Friday, September 25, 2009

My 3-Month Old Baby Boy

Tucker, you were 3 months old yesterday. I can't believe that 3 months have passed us by already. It seems like just the other day we were bringing you home from the hospital. Here's what you've been up to lately:
  • Not sure how much you weigh or how long you are this month???
  • You sleep through the night (10-12 hours)
  • You sleep swaddled in your blanket on your back--you're even getting a bald spot. This is something that I had to experiment with just to see what you liked better. I tried a sleep sack on your stomach, a sleep sack on your back, just on your stomach (like Lilly & Thatch), but you would still wake up a lot during the night, so I went back to swaddling you and you love it!
  • You love to go to sleep with your pacifier. I will sometimes have to give it to you early in the morning but then you'll sleep again until I wake you to eat.
  • You drink 5 oz bottles every 4 hours, except I squeeze a 5th bottle in before bedtime that is 6 oz of formula
  • You take 1ml of Zantac twice a day but still spit up quite a bit, but isn't cranky about it
  • You wear 3-6 month clothes
  • Your wear size 2 diapers but even blow them out once in a while
  • You're pretty predictable now, if your fed, not in dirty pants, & not sleepy, you are so content to just play and take it all in
  • You can sit up pretty good against the couch or in your bumbo
  • You love to stand on your chubby little legs
  • You love your play mat
  • You love your bouncy seat
  • You love to give smiles and laughs to the people you love
This is what your schedule for the day looks like:

8am- 5 oz bottle
10am- 11:30am- nap
11:30am- Zantac & 5 oz bottle (we wait a good 15 min after we give you your meds so that it can get into your system a little better)
1:30-4pm- nap
4pmish- 5 oz bottle
7:30pm-5 oz bottle (I try to do this one a little earlier b/c I want you to eat again before bed)
9:30-10pmish- 6 oz bottle

I am still pretty flexible with your schedule, I know that it doesn't exactly follow a 4-hour schedule but it works for you and for our family.

Joyful Kids

This just amazes me--time really does fly by.

I have a nephew who just LOVES cars--hotwheels & CARS to be exact. When he picked up this love for playing with cars, I remember thinking to myself, "I can't wait until my boys are old enough to 'drive' cars all around the house."

I didn't expect this time to come so soon. Thatcher was given his own money to spend and with mommy's help at Target we decided that the 10 pack of hotwheels cars was the perfect toy to buy. Thatch has been entertained for hours with these new cars! Whether it's playing with them on top of the kitchen table or even underneath the kitchen table, he's definitely happy to be with his "trucks" as he calls them.

I have so much joy seeing my kids happy. Now, I hope that I don't sound out of line here. It's not that I have to buy them new toys to be happy. I pray that my children will let Jesus come live inside of them and make them happy and joyful just as Thatcher's new 'trucks' have made
him one happy little fellow.

Thank you, kids, for being who you are. Thank you for letting me be your mommy. And thank you for being happy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


We had a blast at the zoo. The weather was so nice. I do have to say I don't think it would have been a great idea for Adam & I to take all 3 of our children by ourselves. We were blessed to have 4 other adults who were able to help us out. Thanks Mom & Dad and Christa & Drew. We had a great time.

Here's some of our favorite things that we saw:

Lilly had a great time! She was very good at following the rule: if you aren't going to ride in the stroller, you must hang on to someone's hand. There were a few times when Adam had to chase her down, but for the most part she abided. She really really wanted to see hippos but didn't and was content with the elephants and rhionos. She also really enjoyed her snow cone until the bee decided that it was his.

Thatcher seems to think that any animal that he sees is a puppy. So, we saw A LOT of puppies at the zoo according to him. He was more intrigued than I thought he would be but his facial expressions would probably tell you differently. He's so mellow (as the picture posted below shows). My favorite moment with Thatch Man was when the rhinos started to head butt. After we all gasped at the rhinos, Thatcher wanted nothing to do with them anymore. He didn't even want to see them no matter how far away we were.

Tucker pretty much slept the whole time. He was a trooper. The first photo was when we first entered the zoo. Can't you tell that he was SO excited??

Grandpa & Grandma Love

This weekend both sets of grandparents got to spend time with the grandchildren. My kids are so excited when Grandpa & Grandma come they don't even really act like themselves. We are so blessed to have such loving, caring, and playful grandparents. Thank you for always being willing to play with our children and for loving them unconditionally!