Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paxton 2 months


Two whole months...we are not even going to discuss how fast they have gone. What we will discuss is how much I love this little guy, and how I am soaking up every ounce of baby that he has in him. He is currently napping on my chest, and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Paxton at two months:

Eating: you are eating every 3-4 hours from one side. Your last feed of the day is generally around 9 pm. You are still feeding one time at night. 

Sleeping: you fall asleep around 9:30, and aleep until 4/5 am. I am currently trying to give u an extra feeding to see if u will be able to hold off until 6/7, but you spit up a lot if you overfeed. You stay awake for about 1 1/2 hour intervals throughout the day. Your longest nap is between 1-4. You generally spend this nap on my chest while the bigs have quiet time.

Size: you are 11 lbs 5 ounces, and have clearly grown in length. I will find out your measurements tomorrow. You are wearing 0-3 and 3 month clothing. You are in a size 1 diaper. 

Exciting new things:
You smile all the time now
You coo
You rolled over one time from belly to back and I missed it. :(
You always smile at me in the middle of the night before you eat.
You love to watch the fan.
You always smile at Caleb when he talks to you. 
You are still calm as ever 


You are literally the sweetest thing ever. I love you so much sweet boy. 





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Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring...Sort of

I do not know about where you live, but our weather has been so unpredictable this spring. It is either freezing, snowy, raining, or warm with tornado like winds.....I'm kind of over it and ready for some consistent warm weather. I am ready for water tables, pools, slip n slides, sprinklers..you get the picture. I'm not really bathing suit ready, but this summer I can use the excuse "I just had a baby", so that works for me.

We are still surviving and getting use to our new normal. The bigs have been on spring break this week, so this is the first week since Paxton's birth that I have had all three, all week solo. We have gone to otter a few times, and stayed indoors trying to re coupe from some sickness that hit our home this last week. I'm still trying to get over the left overs of my cold, and unfortunately Paxton caught it. I hate when your tiny babies get sick. It makes you feel so helpless. I'm praying his clears up sooner rather than later. 

It is suppose to be gorgeous this weekend, so I will take advantage of that before the 40 degree weather returns Tuesday.....have I mentioned I'm over it???? 


In other news Caleb started soccer yesterday, and loved it!!!! I think taking a year off sports was just what he needed. He participated, listened to his coach, didn't whine, wasn't shy!! I was so so proud of him!! 


This little one is all about smiling these days!! I melt...


Short girl probs at otterville today


Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Days


We are here.  Still figuring out this new world with three children and loving every second.  Paxton turned 6 weeks today.  6 whole weeks.  That is insane to me.  How quickly the weeks/years pass will never stop blowing my mind.  6 weeks as a pregnant woman feels like an eternity, and as a new mom it literally passes within the blink of an eye. 

Paxton is still amazing, sweet, and so so easy.  I think he has the award as my easiest baby.  I didn't think it was possible to beat Caleb, but I think he has.  He is currently 10 lbs 6 ounces, only wakes up one time at night to feed, generally eats every 3-4 hours and never cries.  Literally he will fuss for all of 2 point five seconds, and the second you pick him up he stops.  He rarely even cries when he is hungry.  He loves to grunt...that is more of his form of communication.  He is smiling all the time now, and it melts my heart.  The first smiles will always be one of the best moments of parenthood. 

Look at those rolls!!! LOVE! 





The bigs are still here and still growing up on me.  Caleb is such a sweet big brother. The other day I was getting them ready for school, and Paxton wanted to be held.  While I was getting Kinlee dressed Caleb went over to him and started singing "If you are happy and you know it".  He was clapping Paxton's hands and all.  Caleb NEVER sings, so this was the sweetest thing ever.  He looked at me and said, "mom he is so calm whenever he sees me".  Melt my heart.  He loves to hold him, talk to him, and show him off to his friends.
 



 

Mckinlee loves him as well.  She is kind of over holding him, probably because he is already half her size.  She loves to talk to him and sing to him though.  She continues to keep us laughing.  The other day I was nursing and she was being really really quiet.  I asked her what she was doing and she came around the corner looking like this....
He reasoning, "I just wanted some tattoos".  Oy vey.....that girl. 


Caleb impressed me with his math knowledge the other day.  He was playing basketball and he said, "I have this many points. 2 and 2 and 2 and 1..that makes 7.  7 points".  Why yes son..yes it does.  I was impressed. He is also able to write his entire last name now from memory.  I was impressed because our last name is not a short one.  I guess I might as well face that he is growing up on me. 


