Sunday, August 19, 2012

4 and 5 months

 okay, so I missed 4 months and by the time I was going to post I thought I might as well combine!  Get ready for some major fun because these two months were full of it! Jacob, you got so big this month! You grew up over night!! Still such a sweet, happy, good, easy going baby! Naps and night sleeping has changed up a lot over these two months but you are still pretty good. You don't want to sleep while we are out as easily and you tend to wake if we transition you now. But I am just trying to go with it. We stay home a lot and try to let you have little naps in the car on the way home or way out.  Ever since our beach trip you stopped just going to sleep on your own, easy, in the bed. I started bouncing you and singing and it seemed to work pretty well and didn't take too long. Now I have let you cry to go to sleep because you just won't let me rock/bounce you anymore. It's better for everyone and going pretty well but I miss cuddling you. And you wake one time in the early morning usually but you eat and go back to sleep. I don't mind because it gives me my morning to get ready and take care of the bigs.

 the pj picture was not going well
 a little better, 2 outta 3, and then....hand in the pants, nice.
 Alex really hates pictures, BUT NOT with you!!! He wants his picture with you all the time! It really is so sweet! He also cant wait for you to play power rangers with him. Ugh, power rangers. Thats a whole nother post. 

 a little unsafe, yes, I think so
 he is a rolling!! can roll both ways now! and fast! once they learn, it's all they want to do
 we got the exersaucer down and you love it! and so does sister!
 still love the bouncer, thank goodness
 but you can now pull the toys off and its a fun game for you
 hands are ALWAYS in your mouth! surely we have some teeth coming through soon!
 if they aren't in the mouth, they are on the toes
 and you found your tongue too
 this cracks me up because it was just one of those nights...impromptu craziness. the kids are eating bread and we found out you can play the piano :)
Alex requesting more pictures- this one, boys only
 and now move to the bed mommy!

 sister has her fair share of requests...she cant get her hands off of him and just wants to hold him
she also thought that it would be great to put two babies in there, one in front and one in back
 you have been so affectionately named baby bubba. you can't miss it. she says it to you probably 50 times a day. not. exaggerating.

 the funniest thing is when she talks to him. its ear piercing high and it tends to be in this Swedish style- "want me hold you? yeah? otay!"

 4 months

 this blanket was Travis'- its so neat because the women in the two families each did a square and stitched their signature. Even Steve did one, Travis' dad. He would "work late" and go to her sisters to get lessons/help.

 we only like the bumbo for a short time
 some momma love with the timer. I kinda like that they are blurry and off.

5 months

 the bigs were insistent on a group shot
 getting the hang of the jumper

 sister is yet again obsessed with you in it
its a good thing this picture is dark because the oreos in her teeth are not pretty
(love that she has started to pose and cheese it for the camera though)

I also want to record even though I dont have a picture- you started pushing up on your hands and knees slightly the other day! goodness please don't start crawling yet!! you are not big enough! 

 you tried oatmeal for the first time last night. started to feel bad for you the way you follow the food to our mouths with puppy eyes
disclaimer: don't worry. we don't leave him on the table in the bumbo, this was just for the feeding while I was right there with him
 save me daddy
 pretty sure that was NOT what yall have been eating in front of me

verdict: its a no thank you

jakey, we all love you soooo very much and just cant get enough of your sweet sweet love!  

Fourth Of July

 The Sat. before the 4th, Honey and Grandpa came over to go with Travis and the bigs to the local parade. Jacob stayed with me to take a nice nap in the cool a/c. 

 Afterwards, a big as yo' face snowcone
No fireworks this year...Ellie is terr.i.fied! and we all go to bed too early!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

a little commentary bc I feel like it today

If you wonder why I always wear workout clothes to HEB when I have to take the kids with me, just watch the show! todays started with the normal chaos of getting out the door. and trying to figure out how I will cart all three and have room for groceries and  peaked when Jacob had a blowout in the car that I noticed as I was ready to put him in the bjorn. changing it in the mind blowing heat and listening to Alex and Ellie whine that they wanted to go in bc they were hot- because of course I only realized the blowout after I got them out and put them in the cart. only to realize that I left my list at home and had to listen to J cry in the bjorn on the back half since he only took a 10 min nap in the car. there was a lady that actually stopped and just watched me at the checkout. she was remembering herself 20 years ago. as much work as it is, that thought makes me tear up! I love my babies! and I know I will look back at young struggling moms and my heart will go out to them but I will look back fondly on the crazy days! I cant believe that Jacob is 5 months old today!

I feel like God has sent several moms my way since having Jacob and this lady today was one of them. There was also a lady at the pool a couple of weeks ago that had 8 children. Yes, 8! I was as shocked as you. But she had a smile on her face and had such a positive attitude. It was inspiring. She had just driven in from Michigan with all 8 in a van with no ac! And they were laughing about it as they told me! Wow. She said two key quotes that I now love- "God gives ya some spicy ones!" and "That last one, number 8, oh, she eats nails!"

And a long while back I ran into a lady in Whataburger. I know that God placed her there. I was alone and taking all three to the bathroom (only because it was going bad in the car). She was waiting outside the door for us to finish and I was so embarrassed because I am sure she heard the screams by both my wild children and then me to get them quiet, "dont touch the gross floor", and my newborn as I changed his diaper on the floor (yuck!). We also took probably 20 minutes! This lady had to be like 90 years old and she simply smiled and said "oh, no, don't worry! I had 10." I am sorry?! What?! Well, put me to shame with my three and give me a good kick in the pants to pick it up! She was super sweet and just supporting but it made me realize that I need to stop the pity party and enjoy my "simple" 3 :)  

since I know you will be sad if I dont post a picture...
all it took was me falling over into the toys to get them to laugh at me. at least jacob was concerned ;)