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… 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!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Toes in the sand....

After 20+ hours in the car we made it to Florida at about 2p.m. on Saturday.  Ahhhh.....what a beautiful site.  The kids could not WAIT to get their bathing suits on and RUN out to the beach!!
SO cute and fun to watch their excitement.
Blake is a beach lover...Liv prefers to stick to the pool (takes after her mama).  The sand kind of grosses her out.  She would RUN out there...and then RUN - at full speed - right back up to the steps to the pool.  lol.
Ahhhh.....sun and fun!!

My loves <3 p="">

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seriously, Mother Nature?!

This has got to be a joke, right?!  We have been having the craziest weather in Michigan.  It has been raining buckets (literally) for 2 weeks, and this morning we woke up to SNOW?!  This is just after a 65 degree sunny day that we had yesterday.

We have been under Flood Advisory Warnings for weeks.  Co-workers and friends have flooded basements.  Luckily we have not.  But this is NUTS.

Blake was beyond excited and said "ITS WINTER" when he woke up this morning, followed by a "I CANT WAIT TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW AFTER SCHOOL TODAY"....poor thing, he doesn't realize that it will be gone by then.

I will admit that my views from my room were pretty this morning....but I would have enjoyed them in December, NOT on April 24th!!
My front yard today 4/24:

My back yeard today 4/24:
Happy spring y'all!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Back at it....

I have been catching some flack (ah hem...Tony) here you go! Ha, no really...I need to get back in the swing of posting daily, but have been caught up in the daily grind and haven't had a chance to be on here much.  I will work on it...promise. 

I NEED to anywho....because this 3rd baby is going to be here (less than 8 weeks) and I need to start documenting.  Not fair to the 3rd if Blake and Liv have post upon post and then the 3rd one is neglected :(.

Work has been crazy busy....impending maternity leave, lots of summer programs to plan for, promotion (yay me) my blog-at-work time is next to nil right now.

I have lots of pictures to blog from our trip to Florida this month, so I will get on that soon...but need to upload them first.

For now, I will leave you with a couple instagram pics that I can pull from my phone!!

These are from the way to Florida.  We drove...20+ hours, a 4 year old, a 2 year old, a 30+ week preggers mama, a dad with road was a joy.  J/ actually wasn't bad at all...and I would totally do it again this weekend if we could!!

This is liv's signature look.  EVERY pair of glasses....EVERY time.  Never fails.  She rocks it I guess.
This was Blake at the 9.5 hour mark....I feel his pain....

Monday, March 18, 2013

Olivia's Field Trip to the Children's Museum

 Last week Liv's class went to the Childrens Museum for a field trip!  She loved it of course.  Highlights were riding the bus to get there, playing in the water, running from exhibit to exhibit.  She was just a ball of energy (per usual).

I got to go...and Ryan even stopped in for a bit.  It's fun to see her interact with her friends.  She sure is a social little thing!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pregnancy post - Week 26

DATE: March 15, 2013
How far along: 26 weeks
Total Weight Gained: 14 pounds.  I hardly gained at first…and now I am gaining like crazy :(.  2 pounds this WEEK alone...
How big is baby:
baby at 26 weeks :
-Her eyes are forming, and his eyes will soon start to open.
-And her eyelashes are now grown, too.
-She's getting her immune system ready for life on the outside by soaking up your antibodies.
-She's taking breaths, too. They're of amniotic fluid, not air, but it's still good practice.
Maternity Clothes:  Wearing a mixture of both.  Regular jeans on today, but maternity top.
Sleep: sleeping good…
Best Moment of the Week: Getting into the double digits!  We only have 98 more days until the due date now!!
Movement: yes…she is still QUITE the mover…always flipping around.
Food Craving: oh just EVERYTHING…I am very hungry…and just could eat and eat (this is NOT a good sign)!!
Food Aversions: none really…
Morning Sickness: nope….
Gender: Not sure…but feeling like a girl this week.  Had an apt. on Monday, and the heart rate was 173…so fast!
Symptoms: a little tired this week….still congested.
What I miss: wearing my “skinny” clothes…but I am trying to embrace my bump!
What I'm looking forward to: vacation…..(ok that’s not pregnancy related, but still….)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pregnancy #3: Week 25

DATE: March 8, 2013

How far along: 25 weeks

Total Weight Gained: 12.2 pounds…..really starting to gain/grow now!

