Rachelle is now one month old.
Last summer, I taught our friend Bill to knit. He is now a fellow yarn addict. He finally finished his first project after ripping it out 2 or 3 times. Here it is in all it’s glory!
It is a moss stitch scarf made with one strand of my handspun yarn and one strand of crochet thread.
Last night we had knit night at Mary’s house. Mary is mostly blind, she is a beautiful knitter. We got her to play the piano for us last night. She played a beautiful composition of her own composing. At 6, we went down to Jack’s Wood Fired Pizza and ate dinner. The 10 of us ate 8 pizza’s Martguerita pizza is my new favorite! After dinner we went to Summerfest where we ended up splitting up. We ran into each other from time to time. I was able to replace Sammie’s skull bow that we lost last year. I also brought some cotton candy home for the girls and Eric and I.
Tonight we will be taking the gaming group to Summerfest. Dinner is fend for yourself so I am going to have a california roll from the Sushi vendor! I am going to go down a little early to let the girls do some crafts in the children’s art yard.
We took Rachelle in for her 2 week appointment today.
She has passed her birth weight. She is now 7 lbs 8 oz and 19 1/4 inches long.
Rachelle failed the newborn hearing test at the hospital before we left. We went back a week later and she still failed to pass. This morning, we went to USU’s audiology department and had an extensive hearing test. We did a repeat of the test they do at the hospital and she failed. They measured how well her eardrums move and they are fine. Next we went and did an electrode test to make sure her brain stem was making the connection with the sounds. She passed with flying colors. We will be going back for a re-screen in about 3 months to make sure that everything is progressing well. During the last test, Rachelle decided to poop 3 times and had to eat as well, but all and all she was a pretty good girl. But no hearing disability and we have nothing to worry about. If Eric’s picture of her shows up once we upload it to the computer I will post it.
Sammie was hilarious yesterday. She was running around the house yelling, “Emma, Emma, change my bum!” Too bad she didn’t convince her.
Also last night, Sammie walked on Eric’s back for him and then watched him finish popping his back. He twists his body in some weird way. Sammie decided that when he was done that it was her turn. Watching her try to twist her back too was funny!
Sam walking on Dad
Dad walking on Sam
Tonight at dinner, Eric was teasing Emma about something and she called him a lier. Eric replied that he was standing. She didn’t get it. We started laughing. She tried to call him a lier again while he was sitting, and he said, “No, I am a sitter.” She didn’t get that either. Next she asked what a sitter was. It was hard to stop laughing.
Not mine, my children’s
Every one tells me it is so hard to adjust to having 3 kids. I am thinking it has been harder on Emma and Sam than it has been on Eric or me.
Emma just had a huge breakdown over cleaning her playroom. It has been her chore for almost a year. She is usually really good about putting toys away when she is done playing with them. We told her she had 2 choices, she could: 1 go clean her playroom or 2 loose all her toys. She opted for #2 until we told her that it included her Wii games and movies. She then said she couldn’t decide. I told her that if I decided that I would take the toys away she didn’t like that. Eric told her to go clean her playroom and she reluctantly went. Eric wanted to put her down for a nap, but I said no because that would get her out of what she didn’t want to do. The first day the girls were home, Eric told them to go get in the car to go to the library while we did something inside. Sammie started screaming so I went to the doorway and saw Emma hit her sister. Needless to say Emma stayed home in her room instead of going with daddy. Today she is missing out too. Eric and Sam are on their way over to a friends house to pick something up and had Emma gone downstairs to clean when I said it was time to clean, she would have been allowed to have a break and go with as well, but we had the break down.
Sam has been the usual 2 year old and not wanting to share. She wants to be the one who helps with baby Rachelle. She freaks out when it is Emma’s turn to help. I thought she would be jealous of her . . . no, just still jealous of Emma.
I think the only problem we have is being out numbered by Sam. Everything has to be Daddy right now. She won’t hold anyone else’s hand. I can’t carry the car seat yet, so if we go anywhere, I have to grab her hand so she’s not running off. She screams until Eric can grab her hand instead. Sam may just have to start being the last one out of the car from now on. No skin off my nose on that one.
Where again is adjusting to 3 hard? All this is usually everyday things at our house. Does it take longer to set in? Am I missing something?