30 fingers&toes

"Are they triplets?" "No, I found the other one in the parking lot and thought, 'why not?'"


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Well I have been fighting some kind of sickness for the last few days and I’m not giving in yet.  I went to bed nice and early yesterday and luckily I was able to sleep until lunch time today!  I think getting all that rest has helped but I’m not quite in the clear yet.  Isabelle seems to have picked up this germ, she had it and spread it to me.  It’s a little hard to tell if the twins have it or not because their noses are snotty due to teething.  So we’ll see how things go.

Potty training is at a standstill it seems.  For some reason now she is absolutely refusing.  I don’t know if it’s us and that we have not been consistent enough for her, or if one of us did something or said something that has put her off, or if this is all just in her head and she’s making our life difficult on purpose etc.  Could be anything, but I think that we are going to have to step up our game in the next few weeks.  I think I’m at a slight disadvantage in that it’s hard for me to really get on a routine with Isabelle with this because of the twins.  It’s hard to be so focused on something for Isabelle when you have the other two who also want to be doing the same thing.  However I’m not sure I’m ready to by trying to teach all three alone about sitting and staying on the potty.  Maybe if *I* was off for a week straight I would attempt doing all three at the same time or even just focus solely on Isabelle.  I know this will happen for us, you don’t see any 16 year olds walking around in diapers, but still it’s frustrating when all my other mommy friends are going on about how easy it was to potty train.  I’m secretly starting to think they are liars and their kids are all still in diapers too.  At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself to make myself feel better.

The twins had their month check up the other day.  Here are the stats:

Madeline (technically they are 19 mths)

wt: 28lbs 3oz
ht:  88cm
hc:  49cm


wt:  26lbs 8oz
ht:  90cm
hc:  50.5cm

Dr says they are both looking really good and are growing the way they should be.  It was nice to take them in and not have all the stuff that goes with having small children.  In the past we’ve had to cram into the dr’s office with car seats and diaper bags etc.  This time it was just us and the kiddies.  They had some needles at this visit which pissed them both off for a few minutes but then they were fine.  Aidan has less muscle than Maddy so by bedtime his arm was quite sore and he had a difficult night.  Maddy had some redness and pain but she wasn’t quite as cranky as Aidan.

My first aid kits are getting used quite a bit this week.  Isabelle got up from a nap and showed Daddy her burn on her hand that she got from touching the steamer.  We have a steamer in their room because they have all had stuffed up noses.  Isabelle has been told many, many, MANY times not to touch the steamer.  She burned her hand pretty good.  I had to call the nurse Grandma’s to get some first aid advice.  Both very quite helpful and Isabelle’s hand is well on it’s way to healing.  I must say I was horrified when I first saw her hand.  The blister looked huge on such a tiny hand.  My heart just broke for her because I could only imagine how much it hurt.  But she’s brave and every time we put on a new bandage she says it’s “gonna make Isabelle feel better”.  She certainly takes care of her hand.  You can tell it bothers her as she won’t apply direct pressure to it and she can often be seen cradling her arm.  We do our best not to make anything of it so that she doesn’t baby herself too much.  But I do feel for the kid.

Well this is all for tonight.  The next few weeks will be busy with Christmas coming up.  I’ve got cookies to decorate and gifts to wrap and train tables to start assembling.  I seriously can’t believe that tomorrow is December 1st.  Where is time going?

Author: 30fingersandtoes

Parenting and adulting is hard. There is no manual. No volume control. No self cleaning house and self refilling fridge. This is my story of navigating through the ups and downs of our crazy-wonderful life.

One thought on “Sickness

  1. Potty training was just about the death of me…with Paige I was starting to wonder how ANYONE go their kids potty trained, so you are not alone. I will share some horror stories with you on the 18th if that will make you feel better – they all include poop somewhere in the house that it should not be:)


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