Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sweet Summertime

I think that it is safe to say that summer if FINALLY here in Michigan.  It was a long time coming.  Now we are enjoying long day on the lake.  This weekend was beautiful.  My babies sure do love to swim and be on the water!

On Saturday we had a birthday party for Taylor Marie (a week late).  I still cannot believe that my baby is one.  Waaahhhhh.....

The little sweetie had a great day celebrating at the lake with a BBQ, cake, and presents.  I sure so love her!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Here I am again 4.5 months after my last post.....but I'm HERE!!  (not that I will have any readers HA).

My two big kids having fun in the tub.  They are just getting SOOO old.  Love them.

My BABY in the tub.  Sitting up all alone like a big girl for the first time.  8 months old!  She isn't much of a mover.  No crawling, not much rolling....but she's got sitting mastered.
Liv has been Loving dance class.  She is about 6 weeks in and IN LOVE.  Every morning she wakes up and says "is it dance class day?"

Cutie pies....

Taylor Marie is all smiles at Baby School.  She is a very social little thing, and just loves ppl.  Look at her...and she WILL smile.  It doesn't take much.
In other news....we are still in the midst of a POLAR VORTEX.  no kidding.  It is frigid.  Just painful to go outside.  I am dreaming of summer!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Taylor Marie is 4 months old!!

My littlest is 4 months old already.  How does that happen so quickly?
She continues to be the best baby in the entire world (maybe I am biased).  She NEVER cries, always smiles, and just lights up our lives!
She is smiling, laughing, grabbing things, coo’ing.
She wakes up once or twice a night, but just to eat.
She wears a size 2 diaper.  Size 6 mo. clothing.  She eats about 3-4 oz. about every 3-4 hours.
She had her 4 month well visit this week and weighed in at a whopping 15lbs. 9 ox. (75th percentile).  Her head measured 16 1/8 (25th percentile) and she was 25 ½ inches tall (50th percentile).
We just love this little muchkin!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I’m an aunt…again!

My sister had a baby BOY on Saturday.  First boy on either side of the family since Blake.  Poor guy is getting pretty outnumbered!

I’m so proud of my sister and cannot wait to meet the little nugget.  Just sad that he lives so far away.
Welcome to the world Casey Colfax L.

6 lbs. 12 oz.
19 inches long

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hello out there?!?

Hello out there…..I am sure that I have lost 99.9% of my loyal blog followers…but I have had a few people NOTICE that I haven’t blogged in 4+ months…so I am going to try to make an effort to get back into the swing of things.

Poor third child.  She is here, she is healthy, and she is perfect.  She will suffer the same fate as many “babies of the family” have faced.  The first child had a FULL baby book, pictures, posts, etc.  The second child has been pretty well covered.  The poor third…..here we are, she is 12 weeks old….and there is NOTHING to document her first few months.  Bad mom, ugh.
It’s a good thing that she is so laid back.  Funny how you can tell their little baby personalities right off the bat.  Taylor Marie was born into this world on June 13 at 2 something (see I don’t even know) in the afternoon a perfect beautiful baby girl.

She is already different than our other babies. She has brown hair, she is plump, she has her own little look. I already cannot imagine our life without her. I could just squeeze her!!

Headed to hospital on day of induction.
38 weeks, 6 days pregnant
Wondering if it's a boy or a girl!
Its a GIRL!!
Just what I wanted :)
7lbs. 6 oz.
20 inches long

More to come...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 34 (Baby #3)

DATE: May 10, 2013
How far along: 34 weeks
Total Weight Gained: 29 pounds
How big is baby? Baby's now the size of an average cantaloupe, 17.75 inches, and 4.75 pounds!
Maternity Clothes:  yep! 
Sleep: could be better, could be worse.  Baby moves like a monkey all night long.
Best Moment of the Week: Dr. appt. last week.  Doc says that baby’s head is down and in position and ready to go!  Hopefully he/she stays like that!
Movement: oh yes….always! 
Food Craving: …just an unusually large appetite! 
Food Aversions: none
Morning Sickness: nada
Gender: Surprise this time!!
Symptoms: shortness of breath…I’m winded after 1 flight of steps! Ha.
What I miss: bending over comfortably to put on my socks and shoes!!
What I'm looking forward to: A pre-natal massage that my daddy bought me for mother’s day J.  Just getting closer and closer.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 32

DATE: April 26, 2013

How far along: 32 weeks

Total Weight Gained: 25 pounds

How big is baby?By now, baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long. Gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to the baby. In fact, he/she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

Maternity Clothes:  of course

Sleep: ehhhh….could be better, could be worse.  I wake up a LOT to go to the bathroom.

Best Moment of the Week: Had a dr. appt. last week.  I was in and out of there in NO time…and everything is still looking good.  Measuring right on target this week.  BP is good.  Really nothing exciting to report!

Movement: oh yes….always!  When I lay down for bed it seems to be CRAZY time for the baby.

Food Craving: Nothing in particular…just an unusually large appetite!  I could just eat and eat (and I have been)

Food Aversions: none

Morning Sickness: nada

Gender: don’t know that time!

Symptoms: I pulled my back out this week, so back and neck pain.  Also having lots of pressure and some cramping.

What I miss: being slim and sleeping through the night!

What I'm looking forward to: Only 56 days (or less) to go!