What is this Adventure?

Full-time Mama & Part-time school social worker in the throes of toddlerhood at its best and worst. In my short tenure as a member of the prestigious Mamahood club, I find the reality of it all to be amazing, exhausting, hilarious, challenging, a blessing, lonely at times, nostalgic, guilt-ridden, and the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me...all at once. Sit back, read, laugh and cry with me on my adventure!

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Court Jesters take over the Krotser Family

Have I mentioned that my children are very funny?
Well, I think they are quite humorous.
And so do they, quite frankly.
In fact, I'm fairly sure they consider themselves up-and-coming comedians.
Practicing their every move on one another and especially their Mama.

Here are a few recent happenings...

Kieran felt Declan kick for the first time this past week.
His comment:
"Uh Mama...I think he wants to get out."

Yesterday Kieran drew with marker on his face.  He drew three straight lines down his cheek.
Then he looked at me, with a mischievous smile, and said, "Look, Mama!  I'm Mrs. Head-mark!"
In case I didn't get his brilliant humor, he added, "Get it?  Marks on my HEAD?!?!  Isn't that funny?!"
Kieran's pre-school teacher's name is Mrs. Hedmark.
I tried not to laugh...can you imagine him teaching all the little 3 and 4 year olds this new trick?
Yeah, it was hilarious.

The first prize winner goes to Hazel, though, this round.
For those of you who don't know, I use cloth diapers.  Washing these babies is quite a process....one cold wash, one hot wash, one extra rinse, then hang dry the liners and throw the inserts in the tumble dry cycle.  Needless to say, it take a while.
Well, two nights ago, I decided that I would start the wash before bath time.  So, Hazel had to lose the diaper before going upstairs.
I took off her diaper, and she had an immediate response:
She actually squatted, smirked, and said, "pee pee?"
When I said no, not on the carpet..she upped the ante.
Hazel then squatted over Kieran's new notepad of paper, smirked an even bigger smirk, and repeated:
"pee pee now?"
Well, I was not about to clean the carpet AND hear screaming from Kieran, so I marched her over to the bathroom and sat her on the little potty.
As she has done a few times before, she immediately got up.
I encouraged her to sit down again.  I mean, I did need another 30 seconds to put the diapers in the laundry!
Kieran then felt the need to check on Hazel's progress.
"No pee pee!" he declared.
But when I looked, he was actually wrong.
Hazel checked too, just to be sure...and was so proud.

My court jesters are growing up so fast!!   Watch out, Comedy Central.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's a.....!

While this post is a little overdue, as I am now 23 weeks along and the ultrasound took place at 20 weeks, I am so happy to blog that our new little one is healthy!

My husband and I took both of our little ones to the ultrasound along with my mom as a back-up plan in case all hell broke loose (the ultrasound promised to be at least 45 minutes long in a dark cramped room).  I was quite nervous, since 4 out of the 5 ultrasounds so far had been worrisome to both us and the doctors.

We decided to find out the gender this time around (which we never have before) and so I really wanted the kids to be there for the moment.

And the moment, as it was, was priceless.

As the ultrasound tech inquired again if we wanted to find out the gender, she froze the screen and wrote "It's a" and then waited a second, probably for the dramatic effect...

"Boy!" she exclaimed...which was followed quickly by a "NO!!!!!"

The cry of despair was from Kieran.  He all along has been calling the baby a girl.  Another sister is what was expected.

The room was quiet.  I said to him, "I know you thought that Mama was going to have a girl..."
But Kieran didn't let me finish, because he quickly added, "that's ok!  We'll just have four."

And just like that, Kieran became our family planner.
I, of course, loved every second of this conversation, and told him, "well, you'll have to talk to Daddy about that one!"

Since then, Kieran has adapted to the idea of his new baby brother.  And because it's a boy, we've already agreed his name will be Declan!  No naming-wars!  YEA!

We're thrilled, blessed, and couldn't be more excited.  Now, if the rest of the pregnancy can fly by so I can hold my little guy in my arms, that would be even better!

Here's a pic to show how much Declan enjoyed the ultrasound: