Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A collection of things...

We've been busy since last time. There was Easter. Spring cleaning. Work. Sickness. Health. Tantrums. Cuddles. A brief stroke of genius. Growing. Learning. Laughing. Here's a sampling of what we've been up to...

We had a wonderful time colouring easter eggs at Cathy's house. On Easter morning instead of an egg hunt, I hid* chocolate buttons for Fiona to find. These are Fiona's all time favourite things and we have to have them specially imported from Britain via visiting Grannies... Fiona was overjoyed to find each one. She'll do pretty much anything for a chocolate button.

*"Hid" = "Placed in plain sight in obvious locations"

We were seriously considering selling out house and moving, and were making preparations such as cleaning, repainting, de-cluttering, etc. For a variety of reasons we decided in the end to hold off for a couple of years, but Fiona was very helpful and really excited to help clean! I don't know where this comes from because Ben and I are far from neat freaks, but she really wanted to help.


Adele has been very smiley and happy recently, despite Fiona realizing that this small creature may pose a threat to her house dominance. Fiona has started to be quite possessive of her toys, and "mine!" has become her catchphrase. Adele doesn't mind that Fiona has an aversion to sharing, and has been frequently making happy faces.



In other Adele news, we had her 4 month checkup. She's doing really well! She weighs 9lbs 10oz now, and when you compare her to other 2 month olds she's in the 25th percentile for height, weight, and head circumference. We thought she had an oversized noggin, but she's perfectly in proportion. Fiona was 11lbs 2oz at 2 months, so Adele's still a little smaller, but perfect :-). She also doesn't need the apnea monitor any more as of today, so that's great news! No more wires! I'm not sure how much sleep I'll get tonight, but hopefully she won't wake up when I poke at her every 15 minutes.

I had a brief, but useful stroke of genius. Ben and I (being the classy, highly cultured wine lovers that we are) drink a lot of "wine in a box". The trouble is that it's really hard to hold Adele with one arm and hold a glass and twist the tap and aim the wine with the other. And putting Adele down is not an option. Trust me. Hence, the stroke of genius...


Nice, huh? And yes, that's Franzia. It's The world's most popular wine (TM)

Other than that we've been doing the usual. Fiona loves playing outside, and it's been warm enough to take a lot of walks and play in the garden.


When we suggest going out she gets really excited and puts her shoes on and asks for Brodie's "weesh" (leash). She loves Brodie so much!


Adele is sleeping well and sometimes will even sleep 6 or 7 hour stretches. Those nights are wonderful! Fiona has started saying things are "funny"... usually things that are really not funny, like when she tries to sit on Adele or balances on the arm of the couch... And she has also cultivated an evil laugh for these situations...



There's not much else to say to that, really!


4 comments:

Hazel Spupspe said...

Glad to hear Adele is doing so well. What sweet smiles! So you poke her to check on her? I'm considering doing that when I check on Aubrey since it's nearly impossible to see/hear her breathing. I'm just so afraid she'll wake up. It's such an emotional tug-of-war. I'm just going to poke her.

And I am SO happy to see your helpful hint for one-handed boxed wine dispensing. I have had this problem myself. Thank you so much for solving it! You have to get the word out to moms everywhere! :) I've been mentally compiling a list of tasks that are difficult or impossible to do one-handed, for a blog entry maybe, and now I don't have to include this one.

Every time I hear more news about Fiona I get excited wondering what kind of personality Aubrey will have. She doesn't have a favorite anything yet. Hopefully none of her favorites will have to be imported...

Tanya Cothran said...

Imported chocolates, wine in a box...very nice! I know I'll do most anything for chocolate too! I love that Fiona is talking now. It will be fun to see her and meet Adele next week!

Robbie said...

I love the solution, but does that mean that you'll be drinking from 'classy' tumblers for the rest of your days?

If you need more chocolate buttons for Fiona (Like your not the one eating them!) Let me know, sadly they have increased in price dramaticily, supply and demand etc..

Lots of love
Robbie and Raiya

Lori said...

Fiona has quite the personality. I love it!