The problem when you leave your blog duties for so long is that you don’t know what to write about when in reality there is so much to tell!
So apologies in advance for the mix & match of content this post will become.
2019, the year they turn 2. Somehow I think the “terrible twos” have arrived prematurely in our little monsters but so far it’s mostly cuteness and a side of tantrum-headexplodeness. I’m assuming the proportions of these two factors will very much reverse as time goes by!
We had our fare share of colds/bronchitis/gastro after the summer break and until Christmas but right at the beginning of the xmas holidays is died down and its been nearly a month sickness free (whoa). Even better, Ana had a very quick cold she fought off by herself in a couple of days and without getting her sisters sick! this is a real first that I like to interpret as their immune system finally kicking in.
Alicia is still resisting solid foods mostly, but she has phases where she eats normal so we’re guessing it’s not really a physical issue. Just in case she’s booked to see the specialist in few weeks. Funnily enough, I had her booked for December but she suddenly started eating like a champ. The day after I cancelled it, she stopped eating again. So this time I’m keeping it regardless.
Ana went to see the ear/nose/throat specialist because of her constant nose blocking, snoring, etc. She had a hearing test and ears checked. Turns out her middle ear is full of liquid and her ear/nose canal is very immature so she isn’t emptying her ears properly. At this age of learning to talk, it’s very important that liquid is gone so she can get the right pronunciation, etc.The hearing test showed she has lesser hearing than average so we’ll be inserting what they call ‘diabolo’s in her ear to allow the liquid to exit. She’ll keep them for about a year or so. She also has ridiculously large tonsils which together with the nose blockage might be causing her to have apneas while she sleeps, hence why she’s our worst sleeper. We’ll be testing for that too.
Other than that (which sounds worse than it is), the girls are thriving. They all are perfectly mobile, they communicate so much with us, it’s so much easier than it used to be to deal with them (yes, even with the tantrums) and the talking is well on its way.
They are becoming actual people lol
Their first “real” Christmas
This year was the first time they were more or less conscious about something happening. They really enjoyed the toys, they had dinner with the rest of the family, Nana came over for the week and it was really nice. To be honest I thought xmas was going to be a nightmare for us parents. But in the end, our wonderful guests (nana, her friend, uncle, grandad…) made it so we could spend some quality time with the girls and it was lovely.
Toddlers are insane and, with all our good intentions of dealing with it gracefully, they bring us down to their level more often than not. But they are also insanely fun to be around when in a good mood and triple the fun with triplets. It’s impossible to convey in a blog post the hilarity of some things they do (the same as it’s impossible to describe how many times my head explodes in a day lol). And, mostly, the things that are funny and cute to begin with end up in being the source of very annoying moments.
Started to read this book and it has me in stitches
First holiday is booked
We will be braving the Spanish Mediterranean coast in June after a trip to my dad’s village! Of course this will be done with enlisted help but I’m really looking forward to it (knowing full well how hard it will be!).
A little about each of them:
Alicia is still the first to do most things. She’s calm, thoughtful and loves books and songs. She also loves to hit her sisters over the head when they don’t appreciate how nice she is to them (eg: bring a dummy to a sister, she refuses it, Alicia smacks her over the head with a toy). She also sits/lies on others. It’s like a bear hug that doesn’t stop. She can say her name super well and many other words and sentences, including “I see you”, most animals, body parts and names of her little friends at daycare.
Laura remains the cheekiest of the three. She’s such a pleasure to be around, is only discovering tantrums now and I don’t think she understands what happens to her when they kick in. She eats like a champion, jumps so high on the trampoline and is, overall, fearless. I have called her LauraO in reference to the MTV series Jackass. Loves Mary Mary Quite Contrary, cuddling sheep and Baby shark. Is very happy left to her own devices and loves to hide behind cots, under chairs…. anywhere she can find! She’s close behind Alicia with her speech.
Ana, or Queen Ana (her alter ego when she’s being a despot to her sisters), can be just as sneaky as she can be sweet. To this day still gives the best cuddles but can also be really jealous of whatever her sisters are playing with. She demands to pick which bottle to drink from, which boppy cushion to sit on and which shoes she’ll wear! Otherwise all hell breaks lose… for hours on end! She’s the best eater of the three by a mile and still has the easiest laugh to get. She’s a total diva in the making.
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