Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1 month old.....already!!!

My Baby Boy
I love him soooooo much!   He is so sweet, cuddly and mellow.   When I first found out I was pregnant with him (twins had just turned 1 year old) I was petrified.   The twins had taken every last bit of baby fever I had and thrown it to the curb.  I was done.   NOW....I can not imagine NOT having him.  God knew he was missing from our family and I had no idea.    In fact he makes me want more babies, alas I think my husband is done.

Mr. Alex is a great eater and sleeper.  Everything I prayed for...since my sanity was in question after the twins...ha!   He eats 3-4 ounces every 2-3 hours and goes 3-4 hour stretches at night.   When it comes to night feedings he is fed and goes right back to sleep in his crib.  

I am awaiting those first smiles from him soon....can't wait to see it.   I am soaking in my cuddle time with him and kiss his sweet cheeks as often as I can. I forgot to mention  he was born with an Angel Kiss birthmark.....this is a red mark that is on his forehead and between his eyes.   According to what I have read the birthmark will fade away as he gets bigger and I am noticing it already has faded greatly.   When he gets mad or stretches then it flares back up but I am surprised it has faded as much as it has already.

This morning was my first attempt at taking all 4 kids out by myself.   We went to story time.  It was so much work to get out of the house by 9:00.   I put Emily and Alex in the double stroller, held Mandy and Cassie of course walked once we got to the library.   Things went pretty smoothly until Alex started fussing to be held and Emily wanted to be held as well.     By the time we got home 3 out of the 4 were crying for their cups of juice and a bottle and all 3 needed to have diapers changed.   I was sweating after our morning!  At least I know I can get all 4 out by myself and survive!
Heading to Story time!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Picture Post of Alex's birth

Taken between contractions....waiting for the epidural

Blah....Taken after the epidural.  I look miserable!   I had the shakes pretty bad.

Baby Alex is here after 3 hours of labor!

Contractions were painful and I felt sick afterwards but I really love the experience of giving birth

Big sisters now!!

Daddy and his son

All our kids....so blessed!

Going home