How big is baby: The structures of your baby's spine are beginning to form while the blood vessels of the lungs develop as well. Also, his nostrils are beginning to open. Your baby now has fully formed fingerprints and his bones are continuing to harden. If your baby were delivered now it would have a chance of surviving due to some great advances in medicine. The premature baby could survive in an incubator for few months. Her taste buds are forming, and she may be developing a weakness for sweets. He/She is about 13 inches long and weighs a pound and a half.

Maternity Clothes:  Yes!  I still squeeze into regular pants now and then….but it is getting harder.

Sleep: Good…..but I am majorly congested, so that hasn’t been ideal.

Best Moment of the Week: Hmmmm…’s been a pretty good week overall…nothing earth shattering

Movement: yes…he/she is QUITE the mover…always flipping around.

Food Craving: oh just EVERYTHING…I am hungry…and just could eat and eat (this is NOT a good sign)!!

Food Aversions: none really

Morning Sickness: nope….

Gender: Not finding out…

Symptoms: nasal congestion…

What I miss: wearing my “skinny” clothes I guess

What I'm looking forward to: Dr. appt. on Monday.  Only time that going to the dr. is fun is when you are pregnant!!  Love hearing the heartbeat!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pregnancy -24 weeks!

DATE: March 1, 2013

How far along: 24 weeks

Total Weight Gained: 11.2 pounds

How big is baby: By the end of this week, the baby will be weighing around 2 lbs and will be about 14 inches long.

Maternity Clothes:  Yes!  Wearing a mixture of both, but ordered a few maternity tops, which makes me happy!

Sleep: pretty good….but my kids have been sick, so they haven’t been sleeping well….

Best Moment of the Week: Posted (maybe) my 1st pregnancy picture, of this pregnancy, on Facebook and got all sorts of nice flattering comments

Movement: yes…he/she is QUITE the mover…

Food Craving: Hamburgers, which is strange, b/c I am not much of a meat eater…

Food Aversions: none!

Morning Sickness: nope….

Gender: Not finding out this time.

Symptoms: none this week…feeling fine!

What I miss: hmmmm….wearing some of my “skinny” clothes I guess

What I'm looking forward to: just continuing to feel good…and counting down the weeks!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sick babies....

I have had two sick little babies in my house for a few days now.
Poor Liv started with a fever on Friday night and has been in the dumps ever since.
Cough, runny nose, fussy, etc.

Poor Blake started coming down with the same crud on Sunday night.
His wasn't quite as bad, but overall - he is a sick pup too.
Still in good spirits though!

The whole fam has been hit...Ryan starting on Saturday and me on Monday.
Here's hoping that it is GONE tomorrow!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oops, I did it again....

Here we are again, 19 days since my last post....

I WILL get back into the swing of things.  Life has been crazy and hectic the past couple of I haven't had a chance to write a post.

Nothing bad or our of the ordinary...just crazy!

Will try to post with pictures tomorrow!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pregnancy #3 post: Week 20

DATE: February 1, 2013
How far along: 20 weeks
Total Weight Gained: 5.4 pounds.  Big growth week…but I am ok with it.  At this point with Liv I had gained 11 pounds!
How big is baby: baby is the size of a banana!  Baby weighs about 10.2 ounces and measures about 6.5 inches.  He/She's got working taste buds.
Maternity Clothes:  I am wearing both…switching back and forth.  Don’t have many maternity clothes yet, but making do with what I have!
Sleep: good!  My kids are finally starting to sleep too…although I don’t want to jinx anything.
Best Moment of the Week: It’s been an overall rough week…not pregnancy-wise, but just over all.  Pregnancy has been easy!  And now I am 1/2 way done - yay!
Movement: yes…feeling little flutters every now and then!
Food Craving: Mexican food, chocolate, and fruity candy like skittles, gummies, etc.
Food Aversions: not really anything particular.
Morning Sickness: nope!
Gender: Not finding out this time!
Symptoms: I have a bit of a sore back this week…nothing major. 
What I miss: caffeine.
What I'm looking forward to: Starting to feel real movement!