Must have been the fever..

Monday to Friday the clock strikes at 7:30 and I give myself another ten minutes to find the strength for my bottom half to get up and support my top half. Most moms will relate, I don’t think we actually sleep when you have young children. I spend at least two to three times up to fetch a bottle for Arty (thank god, she sleeps while she drinks) and then I’m up for Apollo to ready him for school (gotta get that edu-ma-ca-tion). After he’s off to school, Arty and I may, or may not head to Starbucks for our morning ritual of ‘going for a walk’. We’ll either spend breakfast there or head home. The air helps tire her out?

This morning is a late start for, J. Just before he left, he noticed Apollo was running a temperature. His whole body was hot. So of course, he gave him some medicine to calm the fever and a note for me would have gone like this,
“Kai is sick with a fever. I gave him tylenol. Give him a cold shower and tell him lots of rest”.
My husband should have been a doctor. He would have told me that in the note, because I panic when the kids are sick. I’m terrible at staying calm, when they’re unwell. Thank God, I knew what he would have said, otherwise, I wouldn’t know what to do.

Trying to tend to Apollo can be challenging when the little one is not entertained by her usual fun video of “Five Little Ducks” by Little Baby Bum on Youtube. She’ll cry behind the Starwars Box calling out for me, until I come back and she stares at me with tears running down her face. Sometimes, I wanna write a book on what I think babies are saying and thinking. Arty sounds really funny in most of my versions.

Anyway it’s just lunch time and my  morning has been quite an adventure already. I’ve got to run to the trusty over-the-counter people for some medicine on fixing fevers and smashed screens because I smartly dropped the corner of the laptop on my screen phone. The universe is lovely today.

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xoxo, mom

Artemis Kiana, 11 mos

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Artemis is “the goddess of hunting”.

We thought that for a second child we would have another son. The Hernandez blood is strong with bearing mostly male children. J, has two other brothers and we thought that we would end up having mostly boys since there’s only one girl in all his cousins.

The chances of having mostly boys seemed to have diminished as soon as we found out we were going to have a baby girl.

Artemis is a lot like her father. She is funny, sweet and is the definition of fun. She is fierce, sassy, a mixture of girly, and rough like a boy.
Her middle name is also Hawaiian,‘Kianna’. We decided we would give her the same initials as her brother since in the books they’re twins.

Kiana means, ‘moon goddess’. 

Apollo Kai, 6 ans

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Apollo “the Sun God” in the books.

He is many things, but we mostly stick to the very defining of his name as The Sun. His middle name, ‘Kai’ was chosen by me. I wanted a name that flowed with his first name and one that would hold a meaning that we as parent will always be proud of. Kai means Ocean in Hawaiian. Cleverly, J, came up with this very sweet definition for Apollo Kai.

“He is as bright as the sun and as deep as the ocean”.

Apollo, definitely amongst other things, lives up to his name. He is kind, sweet, loving, and thoughtful. His soul shines with so much fun, witty-ness and joy. ​

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