Best Moment of the Week: Today! Spent the day as a family and took K to see Santa. He didn’t do very well this year though. He screamed and ran away from him. So, we all sat on Santa’s lap in order to get a decent picture ;-) Also paid for a full day’s admission into the enormous bounce house exhibit in the mall for K—to which he also was not interested. Note to self—schedule a long nap before attempting new things. Still, even though K was not excited to try new things today, he absolutely adores Kai and I being with him together all day. It always makes me smile to see him so happy.
Movement: A lot of rolling! I feel a butt or foot stick out all the time and I love it!
Food Craving: Christmas cookies!! I made some yesterday and decorated them today. Such fun times with K! Finally after years of trying and failing, I actually made a great batch!!! Martha is a genius--again!
What I'm looking forward to: Kai’s mom coming to visit next week and Christmas of course! Also, I’m almost into my 3rd trimester—whoa! Where did the time go??
Weekly Wisdom: A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
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Big Brother: My favorite thing he does lately is when he comes up, pats my belly, and says, “Baby!!” in a singsong voice.
His favorite thing to do is read, read, read! He loves books lately, which makes me soooo happy because up until a few months ago he showed very little interest. Being a teacher before having K I know how important reading is for kids, but he wouldn’t sit still for stories. I worried a little about it, but didn’t push it. I figured when he was ready he would let us know. Now he brings us book after book to read to him and absolutely loves story time--especially if the book includes an airplane or a digger!
Nursery: The second convertible crib has been purchased and we are thinking about the bedding options. I love the bedding set we have for K and since they will be eventually sharing rooms, I looked for more of the same bedding, but since Babies R Us seems to retire every collection after a year or two, I can’t find it anywhere L So…we’re still considering several things. I might buy baby K some neutral bedding that would match the colors of the already loved aeronautical theme or we may go with something completely different…