My way to Fatherhood… and other stuff

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New Blog

Hey, I know it’s been quiet here lately…

Just wanted to say I opened an additional blog at the below address:

http://youresofunny.wordpress.com/

Sorry – this is only for Hebrew readers… I’m going to collect funny sayings of Maya and Noa, so we can keep track of how their language has developed…

Have fun!

(and Marry Xmas for those who celebrate!)

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Kindergarten – Here we come!

You know, when you have kids, that’s when you really understand how fast time flies! It seems that not so long ago Noa and Maya were just newborns, and now, all of a sudden, tomorrow is their first day of kindergarten! No more staying at home. New routine! And a few free hours on Fridays for daddy and daddy!

Yes. I’m extremely excited. And worried. And scared. And proud. And hopeful. And so many other adjectives :) These two have become so big already! They know exactly what they want, and can express it easily, even though they still do not *really* talk.

On Friday we actually had an introductory session with all other kids and parents. One hour at the kindergarten to get to know the place. When we got in, Maya quite easily took off to play with toys and explore the new space. Noa on the other hand was a bit more reserved and took her time. At first she wanted to remain close to us and insisted one of us goes wherever she goes. But eventually she also found herself interested enough with what was going on that she just went alone.

It was interesting to see how they were not stuck together, and each of them explored on her own. They did interact as well – when Noa saw Maya at the table playing with the blue dough she joined. But most of the time they were in separate parts of the room. Except of course when they found out where the fruit are…

So tomorrow is a big day. I’ll try to get some sleep now, and hope to update soon with how it all goes!


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Summer fun

So where were we? Here and there… And here are some updates of what’s been going on lately…

Age – already 1 year and 7 months! Time flies!

The girls are learning a lot. Every day they surprise us with new stuff they know. And they understand everything. It’s amazing! However they are still not talking (except for a few words here and there, but nothing too much).

They were both sick several times lately. It is strange how often they get sick considering the fact they are not yet in preschool… I don’t know what we’ll do when they go to preschool at the end of August!

They are both really funny about their names:

  • Maya is very consistent. For a while she decided her name is “Tamen”, and she insisted on it. I could ask her 100 times “Maya, what’s your name?” and she would always answer “Tamen”. Now she changed the version a bit and she either says “Tamai” or “Kamai”. Where does she get this from? I must say that sometimes she also calls herself Yama-Yama which is pretty close in a cute way ;)
  • Noa on the other hand invents a new name for herself every time, and very complex names. I can’t even remember how they sound, but it’s strange.

Lately we’ve started going to the beach, and it is really fun. Maya and Noa seem to like it a lot. And so do we. Here’s a picture to demonstrate how fun it is:

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We also took Noa and Maya to the Gay Parade in Tel Aviv (June 8th 2012). It was really nice – music, happy people… But we didn’t stay too long. It was too difficult carrying them all the time. We should have brought the stroller! Well, next year… Here’s a cool pic of us:

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And last thing… Here’s a clip I made for Ronen’s birthday about a month ago… Hope you like it… and have a great weekend!


p.s. You’re more than welcome to follow me on Instagram @ronchick7 .
Just saying :)

Buh-bye!

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Dance class with Maya…

The girls just love music… They literally start moving when they hear something they like as if they are dancing!

Here’s a short clip of Maya dancing to music from my iPhone… She’s so cute!

Purim 2012

Here’s just a pic of Noa & Maya in Purim costumes…

we started dressing them up about a month before so they get used to the idea, and eventually they really liked it. One time Maya didn’t want to take it off when it was time for bath…

So here’s Noa as Snow White and Maya as Lumpy:

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And here you have Maya with a monster head and Noa with a flower head :)
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And I’ll just leave you with this fun(ny) video…

Sleep of the just? Just sleep…

Sleep… The final frontier… :)

Why does the expression “Sleep like a baby” exist? Babies do not sleep that well! And their fathers do not sleep well either.

I would like to blame it on Noa’s Roseola, but I believe it all started even before that…

Noa and Maya started sleeping fairly well at about 4 months old (after we transferred them from our bedroom to their own nursery), with an occasional waking up due to falling pacifier. However, in the past few weeks we’ve been experiencing crazy waking up sessions. It seems to be that it is mostly Noa who is waking up, crying hysterically, unable to relax. It started out a few times a night, and now seems to happen almost every hour or so. Sometimes Maya doesn’t seem to notice, but sometimes she does. Usually she notices around 4am so that the end of the night is the most difficult with both of them waking up and not always going back to sleep.

And you can imagine what it is like for the fathers to go on with not a lot of “good sleep”.

We actually managed to contain Noa’s sessions to shorter ones, by trying to catch it as early as possible, patting her back and shushing her. But it’s not always enough.

As a result, I find myself tired a lot of the time, going to sleep very early (sometimes even as early as 8:30pm) – trying to catch as much sleep as possible before the celebrations begin… But sometimes I make the mistake of watching Master Chef till 10:50pm and then find out that the night is more or less over…

Ronen on the other hand goes to sleep later than I do usually. He usually works after they go to sleep (although I can sometimes hear him listening to old songs on YouTube :) ). The lack of sleep seems to affect him less than it affects me, but he’s not immune to it either.

As a last resort we’ve decided to go to a sleep consultant. We hope she can give us some tips on how to make them sleep better and longer. I’m tired (pun intended) of waking up at 4:30am… I’ll keep you posted on how that went.

Lucky for them they are so cute and fun during “legal” waking hours :)

Besides, Noa already has 2 teeth, and Maya finally got her first one, and both started eating solids and enjoy it very much! But that’s for another post :)

P.S.

Found a cool app for the iPhone that does Comic strip-like photos, so I’ll just post these latest creations :)

Have fun!

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Swing fun at the park

Saturday mornings are fun at the park…

Enjoy this short compilation taken a few weeks ago :)


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