Memorial Day and Eight weeks

Today Sadie turned eight weeks old.  We spent the day working in the yard and visiting with friends.  The weather was beautiful.

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The last week Sadie has become so alert and focused.  She even giving us longer periods of sleep at night.  What a good girl she is.

Adventure Sat.

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Saturday we decided to go on an adventure.

We are only about a hour from Six Flags New England so we decided to go check it out.  The weather was great, not to hot, and the sun shone almost the whole time we were there.  The lines were so surprisingly short that Ken even got to ride a few of the big kids rides.  We couldn’t believe it.

Ellie ran from ride to ride and Sadie slept.  We couldn’t have asked for more.

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See more pictures at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/collyd/sets/72157618784517158/

Boston Update

Thursday we went to Boston to have Ellie’s six month check up.  The ride up was uneventful and the girls did great in the car.  I was a bit nervous how Sadie would do on the 2 1/2 hour drive up but she was awesome.

Dr. Marx had a good look and listen and found that everything looked pretty much like it did last Oct. when she had her Cath.  This was good news.  Ellie has also gained a little bit of weight and gotten taller (29.1 lbs and 37 in.)  She is creaping along on the Ellie curve of the height weight chart.

Next check up, six months.

The drive home we hit two accident related traffic jams and stopped at the Travlers’ Rest for dinner so it took us 5 1/2 hours (4 1/2 of which was on the road).  Needless to say we were all pretty knackered by the time we got home.  Happy by what we had learned but knackered.

Seven Weeks and I am now “Mother”

Last week a few things have happened.

The weather has remained cruddy.  I am so water logged right now that I am beginning to feel like a sponge.

Sadie turned seven weeks old.  She is getting cuter everyday, if I do say so myself, and so alert.  You can make her smile and goo at you which just makes me smile.  I think she is going to be a talker.  Already she is gooing and baby talking to us, her dummy, and even when she is feeding. Sound like someone y’all know?

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Meanwhile, Ellie has taken to calling me “Mother”,  not mummy or mom but Mother.  I don’t know where it has come from and when I ask she says I call you Mother because you are the Mother.  I wonder why Ken isn’t Father then.  It makes me feel old and prim and proper being called Mother.  Kind of like when I get called Mrs. Panko.  Hopefully it is just a phase.

We are off to Boston on Thursday for Ellie’s six month, post cath check with Dr. Marx.  Hopefully he will be happy with what he sees.

Mummy’s Day

Start with good coffee and pastries, add a handmade card from Ellie, an adventure to Dinosaur State Park, and top it off with shrimp, corn and lager and lime for dinner. Mix well and you will get a wonderful Mummy’s Day.

Remembering

Since I had Sadie, I have started remembering all these things about infants I had forgotten.

They:
hate to have their diapers changed – cry the whole time
smile and laugh in their sleep weeks before they do it when they are awake
will puke without warning
get the hick ups all the time
have the loudest poos you have ever heard.

I cannot believe how much I had forgotten in the few short years since Ellie, but I am enjoying the remembering.

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