Books and Homework and the New Baby

We keep track of the number of books we read to the kids/Ani reads. From September 1st to January 31st that number was over 1,000 books. Considering a lot of them are chapter books, we sure do read a lot around here!

Ani has been asking for homework. I’ve been resisting because, after all, all the schoolwork she does is at home. After we finished school today she brings me a piece of paper and asks me to make her homework. Specifically she wanted counting by 2′s, 5′s, and 10′s (3 Math-U-See review-ish lessons). So I made a page for her to count by 2′s to 100, 5′s to 150, and 10′s to 500. She immediately sat down and filled in all the blanks. She was so happy to have finally had “real” homework.

Whenever I sit down to read to the kids (which is pretty much every afternoon) the new baby starts kicking up a storm. Either the baby likes reading time or hates it. It’ll be interesting to see what the baby does after they are born in about 5 months. Speaking of the new baby, this one is definitely a head down baby like Ani was. Cameron was breech (with his head firmly planted in the center of the bottom of my ribcage) until about 38 weeks. All of this one’s kicks are up high. It’s a very different feeling from the head in the ribs feeling I had with Cameron. Of course this one also likes to use my bladder as a trampoline (something neither of my other two did) which is rather weird since I’ll feel a slam into my bladder followed almost immediately by a push off the top of the uterus (which is right around my belly button now). At least I can actually feel this one. Ani and Cameron both had anterior placentas so they kicked that rather than me. This one is kicking me. A lot.

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