Monday, July 14, 2014

Baby Boy is 4 months old

 This sweet boy is 4 months old already....crazy!!    He is the sweetest thing there is.  Love him to pieces.   Such a sweet mellow happy baby.  I couldn't have asked for more. 

I love having a son.  He is eating 6 ounces every 3 1/2 - 4 hours.   He sleeps 10 hours at night and just wakes up one time to eat.   At his Dr Appointment he weighed just shy of 17 pounds.  The doc said he is the size of a 6 month old and is about the 80th percentile.  By far my biggest baby!
Always happy, rarely cries.   He is just awesome.  I would totally have more kids if I could be guaranteed they would be just like him.   I could go on and on about him....

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Twins Turned Two!!!

2 years old!!    Thank God....its gotta get easier soon.  It is getting easier in a way but its still challenging.  Now we are in the crying/whining phase, the terrible twos....times two.   Lord help me.

This picture of Mandy sums up how I feel by the end of the day.

 Mandy is my sweetheart.   She talks so much, is very polite, is just a sweet girl.  She sleeps awesome...I put her to bed and don't hear a peep from her.  Cassie and her are best buddies and she LOVES Baby Alex.
Stats:  28 pounds - 66 percentile

Emily.  Oh Emily.   Cute as a button but SO strong willed.  SUCH  a temper.  She is my biggest challenge and the one child that makes things difficult.   Should have know as she is the baby that gave us problems while in the womb.  When she goes down to bed she will scream, cry and scream some more....sometimes for over 1 hour.   Poor Mandy has to deal with it since the share a room.  
Stats:  23 lbs 6 percentile

 I am seeing glimpse of what life will be like when they get over the terrible twos....and it will be so much fun.   I love having a big family.  When they play together and there is not the constant arguing and crying they are so much fun....other times you can find me banging my head against the wall. ha!

 The girls had a Minnie Boutique Birthday party...hence the Minnie ears.

This past year went way faster than their first year.   That first year was tough.  From 1 to 2 got better and I anticipate 2 to 3 even getting better.   Next summer we plan on starting our up north trips to the cabin and doing all our fun things we did before the twins came.    2 babies/toddlers makes it a lot harder to go out and do normal activities.... and I'm going to say it....getting a life back!!  Looking forward to it!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Zoo Trip

So happy to be at the zoo
 We left baby Alex with Nana and took all the girls to the zoo last weekend.   Mandy and Emily went last year but they were so little, they didn't really get it.  This year they loved it!!
 Emily has no fear and attempted to crawl thru fences, under fences...whatever to get in with the animals. 
 The twins took their first train ride.  I was fearing Emily, as I said she has no fear and a temper.  I was afraid she my freak out, have a fit of rage and try to jump off the train.  Thankfully my fear did not happen.  

 We also introduced the twins to the carousal.    They were a bit nervous at first but once it started they loved it.
 Emily investigating how to get out of her belt.
 Mandy and Emily did a lot of walking and were pretty tired at the end of our trip.  
 Emily fell asleep as soon as we got in the car
 Cassie had a lot of fun, she loves hanging with her sisters and its nice to get out with all of them since they are a bit older.
 Daddy drove us home while the girls slept

 Once we get home....nap time went bye -bye.   That short nap in the car ruined naps which made for a LONG afternoon.  Surprisingly they girls were not to grumpy and we put them to bed about 1 hour early.
Mandy has talked about the zoo since, grabs my hand, says "zoo" and attempts to walk there.   I tell her no which results in her falling to the ground, shrieking, tears....the normal 2 year old melt down.

3 Months Old

This little bugger is 3 months old.  He is still the most mellow baby.  Content and full of smiles.   He is starting to laugh as well.   Goes to bed between 7/8 and sleeps till 5 am...usually just waking up once to eat.  Eats between 4-6 ounces every 3-4 hours.   He is such a joy.  I love having a boy! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rolling already!!

2 months old today and my little boy has rolled from his tummy to his back not once but 3 times today!!!!   Seems so early to me!  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2 months Old

Alex is eating 4-5 ounces every 2-4 hours.   He naps ALOT.   He wants to be held a lot during the day and sleeps and sleeps and sleeps.   His longest amount of awake time is early evening and then he is in bed around 7/7:30.  He sleeps till 6:00/6:30 and wakes up twice to eat.  His longest stretch of sleep is 4-6 hours.   When he eats he goes back to sleep right away.  He is a pretty easy baby!   Started smiling right at 6 weeks and is giving me a baby coo here and there.

We work on tummy time and he usually is not a happy camper about it.  But the above photo was taken yesterday.  I laid him down and when I came back this was my 2 month old baby!!   What a strong little guy!!!   I was one proud and impressed Momma.   We weighed him the other day and he came in over 11 lbs.  

I am still amazed when I look at all my children. I love them so much!  God has blessed me!!
  The other kids are doing great.   The twins, instead of making me want to pull my hair out are making me laugh more and more.  They are becoming true toddlers now and I love seeing their personalities emerge.  Cassie is a huge help and a really great big sister....nothing new with her.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

Easter Sunday was beautiful!   75 degrees!  We spent all day outside, it was so nice.   My parents and Matts mom came over.  We had a nice day being with family, hunting eggs and of course celebrating Jesus!

My 3 girls
 And the Egg Hunt begins.......

Emily checking out whats in Cassies bucket...

Attempting a family photo...again that sassy Emily not cooperating

My sweet baby boy