Baby boy · Little girl

Scientist in the making

A lot has been going on lately.

It was my birthday last Wednesday, we didn’t do anything fancy, just a little dinner and cake and ice-cream with families.

I got two presents from my kids.

First, I took my baby to his 4 months well check that day. He got 3 shots and was sleeping peacefully afterward.14333754_10157525929435201_1340415188493448999_n

Second, my sweet girl gave me this coloring page:14291770_10157526343485201_5134271652071743808_n

What’s so special about this you ask? Well, as the free spirit that she is, she usually doesn’t do her coloring page following any line (which I don’t really care because I don’t want to limit her creativity). However, she colored within the lines just for my birthday!

On to the not so fun stuff.

Constructions have been going on literally in our front yard. We basically had to use 4 wheel drive to get into our driveway, at least little girl thought it  was fun off roading.

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This makes a napless baby. If you know what I meant! Napless baby = NO SLEEP AT NIGHT FOR MOMMY AND BABY!14370362_10157539916130201_7862115844029905838_n14291644_10157518057930201_1858912223401377777_n

He is still so cute though regardless.

It also has been an eventful week for my 4 year old (and Mommy).

#1 We went to the Mcdonalds play place and there was a black guy. She burst out saying (pretty loudly), Mommy, daddy said not to trust black guys. I instantly told her not to say that. Then she said, Why Mommy, but daddy said not to trust black guys while pointing AT the black guy………14344142_10157527117300201_1501127479236439848_n

(Disclaimers: My husband never said that. She just took something he said out of context.)

#2 She has been learning about the solar system in preschool. When we were driving home, she asked, Mommy if the earth is going round and round and round, why do we not feel dizzy? What a good thinker! I seriously was shocked by that and forgot the answer!14322518_10157536128170201_573469275920656411_n

#3 Since she has been learning so much about the solar system, she wanted to see the solar system. I am not as smart as she is, so I had a hard time explaining to her that we can’t actually SEE the solar system. However, I said you could probably become an astronaut and go into space. So her career goal changed from becoming a doctor, to an astronaut, Rapunzel, and spiderman. She said, “I want to be so many things!”. Oh, and construction worker, because digging in the mud with heavy equipment looks really fun.

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#4 We went to her preschool field trip to the BYU planetarium yesterday. They were showing some silly things at the beginning, like what belongs and don’t belong to the sky. Then she asked me, “Mommy, when are they going to show the planets?” You know, she meant, come on, we are here to see planets, not silly things!

After the show, I asked her if she wanted to take a picture with the planets on the wall. She said I WANT to take pictures OF the planets, so she did.

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I basically had to force her to stand in front of the wall so I could snap a picture to prove that we were there.

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Bonus video: Baby brother is helpless sometimes with a crazy big sister.

 

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Little boy is 4 months old

Warning: Naked pictures ahead!

It seems like forever ago that I gave birth to this boy, but then where did the time go that he is 4 months old already?

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Thinking back the day that he was born, actually, let’s rewind it to a couple days before that.

It was Mother’s day. I started noticing my contraction was about 6 to 7 mins apart. I thought, it’s time. This little boy was going to be my mother’s day present this year. Well, we went into the hospital around mid-night, it was almost 24 hours since contractions started, and just to get told, YOU ARE ONLY AT 2 CM. Needless to say, we got set home.

I barely had anything to eat or to drink because the contractions were so frequent that I just didn’t want to eat or drink. We feared that we would get sent home again, so we waited almost another 24 hours to go to the hospital. By that time I was in labor for almost 2 full days, and I was simply extenuated. They checked me, and said, “well,  you are at a 4, you are staying”. I was relieved to hear that, but at the same time, I thought what the heck? only at a 4 after a whole two days?!

I planned on going natural, but since I literally had no food in my system, and no sleep in two days, I gave in to epidural. It was nice that I didn’t feel the pain, but I wouldn’t say it was completely comfortable. I tired to get some sleep before the big moment.

I was then told, you are in active labor now, so you should see your baby in a few hours. Boy were they wrong! After 4 hours of admitting to the hospital, I was still at a 4. So I was induced. They needed to monitor me closely because I had a C-section.

In the morning of May 10th, I was told that my dilation was too slow, and I might need a C-section, because they broke my water over 10 hours ago, and baby got kind of distressed every time I had a contraction.

Finally around 1 pm. I was told that I was finally at a 10, and should be ready to push. I pushed for 2 hours hard, and baby boy just wouldn’t want to move. They kept saying I might need a C-section because baby was distressed, and I was having a fever, so they were afraid that baby would be infected. Another option was that we could try forceps, but the doctor wasn’t sure if that would work because baby’s head was still too high.

We finally decided we would used forceps. With that and the final two pushes, baby boy was here! Whole 9 lbs and 3 oz!

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Recovery was hard, I was tore from front to back. No one told me that I would not be able to sit or control my bladder. I thought I was damaged for good, I got a little depressed because of that. After about 2 months, I finally feel somewhat normal again.

Now, it’s 4 months in. I would say I am about 99% normal. Although it was hard, at least for me, I would say it’s well worth it for this little face.

This boy is hungry all the time, I feel like the only thing I have been doing the past 4 months is to nurse him. He is healthy and strong. He basically won’t sit still. He gets excited very easily, and kick his legs non-stop when he does. He talks a lot and usually has big smiles especially when we talk to him. However, when he is hungry, he would tell you off. I am so thankful that he is a perfectly healthy baby. There is nothing I want more than the health of my babies!

His big sister loves him very much and wouldn’t leave him alone. I just wish that they would become best friends when they grow up and always have each other to rely on no matter how far life take them apart.

Happy 4 months old, little guy. Mommy loves you!

 

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Well, here we go!

It has been a hard couple of days. The little boy has been hungry ALL DAY LONG! He cries as soon as I put him down.

But who could resist this cute face?

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Yes, I know, he scratched his face.

Yes, I know, I need to cut his nails.

He WAS hungry and impatient, that’s why he scratched his own face.

And yes, I do cut his nails, but they grow back an hour later!