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Sofia: Today I ended up taking Sofia to the doctor. She has had a cold for a few days but each day it seems to get a little bit worse. This morning I could tell she was absolutely miserable! I called the doctor and got her in. It turns out she has a double ear infection and RSV, which basically has symptoms of a really bad cold. Our doctor said it seems to be a mild case. I'm thankful to hear that since she is only 8 months old (today!).
Joshua: Joshua cracks me up. Little by little he is talking more. Almost everyday he is saying at least one new word. His newest thing to say is bald eagle, which he pronounces "Ball. Geagle." Two very separate words. I laugh every time I hear him say it. If we had a digital camera with video AND sound I would get a video so you all could hear him. It's funny! Part of what makes it even funnier, to me, is that he won't say simple things like please or thank you, but he'll say "ball geagle".
Megan: Back when Megan was just starting to get mischievous I told her that when a girl becomes a mom they grow eyes on the back of their heads. (In other words, don't do anything foolish because mommmy see's everything.) I remember my mom telling my sisters and me this when we were little. She has never forgotten this and completely believes me. Today she was behind me, jumping around and wanted me to watch her. So she said,"Mommy, watch me with your back eyes."
Here are some recent pictures of Sofia. My sister Lisa commented recently that I don't send out enough pictures (or any, for that matter) of Sofia. Unfortunately, the accusations are true. Sofia will be 8 months old tomorrow and we are still very much in survival mode around here. She is quite a difficult baby. She doesn't like much of anything, most of the time.
You can see here how much she loves being on her tummy, especially since she can now sit up! (See video above)
She usually is a good napper. She'll go down pretty easily most of the time. Now if we could just get her to do that all night long. I'd like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" to my husband for voluntarily taking the night shift last night so I could get a little more sleep than I have been. I actually feel semi-human today.
Life with three kids is about as crazy as I expected, but oh so wonderful! God has blessed me so much with a terrific husband and three beautiful, healthy kids. I am right where God wants me to be. Life couldn't be better!!!