I was so disappointed in the swimming lessons that Aimee did earlier in the year. However, because we have a community pool, and the kids love to go, I felt it was important for safety reasons that the kids have some basic water skills. Aimee and Porter were just the right ages to get to be in the same class. Since I was very pregnant, this was a perfect way to let them both have lessons with minimal effort on my part (except for the wrangling Pratt part, but that was a given).
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I admit that when I found out I would be having another little girl I had mixed emotions. Of course there was the side of me that was over the moon about it. It was especially fun that Aimee was with me when I found out. Instead of crying out, "noooo!" like she did when we found out Pratt was a boy, she was bouncing off the walls excited. Chad had been wanting another little girls so badly that I couldn't wait to tell him too. But, there was a side of me that sort of considers myself a boy mom type. I grew up as the only girl sandwiched in between four brothers until I was nine. I loved building forts, digging, and even getting tricked into eating everything from raw eggs to dog food. It was fun! I get annoyed by all of the drama, and sometimes I feel like gagging at all of the bling-type stuff out there for girls. Coming off of two little boys, I just thought it would be a tough transition. Well, I was wrong. It has been awesome! Aside from the little perks, like not having had any front blow outs (also know as wiz-outs here), May has just added a balance and softness to our home, that I didn't even know we needed.
She is the polar opposite of her big sister when it comes to size! Aimee was such a featherweight, but May, not so much. She started out pretty average, but has been putting on all kinds of cute chub. She had a well check at 5 weeks. We learned that she has been gaining around 2 ounces a day. That is just shy of a pound a week. She was 10 pounds 15 ounces that day. That put her in the 95th percentile for weight, but was only in the 50th for height! Even Pratt wasn't that round! I love it!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I regret to begin by saying that I don't have great pictures of Porter's big day. I mostly took video, and still haven't figured out why they won't load. Aside from that, Porters big day, I think, was a success. It was nice to have his birthday on a Sunday, and one that Chad had off, so that we could all spend the day together. And while Sunday birthdays somewhat limit activities, we had no shortage of them that weekend. Friday night we went to a Springboro city celebration at a park. They had bounce houses, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, a gym bus and a climbing wall, all free! I thought it was pretty considerate of them to put on such a great party for him! All of the kids had a great time. Porter also surprised Chad and me by being brave enough to climb the rock wall. He even made it higher them Aimee!
On Saturday our next door neighbor had a big birthday party. Porter got to have all the perks of a party (minus the presents I guess), and it was definitely bigger and "cooler" than what I would have come up with. We were all partied out by Sunday, and just got enjoy a relaxed Sabbath, open a couple of presents and eat lots of cake! Porter ordered his volcano island cake months ago, and even before the sparklers were lit, I had approval from the birthday boy.
Posted by supertosha at 5:15 PM