Hi Little Tadpole
Mommy says you’re a lot more active now, especially at night. And daddy just got used to sleeping 8 full hours again. Oh well. A small gripe compared to the joys of parenting, like changing your diaper right after I just changed it. But seriously, it’s hard to believe I’m a little less than 4 months away from laying eyes on you.
We just celebrated your sister’s second birthday last week, although her party nearly didn’t happen. We originally planned it for the 6th but that was the blizzard of 2010, where we got close to 30″ of snow! We decided to move the date to Tuesday, the 9th, but then the forecast called for more snow Tuesday night. With the roads somewhat clear, we decided to just throw a quick party together at Chick-Fil-A on Monday. So we sent out the evite but Chick-Fil-A wouldn’t pick up the phone. Uh oh! To make matters worse, our neighbor was just coming back as we were leaving our parking space and she said the lines to get out of the neighborhood were insane so they just came back. So we threw your sister on my back in the ergo carrier and walked 1.1 miles in the ice, passing CRAZY amounts of traffic. Thankfully, Chik-Fil-A was open, but they said they were planning on closing early due to lack of business. I told them we could guarantee 20 people, and they decided to stay open. We got back home to pur her down for a brief nap–no one likes a cranky birthday girl–and then we headed out in the van.
We needed to get to Sam’s Club b/c we ordered your sister a princess cake, but the traffic to get into Sam’s was insane. So we parked the car at the library and I walked over and picked up the cake. What a crazy day! It took a while, but we finally made it to Chick-Fil-A. The roads were still crazy; some streets were still not plowed or lanes would just disappear. But people really love your sister, as we had 20 or so people come out to celebrate. The smile on her face made it all worth it. Thankfully, you’re going to be a summer baby, so we won’t have to worry about snow messing up your birthday plans, but the trafde-off is you won’t get to have a birthday party at school nor will you get to walk around the hallways of your high school carrying an inordinate number of balloons.
Your sister’s also speaking more English. The other day, I asked if she wanted milk and she said, “I’m good.” One day, she asked mom, “Where’s daddy?” She also loves to say the word brajah, which is the Korean word for bra. Someone from church bought her a book with Jasmine in it and the tiger’s name is Rajah, but your sister calls it Brajah. It’s too hilarious for me to correct her. She also LOVES to sing. When her and your mom sing together, it totally melts my heart. I’m eager to see and discover what your unique expression of love for God will be.
Finally, we’re heading to the midwife tomorrow for a checkup – I think they’re going to run some bloodtests on mom and stuff. This’ll be the second time I get to hear your heartbeat. You’d think after hearing your sister’s heartbeat all those times, it would get old, but it doesn’t.
P.S. You should’ve been getting different flavors recently, e.g., Thai and Indian. We want to expose you to all different kinds of foods. So don’t be surprised if whatever it is you use for nourishment tastes differently.