Saturday, March 7, 2009

Randomness

Not much going on, so a quick bulleted drive-by-blogging ...

~ Karl is doing fantastic. He is quite the mild mannered baby. Definitely the "best" of my three. Ella cried and went on and on all the time. Allison had a shrill, ear piercing scream as her regular cry, which was hellish. Karl cries, but just not that much. Nor is he really loud. The best part of his little cry is it comes out in little bursts starting with "Ma!" I know he's not actually saying "ma", of course, but listening to the word in every cry makes it a little easier on the ears. I think it's cute. He also has this little studder cry which I actually adore.

~ His eyes are still a stunning blue.

~ Breastfeeding is going along swimmingly. I have moments where it's still hard, like when I don't have supply ~ready~ for some reason (it's like I'm just on empty) and poor little man gets pissed cause he's hungry. But it always resolves itself within an hour or so. It makes me wonder how many women give up because of this. If I didn't know how my body worked, I would simply think I was having supply problems. I probably wouldn't know my body would resolve the issue by making more the next time. I'd probably be afraid my baby was starving and opt for a bottle of formula. But instead, I hold off and deal with a hungry and cranky baby for a little bit until my milk comes in. The easiest thing to do is allow him to just allow him to suck on an empty breast for as long as it takes - although when really hungry, this pisses him off. But I find that when I let him just suck, my milk comes in faster.

~ Smiles! He's been smiling for awhile now, but nothing else. No "talking" except for a few random coos, no laughing. I'm bummed he's taking his time on those - I love them so much! He's doing awesome on the physical side though - holding his head totally upright while on his tummy. I can even use the bumbo seat, as he has complete head control.

~ The girls are also doing very well. Ella is almost 5 years old. I'm freaking out. Kindergarten registration is next Friday (but I already turned in all the paperwork, I'm not sure why I have to go again. I have to call.) Allison has turned into a little girl in front of my eyes. She is no longer my baby at ALL. She's such a big girl. My goodness, it happened so fast.


I just love the smiles! ...




This one was taken this very moment. It's where he usually hangs out (on the boppy, on my lap) while I blog ...




And here is Allison, playing little chef (ella was supposed to be in the picture, but apparently Allie got too close to her and she was reduced to tears. Love the drama.) ...

10 comments:

Anna said...

I don't comment often...:o(
You already know this, but just have to say it-- your children are so gorgeous.
Karl looks so happy and contented in his boppy.
Wow! Allie does look like a big girl (in her apron). I actually thought it was your first daughter.
So beautiful.

Best wishes to you and the family,
Anna

jenn said...

Karl is just so adorable! The smiles are fantastic. I also that was Ella at first- you're right, Allie is now your big girl!

And kindergarten- holy cow! So fast.

Swanson Family said...

The kids are so cute as usual. So I've been wondering to myself who Karl resembles most. I would have to say more Ella than Allison. What do you think?

Isn't it crazy how quickly they grow up? I used to have a toddler and an infant and now I have a preschooler and a toddler!! I think I need another! :)

Sarah R said...

Aw, how cute! I'm glad he likes the Bumbo--Andrew hated his.

Oh, and glad he is such a well-mannered baby!

Jenera said...

Too cute! Sam is laughing now and acting like he's 'talking'. I love it! If he looks at you and you're smiling he pops out with a big 'ol grin.

We are already dealing with teething. OMG today has been hell for the little monster.

How are the girls doing with him?

Jewels said...

I'm always oogling over all your kids, but on this post I'm just going to oogle over Allison,
She is so damn cute, there is something about that picture of her that matches the image in my head that makes me want a little girl for. I want THAT right there.

Heather said...

Loved these pictures. Karl is such a little cutie and Allison is getting soooo big. It is amazing. I know what you mean about leaving the baby stage and becoming a little girl. I am there with my Maggie. She is beautiful. All your children are. Wish we lived closer so we could meet and have playdates...our kids are all about the same age. My Brigid is going to be 5 in 2 months, Maggie is a little over 3 and my baby is due in 3 months.
Heather

Seriously? - Erin said...

So cute! Breastfeeding is not going so well here...he won't latch and both LCs were unsuccessful at getting him too. I am pumping though!

Jen said...

I hadn't been to this blog in a few weeks so I thought I'd come and visit.

Karl is so dang cute! I love the big eyes.I bet the laughing will start really soon...I love baby laughs as well.

Lisa said...

Adorable! I am glad to see all is well...