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watermelon and hiccups

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , , on Sunday 10 May 2009 by amanda

Kieran tried watermelon for the first time today, and loves it 🙂  of course he does…both his daddy and I love it!  he basically had no choice.  

Liam also gets the hiccups at LEAST as often as Kieran did as a newborn, which is to say daily at a minimum.  Poor kid – they wake him up, but don’t bug him too much as long as he’s being held.

Also, forgot to post this before, but Liam is STRONG.  Newborns are NOT supposed to be able to lift their heads, but as soon as he was born and put on my chest in the labor room, he lifted his head up.  Ola and I were both like…”that’s not right!”  He’s already contorting his little body around like a baby much older.  It’s crazy.  We’re supposed to be in that stage where you could leave him on the changing table if you wanted to, but nooooo we have to watch him already.  🙂

We went to the park today for Mama’s Day, which was awesome.  We chased Kieran around and held Liam…it was breezy, sunny, and perfect 🙂

Oh, and I have my Crim Law final tomorrow.  Augh!

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Liam Aidan Adeyemi Aganga

Posted in baby, family with tags , , on Saturday 9 May 2009 by amanda

Liam was born on Tuesday 28 April, 2009 at 7:43 PM.  He was 21.5 inches long, weighed 8 lbs 14 oz, and has a headful of black hair and beautiful brown eyes 🙂  We came home last Thursday and have been settling into a convoluted but nice routine since then.  

Ola’s home until the 18th, but I have finals on the 11th and 14th, so we’re keeping busy.  Kieran is doing really well with this strange new little creature in the house – he likes to touch Liam’s hair, and generally poke at him.  Otherwise he ignores him.  Kieran has taken this opportunity to leap forward developmentally in some ways…he’s chattering and talking more, and the other day added “ball” to his vocabulary.  Still not too many words, but he’s slowly adding them!  Kieran is also starting to “help” with laundry, loading the dishwasher, and putting things away.  It’s incredibly sweet and *very* helpful to mommy!

Liam is still sleeping most of the time, except at night when he wants to eat every 2 hours and then sometimes hang out…silly babies – they get so confused 🙂

Pics are up on the Flickr site and on FB, and I’ll post some here soon.  However, I’ve been so delinquent in putting his birth up here at all I figured I should do it without pics before he turns 1 🙂

off the map

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Saturday 18 April 2009 by amanda

i’ve been pretty much off the map lately, and that’s not likely to change.  I’m trying to finish up with school (I’m writing this as I take a quick break from Civ Pro outlining), hoping that I’ll get my finals done before the baby comes, struggling to spend time with Ola and Kieran, and wishing that the apartment would get itself straightened out so I don’t have to worry about it! 🙂  I’ve also had some unexpected extra doc appointments (no worries, just extra time and energy there…) which have taken up some of the little free time I’ve been banking on to prepare for finals.  At least I’m done withe legal rhetoric, which is a huge relief, although I miss my class. (yeah, i see them at lecture but it’s not the same). 

so – we’re all fine here, and have pretty much no life outside of our immediate issues (baby, work, school).  

okay, back to work!

and another thing

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Sunday 22 March 2009 by amanda

if you’re considering law school (or even just grad school) with kids, it’s a huge plus to have a supportive partner.  seriously.  i can’t say enough about how much having a supportive partner has helped me keep my sanity this year.  i find it’s a very different and (for me) more difficult time commitment than working full-time with a baby.  i can’t quite say why…but I know that I have a very hard time tearing myself away from my family to go study.  I guess when I was done with work, I was done and could just go home.  Now, there’s always more to do with school.  it’s not impossible, of course, but having a good support system makes a world of difference…better yet if your partner works “normal” hours (mine doesn’t, but he still is awesome).

there’s a baby…

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Sunday 22 March 2009 by amanda

a few random points:

the other day ola pointed out that we already have two children.  if this little man were to be born today, he’d be alright.  

i’m getting very excited/nervous for this new child…excited to meet him, nervous about adjusting and having room and time for everyone.

i am really ready to be done with school for this term.

we have the crib, and it should be set up in our room soon.  his clothes are mostly ready to go.  i’m not packed yet, it’s a bit early yet.

people all around me are having their babies and it’s very exciting.

i’m nesting something awful.

countdown to baby…6 weeks, 2 days…

mom thought of the day…

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Wednesday 18 March 2009 by amanda

so. you know when you open the DOOR to baby’s room to get them from their nap, and you smell nasty poop without even entering the room, that it’s going to be an awful diaper. ugh.

public play area gripe

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , on Tuesday 24 February 2009 by amanda

kieran and i were at the mall play area the other day (where food and drink are prohibited), and a kid around 3 or 4 years old was running around with gummy snacks.  i was REALLY pissed, because Kieran started following this kid around because he wanted his snacks, and started to cry when he couldn’t have any.  I really wanted to yell at the parents of the kid, but surprise surprise, they were nowhere to be found…so that’s my gripe today.  Am I out of line for being upset that parents would let their kids run around a public play area with a snack where there aren’t supposed to be snacks, and then my kid cries because (1) i won’t let him have those snacks, and (2) the other kid wouldn’t share anyway (he ran away).