How can Rafe be four months old already? Didn’t I give birth to him, like, yesterday?
He has always been a smiley baby, but these days it is so easy to make him giggle. And, oh man, those baby giggles are too adorable. Giggles produce even more giggles, and once he starts and the girls get going … there’s a lot of laughter in our house.
He had his 16 week vaccinations last week, and was Mr. Grumpy Pants for a couple of days afterwards. (And let’s not talk about the subsequent poo-namis, shall we?)
Last week, vaccination week, was pretty much a week-long Monday. There was my blocked duct and Emmy’s domino trick, and then Jacques took the girls to a screening of Moana – which they enjoyed – but they only got home at 11pm. Waaaaay past bedtime. The next day Emmy missed her nap, so of course she wanted to go to bed at 4pm and I wouldn’t let her. Rafe was super clingy as well, and Jacques was home for five minutes before rushing off to a function at church. (And he took his laptop so I couldn’t continue my X-Files marathon after the kids finally went to bed.)
We’re doing Christmas-themed schoolwork in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Instead of Bible Road Trip, we’re doing the Jesse Tree readings in our morning Bible Time. I’m loving the conversations that follow. It’s important to us to keep our Christmas focus on Jesus, and so even the usual Christmas imagery is given a gospel spin in our house.
Our Christmas tree is up, and the nativity scene we made a couple of years ago is still in good shape.
We’re not going away this year – because buying a house and having a baby are pretty much budget killers. I don’t have the energy to go anywhere, either, because we all know that going on holiday with kids isn’t a holiday as much as a change of location. Right?
What are your plans for the December holidays?