Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Pic for Daddy

Here's my first shot at getting the kids all together for a group picture. I think it turned out as best as I could get it!! We gave this to Daddy for Father's Day :)

I know I'll look at this picture years from now and just wish I could have bottled up the kid's ages and kept it. Brooke with all her toothlessness, Buddy and his pure goofiness and then there is Sarah and her innocence, totally aloof to what in the world is going on! Good times!

June, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's for Dinner?

I am shamed to admit that I have not cooked one single meal in five and a half weeks!! It's a feeling that is completely foreign to me, since I usually cook dinner 5-6 times a week.

Ever since Sarah was born, our friends have been making us dinner nearly every weeknight and bringing it over to us. This has been such a Godsend for us, especially after Scott went back to work and I was left to do it all myself without an extra set of hands.

Now, at five and a half weeks, I'm starting to feel a little guilty! Physically I am able to do everything, including some pretty intense workouts! I have been that way since I left the hospital! So the fact that people are bringing over home cooked meals every night is starting to make me feel a little helpless! Is it possible I look more helpless than I actually feel??? LOL!

I'm writing this post because my meal delivery service ends today and I am finding it funny trying to make a grocery list and think about what to cook. I'm lost. Also, because I am once again overwhelmed by the graciousness of the people that surround us. It never ceases to amaze me.

On that note...back to my grocery list. Hopefully I can remember how to turn on the stove...

Monday, June 11, 2012

One Month Stats

Miss Sarah had her one month Dr. appointment last week. She's weighing in at a hefty 9lbs, 8oz (50th percentile) and 22 inches (75th percentile). She's definitely grown a lot in these 5 short weeks! The funny thing is that her head circumference is in the 5th percentile!!! They told me in the hospital she had a tiny head...thus she was the one-push wonder!!! I find that amusing because from the looks of this picture, her head DOES NOT look small!!! :)

Anyhoo, not much else has happened. We've hit a few bumps in road the past week with regard to sleeping and falling asleep on her own. I'm reading a book called "The Wonder Weeks" and it says that each time a baby makes a developmental milestone, issues can occur. The first "big" milestone apparently happens Weeks 4-5, so I guess she's right on track to encounter some bumps! But we're working through them!

Friday was Brookey's last day at school. So today was our first day at home...all four of us! I was nervous how it would go, but despite Sarah having a really rough day, we did great! Brooke and Will (although they have their moments), are good helpers and just adore their sister. They also really understand that there are times I have to be with Sarah and I basically have to ignore them. They are both pretty independent and play on their own very well. I'm sure we'll have our rough days but so far it's been OK!!! We're taking it one day at a time!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

4 Weeks Old!

Miss Sarah turned 4 weeks old this past weekend and she's chugging right along! I can tell she's growing because she no longer fits into newborn diapers!

This week we had our first trip to the pool. I was a little wary taking all three kids by myself but I can't stay home bound forever! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do! It worked out fine--she slept the entire time and we had a nice, shady spot. Gotta love the sleepy newborn stage.

Sleeping has been up and down this week. With every passing week, I keep hoping nighttime sleep with stabilize but it's still kind of all over the place. We're on a schedule/routine during the day and I wake her to eat if needed but she still sleeps a ton during the day which I think affects her nighttime sleep a little, especially this week. She's been lasting anywhere from 3 to 5 hours at night. Random. I'm not worried yet considering she's only 4 weeks! She needs the food right now.

She went through a growth spurt this week which was exhausting--up every 2 hours on the dot at night.  Luckily it only lasted a couple of days.

She's slightly more alert this week, so we tried the bouncy seat a few times. She's pretty content there for about 15 minutes. I also put her on the playmat for a few minutes. She still has yet to go in the swing.

Ready for church

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