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Friday, March 14, 2014

Mckinlee Three Years Old

Sweet Mckinlee-

I can barely believe that you are already three.  THREE! You are literally growing up before my eyes, and it breaks my heart how fast time is fleeting.  You are such a hilarious little person.  You have a personality that keeps me laughing, second guessing, and praying 24/7.  You are strong willed, opinionated, loving, hilarious, fearless, wild, whiney, brave, social, a performer, a dancer, a singer and all around amazing.  I can't even find the words to describe who you are at this age.  You are you, and you have been from day one. 

You have recently started preschool, and you love it.  You walked right in without a tear on your first day, and you haven't looked back since.  This experience has really allowed you to embrace children your own age, and that has helped with your attitude around some of your friends.  Yes, my dear, you have an attitude at times.  You know what you want, and you want it when you want it, and sometimes it is really hard to reason with you.  We are working on using our words, cutting out the whining and trying to be patient...... You hear "be patient" so often that you now tell us to "be patient" all the time. 

You love to perform right now.  Daily you will climb on the coffee table and say "Hey everybody! You wanna hear my song? OKAY"...you will then bust into a song and dance combo that is so freaking adorable I can hardly stand it.  You are often hilarious with your dance choices, and have brought us to tears multiple times.  At the end of your performance, you will close your eyes and bow...every time....I melt!

You became a big sister recently, and you have actually taken to the role much better than I thought you would.  You love Paxton, and you love to hold him, kiss him, and help with him.  You really haven't been jealous.  I am very proud of your for that. 

You and brother play constantly. I love that you are each other's best friend.  You guys are constantly running around the house, in some make believe world, and I love to just sit back and listen to your imaginations run wild. 

You are sleeping in a big girl bed, in your big girl room.  You inform me daily that you need Princess's on your walls, so we are working on that one.  The other day I realized that you had colored on your wall with purple crayon. I asked you why you did that and your response was..."Because I like that color, and I want my walls to be purple"....Yes. That is your personality in a nutshell.  I find myself sitting and shaking my head multiple times a day.  Your personality scares me to death, but makes me want to pick you up and kiss you to death at the same time.  I love that you have such a strong personality, but often times I find myself questioning how to parent you. So, bare with me throughout life sweet one. We are in this together, and I promise I am doing the best I can.

In terms of discipline, I have learned if I give you an inch you take a mile.  We have had a lot of trouble with you not listening lately, so I have had to force myself to follow through with everything I ask you to do. Even if it is something as simple as pick up a toy. If you don't listen I have to follow through and make you pick it up.  It seems to be helping.  Fingers crossed and prayers going up. 

This Kinlee-ism has me praying for the future.....

Kinlee loves the song "what does the fox say". Generally I will play a game with her asking what different animals say and she will answer to the tune of the song. Today I asked her "what does kinlee say", her responses "kiss me kiss me boys....and give me money give me money boys"....... To say we are in trouble with this one is an understatement!!!

You have a little boy in your class that kisses you. The other day Caleb told you not to kiss that boy at school, and you responded with "I will.....haha". 

To say the least, you keep me on my toes. However, I would not want to spend, nor could I imagine a single day without you in my life. I love you so much my sweet baby girl.  You are beautiful, perfect, and I am so blessed to be your mother.  Here is the year three. May it go by slow, and be filled with love and laughter.



















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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mckinlee Turns Three

In the midst of the crazy month of February, my sweet Mckinlee turned three.  Le Sigh.... We celebrated early at Great Wolf Lodge, just in case Paxton made an early arrival.  She had a blast, and so did we.  My dad and his girlfriend/her family came  in to celebrate with us.  We reserved a room that had a cabin in it for the kids, and that was a huge hit.  After our first day at the water park we celebrated Mckinlee's birthday in our room with cupcakes, gifts, and pin the tail on the donkey. 







On the eve of her birthday we took her to Toys R Us to pick some presents.  She of course wanted the entire store, and we had to narrow down her choices.  We then ventured to Chuck-E-Cheese for some more fun. 




Her actual birthday she woke up to balloons everywhere, and a birthday muffin (complete with candles).  I took her to the mall to get her nails done, and she loved it.  We then played, ate, and rode the carousel.  That night we went to my in laws to celebrate with cake and presents. 

She seemed to have had a great birthday, even without a party. 







 
 
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