Brian: He is amazing as always. He’ll turn 30 in January. He is in need of a haircut. There are never enough hours left in the day when he gets home from work… or is it that our energy runs out before the hours? Work is going well and he is saving up hours to take some time off this fall when Carolyn is born.
Rachel (and Carolyn): Seems like my tummy is really growing now! Hello waddle and interesting sleep habits. I am pressing in to doing things with the kids and really investing in their lives more. It’s easier to do the bare minimum and focus on the projects I want to get done… but they are my most valuable asset and I don’t want to miss out. Them having fevers has been good for getting lots of snuggles. I tell ya though – I am really looking forward to strawberries. And I hope I don’t get the fever they all have. My hair is ready for a trim.
Anna: I think we have our very, very first loose tooth of my child-rearing years! (she turned five last month) Anna is working and working away at her much abused right front tooth and I think that it actually is a little loose! Times are a changin’. Poor girl was so disappointed to miss her swimming lesson yesterday. Hopefully she’ll be 100% well come next Monday. She asks me often when it’s time for strawberries. Her hair is so long and beautiful…
Maggie: My little stomper has had a fever since last Saturday… making this day six. Her fever broke once last night and it’s lower this morning than it’s been in quite awhile. She’s still hardly eating, which is hard to watch when they weigh less than 25 pounds, but she really is doing ok. She and Anna are singing together right now – a song they’re both making up at the same time. Adorable! Things I’ve heard from her a lot this last week, “Mommy, I want a hug.” “Mommy, can you hold me?” and “Mommy, I want to ‘nuggle.” (she doesn’t say her “s” right now) Her hair is beginning to grow… her morning hair is really stupendous.
Jordan: I realized I’ve been allowing Jordan to slip off my radar this last month or two… he is not a demanding little boy. So, I’m taking time to play with him more and more the last few days since realizing that. He is getting heavier and probably taller too. He LOVES to eat and eat and eat grass when he’s in the back yard. Dirt is another favorite, but I discourage that. If he self-feeds himself so well with these two things, I think we’ve got a window into teaching him to eat other solids. hehe He got a fever yesterday, so his tubes were rescheduled for next Thursday. Got the chance to rock him, uncontested for almost 20 minutes yesterday. That was sweet. (His hair is nearing a haircut)
Carolyn: 25 weeks! She is a wiggly, floppy fish who kept Jordan from falling asleep as he laid on my lap in a feverish half-doze yesterday. Will be very exciting to meet her this fall! And I strongly suspect she is somewhere between bald and almost bald.