This ones for niftybitch :p
-- We moved to a new place. Closer to Green Lake. Emmett was... Somewhere around 7 weeks when that started.
I do not recommend moving with an infant. What a shitshow. We love our new place though. It's so awesome being right across the street from Green Lake and close to the children's playground. The little patch of the lake that we see from our balcony is also awesome for watching the sunset. Not hearing the freeway or the drunks walking home from the many bars we were near is a definite plus!
I told Mike that I will not be moving again any time soon after realizing that since I've turned 18 I've now lived in 11 different places. Jonas has lived in 6 of those and he's only 8.5 years old. If we aren't buying a place to move into, he'll have to drag me from here while I'm kicking and screaming.
-- Jonas is 8.5, seriously awesome and will be in 3rd grade starting in September! :O
I'm not going to lie though, kid drives me nuts sometimes. He has a one track mind, which I'm sure will do him good later in life, but he gets so wound up about one thing that it gets hard for him to focus on other things he actually needs to do (like homework!). He is so creative, especially when building Legos or crafting,
We just got the call today that he was accepted into the Montessori program at Daniel Bagley. I'm so excited! I'm curious to see how Montessori fits him and his learning style now that he's older... but I have a feeling he'll thrive more in that environment than he is in traditional school.
He's above average on testing for the school district and the state, but I do think he'd still be doing better if he were in an environment that was more gentle and not so disruptive.
-- Liam is challenging. He is totally my mini-me... Sensitive but rough around the edges. Doesn't communicate his needs well. Doesn't handle change well, at all. We love hard and we fight hard.
On the other hand, he is so, so much fun. And hilarious when he's not busy being kind of an asshole.
Today, he and Mike had a hilarious conversation and at the end he said "you're crazy, daddy. You're just crazy."
We're throwing around the idea of preschool next year (if we can even get in anywhere reasonably close/cheap). If that doesn't pan out, I'll be trying really hard to get him into some classes. This kid needs activity like he needs food. It's so different from Jonas who enjoys (and sometimes really needs) his downtime.
-- Emmett is amazing. It's nice to end off and round out my family with an easy going, super smiley and happy kid. So different than the other two, but also seems to have a mix of them both (so far).
He's 4 months now, and huge. 17 pounds and in 9-12 month clothes! I know my other two got big fast, too, but it's still kid of a shock just how big he is.
I'm anxious for him to become mobile. Maybe I'm fooling myself, but I feel like once he can interact and play a little more with the other two I might get a minute to do something here and there without having to makers dashes to get something done.
-- Sister is just about 37 weeks (on Monday) with my baby nephew! I'm so excited to meet him. She told me one of her biggest fears is that I won't make it down for her birth... So starting Saturday I'll be borrowing a vehicle from the inlaws until she pops that kid out so I can do my best to make it down to her.
-- I'm doing ok. I've been dealing with some moderate to severe pain recently in my back, hips and legs. Some days its so bad that I can't even stand up from sitting without agony and wincing. I don't know what the fuck I did to myself or what's causing it. I'm on day 4 of cutting grains and sugar back out and I'm starting to notice a slight difference, but not as much as
I was hoping. We'll see though, I'm only on day 4. I need to get to the bottom of it all b/c I'm currently sucking at life at the moment... And changing my eating habits is the one thing I know I can do before going to the doctor.
I was waaaaay overdoing the grains/sugar even though I know it makes me feel like shit. We're talking mostly grains at every meal, including cookies for breakfast!
If it doesn't start getting better with the light stretches/exercise and the diet change within the next couple of weeks I'll go in and talk to my doctor. I'm considering being tested for some autoimmune shit that runs in my family that involves pain, but I don't know yet. I really just don't know what step to take next at this point. I've never dealt with anything like this and it's so frustrating and upsetting. My mom and sister (who both have been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases) are urging me to get tested. Meh. I guess I keep hoping that I'll wake up one of these days and not hurt anymore and won't feel like I need a nap every day. I've been taking a 2-3 hour nap every single day with the two little ones.
That's about all I can think of at the moment. I've stayed up passed my bed time just to write this (on my phone, no less, so excuse any typos). :p