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disease-filled home

January 28th, 2013

Last week, Matthias contracted hand, foot, mouth from day care. It was a miserable week for him as he loves eating, yet the sores in his mouth made it very difficult for him to eat without pain. I was desperate for him to eat and ended up making an avocado, banana milk shake. He liked it, but [...]

more words

December 3rd, 2012

Alas, I knew I would have forgotten some words. And he’s picking up words left and right! I don’t know if I can keep up. He even just learned another one this morning that I can’t remember right now. dze dze (big sister) mui mui (little sister)

say what?

December 1st, 2012

Matthias is a joy and it is AMAZING how much he has learned in such a short time. He’s almost going to be 17 months old, and in the past couple of days, he’s been more consistently telling us that he has to go to the bathroom by going to the bottom of the stairs [...]

sweet tooth

December 22nd, 2011

So over the past several weeks, Matthias was introduced to sweet potato, butternut squash soup (but thicker), avocado, and banana, in that order. He absolutely loves the sweet potato, liked the butternut squash pretty well (it also had garlic, onion and other spices with it), and the banana. The avocado took a couple tries. The [...]


December 3rd, 2011

So, I guess all parents live for the day when their child will say “mama” or “dada/papa/baba”. (Why is it so unfair that dads have more ‘names’, therefore giving them a higher probability to have their name said first?) Then again, I’m sure all parents live for the day that their child will “<different things>”  [...]

they say it gets better

November 17th, 2011

And oh, how it does! Matthias is four months and nine days old now. He is such a joy. He smiles a lot during the day time and eats and sleeps. Since the last post, he really has been sleeping 10.5 to 11 hours each night rather consistently. It is amazing. We’ve learned his tired [...]

100 days!

October 16th, 2011

Today, Matthias turned 100 days old! Since he was about two or two and a half months, things are getting more and more fun. For a couple weeks now, he’s been sleeping 10 to 11 hours at night, going down around 7:30 pm and waking around 5:30 or 6:30. Occasionally, he will wake around 3 or [...]

first date

September 14th, 2011

Hans and I went on our first date last night. Mom put Matthias to bed and watched him. We went to see the last Harry Potter movie. I’m glad we got to see it before theaters stopped showing it.


September 10th, 2011

I’ve been waiting for Matthias to smile socially. He finally did it this morning before our morning walk! He smiled at Hans this goofy little smile. It was so cute. He even did it a few times, though we don’t know what was making him smile since he was just looking at Hans’ face. Hans [...]

sleep for all

September 9th, 2011

Sleeping is such a challenge. The past few nights were thrown into a whirlwind. Two nights ago, I got nearly no sleep, which is bad considering Matthias was sleeping. His sleeping noises are incredible. He is one of the noisiest sleepers ever and it must be giving me anxiety. So, last night, we turned off [...]

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