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)