My make-shift “double” stroller still seems to be working for the most part. These pictures were taken on yesterday’s walk which went well. This morning, however, we went for an earlier walk and both kids screamed the entire way home from the park. I had no choice but to just let them cry while I walked as fast as my short legs would let me. I’m sure every other mother was watching from her window and feeling so glad she wasn’t me :)
Micah trying to be tall like a mountain:
I'm able to let Keziah out of her stroller now that she has some new outdoor shoes:
Keziah seems to be a happier baby this week. She had a couple of really bad nights over the weekend and then Sunday night she finally had a really good sleep. She was a different baby the next day and spent several long periods playing contentedly by herself. It was a treat. She has come down with (another) cold now and isn’t quite as content as on Monday, but still not as out-of-sorts as she was last week. And, there are no new teeth to show for all the misery, just some prominent bumps under the gums where they are pressing. So, I’m sure we’re not finished with the bad days yet…
Monday was swimming lesson #5 for Micah and I went with the full expectation that it would be our last one. I figured I would just pull Micah out if we had another ½ hour crying episode. But surprisingly it went much better. There were still a few tears, but by the end of the lesson Micah was getting pretty brave in blowing his bubbles and doing the back float (even letting me put his ears under the water). I talked to the instructor and she suggested we keep coming. I’ll just plan to stay in the water with him and even though he won’t pass, at least we’ll get our money’s worth of lessons, and Micah will hopefully gain more confidence in the water.
I have been searching for accessories to make Keziah look more like a girl. She gets mistaken for a boy all the time – especially since her winter jacket is brown. Can’t people see the feminine stitching or the pink lining in the hood? Sheesh. :) Anyway, I found this seller on ebay who makes KutiePie Klips and she guarantees they will stay in even the tiniest bits of hair. I saw pictures to prove it and decided to give them a try (figuring Keziah would use them eventually anyway). I got to choose 10 styles from almost 200 so it was fun! They came in the mail yesterday and so far they are everything I’d hoped for. Keziah wasn’t happy as I put this one in, but then didn’t notice it at all. I’m so excited to start doing her “hair”!
And a big congrats to our good friends R & M who finally got to meet their miracle baby boy early yesterday morning. We went to the hospital to meet baby E last night and he is adorable! We're so excited for you guys to finally begin the journey of parenthood!