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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lots of Things Thursday

Thanks for all the encouraging comments on my last post.  It seems that everyday with these two has both its joys and its challenges, and I'm doing my best to enjoy the former and survive the latter.  And, I've actually been very lucky to meet a lot of nice moms (and dads!) while we're out and about who have all offered help in either the form of advice or literal, physical help. 

We have, for instance, some "park friends" who we see frequently enough at the park that we've gotten to know them and they're always willing to lend a helping hand when, for instance, I'm nursing Caleb and Norah decides that it's time to climb something scary.  It's often thought that people in South Florida aren't very friendly, but I guess I'm just lucky because I generally find that people are friendly and helpful to us all of the time. 

Or, maybe I just reek of desperation -- I definitely reek of sweat and spit up -- and they pity me.

Anyhoo, we're getting by.  One day at a time.  So, to fulfill a request for pics, I'm including a few of the following.  We've actually been doing tons of fun things lately, but I have taken very few pics (hands are busy with other matters, I suppose, but I for sure need to start taking more pics of Caleb -- I have somewhere around 1 billion pics of Norah; I don't want his baby book to feel sparse).  Here's Norah during a finger painting session: This is the face she does when I tell her to "smile!"
And this is how she opens her finger paints: Thankfully, they're non-toxic.  Which is something I find myself saying a lot...about crayons, about Play Doh, batteries...
And here's one of Caleb in the bath, looking contemplatively at the kitchen sponge.  He's going through his "awkward baby phase" which means that, like Norah, he's got the baby acne.  If it's anything like Norah's, it'll pass in a few weeks' time, and sometimes it doesn't look so bad, but when he's crying, those little pimples look ANGRY!
I can tell this little bugger is already growing like a weed.  He seemingly grew out of the newborn stuff and some of the 0-3 month stuff overnight, and I can simply tell from carrying him around for most of the day that he's heavier.  I suppose this is what happens: You feed them and they grow!

13 comments:

Erin said...

I forget how fast they grow! Look at his tummy (so cute and big in this shot) and his belly button healed nicely.

Kid number 2 will be lucky if there are any pictures in this house. I am horrible at taking photos much less keeping up as they grow.

MCM Mama said...

He's growing so fast!! And I love the picture of her opening the finger paints. Awesome!

Nobel4Lit said...

He's a new dumbbell! =)

Nikki said...

It's true, the second kid always gets photographed less. I gotta get on that too!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Awww- cuteness! Thank heaven for non-toxic things!

Jamoosh said...

Good for you on the baby book. My mom deidcated herself to my baby book for all of three weeks after I was born...

Aka Alice said...

Yeah...I have about 1/2 the pix of Turbo that I have of DramaGirl... ((sigh)). I'm still working on the baby books. Maybe I'll have 'em finished by high school graduation.

What does one do with a baby book eventually anyway?

Hang in there. I'm with everyone who says it gets easier. It does. (and good for you for hanging tough with the "no" that might be the HARDEST thing to do!)

runner26 said...

love the pics!! norah is a budding artist and caleb looks so cute ;)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So cute. Gotta love the baby acne. It's nice they grow out of it quickly.

Glad you found some park friends. It's the little things like that that make such a big difference!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I'm just a random reader of almost two years. Anyways, I'm running a 5k tomorrow morning and decided to do so in your honor. You're such an inspiration and now you are going to face the challenge of running while being a mother to two. Since you're on a leave of absence from running, this race tomorrow is for you :) keep running and enjoy your family time! :)

Jess said...

Caleb has gotten so big!

Who needs strength training when you've got two kids!

Agate Lake Girl said...

I loved those baby bathtimes. Caleb looks content indeed. Norah must have enjoyed a bath too. :)

Marlene said...

Cuuuuute!

Glad you're hanging in there, having some fun and accepting help/advice when offered!