Sunday, May 20, 2012
Pink eye has been passed around our house this week. Maddie woke up at midnight with two crusty eyes and a runny nose. Daddy dosed her up with the eye drops and said we should keep her home from church this morning. SO it was just us girls this morning while daddy and Hunter went to church.
She looked just fine to me :)
She asked me to take her picture. She was doing this kick thing and saying "CHEESE!! (again mommy) CHEESE!!!" She loves the camera
Posing in front of the fridge....again with the kicks
I think she just loved the extra attention
Audrey was awake for a short while and Madison showered her with hugs and kisses...naturally
Precious girl don't let anyone ever tell you that you lack personality. You are one of a kind!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Audrey is 6 weeks old today. I had my postpartum checkup this morning and I am continually amazed at how much easier the recovery gets each time. Hunter was definitely the most difficult to recover from physically and it has gotten easier and easier each time. I feel great and despite getting up to feed in the middle of the night I am getting so much more sleep than I did when I was pregnant so I can't complain. Most nights I enjoy our special time together especially because the whole house is completely quiet and it's just me and Audrey and I can hear her sweet little noises.
Audrey is just a joy. She is so sweet and easy. She fits right in to our family just perfectly. Despite a few days of growth spurts (where she only took 30 minute breaks from eating), the past 6 weeks have been pretty easy and predictable. Her days rotate around 3 hour feeds except most afternoons she moves to every 2 hours for feeds. Then at night she is up to a 5-6 hour stretch between feeds. She goes down by 7pm and up at 10/11pm to eat a bottle from Jordan and then back down until 3:30-4:30am then up for the day at 7am. She is up to about 10 pounds 4 ounces!
I love all the different looks :)
Her reflux is better now that she is on meds but it has slowed her poops down. She is a lot more gassy and only goes about once a week now and I termed it "poop day" because she goes all day long on that day. She seems a bit uncomfortable as a result of things being slowed down but no where near the discomfort of reflux so I guess it's a trade off. She is down to about 30 minutes for nursing. I don't have to work to keep her awake like I had been the first 4-5 weeks so that's much better! She is growing so much. She has little chubby cheeks now. She is in size 1 diapers and 0-3 months clothes and sleepers.
Audrey went with me to get my hair done the other day. She was a big hit at the salon :)
Big brother and sister are still obsessed with her. They genuinely love her to pieces.
People ask me almost every day how the transition is going. So far the transition from 2 to 3 has been seamless. It helps that Jordan is very hands on when he is home, especially with the older 2. He will often take them for outings to burn off energy and give me and Audrey the quiet house to rest. It's then that I marvel at how easy one infant is. I thought it was so tough when I had Hunter and I still think that was by far the toughest transition...going from no kids to one kid. I remember being so tired all the time back then and I think back now and wonder what did I do all day while he slept?! Why wasn't I sleeping?! I had so much extra time compared to now. It's all relative I suppose. I am so used to having them all now that I don't know what do to with myself when it's just me and Audrey or even when it's just me, Madison and Audrey. I am counting my blessings because I cannot imagine or remember life without these precious kiddos! There is never a dull moment and I just love them all to pieces!
Monday, May 14, 2012
We went to Dallas this past weekend for the first time since having Audrey. We decided to throw Madison's 2nd birthday party while we were in town since all of our family and a good portion of our friends are in Dallas.
We stayed with Papa and Vivi this time and the kids had a lot of fun playing at their house, especially in their backyard!
Audrey took a lot of naps on the couch...
Madison LOVED her Minnie Mouse Party
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Audrey is already 1 month old! The time is literally FLYING by. What a fun month it has been. This is pretty much what we see... always asleep and mostly happy!
Audrey 1 week (20.5 inches), Madison 23 months (36 inches), Hunter 4 years 2 months (42 inches).
This was my first trip to the grocery store with all 3. Nana was still in town and went with us on our first attempt. Audrey is in the Baby K-tan which she loves (she also loves the Bjorn) she loves being close to us. She was 5 days old in this picture so we've obviously made this trip many times since. They all do great! The kids also love to go on walks after dinner. If we can finish dinner in time and time it up with Audrey's feeds we all go on a family walk after dinner and before bath/bed. I push the girls in the jogger and Hunter rides his bike. I have taken all 3 out on walks a few times in the mornings too but it gets hot so early here that evening seems to be the best time. Plus it's a lot of fun to do as a family!
I love her milk coma smiles :)
Audrey I can't believe you are already 1 month old. You are the perfect addition to our family. It's as if you were always here. You fit right in and we all love you so much. You have such a sweet temperament already. Everyone is fighting for time with you and to get to snuggle you. You are still so tiny and your favorite thing to do is nap on mommy and daddy's chest. You are a great sleeper and eater and you love to be on your tummy. You do not like to be on your back especially after eating. Your best naps are with mommy in the afternoon while Hunter and Madison nap. Holding you is one of my favorite things to do all day. I love to sneak up in to your room and rock you in the quiet and study all of your beautiful features. We have been told by so many people that you are the most beautiful newborn they have ever seen....I have to agree! You brighten up our days so much and we love you more than you will ever comprehend. You are our little angel!