Week 21 (May 21 – 27)

52 Weeks :: Week 21

21.1: Tessa at 13 weeks

Tessa is starting to use her hands to try and grasp at things. Not always successful but she is realizing that she has hands (funny concept to think about :)).

Well, that’s a lackluster photo caption and photo of Tessa for this week. Even though I am behind in my blogging, I still create draft posts each week so I can document what’s going on with Tessa that week because I know I won’t remember later, since she’s changing so much at this age (hello, run-on sentence!). When I opened up the draft post for this week, the caption above is all that was there… guess I had other things on my mind! With all that was going on with Chelsea, I hadn’t thought to even take Tessa’s photo and just happened to have snapped this one while we were waiting in the recovery room after surgery with Chelsea (on day 20.7). This picture was just one day shy of being in week 21, but it is close enough and works for me (I’m still tagging it 21.1 so the album makes sense).

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52 Weeks :: Week 21

21.2: Getting the Hang of it
A cast and a sling aren’t slowing Chelsea down, even though she is left handed. A little painting with watercolors made her happy. We were careful not to get her cast wet.

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52 Weeks :: Week 21

21.2: Gran to the Rescue
With just two days notice (and thanks to CB for his Delta privedlges), Gran flew in from Tampa to help Lucia with the girls since Jonathan will be out of town for the week. Gran’s week here was timed perfectly (only by accident). Lucia had four doctors appointments and two other appointments but since Gran was here, she was able to leave the girls home when possible.

Sorry about the bad quality photo — over and under exposed and white balance is off. I meant to get another picture of Gran with the girls while she was here, but didn’t, so this is it.

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52 Weeks :: Week 21

21.2: Converted
Not surprisingly, we converted Chelsea’s crib into a toddler bed. Since Tessa can still sleep in the bassinet for a little while longer, we are waiting to move Chelsea into Mal’s room, where they will eventually share a double bed. Chelsea likes her new bed and likes to get out of her new bed when it is bedtime and in the middle of the night.

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Week 21 :: Day 5 [new sewing machine!]

21.5: New Machine!
The inevitable happened. Lucia got a new fancy-schmancy sewing machine. It has A LOT of bells and whistles… so many in fact that a “learn how to use your sewing machine” class came with the purchase of it. And it has a lot of stitches, like 163 (her last machine had 3). She’s in heaven… 🙂

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52 Weeks :: Week 21

21.5: Making Do
Chelsea was due for a (quick) bath and by using just a bit of water, a grocery bag from Target and some medical tape, she was ready to take one. Washing her hair is a two person job (one person to hold her in your lap, the other to wash/rinse her hair over the tub).

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Pillowcase for Chelsea

21.7: Pretty Pillow
To get a handle on her new sewing machine, Lucia made a pillow case for a travel-size pillow for Chelsea. The new pillow would be a nice substitute for the decorative elephant pillow Chelsea currently uses in bed. When Lucia finished the pillowcase and put the pillow into Chelsea’s newly converted toddler bed, Chelsea wanted nothing to do with it, pushed it to the floor and put the elephant pillow back in its place.

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52 Weeks :: Week 21

21.7: New Traditions
Gran made pancakes with the girls, something that is turning into a little tradition when she visits.

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