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This Time Around

by Juliemara
04.29.15

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This time around I just don’t have the time to write cute little posts about daily doings of Noa’s fun little baby life. I use to have this great job where I could find time to do just about anything, including writing blog post apparently interesting enough to keep dozens of people interested in reading about two tiny humans. I don’t know if it is because being a “stay at home mom” is extremely time consuming, or if three year olds are extremely time consuming or if three kids is extremely time consuming. People just keep telling me my hands must be full, most of whom have kids that are older than mine. So why don’t these women tell me their big secret to getting through this time. if you have a secret, by all mean, leave it in the comments. If not, please enjoy this rare post of my sweet busy children.

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I wish…

by Juliemara
04.3.15

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I wish I could make time stand still.

I wish I could fast forward some days.

I wish I knew if what I am doing now is really helping or not. 

I wish I enjoyed my me time. 

None of this is easy, every moment is such a blessing. 

Kids are so much fun.

I wish they would go to sleep.  

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Little bits

by Juliemara
03.11.15

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Noa – 1 Year Old

by Juliemara
02.17.15

 

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In just a hand full of days

by Juliemara
02.3.15

In just a hand full of days Noa will turn 1 year old. I have been working on photo books and looking back on the last year. When I look at her now I can hardly remember how tiny and different she once was. I’m so glad I took the hundreds of pictures I did, I love looking at them and remembering the moments that surrounded each.

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There is a little Birthday coming up and Momma is feeling a bit guilty that the posts are few and far between. cutest_baby_photos

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In just a hand full of days Noa will turn 1 year old. I have been working on photo books and looking back on the last year. When I look at her now I can hardly remember how tiny and different she once was. I’m so glad I took the hundreds of pictures I did, I love looking at them and remembering the moments that surrounded each.

 

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11 Months

by Juliemara
01.19.15

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Little Noa, you’re still my baby. You always will be. But you are proving to everyone that you can hold your own these days. You made it up the steps to the playroom all by yourself, it’s only two steps, but you did it. And although, not quite as graceful, you can make your way back down as well. Don’t worry sweet girl we will leave the pillows at the bottom until you are completely comfortable, maybe until you manage them on your feet! I feel guilty nearly everyday that you don’t get to nap when an 11 moth old baby should, instead you just have to nap when we are in the car taking your sisters to and from school. I know you can’t wait for your turn to go to school, because you cry when we walk your sisters in, then turn around and leave. In the past week you have been pulling yourself up on everything and anything, and you are starting to get good at it. You wave hi and bye and even say “Hi” and “Bye bye” and “up” and “Manama”, when you are hungry. I’m sorry I don’t blog about your every move, but during those hours in the evening that I would be writing and photo editing, you are still calling out for me at the top of your lungs. It’s ok baby, I don’t mind spending a little more one on one time with you, even if it is at the expense of my down time. You love playing with your sisters, anything and everything they do is entertaining, you three play so nicely in your crib or in the playroom. But what surprises me so much is how nicely you play on your own. You love your toys and you love exploring the corners of our deck all by yourself on a nice afternoon. I can’t believe that in one month you will celebrate a birthday, your first. We are all excited, especially your sisters, they have been celebrating for some time. You are such a sweet baby with the snuggles you give me or anything soft you can smoosh your face on, I feel so lucky that you are my baby. I love you baby girl, happy 11 months old.

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10 Months

by Juliemara
12.18.14

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Baaaaabyyyyyy, stop getting older! You are only 10 months but I’m pretty sure you think you are three like your sisters.  It’s starting to really bother you that you can’t hop up onto the couch and bed like they do, so I can imagine it’s only a matter of time before you figure it out. You stood on your own once, so I know you can do it. But with two little helpers and your booming voice you don’t have to go very far to get what yo want. You might be the happiest baby ever, and I’m not just saying that because you are mine, you really do smile all the time and you full out giggle at almost any entertainment. Your favorite activities are the parachute at Gymboree, the slide, anything outside and of course eating. You are a really good eater. Fruits are your favorite especially grapes and blueberries, you love tomatoes and cucumbers, chicken and fish. I finally got you to eat avocado by spreading it on an english muffin, and you can just about eat your weight in broccoli and cauliflower. This past week I registered you for school for next year, that was surreal. I know you will love it, but the thought of sending off my tiny baby makes my heart heavy. I love you baby girl. I love how you play and talk and love. I’m sorry you have the cold of all colds but as soon as it’s over you are welcome to start sleeping through the night.  Love, Mommy.

 

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First dentist visit

by Juliemara
11.20.14

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Today was one of those times when I realized too late that it wf those times I needed to have my mommy A game on. All day I thought I was on the right track preparing my children for their first visit to the dentist. We had talked about going for a couple of weeks and they had a dentist visit their class at school, so they knew a little of what to expect. It was just me with all three so I had an ample supply of food and distractions for a potential long wait. Luckily the paperwork was minimal and the wait wasn’t much. But when we got into the room and Jordan sat on the chair and opened wide I realized I had failed twice. Despite the fact that she was acting like such a big girl I could tell she was terrified, I wish I had thought to bring their loveys for them to hold on to during the cleaning. Then as the dental hygienist skillfully addressed my children to get them comfortable and excited about all the tools and instruments I realized I should have read them a book or two about visiting the dentist. But I was so focused on remembering the appointment that I forgot this important step when introducing young children to a new and potentially scary experience. Despite my mommy mess ups Talia and Jordan were star patients, not a tear, or a whine. And it was well worth the bag full of goodies to bring home at the end.

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Jordan said..

by Juliemara
11.18.14

Jordan did while looking at a photo from our wedding day,
“You got married.”
Me, “yes, we got married.”
“Why were you wearing a veil?”
Me, “because when you get married you wear a veil.”
“And abba wore his Shabbat shirt.”
Me, “yes, abba wore his Shabbat shirt.”
(Then she got a sad look).
Me, “what’s wrong.”
“Why wasn’t I there?”
Me, “because it was a long time ago, before you were born.”
“But next time I can come!”
Me, “yes, next time you can come.”
“And I’ll wear a veil just like you.”
Me, “yes, you can wear a veil just like me.”

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Oh the places you can go…

by Juliemara
11.17.14

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Baby girl, you can do it. You are a crawler! you are so cute when you do. Most of the time you move carefully, slowly as if you are moving across thin ice. But when your sister are involved, you move like you’ve always known how to. My favorite is when you get your little hip caught up on a corner. You’ll learn. You pretty much use your new skill to keep up with the action when Jordan and Talia are home and follow me around when they are not. Part of me knows that you would have so much fun in a daycare, but I’d miss you too much, so story time at the library, Gymboree and playdates will have to do for now. You are such a fun little baby. You nap when you have the chance, if you get woken up by the screaming choir you are usually just as happy to be entertained by them. You love other babies and show that love and friendship by a good head butt. Another one of your best new tricks is mimicking children screaming or dogs barking. you have the sweetest babble and your two bottom teeth are finally making a very slow appearance. I love you so much baby girl. Happy 9 months.

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