Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm sick of sick

It seems like everyone I talk to now either is sick or has a sick child, so needless to say it's been that way in our house too for the past 2 weeks. We've all been sick at some level, but we are mostly better now, except for Isabel. The poor thing has really gotten the worst of it. She's had a fever and a very sore throat since Sunday. It is so sad to see my baby so uncomfortable. She spent about two hours yesterday either whining or crying. She asks for water, then says she doesn't want it, then something else, and she refuses it too. The only thing she seems to really want is to watch Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, which we did 4 times yesterday.
I got very little sleep most nights this week. Last night Mike, being the wonderful husband he is, let me sleep and went to sleep with her downstairs so he could take care of her every time she woke up. I slept well, no, really well. I guess I really needed it.
She seems to be doing better today. Her fever wasn't as high, and she even played a little instead of just watching tv. Hopefully she will be better soon.
Here is a little video to remind me how cute she is (especially with her sister) when she is not sick and whining all the time. I know this sounds heartless, but it is hard to think she is adorable when to poor thing is so miserable. I love my little girls, and it breaks my heart to see them sick. Well, here's for better times!


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pra vc Debora!

I wasn't planning on posting tonight, but I know it makes Debbie happy when I post new pictures, so these ones are for you Drebs.



There's Isabel and Sophia playing after dinner (Sophia is sporting a bread pudding case hat - very papal)



Does this hat make me look fat?



And it couldn't really be Sophia if there was no spit up (nice stream, huh?!)



As you can see, we are really trying to go green here at the Wilson household - we only wear reciclable hats.



Isabel and her money mailer envelope hat (it will be a must next season, mark my words).

We love you Debs! (manda um bjo pro meu irmaozinho - eu sei que ele num gosta de beijo de irma, mas quando eh vc que da ele gosta!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Isabel loved Halloween this year! I had no idea she would enjoy the whole costume thing and trick or treating so much, I thought she was too young, buy boy was I wrong!
First of all, she absolutely loved her costume. Every time she puts it on, she goes in front of the mirror and starts posing and twirling, it's so cute. She is really into Mickey's Clubhouse, and anything princess, so being Minnie Mouse meant not only dressing like one of her favorite characters, but also being a princess (the fact that the costume was pink and had glitter, made it a princess costume too). She called herself 'Princess Minnie House'. My in laws came over as she was getting dressed, and got to see all the twirling and dancing.
I went trick or treating with Sophia and Isabel while it was still light and not so cold outside. I loved her soft little knocks on people's doors followed by a shy 'Treeeat' (we never managed to get her to say 'trick or treat' together). She thought it was great people were putting candy in her little bag. She would then say 'thek you' and run to the next house. She also really enjoyed the pumpkins around the neighborhood. Every time she saw one, she would yell 'Bucket!' (it took me a couple of times to realize she was saying pumpkin). I loved her reaction to other kids costumes. When she saw a dinosaur or a little monster she would say 'scarry!', and any girl with a shiny dress was "oh, princess!'.
When it got dark we came back home so Sophia could eat, but Isabel went right back outside with Mike to go trick or treating some more. After trick or treating with dad, we went to my parents' house to show off our Princess Minnie House and our little Peapod.
I have to say, Halloween is a lot more fun when you have kids, I realy enjoyed it this year because of them! (by the way, it's Monday morning now. Isabel got out of her pajamas this morning and straight into her costume again, ears and all!)





Monday, August 3, 2009

Hooray for poop!

I never thought I would say this, but I'm so glad Sophia pooped! Yep, after going a whole week and a half without pooping, the doctor told me to start giving her some prune juice. I also gave her some papaya juice. It seemed to do the trick. She pooped twice yesterday, and is now a much happier baby (she is laying on my tummy now cooing cutely).
You are probably wondering why I'm posting this information. I'm sure most people don't really care to hear about my daughter's pooping problems, but I'm posting this just so I can remember years down the road what the life of a young mother was like. Poop and all other bodily functions is a constant topic of worry and conversation.
Well, I'm also happy to report that the girls no longer have a cold. Mike and I are still recovering. I was pretty miserable yesterday, but it makes me feel better just to know that the girls are doing better.
Isabel is so cute right now. She talks constantly. Half of the time I don't know what she is saying, but she is starting to put sentences together and to speak both English and Portuguese. She says things like, "Mamae, lah fola, quaqua, bossa", which translated means, "Momy, outside, quack quack, purse", which in turn means, "mom, I want to go outside with my duckie in my purse". She is also getting pretty good at knowing when to speak Portuguese or English. For example, here at the house when she sees Phoebe (our cat) climbing on the counter she says "desce, Fimi!" (get down Phoebe), but at Grandma's house, she gives the kitty some food and says, "Kitty, eat!". I really enjoy watching her develop her language skills.
Well, I hear her calling me from her bedroom... I put her down for a nap, but I don't think it's working, I might need to go tuck her in again.
Don't worry, another post containing more of the glamorous life with Isabel and Sophia will soon be available.



