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The Kids' Log: August 26-September 1

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I've been scarce, I know. For one thing, I'm still in recovery from the birthday party, plus I'm fighting off something tingling in my sinuses (a cold?). Secondly, I've been enjoying the outdoors with my kiddos. It's been in the high 70s this week (or what they call around here "very hot outside"...they've never lived in Texas, LOL!). It's nice to live in a city where I can actually go places without the threat of getting heatstroke. I have also been playing Words with Friends with my cousins and blogger Kim G. and it takes time to kick verbal butt people.

Lastly, this was moving week. Yes ladies and gents, we started the process of moving into our home on Friday. It started with the delivery of our belongings from the storage facility. Just looking at all the boxes that need to be unpacked gave me a stress headache. Marlie complained that our new house is too small. We went from this...to this:
Former house: Dallas 2008-2012
New house: Oakland 2012-
It's called downsizing baby and you will thank us later when we can afford to send you to Stanford.

Toddler Log: 3 Years and 2 Weeks Old
Marlie is still being a pill and I am so exhausted from spending the last three weeks trying to stay three steps ahead of her tantrums. This may sound bad, but I am overjoyed that she is starting school on Tuesday so that she'll have a small army of teachers and classmates to give her round-the-clock attention.

She is sweet when she wants to be especially with her baby brother. She turned her headphones into a stethoscope and proceeded to give him a chest exam. Dr. Marlie then pronounced him in good health (little did she know what was to come at the end of the week). She is always singing to him particularly this one song her daddy made up about a baby in the window with no hair. She is really into doctors and firefighters. She spotted a fire truck outside the park and begged me to take her to see Fireman Sam (a British cartoon she is gaga for right now). She got to shake a fireman's hand and that's all she talked about for the rest of the week.

Baby Log: 21 Weeks Old
Desmond is now five months old! And to celebrate we spent fours hours in the ER in the wee hours of Saturday morning. He woke up around 10 pm the night before choking on vomit. We cleaned him up and I nursed him back to sleep. But he woke up a few minutes later, threw up again, and was gagging. I was afraid he was going to aspirate on his vomit so I called his pediatrician. He vomited twice more while I was on the phone so she instructed us to take him to the children's hospital. Of course he was just fine once we got there and was back to normal yesterday. It was probably a stomach bug, but the choking scared the beetle-juice out of us. I put him to sleep upright in his car seat.

In brighter news, he just started getting up on his hands and knees and looks ready to crawl! He can also sit up unsupported for a few seconds.


Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

Congratulations on your move into a new home. I must admit, both homes look lovely! I'm glad that your Desmond is doing better and has Dr. Marlie's seal of good health too. :)

Maureensk said...

That is scary that Desmond was gagging like that! Hope this week goes better with Marlie. You just wait, you'll acclimate to Oakland and before you know it, you'll also be calling 80 degrees hot! I grew up in San Diego and lived in Gilroy for two years, but when it gets to be 85 degrees around here, I feel like I'm going to melt. Meanwhile, when we first moved up here, it was snowing and I thought my face was going freeze and fall off. The day the movers moved our stuff in, we had to keep the doors open for them to go in and out and I was seriously questioning the wisdom of moving up here. It was only 32 degrees that day! Now I don't even think twice about 32 degrees! For us, we get used to wherever we live and that becomes the new standard.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow so much going on. I.was thinking about you and knew you had to be busy or in need of a break.that would have scared me too. hope he's feeling better.

Quiana said...

Love your home - it looks so cottage-esque and I'm a big fan of small spaces! So happy to hear that Desmond is ok. And speaking of Marlie's interest in doctor stuff, Nia got the cutest dr. kit for her bday that Marlie might like too: http://www.amazon.com/B-68611-Doctor/dp/B002YIV0ZU

Theodora Ofosuhima said...

love your new home! glad Desmond is fine. i can't believe how times flies. Marlie is already three years old and Desmond five months.

Mama Up! said...

Nothing wrong with downsizing! We, I don't know, pre-downsized when we bought our house. Everyone was convinced we'd sell in just a few years, but we planted roots and we want to stick it out until the kids are grown!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Hope all is well :)

Lee-Ann said...

Glad you are starting to get settled. I'm sure Marlie will feel much better once a routine is settled and school is in and I'm sure you'll feel a little better too. Oh boy on baby boy, that would scare the beejesus out of me!

septembermom said...

Congratulations on everything! I'm glad that you're settling in very well.

Kim said...

Your new house looks adorable! Okay, do you find the voices and characters in Fireman Sam as creepy as I do? What's up with having some weird old lady be the voice of the kids???

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