Editors note: I started this blog on May 6th, but didn't get around to finishing it until much later, so some of the timing is a little off.
Right now is one of those rare moments of the day where both girls are asleep at the same time. Magnolia literally fell asleep on the couch at 10.48 am (she usually naps at noon) I blame it on the chicken pox. And it just so happened to coincide with nap time for Anemone. She usually takes 3-4 naps a day, so as you can imagine quite a lot of the day is spent either putting her down for a nap or rocking her back to sleep if she woke up too soon. Thankfully she goes down pretty easily most of the time.
Since I have some spare time on my hands I figured I could spend some of it writing a blog post, or at least start one. It has after all been over 2 months since the last post. Though I've thought about many posts, I haven't quite gotten to the writing part.
nemone is 5 months old as of yesterday, 5 months! When did that happen? I feel like she should still be an infant, and at the same time I feel like I have known her forever. She is all smiles, except at bed time, she gets pretty cranky. She drools a ton and laughs a little. She sits up so so straight when you hold her in your lap. She sleeps a lot and loves to play with her toys. We sometimes joke that she is an introvert, because when she gets fussy sometimes the best thing to do for her is to set her down and let her play with toys rather than trying to hold her and calm her. She has so much and such long hair, except over her ears, it is really really short instead. We are thinking about starting solids, but I am in no hurry to complicate life further, so we might just stick with only nursing for a few more weeks.
Magnolia is turning two this month, again when did that happen? TWO! It is such a cliché, but boy is it true what they say; the days are long but the years are short, when you have little ones. On the final day of this month, we will be celebrating the girl who made me a mother. The girl who knows what she wants and lets you know too. Magnolia loves puzzles, books, oranges and berries, imitating others, her sister and doing wild and crazy things, like climbing the armrest of the couch and plopping into the seat. She also loves to run (and run away) to talk, to dance and to sing. A few things she definitely doesn't like: to get her hands dirty or sticky, when her nose is runny, getting her hair done (except post bath when Papa gets to brush it for a while. Another editors note: she has actually improved a lot in this area and I get to do her hair almost everyday), when we say 'no' and she doesn't get her way or sitting still. This girl is a bit of a (drama) queen, but also a total klutz. I have literally watched her stand still and fall because she tripped in her own foot.
I see so much of myself in Magnolia and so little in Anemone. Anemone is all Michael and Magnolia is all me. Then sometimes, I will catch a glimpse, and just for a short second and I can see that they have both of us in them. The daughter that looks a lot like me and the one that doesn't, they both have my heart and I wouldn't want them to be any other way.