I am thinking... how Cecilia is learning her father's sense of humor. Those of you familiar with Kerrygold butter may get this joke. We had recently also had packages of the salted variety, and the one she is holding here is the unsalted. She picked it up and said, "Hmm, shouldn't this kind be called Kerrysilver butter?"
I am wondering... why Lucy gets colds so easily... she has the first one of the season already. Warning - discussion of childbirth ahead, for those who don't like to read about that (I know you exist, even if I don't understand, ha ha)... Here's my possible theory... based on what I know of childbirth, the baby gets colonized with the mother's bacteria as it passes through the birth canal. Since Lucy was still enclosed in the membrane as she passed through, I am assuming she had less contact - or no contact - with any of that. Here is just one example of an article about how c-section babies miss out on these microbes. So could it be that a baby whose face (and Lucy's whole body was encased still!) is covered by the membrane also misses out on these beneficial microbes? I want a study on this! Then again, I am going to guess that babies born "in the caul" used to be far more common... many OB/GYNs and even more naturally-minded midwives will sometimes prematurely rupture the membranes on purpose. Eating lots of protein during pregnancy is said to create stronger membranes, and I have experienced that myself. I tried to eat at least 80 grams of protein a day while pregnant, and my membranes did not break until I was pushing hard with the first birth, and then not at all with the third birth. Keeping the membranes intact as long as possible makes for a smoother birth because the contractions are less painful - you still have that cushion of fluid. So, all that leaves me wondering... which is better? And could Lucy have benefited from being colonized? Of course, she has also been getting all the good bacteria and living enzymes in breastmilk for three years now, so I know that is helpful. Her colds are always very mild... she just always seems to have a runny or stuffy nose every few weeks unless it is summer.
I am hearing... Lucy moving around in her room over the monitor... she is having rest time in her room, and I am just hoping when I go get her in a moment that she will not have emptied out every drawer of Cecilia's side the dresser again...
***She was wearing a pair of leggings and a long-sleeved shirt under her short-sleeved pajamas, but those were the only things she had taken out of the dresser. Yay! She loves to dress up!***
|I am obsessed with grilled eggplant. This was our dinner last week - very Italian.|
Around the house... almost time to put away summer clothes and get out fall things. I hate doing that - and now I don't have an extra bedroom to stash the winter clothes boxes while we are in transition and the weather is still fluctuating. I will have to get out about four fall/winter outfits per child and then switch everything else once cold weather is here to stay.
Pondering these words... "Even when children go to schools taught by qualified persons, some insight on the part of fathers and mothers is useful as hindering the teacher from dropping into professional grooves, valuing proficiency in this or that subject for its own sake, and not as it affects the children." - Charlotte Mason
* No PSR at church on Wednesday - fall break.
* Dance class on Thursday.
* Celebrate Lucy's baptismal anniversary on Thursday with angel food cake and the relighting of her baptismal candle.
* Noon Mass followed by lunch and October Homeschool Group at our church.
* Moms' Night Out on Friday evening - going to meet at a restaurant for drinks and maybe snacks/desserts with a few other Catholic homeschooling moms from our group!
* Mountain Day at Berry - BBQ lunch on Mountain Campus and then Marthapalooza Faculty/Staff Family Hour... they didn't do this when I was a student, boo. I would have LOVED it... they bring in carnival rides and open them up for students from 10-2am... and they have funnel cakes and that kind of junk, and games, and one year Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell made a guest appearance (weird, right??)... anyway, for $5 each, we can go for an hour in the afternoon, since Chris works on campus. Anyway, Mountain Day is Berry's big thing every fall, and it really isn't as exciting as it sounds (my friends and I actually skipped it most years because we were antisocial, ha), and this year is the 100th Mountain Day... so, that is pretty cool, so we figure we should go to part of it, anyway, seeing as we still live nearby.
|I still haven't put photos from our beach trip on the blog... only on Facebook. I hope to get a post done one day with them... this was way back at the beginning of August!|