Sweet Pea turned three weeks on Christmas Day. She still sleeps quite a bit and it getting a tiny bit better about not eating all.night.long.
I don't think she even noticed it was Christmas. I do know she enjoyed having family here Christmas Eve...extra hands to snuggle her up. My friend Bethany also came by last week to help me get my kids to bed while #1 was at work...she then held/kept Sweet Pea happy for well over three hours while I went to bed and caught up on much needed rest. We've been really blessed by good friends who have brought meals by too.
She is now 20 in long and weighs 7 lbs 7 oz. I'll post Christmas pictures of the other kids soon :o)
Sweet Pea is two weeks old today. This picture was taken yesterday, but I don't think it matters that much. She weighs 6 lbs 11 oz so she has gone past her birth weight-weighs now what Rosebud did at birth. She also has her first cold, thanks to her big sister. Daddy also has it, and is returning to work tonight feeling quite yucky. With Sweet Pea sick neither of us is getting much sleep.
I took a picture of her sleeping in her crib. She only naps there and only sometimes as Rosebud can't be left alone with her. She not only shares her germs, but her books and dollies and anything else that isn't nailed down. She shares it right into the crib with Sweet Pea.
I took a similar picture of Snug when he was a few days old in his crib (same crib, just it was his at the time).
And also one of Little Monkey Man (known on the blog as Baby J back then). I also took one of Rosebud, I KNOW I did...but I can't find it. She was wrapped in a pink blanket.
Anyway, none of them can deny each other as siblings. Other than three with cold and three waiting to GET that cold...we are doing pretty good. Life with four kids is very hectic right now but we are so blessed to have these kiddos and we thank God daily for them. I'm hoping the boys settle down some after Christmas, they are both very wild. We'll see!
Our "baby" is 20 months old today. Do you see this face? It belongs to a little girl who keeps her mama on her toes. Such a beautiful little face. Such an active little body attached to it :o)
These are pictures I took the other day when I did our family's Christmas photos. We use Wal-Mart usually, and I love the girl who does them there...but I refuse to take my new baby out into the wide wide world of flue and cold season. So with a LOT of help from my husband and parents, I attempted to do my own.
Today Rosebud weighed in at 20 lbs 1 oz. That is the first time she's gotten to 20 lbs!!!! She has been close for awhile now and we were so happy that she finally did it! Next to Sweet Pea she looks huge, but she still isn't on the growth chart. But growing she certainly is!
This one it a little fuzzy (as is my header, I do realize, but I love the picture anyway). I also got out her 12-18 month box of clothes and went "shopping". It is always so fun to look through all the hand-me-downs and see what will be season appropriate. We have had so many generous people donate us clothes for our kids.
At 20 months old, Rosebud can jump getting both feet off the floor at the same time, say lots of different words, and entertain herself with, as my mom says "girly things" for hours. She loves pink and purple and everything sparkly. Give her a bag and she'll go collecting throughout the house and then say "bye bye" and proudly go somewhere to dump out her latest treasures. She is starting to refuse naps, but does sleep in her big girl bed now. She'll sit and play in her bed, but doesn't sleep. Not loving that.
We are so proud of Rosebud and enjoy seeing her become more of a young lady everyday.
One week old today. She is already changing in looks. She still favors LMM in the face, but we also see some Rosebud. Tomorrow my friend is coming to take her newborn pictures-one day before her due date. All of our kids have had theirs taken within a day or two of their due dates and they all have the same ones taken. But the lady who used to take them doesn't have her business anymore so my friend is going to replicate them. I am excited to see what we get!!!
Rosebud is adjusting to being the big sister rather nicely. She is testing out the baby equipment. Weight wise, this car seat takes up to 22 lbs. She may weigh 20 lbs, I haven't weighed her this week. Last week she hadn't hit it yet. Length wise she outgrew a baby seat in August.
She likes too get in close and snuggle with baby. She giggles when baby cries.
Sneak peek of Christmas photos.
But her favorite part of being a big sister is her new bed...that she won't stay in so she still uses the crib.
But it still is so fun to have.
And it looks so cute in the girls' room.
One of these days she'll stay in it (we try every day at nap and bedtime).
And really it is ok because technically we really have two babies*...one just happens to also be a big sister as well.
Snug loves life. At eight years old, he is a big brother four times over, a role he takes very seriously. He loves to read, swim, run, play Legos, and hear stories. He is sensitive to the needs of others and has a very kind heart.
Little Monkey Man
Watch out world! This middle child is not about to be left out of anything! Formally known on this blog as "Baby J" he is a baby no longer. His sense of adventure is downright dangerous and he will push your buttons all day long. This six year old is very generous and has a sweet smile that will light up a room. Don't let him use his "eyes" on you or you may fall under his spell!
Four years old and quite the little lady. Not sure what we'll do with all of her emotions, but loving watching her grow. She loves ballet, preschool, and church and all of her friends-both real and stuffed variety.
She's three! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. She's my girl and she's demands lots of my love. Growing, changing, and making us all laugh (and scream...not gonna lie), this little one is so precious.
Oh this baby. Easiest one, cheeriest one. Laid back, happy, sweet.