Archive for the ‘Chloe’ category

Forty-nine Pounds of Toddler

May 25, 2010

Chloe and Emma survived their “18 month” (really more like 20 – still correcting for gestational age here) pediatric visit without too much angst.  Three shots a piece, but no real ill effects after a good nap.  After weighing them, it became clear that I’m not just a big sissy for having trouble toting them together everywhere.  Chloe was 23#3 oz, and Emma 25#10.  That’s 49 lbs!  No wonder my arms are tired.

In other news, I’m feeling inspired to start blogging more, and am feeling the need for a big overhaul.  I’m considering dropping the S-B name for something else entirely, but am at a bit of a loss.  I’d like something that summarizes or at least hints at my various roles/descriptors (mama, fake doctor*, domestic goddess**, afflicted with a severe lack of tolerance for nonsense) but I’m coming up short.  Suggestions?

* A patient recently asked me if we had any “real doctors” working.   The rest of the evening was spent referring to my attending as “real doctor” and to me as “fake doctor.”   Heh.

**Domestic goddess.  Right.  Have you seen my living room after the twinadoes get finished?  We all have to aspire to something, I suppose.


Baby Pincushions

November 23, 2009

5 shots (each)

1 venipuncture (each)

Emma is 20 lbs 2 oz and 28.5 inches.  Chloe 18 lbs 8 oz and 28 inches.  Both heads the size of a small melon.

We’re all exhausted after all the wailing and tears (theirs – I restrained myself) and I’m going to bed early.  And shit, I hope I did the right thing letting them have the regular vaccines.

Random Friday

October 16, 2009

1) As of yesterday, Chloe is a verbal beast. “Mama” in context, correctly applied. Swoon.

2) I win the mother of the year award, after both babies sustained significant bonks to the noggin within 10 seconds of each other tonight. Chloe crawled off the seat of the recliner as I was bringing Emma over to join her, and in my failed attempt to catch Chloe, Emma somehow got a bonk to her forehead with a bruise and small scrape. (Meanwhile, Chloe landed on her head on the floor.) Fortunately, it was time for nursie, which cures all ills.

3) It’s definitely fall, because I’m starting a new knitting project. Just a simple baby blanket (so that both mugwumps can have one to sleep with this winter) but it’s something.

4) Nanny J and I took the girls out for Mexican food tonight, which unbeknownst to us was Karaoke night. Emma loved every bit of it, and was getting her baby freak on by dancing on the table. (I held her lower half, and she wiggled her little butt and waved her arms in the air.) Nanny J and I think that her singing was better than some of the legitimate performers, too. This kid’s a musical one.

Our First Year

October 4, 2009

The party was an absolute success, with monkey smash cakes and the requisite amount of crepe paper and helium balloons, and a small group of pleasant friends and family.  The babies received many sweet gifts, and were thrilled with their wagon (from Grandma and Grandpa) and the ride-on plush giraffe and elephant from Mama.

The last year’s retrospective:

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I can’t believe how quickly they’ve grown!

Chloe’s Big Day

September 12, 2009

Pulling to stand for the first time (and swinging back and forth from the wall of Baby Shawshank.)

Using her sippy at the table, rather than just in bed.

Blackberry pie.

(E enjoyed the pie, too, but is still working on the sippy & standing action.  She’s not far behind!)

Take A Memo

August 14, 2009

Dear daughters,

Thank you for sleeping late/playing contentedly in your cribs this morning.  It was nice to sleep in for the first time in months.

However, Chloe, let’s start a policy of keeping our poopy diapers *on* until Mama can change them, rather than taking them off and fingerpainting on oneself, one’s sheets, mattress, bumper pad, lovey, etc.  You can ask Emma about this if you need tips.


Mama (who now has another load of laundry to do)

Teeth and More

July 8, 2009

Greetings from the house of teethers.  Chloe’s working on all four of her upper incisors (way to multitask) and Emma’s finally close to getting her first tooth (lower incisor.) 

They’ve made big developmental leaps in the past few days, first and foremost eating any and everything I put in front of them.  I stopped restricting them to one new food at a time over the weekend, so now it’s “anything appropriate” that they can manage.  We’re still avoiding allergens (peanuts, egg whites, strawberries, shellfish), things that are difficult to chew with few/no teeth, choking hazards and things that are hard to digest (citrus, crucifers) but other than that it’s anything goes.  They’re loving it. 

Along the same lines, the pincer grasp is working well for both girls, and they’ve started giving each other kisses which is exactly as cute as you’d think.