Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I can't stand it...

Most of the time these girls are fighting. Like really all the time, but the moment I separate them they
Must be a sister thing. I don't understand the such? They are super fun ages though and the imagination and games we come up with to play are hilarious!

I have told you already how much this girl is enamoured with her bro. She loves him so much! I catch her hugging, kissing, and staring at him all the time!

Ayla is very gentle and subtle with the attention she gives him. She whispers and seems more hesitant to bother him. It seems as if nothing in her world changed at all. He fit seemlessly into her life.

We are all having vacation fever around here. Geez, maybe just a change of pace would help? I realized this is my last year to have days off of school since Ayla will be in school full-time next year. Ugh. Trying to talk daddy in doing something fun for spring break w us!

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We Love Summer....

...I mean Spring?  
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Many (mini) Milestones

Lil man sleeps a lot. I am getting used to it so hopefully he doesnt hatch to quickly!
He started smiling a lot in his sleep his first week. Around day 15 he smiled at me for real for the first time.
Day 11: cord fell off
Day 18: first tub bath
2weeks old with the bunny the girls bought him. Wanted to remember size difference
He has huge feet. As u can see they are as long as his calves!
Day 21: first day at church
Day22: Reaching at toys

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Spilling it...

Man, I wish I could say we are all well adjusted and rested. But that would be stretching the truth a bit! It's been a long 2 weeks home. A lot of people say "going from 2 to 3 is the hardest". Honestly, adding any children is obviously a change but I would not say it's been hard.

What IS hard?

Showering everyday. Being on time. Spending one-on -one time with each kiddo and the hubs. Blogging. Nursing through the night.

Every bit is most certainly worth it. The girls are doing spectacular! Ayla, just like when sis came along seems un phased. She likes to help and love on him, but doesn't get in his face too much. Her favorite thing is to sing to him. Leah Loves her brother with a Capitol 'L'. It's so cute. Every single diaper change or bath she drops whatever she's doing and is right there. She wants to hold him and talks in high pitched, silly voices to him. They just may be pals. BUT Leah is also a big time mommy girl. And after our unexpected stay in nicu for 3 days it hit her really hard that life was changing! She wasn't eased into any of it. My heart ached for her when she called me just to say " I need to snuggle u". Gulp. I needed her too!

Once we got home we had a few issues including a trip to the ER, super tired defiance, and potting in her pants. Ugh. Now that time has passed and we are back on our normal schedule I think we are good. Not at anytime has either sister been upset with brother. I just feel like I tell them... After I feed brother... A lot. They are learning patience, I guess?

I have a mini milestone post coming up on silly things us mamas don't wanna forget. So I was trying to think of things I'd want to remember a bout right now.

Right now I just love his crooked mouth and those sleepy, milk induced smiles. I love this gorgeous weather and what it does for all our moods even Abram. Right now I love how Leah needs me to help her with anything like I am a super hero. I love how quickly Ayla is picking up Pre-k material and is finally eager to work on things! I love how Abram fits right into our family even though we feel clueless sometimes.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wrapping up Dance

It was a wonderful season. Though it seemed super long with my edd with Abe being "in season". I had to do a lot of planning ahead since I went into labor so early with both girls. Who knew I could carry a baby to term? Ha!
This year I choreographed two routines. A hip hop & a jazz. I have to say this jazz was the best dance I have made up. It was awesome! We competed a total of 5 times, placing 3rd in regionals and 5th in state!
I am a very proud coach!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Our first few days...

Pictures speak louder than words. Adjusting to our new life is going well. Just one step at a time...

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Meet Abram: NICU

In the afternoon I had him I noticed a knot on his head, that knot grew in sie, and after a ct scan... off to the nicu we went... I don't really have many pics from when he was in the high risk area because, well, I had just given birth without recovery time and we were stressed to the max. We were told he had one of two different types of hemorrhages, one that could possibly be life threatening and the other easily recoverable. Sigh.
We thankfully moved out of high risk fairly quickly. He was more alert and starting to get a sucking reflex. This day seemed like 5. We missed our girls, our home, we're overwhelmed and nervous. But throughout it all we had hope. He continued to improve each time we saw him. Abram spent his first 3 days in that hospital before being cleared. Final diagnosis was what we prayed for a cephalohematoma. His knot should begin to reabsorb and go away.
We came home just in time to take Leah to ER to check if she dislocated her arm.... Geez it was a tough week. BUT we are here. We are safe & healthy. We are loving our new family dynamic! The girls are adjusting well to bro just trying to gt back on schedule. Mommy is tired but hnging in there. We have been showered with love, prayers, food, and gifts. I feelso loved and so very blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives!

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