Congratulations to all of you expectant mamas!
And I'm so happy to read about all the little ones, and how they're doing. Sounds like everyone has happy, busy little people running around.
Fenix and Furie will be 2 YEARS OLD next Tuesday!!! Freaky! They are exploding with words now, after being somewhat late to talk. Their new ped just had them evaluated for ECI on Friday, and the therapists decided that the girls are fine and don't need any actual interventions. They are still a little small for their age, but mostly caught up with their peers.
The girls like to "sing" and dance; love animals, and Animal Planet; love to "read" and be read to; love to draw with anything they can get their hands on...they still nurse 2 or 3 times a day, but are getting too busy for that morning feeding these days.
I quit my job and took them out of daycare a couple of months ago because they were sick more often than they were not. They were in the hospital, one right after the other, and I decided that the miniscule amount of money I made from the job wasn't worth it. So I am broke, but they are MUCH healthier. I just focus on them and school.
Their dad visits them, and they look forward to seeing him. Things are still tough - ILs still playing mind games with me
. I started seeing a new man, someone I have been friends with for 11 years, so he's not a complete stranger. He LOVES the girls, and they love him, and he's really nice to all of us. And he's been a single father, so he knows how all of that goes. Within a week of us seeing each other, he and his son went trick-or-treating with us - something the girls' father couldn't be bothered with last year. So he's already pretty involved with the three of us.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Yule/Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Otherwise unspecified holiday season!