Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gorgeous January day!

This winter has been surprisingly mild (watch, just because I said this, tomorrow is going to snow like crazy and be something like 0F, I guarantee it): with the exception of the snowfall a couple of weeks ago, it's been really warm and pleasant! Yesterday was close to 55F when we went to the park to feed the birds and play on the swings!
My sweet girl found one injured bird with a broken leg and kept trying to feed it first before all the others!
She wanted me to go on the swing, so she could push me!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Little mommy

Sasha just adores her baby dolls (and pretty much everything can be "her baby": like a stuffed penguin from Children's Place or our little stuffed Santa)
Mommy Sasha showed her doll a video on my camera (of herself!)
She likes to help in the kitchen!
And really takes care of her babies (she gave baby boy a bath!)
Let's just hope she's this good with baby brother when he's here!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


So as I said in the last post, we had some very exciting guests on Sunday: Sasha's cousin Emily (or second cousin, or maybe even third, I have no idea at this point). The girls had such a fun time playing together, and we adults did too!

Pink eye

Sasha woke up yesterday morning with goo coming out of her eye. It wasn't really even all that red at first, so I was holding out hope it wasn't that. But as soon as I pulled down her lower eyelid, there was no doubt that it was in fact pink eye (her first too!) We went to see the pediatrician and she's on antibiotics now, but this morning, her second eye was pink too, boo! She's in a great mood most of the time (except when she hears "It's bedtime" or "Dinner/lunch is ready", hehehe), acting like her normal happy self, so I'm hoping this thing is gone very very soon. Having sick kiddos is no fun!!
We did have Sasha's cousin Emily (and her parents, since six-year-olds aren't really allowed to drive) over on Sunday and we all had such a fantastic time hanging out... I don't know why we don't do it more often! I will do a separate post on that in a bit.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The first snow of the year!

We had a beautiful snow day today! It snowed most of the night and morning and (while plowing wasn't all that much fun), we had a blast playing in the snow!
We bought Sasha her first sled for New Year's and were frankly a bit concerned that it wouldn't even snow this winter (with the crazy warm weather we've been having, it was entirely possible!)
My uncle (who lives about 10 minutes away) came out to play with us in the snow. Sasha wanted to take her "baby" for a ride in her sled too!
We made snow angels!
And acted silly!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Passing a test has never been more exciting!

I had my bi-weekly (already!!) OB visit and found out that I passed the dreaded glucose tolerance test!! I was so excited and relieved: I can eat chocolate and strawberries, and most importantly, don't have to prick my finger three times a day to check my sugar. Yay!!
So I thought I'd do an update on this little guy while I'm at it.
I am 31 weeks pregnant and have a very very pointy belly! Feeling pretty good, just really big already. I get tired pretty easily, which is quite annoying, but really not the end of the world (just makes me wonder what it'll be like when I'm, say, 39 weeks pregnant!) Getting up to pee four times in the middle of the night is also starting to get to me, but I've decided it's my body's way of preparing me for not sleeping once the babe is here (and I've done such a good job trying to forget how painful those nights were, sigh)
I had another growth u/s a couple of weeks ago (at 29 weeks) and he was measuring right on track at 3lbs4oz  (so 55th percentile), so he might not even be quite as big as the doctors were anticipating at first. I have another appointment in two weeks (at 33 weeks), so we'll see how he's growing then.
We did a tour of the hospital last weekend and it was a lovely (although smaller) facility. I'm starting to get really excited for him to get here!!
And no, still no name. We keep going over lists websites and reading up on names, and while we do have a few options, none of them seem to fit yet. A friend just sent me a few more websites I haven't seen yet, so I'm excited to check them out and see if anything stands out to us.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Funny things happen...

... when papa is home. Now that I can't stand on my head, climb under the table, and pretend to be a frog, I'm afraid I've become the boring parent (but to be fair, I've never actually did any of the above mentioned things). We like to read together, play "quiet" (and not so quiet) games, practice writing letters and numbers, do puzzles, cook (and "cook") together.... you get the idea, things that don't involve me lifting or running (except up and down the stairs).
But when papa is home, all bets are off. Yes, they read books and pracitce writing together (and papa's favorite childhood movie was apparently Alladin), and do puzzles, but papa can do so much more!
Yup, still terrified of the sparklers - silly kid!
This one doesn't really need any explanation, does it?
Papa tried on the Moby wrap - he says it's super comfy (even with the 30lbs toddler) and Sasha wholeheartedly agrees
Planking baby - this could've been either Sasha's or papa's idea - your guess is as good as mine!
Ok, this was before papa came down - we were watching ice skating and this was Sasha's impression of the couple's skating
And then she made papa twirl her around - good times!
I need to go somewhere amazingly fun with her, and soon, or she'll think I was no fun at all when she looks back at these pictures in the future!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jonathan's birthday

On Sunday, Sasha's cousin Jonathan celebrated his 5th birthday. All the kids had so much fun and Sasha had a blast running around with all the other kiddos.
Jonathan with his brother - the party was Pirate themed