This is a picture from Sophia's blessing day (July 5th)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Resolution

I spent some time reading some of my previous posts today and I realized how much I had forgotten. It's sad to admit I'd forgotten so much of the cute things Isabel did when she was younger. She's only two and it's hard enough to remember what life was like when she was younger... how am I going to remember in 10, 20 years?
After being a little sad for not having kept better record of our everyday lives in the last couple of years, I decided to not have the same thing happen now with Sophia. My new resolution then is to write at least once a week here. I'll try to always post a picture or a video too. I just feel like these years are so precious... my girls are so sweet, I need to have a record of this time.
Sorry if my sentences don't quite make sense, but I'm trying to write this with Isabel trying to mess with the computer, and while watching Play with Me Sesame (it's amazing how distracting this show can be), and also while Sophia is crying a little from her bedroom and I try to decide if i should go get her or not (she just cried again... i need to get her). Isabel just heard Sophia cry. She looks at me all worried and says "Ze beby!"
We are all a little sick this week. All 4 of us have a cold, but we've been trying to do everything normal just the same.
Oh, here are just some pictures of us enjoying summer.


Friday, June 26, 2009

My beautiful little girls










Yesterday we had a fun little photo shoot here at the house. Jill, my neighbor wanted to practice taking some pictures of newborns, so she asked if she could come and take pictures of Sophia. Of course I was more than happy to have her come.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Pictures

Everything is still going great with our little family. Being a mother of two is not as hard as I thought it would be (at least for now). Isabel has been a great big sister. She loves her baby sister, and I only have to be careful she doesn't show her too much love! :)






Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sophia is here!





I was planning on writing a nice long post, but after transferring all the pictures, choosing a new background and doing a couple more changes, I'm so sick of blogging I'll leave the long post for later.
Well, the short version is this:
Sophia was born on Friday, May 29th at 7:48 am. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz., and was 20 in. tall.
She is a very good baby. All she does is sleep and eat! I'm recovering well enough... as fast as you can expect after a c-section.
I'll post lots more pictures later, but here are a couple just so you can meet her.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Great Saturday

Last Saturday we went to Temple Square with my inlaws and David (Lindsey's boyfriend). We had a great time together. The weather was beautiful, and it was nice to take the tours and spend some time together. We really enjoyed getting to know David better and Isabel just loved looking at all the beautiful spring flowers and trees. Here are some pictures:





Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fake basement

So yesterday Camila and I went to Ikea to get some picture lighting for Camila's birthday present. While we were there we stopped in the toy section and bought everything that Dad always wanted when he was a kid. It was fun!

On the way home we started thinking about where we were going to put it all and decided that we had encountered a problem. It was then that we had the marvelous idea of cleaning out the future family room in our basement and making it into a playroom. So, in the tradition of virtually every person in our neighborhood and my in laws, we faked a playroom in our basement.

We got everything that could be ingestable, flammable, pointy, sharp, etc out of the future family room and transferred it to another room with lots of junk in it. We then erected a barrier of enormous proportions (if you are 3 feet tall) so that no child crossings into the danger zone could occur. We swept, vacuumed, laid down rugs and leftover carpet scraps that my in laws were kind enough to give us, and put together all of Isabel's new playing implements.

Isabel loves it, Mommy loves it too as she doesn't always worry about Isabel tipping a lamp on herself, emptying out the lazy-susan, falling off the counter and other nefarious activities in which she has a tendency to engage in. Consequently, Daddy loves it and has possibly clocked more time in the collapsible tunnel than Isabel at this point.

In other news I have been very busy helping Camila build a proper nest(ie. painting, buying baby stuff, twigs, grasses, etc.). Also been spending lots of time programming and building my side business, Pyxlin. In fact, I believe that for the last week or so programming pyxlin has replaced the time that I usually spend drooling, reading and/or playing video games. Interestingly enough, Camila doesn't seem to be any happier that I am spending time doing something productive. Go figure.....


Anyway, what a long post, and boring. Sheesh. I guess I will leave it to Camila to provide some picturesque views of our new fake basement. Goodbye for now.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's a girl!

I had my ultrasound this month, and we now know we are having another girl! Not a big surprise there, after all Mike says they only know how to make girls in his family. Sophia is doing great, everything is as it's supposed to be at this point. She also is quite the kicker. It feels like she throws parties in my tummy every night (well, not that different from what her sister used to do, she was also quite the hyperactive baby)!
I'm very happy to have another little baby to put little dresses and bows on. I'm not sure what I would do with a boy. I mean, we do still want a boy at some point, but for now we are very happy with our two little girls!
I realized the other day that it had been quite silly of me to have by blog address be lifewithisabel.blogspot.com. I did change the title now, hopefully little Sophia (yes, that will be her name) won't feel less important for only having her name in the title.
Well, besides life with the babies, we are getting ready to spend 2 weeks in Brazil in the end of February. We can't wait to go! The cold here is getting pretty old, and we are ready for some time at the beach and with our relatives. My grandparents are very excited to meet Isabel, and I can't wait to see how she reacts to having Portuguese around her all the time (we do speak only Portuguese to her at home, but she gets mostly English otherwise).
Oh, it sounds like Isabel finished her breakfast, I better go get her...