Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Hi all, I AM still here! It's not that I don't have anything to talk about, either. Many funny, interesting, cute, awesome, etc, etc things have been going on at the baby home. We've just been super busy! I promise to get some blog posts up sometime this week. Please keep in mind we're going to be working between 50-60 hours a week in May, to my understanding, so I may be a little slow getting stuff written. I'm really going to try though! I've missed blogging and although nothing dramatic has happened, I've got lots of fun little stuff to blog about...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The sadly neglected Megan corner

I've realized I haven't included a funny quote in any of the last few blog posts! (Gasp!) So without further ado...

The Megan Corner

Megan: Have you ever seen anything so cute you wanted to bite it?
Me: I think that's a sign of some kind of mineral deficiency...

Megan: One day Alyssa is going to cut herself and Coke is going to pour out instead of blood...

(We are at the mall. What is apparently a cute guy walks past (I didn't see...) and both girls whip their heads around.)
Me: This is a mall...they sell clothes here...not boys...

This one doesn't include Megan, but in the spirit of all things funny...

Alyssa: Easter is on National Marijuana Day this year. That's so sad.
Me: Yeah, it'll be like, 'Here, kids, have a little extra grass in your baskets....'

Teaser =)

Stay tuned for some exciting news on two cuties...


I can't wait to tell you all about them! ;) It may be a few days before I get a nice long blog post up...=) I also need to figure out exactly how much I am able to post. =)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Watch them grow!

I thought you all might like to see how much our little babies have grown in the last three months! 

Here are some photos of our preemies, Small and Cupcake.

They were so tiny! We were afraid to handle them.

Here are Small's then and now pictures.

And here are Cupcake's...

It's been so much fun to watch them grow! Small was 1.8 kg when he came to us at 1 month old, and Cupcake was 2.5 kg and 2 months old. They are now nearing 5 kg! Cupcake is known by the caretakers as the "magogo" (Grandma) of the house since she is the oldest (even older than Princess, who is much bigger than her!)

Princess was one week old when she arrived.

She was so young and woke up every night to cry.

Now she is sleeping through the night most nights! She is developing a personality and likes to smile and laugh. She still likes to be held a lot!

Little Guy was one of two babies who were here when I arrived. Doesn't he look like Princess in her first picture? We call them our "twins." (The preemies are the other set of "twins.")


Now he's enormous, and sporting a double chin. Speaking of which, his blog name no longer fits him - so we'll refer to him as Big Guy. He insists he is a growing MAN and needs to be fed OFTEN. He makes this need known by loud, lion like roars (usually in the dead of night). He's convinced he wants to be a BIG STRONG DUDE and needs to drink his milk!

Squishy has gotten quite a bit bigger too. All of the clothes that fit him when I got here have now been passed on to Big Guy.


He is 9 months old now and is sitting up alone and army crawling (but only backwards). He rolled over once or twice to show off, then decided that is for sissies. He made his first escape yesterday - backwards out the patio door. He likes to joyfully wave his arms around, pull my hair, and always likes to have a buddy nearby. He LOVES Baby Einstein (maybe a little too much...).

I'll leave you with a couple pictures of Owlie! She hasn't had time to get big yet. She is two and a half weeks old now.

She might be sleeping here (in the daytime) but she is living up to her nickname! She is still so little and new. =)

Well, that's all for now! I hope you enjoy watching them grow as much as I do. =)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

There were four in the bed...

There were four in the bed and the little one said

"Roll over!"

"Roll over!"

So they all rolled over...

...and one...


There were three in the bed and the little one said, "Roll over! Roll over!"

So they all rolled over....

...and one....


There were two in the bed and the little one said, "Roll over! Roll over!" So they all rolled over and one fell out...

There was one in the bed and the little one said, 


Baby Home Photos - Funnies =)

I got hold of the card from the "official" baby home camera tonight, and there were some photos that were too good not to share! Some of them are old, from when I first came in January, so if you're wondering why Sunshine is still here...she's not. ;)

"Can't a guy even take a nap in privacy?"

"They have no idea what I just got away with."


Powerful, Akani, powerful...

"I SAID I didn't want to be in your selfie!!!!!"

"Help me!! They're letting the giant bear eat me!!"

Bumbos: providing sleeping children with proper neck posture worldwide.

"Seriously, Mom?"

"You think double chins like this just happen?"

"Think happy thoughts! Sunshine and flowers and...poop. I think I need to poop."

"The Bumbo is eating me! Help!"

"Hi. I'm Megan. I love babies and my beautiful smile lights up the room!"

"What is this thing and how did it get on my lap?"

This is before she realized she'd be up all night with the new baby.

Ach, the stripes....OCD sufferers beware.

Auntie Abbie leading a circle of babies in rousing campfire songs.

Little (Big) Guy and Princess were having an emotional moment and had to hold hands for moral support...the songs were just too touching. Many tears were shed.

Auntie really put her whole heart into the songs. LG and P continued to support each other during this tearful time while Squishy stood by to offer counseling if needed. 

Cool dude!


"You said you were going to put me down for a nap?"

"That's a funny story, tell another!"

"No really, I'm being serious. Naps bring on an allergic reaction in babies. They start crying and their face turns all red and wrinkly."

"Welcome to my crib."

"Sorry about the space, I've had it since I was a baby....this just isn't the kind of place that grows with you. Think it's time to start looking for a new hood...."


"There's a monster. On my head. ITHINKIT'SGOINGTOEATME."

"Come on bro, let's race!"