This is just a cute picture of Ema after her Halloween party at school. She got her face painted and we had to take a picture before we washed it off and ran in to change into a Snow White costume. This is when she had both of her front teeth still.
This isn't the greatest picture, but it shows that she had lost one of those front ones and that other one is just barely hanging on. We were trying to get her to pull it before her party, then we tried to convince her to let one of the grandmas do it. But she didn't want to. Finally the day after this party, after church, we spent over an hour wrestling with her because we were afraid she would swallow the tooth or something. I thought the police may have been called on us because of all the screaming, but we finally got it out. We were all so frustrated-it was ridiculous. Now they are out and she was messing with another tooth one day. I told her, "Don't you dare try to get another one loose. We need a bit of a break from the last two drama episodes." We keep meaning to take a picture of her, but haven't gotten a good one yet. This picture also shows Aunt Mantha's favorite gift of sugared gum that Daddy bought!
The first three pictures are this past Sunday. He has really started smiling and talking. He's to the point that we have another way to console him. Not just feed him, change him, or put him to sleep. He loves to be talked to. Right now his tummy must be hurting because nothing is working. He's also been very congested the past few days and there's really nothing more we can do for him. It's frustrating. After I re-read this it sounds really grim, like we're just trying to keep him comfortable on his last days! I meant we can't do anything else besides the humidifier, and cleaning out his nose.
I finally broke down and bought a sling because I wasn't getting around to making one and I was afraid the material I had wouldn't work right. Ema wanted to wear it, but it's too big for her, so I let her try this one that a friend had made, but was too small for her and me. It's still too big for Ema, but she enjoyed holding him with it while he slept in her arms. She's a pretty good helper!
My kids have resorted to eating dry oatmeal and watching Cars for the second time (it's REALLY scratched up so it skips through most of the movie!) while I've been doing this-among other things like taking care of fits, accidents, diaper changing, etc., etc. I hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving! Oh-and I will post pictures of my other 2 kids one of these days!