She may be smiling but these photos were taken last Saturday at 1 o'clock in the morning after many attempts at putting her bed.
Little Miss Kara caught her first cold from her brother. She was pretty much miserable all weekend long.Last week was a rough one for me, I had to take care of a cranky, teething baby and cranky, sick little boy. When Kara started to show signs of getting Ryan's cold by late Thursday, I didn't know if I had enough energy to deal with that on top of everything else. My days were filled with lots of crying, wiping noses every 5 minutes and not getting much sleep. It was hard but I was surprised to learn just how strong I can be when a difficult challenge is given to me unexpectedly. I will admit, there were times where I whined just as much as the little ones did and moments when I would call Chris up begging him to try to come home early so I could just get away from all the craziness.
There were plenty of times where I thought I just would lose my mind after hearing them cry all day long, but then I'd remember how much they really needed me and depend on me to help them get through the day with snuggles and kisses. This alone made me feel important and loved.This past week has also taught me that my precious little daughter is very dramatic when sick! I wonder where she gets that from?
Kara had her 9 month wellness visit last Friday and we were ecstatic to find out that she gained over 2 lbs since her last weight check in January. She now weighs 14 lbs 9 oz and has finally double her birth weight. She also grew another inch, making her height at a little over 26 inches. She is 2 % on the her curve for weight but the doctors are not concerned because she is still gaining and hasn't lost any weight since birth. Her height is 45 % on the curve. So she will most likely be a shortie...just like her mama. :)
We were happy to find out that Kara did not need any shots this visit! She still gave us a hard time when we got into the exam room though...she hates going to see the doctor. She started to cry as soon as she saw the exam table and didn't stop crying until we were back in the car leaving. It's difficult for me to see her anxiety at the doctor office because Ryan never acted like this when he had his appointments. He loves to visit the doctor and actually gets upset when it's Kara's turn and not his. He was sweet that day when he said, "it's ok, they nice Kara. Don't cry, it be alright." Melt my heart, gosh I love that boy!
Another thing I learned about my children during their week of being sick, is that they become even more mischievous! The RK Alliance was in full force this past week. Chris got a see just how mischievous Kara can be on Sunday while he was home with her and I was on a date with Ryan enjoying Playhouse Disney LIVE (post coming soon).Looks like we might have to take that mobile down for good now!
Here's a video Chris took so I could see Miss Mischievous in action.