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Entry 8 ~ May 18, 2010
A New Sister!

Emily on Mother's DayWow! We have been so busy the past few weeks. I am very happy to report that Titus has had two teeth come through, the front two on the bottom. They showed up within about three days of each other. I believe the drooling is starting to ease some for now. I love it when they start having toothy grins. They are just so stinking cute! Only another twenty-six, or so, teeth to go now. Hurray!

It's fun to hear the kids and their pronunciation of some things and stuff that they are sure they know how to say. Sometimes they will actually argue with me over how something is said. It's hysterical. The other day Isabelle was singing, "Oh say can you see, by the dolphins nearby . . . !" smile Michael sometimes really struggles with saying things too. Right now the "L" sound is really hard for him. I'm sure it will not be long though, and he will have it down. Already his sentence forming has increased significantly in the past couple of months. I'm looking forward to many more mispronunciations!

I weighed Titus at the beginning of May, right at five months old. He was at 17 lbs, 9oz. He is such a big boy! He is not really fat, despite the fact that my little niece calls him "Chubs"; he is just solid. Michael and Isabelle have always been on the bigger side also. Isabelle is almost four, and wearing size 5T, and Michael just turned two, and is wearing size 3T. I'm pretty sure that Michael must have grown an inch in the past month too. I compared Titus to Isabelle and Michael at five months old, and Titus weighed just over a pound more than both of them. Some of the 6-9 month clothes still fit him, but he is starting to wear more of the 12 months stuff now. Amazing!

Emily and her sistersAbout two months ago now, my older sister Jess got together with me and told me that she had been contacted by someone named Melissa on Facebook who said she was our sister. Wow! I suppose I should take a minute to try and explain the situation a bit more first. My mother and my biological father were married and had Jess and myself. My father left before I was born, so I have never met him. My mother went on to marry another man, Kent, who had also been previously married and had two children, a boy and girl, from that marriage.

I have always known Kent as my dad, especially since he decided to adopt Jess and me. My mother and Kent ended up having two girls together too, and they are 10 and 12 years younger than me . . . quite the gap. So, we have always been a "blended" family. I had not, however, known anything about Melissa. It was a little bit of a shock when Jess had told me about her. It was very exciting and scary at the same time. We found out she had been aware of us for a long time and decided she wanted to try and meet us. Melissa is my age too, only about 15 days younger than me. I had known my biological father was not the most respectable, so I was not too surprised by this.

Well, Jess and I decided to take a trip and go meet her. She lives about four hours away from us, so it was not too long of a drive. We went to see her this past weekend and had a wonderful time. We met Melissa and her boyfriend, her sister, and her parents, and they were all very sweet and welcoming to us. It is weird to meet someone for the first time and to look at them and see so many similarities to yourself in your mannerisms and looks. Crazy! We had a great time with them and now wish she lived closer. It will be fun for this relationship to grow! I am looking forward to it.

For Mother's Day, Jeremy took me and the kids to the park for a picnic and then we went for a walk on the greenbelt there. Afterwards, we all went out for a milkshake. It was a beautiful day and I could not have asked for anything better. Just spending the day with them was absolutely wonderful. I love my husband and kids! It's a bit belated, but just wanted to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day, and I hope that you all had a great time with your little ones!

Here is a picture of the kids and me on our Mother's Day outing. There is also one of (left to right) Jess, me, and Melissa.

Until next time . . .
Emily

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