Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I just finished the enrollment package to register Ella for kindergarten.

Holy shit. This is really happening, isn't it?

Making the move ...

I'm still posting pictures to the "newlifeofnancy" blog and giving updates there, but I will slowly make the move to put all pictures/updates about kids here only. Until then, be sure to check the other blog for newest pictures/updates. Once I'm feeling better, I hope to be blogging daily, one post per blog.

Karl update for this blog ... Weight gain appointment went well, he gained 4.5 ozs in 5 days! Almost the 1oz/day rule they are looking for. The pediatrician wanted to peek in on him anyway, ignoring it was a weight check only, so I got another bill of good health for my little man and another pat on the back for taking such good care of him given all 3 kids having diarrhea.

My pediatrician was worried about my pneumonia though, so he actually gave ~me~ a once over - checking my lungs, throat, temp and pulse ox. I'm happy to report my oxygen level has gone up to a full 94%! Much better.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Nancy, party of five, your table is ready."

I have three children. Holy shit. Really. Holy shit. I just went grocery shopping alone with all 3 kids after I dropped my mom off at the airport. Not hard or scary or anything, just lots of kids to watch after.

I thought I'd take a quick moment to update on all 3 kids ...

~ Ella. She is 3 months shy of 5 years old. Wow. I have to get her enrolled in kindergarten soon, I better get on that. It's a toss up between a charter science & arts school close to her daycare or the public school just down the street. I want to visit both to see which one we want. They both have all day kindergarten, which I need, so I'll need to make my decision on the schools themselves. I hate our school district, but due to the economy, we can't follow through with our plan of moving just yet. I'm sure it won't matter too much in these early years.

School aside, she amazes me on a daily basis. She's ~so~ bossy and sarcastic. Getting to be more like me every single day. I'm in for it.

~ Allison. She's having a little trouble with losing out on attention due to her new baby brother. I'm trying to have little conversations with her more, letting her know how much I love her. But the attitude is still going to come on occasionally I assume. I just have to ride it out with her, giving her as much attention as I can.

She is showing herself to be quite the girlie girl, which surprises me. She's totally into barbies and her barbie head - you know - that life size head where you can do their hair? She'll spend forever sitting there brushing it and pretending to curl and blow dry it. SO unlike me as a child. I'd of buried the head in the dirt.

~ Karl. Not much to say here, he is a newborn after all. Still in "newborn honeymoon" where all he does is eat and sleep for the most part. I give it another week to learn his true colors. Hell, maybe he'll stay mellow, but I honestly and seriously doubt it. This is the time frame where babies trick us, making us think "wow, he's such a ~good~ baby!". Just wait.

Appointment today. The girls brought home a serious case of diarrhea from daycare (thank you public germs) and poor little karl picked it up. 3 kids with diarrhea at one time. Fab. So my little newborn has been pooping liquid for over a week now. His little butt was so sore until I started to lather him up with triple paste every diaper change. Needless to say, he hasn't gained the weight he should have by now. But the doctor understand and is cool with it, saying he looks very good for what he's been through. He's up to 7lbs 1oz, still 7ozs shy of birth weight. I have a weight check next week to ensure he's gaining again, but I'm not worried at all. I've been doing all I can to keep him hydrated and the doctor said she could tell. She kept commending me for knowing exactly what to do with everything (diarrhea, watching for dehydration signs, giving her all the info she needed before even asking, diaper rash, belly button still weeping, etc), saying I was obviously an experienced mom. What a great compliment.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The separation

I figured out how I'm going to continue with my blogs - they will both continue to exist.

TheNewLifeOfNancy will still be my main blog and will cover all topics, even mentions and posts about my children. This blog will be soley about my three children.

I'll see how it works. Thanks for your continued support!

Friday, January 9, 2009

This is what is upcoming ...

Since we are about to add to our family in a matter of a day or so, let me take us back to see how the girls started out.

~Ella - Born April 2004~

nancy in labor:

Mommy meeting Ella for the first time:

Daddy holds his first daughter for the first time:

And baby makes three:

Ella gets weighed and scored. Such a cheesecake at only a few minutes old:

The is mommy's very favorite picture ever. So tired, leaky boobs, but it just shows the love I have of this little girl:

Daddy watches the game as Ella sleeps:

Whew. All that sleeping gets Ella tired. Check out the chapstick for size reference:

~Allison - Born August 2005~

Nancy in labor:

Mommy holds Allison for the first time:

Daddy's first time, so sweet:

Allison a few minutes old, getting weighed and scored:

Given back to mommy for keeps! (we room in at hospital):

Ella meets her sister for the very first time!

Mommy and baby are exhausted once home:

Allison is content in daddy's arms:

Once home, Miss Allie likes to curl up to nap. I just couldn't pick one:

I can't believe there will be another little human added to this list of births in a matter of days. Until then, I'll oooohh and aaaahh over my little girls.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The cleaning thing is working.

After I spent so much time cleaning the kids' room, I've really been trying to instill the rule "put it away before taking out another toy". Due to me being on bed rest, I'm not able to enforce this too much, but it's somewhat working. What ~is~ working is cleaning everything up every night before bed. Much better than waiting until it's out of control and then trying to clean.

Ahh, it puts me at ease.

(can there be a more boring blog post than this?)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gotta love Gymboree bin sales

I bought $387 worth of clothes for a mere $84.

But better than any sale? My babies are back home! I missed them outrageously. And they were thrilled with their clean and organized room. Since I put everything away ~very~ sorted, they seemed to find 'more' toys. We've also made a new rule of "put it back before you take something else out." It's working with a little direction, but it's working.

I hate being on bedrest, as I can't really get down and play with them, but they are taking their time coming up and cuddling with me. So I really can't complain.