can sing better than I can, but really, he's not that good!

Ok, so I'll post this now, and then start writing a bit about my cute kids. 'Cause even if I don't blog about myself, I should keep up the part about the kids, so I can print it out for the baby books.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The kid's a genius, I tell ya!

So, the kid can roll over front to back now! And it's darn cute! (March 30, 2007)

Oh, and she can blow bubbles too: