Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
d. Kai is a wild boy. He is just go, go, go all the time. He also uses a TON of inflection when he talks which makes him so funny to me. Gary bought him some more train tracks and trains for his table and he is loving it. We set it up in our unfinished basement and he loves going down there...only thing is that he wants one of us to always play with him. I said, `Kai, you need a friend to play with.' and he said, `You're my friend mommy!'. Today he was playing with a small toy and he said `Mommy, this is small like plankton'. Ah, love it. Also, in the garage he said, `Mommy, dere's (there's) a quitter by the door!' A quitter? What's a quitter? I found out that it is a CRITTER. There was a huge beetle. Today he had to apologize for hitting me in the head with a ball. I said `I forgive you Kai'. He said, `I forgive you too Mommy'. His potty training has gone so well, I'm so proud of him.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
(instead of cake they had chocolate mousse...Mark's favourite. I love it too!)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Ever since Ani got a princess dress Kai has been talking about wanting to be a princess. I think that after finding out that the costume is itchy, he hasn't been so interested in wearing it again. You should've seen his face when he saw the costume, he was pumped. Can't wait to show him when he's older:)
Kai trying out his big boy bed. He thought he was going to sleep in it but when I went to get him up from his nap, he had migrated back to his toddler car bed. We're in no rush moving him into a big boy bed but if we can get him into it, then we can move the train table into his room in place of the toddler bed.
My 400 page blog book came after just one week! I am impressed with blurb.com.
(no idea who these kids are...we're just going to photoshop Kai's head onto that boys:))
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
His feet are so wrinkly because they are always sweating regardless of the temperature.
TIP: if you ever buy a present for someone who has a kid with reflux....buy zippered sleepers. It's the clothing that can be changed the quickest and that's good because:
I've started reading `The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series and I'm enjoying it. Nice, light reads that can be finished in a couple days. Gary and I are feeling like we don't have a lot of time to just relax or read or run because Koen requires a lot of time right now. We were talking last night about what we thought about having kids before we had them. I don't think we even really thought about how much work it is to have kids. Kids are exhausting and we only have 2! It's the newborn stage that kicks our butt. Totally worth it. Koen's giggles and smiles are awesome.
Monday, March 16, 2009
(We put him in here and his neck is fine. He wants to reach the toys but can't grab onto them. He loves being upright!)
Day 4: We went for a family walk at 8:30am to see the houses that were burnt down by our place. Then, we all did some shopping and I got a new bathing suit and shoes! Kai and I played outside and Kai learned how to ride a tricycle.
Koen has a crazy schedule. He basically eats every 2 hours throughout the day. He eats for 10 minutes, is up for about 1.5 hours and then power naps for 30 minutes to an hour. I fed him at 7, 10, 12, 2, 4, 6....so frustrating. However, all this eating during the day allows him to sleep a lot at night. Last night he went down at 8pm and woke up at 4am for a feed and then slept til 7am. Good stuff.
This is how he sleeps during the day with Gary. If we put him down somewhere, he just cries and does not sleep. I tend to carry him in the bjorn because he's just so heavy. When he's a bit older we'll have to work on this a bit more but as long as he's sleeping well at night, I don't care how we get him to sleep in the daytime (at this point!)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
-he has his second cold! I don't think Kai ever had a cold while I breastfed him...
-he's a pretty happy baby
-still not taking a bottle. We have tried 3 different types of nipples and have also fed him with a syringe and little cup. The reason for the sense of urgency is that I am in a wedding in one week and also, football games start in 2.5 weeks (so I'll be gone for more than just a few hours). It's not feasible that Gary come to the games with Kai either, its just too cold and Kai has to nap. Another reason was that we are doing wedding photos this summer but hopefully by then he'll be taking some solids so that should hold him off for a bit. Also, I will not be at the receptions so I shouldn't be away from him for more than 6 hours or so. Any bottle or nipple recommendations? We've done Avent, Playtex Dropins and Evenflo.
(Looking like an old man)
(Uh, is this supposed to be fun?)
-Kai ended up in the ER again last night. He got really sick yesterday, which I realized when we tried to go for a walk and a few feet down the sidewalk he laid face first on the ground and said he was too tired. He went to his room at 10am to rest for the rest of the day. He wasn't eating or drinking anything except for a kiwi. Even with medicine, his fever got up to 103.5F so I got Gary to take him to the hospital around 9:15pm. They waited in the ER for 2.5 hours and not one person saw a doctor in that time so Gary came home. I know I may sound a little paranoid taking him in but the last thing I wanted was for it to get worse and take both kids to the doctor today. Also, a cold I can handle but a fever...it stresses me out. Since our crazy bout of sickness in January, I have been using sanitizer on Kai's hands after church or after visiting with other kids. Can't wait til the summer, everyone's healthy in the summer right?
(our living room completely taken over by toys...always. I caught Gary playing with the race car track after Kai went to bed.)
-today he is feeling a bit better and I'm surprised he wasn't grumpier being that he didn't get much sleep last night
-when discussing what to plant in the garden this spring, Kai told Gary that an M+M plant would be a good idea:)
-when begging me to go outside with him, I told him it was too cold and he said, `It'll be okay mommy, I'll hold your hand'. He is so sweet. I had been trying on my bridesmaid dress that I'm wearing next weekend and later, when putting Kai to bed, he said, `That was a pretty dress mommy'. Every night, when I say `I love you Kai', he says, `I love you too mommy'. What could be better?
-I'm good. Terrible sleep last night. Dreamt that my niece (1.5 years old) was carrying a match and lit my mattress on fire. Dreamt I was measuring Kai's temperature and it shot up from 40C to 100C and he died in my arms. Dreamt of giant leaping fish in my house and wild dogs.
-finally finished my blog book (by blurb.com) and should have it in a few weeks. It covers 3 years..from when we were newlyweds til present day:)
-I made some cupcakes last night and I have no idea why. Unfortunately they are not healthy but they taste amazing.
-I think he is tired. Fortunately Spring Break starts this Friday. I have to make sure not to schedule too much stuff in there:) We have 3 photo shoots, I'm in a wedding, and we are going to the island to visit my oma and uncle. We would also like to take the kids to the aquarium which I think Kai would LOVE.
-We've been rotating dinner nights which has been good. Sometimes I make part of my dinner (like the sauce) the night before when Kai is in bed. I love having a husband that can cook and loves to do so. He's so pumped to get our mini garden and herbs going again. I love fresh basil.
-We might be painting our trim this summer. Well, Gary would. Right now it is a weird green colour which we actually chose. We may be going brown like everyone else in this neighbourhood.
Okay, time to try to ease Koen out of this bjorn and into bed and then check Kai's temperature.