Finding Her Smile

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Guess who found her smile? Maya! I'll post pictures soon (we got a new camera and Peter hasnt uploaded the card yet, and I dont know how!). Now that she is smiling, she wants to flash it all the time! (Except, of course, when I'm trying to get a picture!)

I just changed the NASTIEST diaper from Bobby. I mean, it was EVERYWHERE. Included a clothing change and had to wipe him down from stomach/back to thighs. Fun times. And the smell... You get the picture...

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Took the kids up to Bethlehem on Tuesday with my MIL. We stopped by and saw Dr Lee and our nurse and the staff. It was nice. We stopped by the Carter's that was just built and I got some cute little outfits from the clearance rack, then we went to lunch. We saw the cutest, elderly Sister as we were leaving. She came and looked at them and said a little prayer over them. Very sweet. We stopped by a huge Christian bookstore before we left, since Peter and I have been looking for English/Spanish storybooks for the kids and my MIL knew they had some. While I only got 2 storybooks and a children's bilingual Bible that were Sp/En, I did get a whole series of Catholic storybooks that talk about the Mass, saints, etc. All in all a busy, but nice, day.
What hasnt been so nice? The screwed up eating schedules... Bobby and Maya dont like to eat when we are out. We've had this happen with doctor's appointments and things, where they will only eat a little bit and then, when we get home, it usually takes the evening to get back on track. Well, Miss Maya decided she needed an extra day! Neither ate well on Tuesday but while Bobby got back to normal yesterday, Maya only ate 10oz for the day (instead of her normal 24oz). This morning, though, things seem to be back to normal and she's eating like her old self. But I was a tad freaked yesterday. She seemed to want to eat, but would push the bottle away. Today, takes her bottle like a champ, takes a nap, then plays with her toys on her bouncy. I'm planning to take them out tomorrow and I'm concerned about it playing haywire with her meals. We're going to see Aunt Sarah at work for lunch and then pick up PawPaw before coming home. (I have to pick up my dad anyway, and we are extending our trip out by an hour or so to see S)

In Christening news, I called the supermarket that is catering the Christening luncheon to check on the order. It went through (I placed it online and havent always had success with them getting it). Peter has taken the day before off to pick up dear Terri and her fam from the airport (cant wait!). The gown, shrug, and coat are clean and pressed. The bonnets arrived. Their post-Christening outfits are squared away. Prayer cards are ordered. And I just arranged for our house to be professionally cleaned on Tuesday, so that is one more thing I dont have to worry about! I still have to reorganize furniture on Friday in prep for the luncheon (put away the bassinet, add chairs, move our dining room furniture out so that we can use that room for socializing, etc) But, things are coming into place. I have odds and ends to do, which I'll try to take care of on Tuesday, since I plan on taking the kids out while the house in cleaned (an estimated 5 hours!).

Well, Stinky Butt :) just woke up from his nap, so...

10 comments:

Bluebird said...

How exciting all your plans are :) I can't wait to hear all about the big day. And good for you for having your house professionally cleaned - I'm sure that takes some of the stress off!

Just Breathe said...

Sorry about the diaper :(
Looking forward to a smile picture.
Sounds like the party will be wonderful. Nothing like having the house cleaned.

So you said Christening yet your card said Baptism. I may have sent you the wrong card! If I did you know what I meant. I wish I could be there.

AKD said...

I can't wait to see pictures of Maya's smiles! So glad all is going right on schedule!

Terri said...

Both of mine used to have really messy diapers during teething. It could do a number on their tummy. Dr's will swear up & down that teething isn't the cause but I've spoken w/ too many moms of all generations who experienced this when teething...
I can't wait to get there either! I'm so excited about the trip. WC is really excited about taking an airplane. He told me this morning he was ready to go today.

Catherine W said...

I can't wait to see pictures of Maya smiling!

So exciting to read about the christening preparations. Think you and Bluebird between you (just been reading Bluebird's post about keeping a tidy house) might have inspired me to follow you in hiring a professional house cleaning service. Be nice to have the whole house spotless for once rather than just a couple of rooms at a time! xo

Michelle said...

Looking forward to seeing that smile picture! There are so many wonderful "small" moments in these babies lives..thank you for reminding me that this is all worth it.

Reba said...

i love our sleep sheep too! i think it helps even if the sound is muffled for her. she's like that about eating while we're out, too. i've gotten ok with it but it took a while. i used to freak too. i've found she does a lot better with her solids so if we're out i make sure to give her lots of snack opportunities.

Jessica said...

Looking forward to seeing Maya smile. :)

The poopy diaper story did crack me up! LOL

Trennia said...

gotta love those diapers...lol
those leave memories don't they?..lol

Noelle said...

Oh my goodness...the diaper! I used to work at an infant daycare and I remember almost puking from the bad diapers. I can't imagine having to change diapers on a daily basis!

I don't know if I have told you this...but I love your baby pictures of your lost angels. They are gorgeous pictures. They make me sad, and yet they make me happy because your babies are so precious, and so obviously loved by you and your husband.