Monday, January 4, 2010

Whoops

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. Let's update:

New Au Pair:

Awesome, fantastic, sweet, amazing, etc. Yeah, she's all that AND she watched M*A*S*H with me. Life just doesn't get any better. She is good with the kids; even Chana likes her. :-) She's into medical stuff, so I could tell her about my fistula and the birth and she was eating it all up. She likes Monty Python, so she gets my Monty Python references! She spends her time in the living room rather than in her own room, so we actually get to interact together. I enjoy her so much that I spend MORE time with the twins...because I want to help her and I want to be with her, and I get the sense that she enjoys being with me. It's win-win. Her name is Ziva, so you'll hear me talk about her I'm sure.

Twins:

Dovid can now say "mama" although I don't know if he actually knows what he's saying. But he goes "mamamamama" or "babababa". I'm just glad he's finally using consonants! Chana babbles, but she doesn't do consonants in a row like Dovid does; she just makes silly sounds. They both had a routine checkup with the eye doctor and both passed with flying colors. The eye doc said to wash Chana's clogged tear duct eye with diluted baby shampoo and let her rub it, because any massage it gets can help to clear it. She encouraged us to massage it as well.

Us:

The whole family went to spend the weekend with our friend Bill and his boys. We all had a great time and ate very well (i.e. raspberry babka, chocolate babka, Crembos, tongue...mmmmm). The only issue was the twins sleeping in our room...they kept us awake a lot more than they do at home. Yeah, now I'm really glad we didn't do co-sleeping or we'd never get any sleep. Every time they'd wake up and whimper, we'd have to get out of bed and feed, change and/or soothe them. But at home, we don't hear the whimpers, only the sincere cries. MUCH better situation.

10 comments:

Christina said...

I'm glad you have a good au pair now!

Morgan said...

Mason says "mamamama" "babababa" and "dadadad" also...but I don't think he really knows what he's saying just yet haha! :)

Sarah R said...

That's awesome! What a way to start out the new year. :)

the mol said...

Jesse is all, "dadadadadada..." where's the love?

ssbean said...

I'm glad you have an au pair that seems to fit the family better. That is awesome that Dovid is saying more things. Ellie said momma when she had her scope, but never would say dada, until a couple days ago, looking at daddy, she say byebye dada. As for the twins not sleeping well when with you, Ellie is really bad about that. I hate going places overnight because she sleeps horrible and I know I'm not going to any sleep. Co-sleeping isn't for Ellie that's for sure.

Ginny said...

Hey Elana, you won the Crayola giveaway on my blog, congrats!

jenn said...

Pumpkin says mama very clearly now- and occassionally papa! But mama wins hands down, haha! This is such a great age- go twinners!

I'm so glad the new au pair is working out so well so far!

Marie said...

I think I have screwed up with the co-sleeping thing..uggh

Here here to awesome child care. Its so nice to know you have someone you trust.

JamieD said...

Ziva sounds wonderful! I'm glad you found each other.

Skeeter and I had to share a room last night. I never knew he made so much noise! If he grows up to steal covers, too, he'll be just like his dad.

mommybird said...

Hurray for MASH! :) I'm glad you found someone you like.