Thursday, January 1, 2015

Three Months Old

This baby is delicious.
Mister Wells is changing every.single.day.
My love is wearing size two diapers, six month clothing & weighing in at over 14 pounds.
He is still keeping me up all hours of the night. Can't figure out if it's the reflux, he's hungry or he's just a late night party animal.
He eats every 2 1/2 hours or so during the day. He takes 3-4 naps, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 1/2 hours. If I hold him, he will sleep all day. I usually start his nap in the rock and play and finish it in the baby carrier.
He is doing new tricks like blowing raspberries and pushing up on his tummy. He loves to chew on his hands. He is babbling more and more. His chuckles are the best.
Happy three months to my bittiest babe:).
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wells is Two Months

Baby boy is two months old.
He's giving size one diapers all they can handle - need to move up to size two.

Wearing size 3-6 months in clothing.
Big, healthy boy. Weighing in at 13 pounds, 3 ounces. Wells is clearly enjoying mama's milk:).

Wells sleeps in a Rock & Play in our room. He wakes up several times a night to nurse and steal cuddles. His reflux is mostly under control but it certainly flares at times. I am still not eating dairy or soy because they seem to trigger spit up and belly pain for him.

He wants to sleep in my arms as much as possible. Thank goodness for ther ergo and moby!
He is still not sure if he likes his swing or his play mat. 
 But he totally loves his big sister.
 He knows her voice. She pats his head.
He adores his big brother too.
And I can't leave out his little brother, George. They both wear diapers. Don't ask;).
Not gonna lie, having three babies is HARD in so many ways. The exhaustion, the messy house, little to no personal time. But I could not imagine our family without Baby Wells for one single second. We all love his big smiles and sweet disposition.
Speaking of smiles...

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Real Smiles

My little love gave me his first real, big smiles today.
Didn't catch them on camera, but I did catch some sweet moments between the Peach and her baby.
 Happy Weekend!:)
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Nugget

Oh gosh, I adore this almost six-week-old nugget.
So does his sister.
Hands away from eyeballs, Peach!
I am hardly sleeping. My house is a mess. And I can't stop calling my kids each other's names.

But I am happy. And thankful that our home and lives are so full.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Finding Time

One of the hardest things so far about having three chitlens has been finding one-on-one quality time with my oldest babies.

I squeeze in little moments with Walker & Warren when I can.

Like pumpkin carving.
Or making leaves into an abstract pieces of art.
And of course she had to show me her water magic show, which basically involved her spilling water all over the kitchen floor.
 Totally couldn't even be mad:).
And then there's the colossal forts.
And bedtime.
These two are growing up at lightening speed. I just pray for grace & wisdom to be the best mommy I can be to them each day.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wells is One Month

My smallest babe is one month old.
It seems like Baby Wells has been part of our family for much more than a month.

People ask me if Wells is an "easy baby." I laugh because none of my babies would be described as the textbook "angel babies" per se. Jaundice, reflux, day/night confusion. But you know what? It sure is easy to forgive Mr. Wells for his woes when I see his precious face.

His eyes are my favorite. So sweet and so curious. 
This boy is growing like whoa. He weighed a few ounces shy of 11 pounds and was 22 1/2" at his one month check-up. Healthy boy:).

He is wearing size one diapers and 0-3 months clothing. Get a hold of his awesome chin!
He sleeps in a Rock & Play in Walker's room. I am sleeping in Walker's bed. Walker is sleeping with Warren in her room. Musical beds at our house these days!

He got his days and nights confused this past week when he was dealing with a bit of congestion and ended up sleeping on my chest for a couple of nights. We are finally getting back to normal. The Nosefrida is amazing btw. Gross, but totally effective.
He is breastfed, although I try to give him a bottle of breastmilk at least every other day so he knows how to take one. He also takes a paci before naps.

We are not on a super duper strict schedule, but he eats roughly every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and I try to feed him, then hold him up/do playtime, then do a nap. If I put him down right after a feeding, his reflux rears like crazy.
Speaking of reflux, I cut out dairy and soy around a week and a half ago to see if it helps Wells' belly feel better. It seems to be curbing his symptoms, which is a wee bit maddening (luuuurve me some colby jack), but mostly encouraging to know there is something I can do to bring a little relief.
I carry him in the Moby and plan to do that in public places, which is an additional plus for cold and flu season b/c it allows me to hide his hands from well-meaning friends and strangers who want to grab his fingers.

His likes?
Studying faces
Being held and carried by mama

Dislikes?
Diaper and clothing changes
Hiccups

Still not sure?
Baths
The swing
The carseat