Sunday, February 26, 2012

E-3 months old!

 I miss my kids already... and they haven't even left me!

The hubs and I were watching "Parenthood" last week, and one of the kids is about to go to college.  I about cried thinking about my kids leaving for college.  They grow up so fast.  I know, I know... they are only 2 years old and 3 months old, but that time has flown by!! When I tell people I already miss them, they tell me I'll be wanting to kick them out by the time they are teenagers and then actually leaving for college.  But I'm gonna be "that mom" that follows her kids to school... just kidding!  I would though!

I thought we might be done having kids right after E was born, but now I'm back on my lifelong dream of having at least four!  I've been working on our budget, planning for the next 18-20 years to make sure we can make this work.  I will eventually go back to work so we will be able to save more that way, and I am willing to make every reasonable sacrifice to stay home as long as I can, but go back to work when the youngest is ready for Kindergarten.  We can do it!  I know we can.  I come from a big family, and I want my kids to grow up in a similar fashion...surrounded by loving siblings and parents! 

Okay...back on track!  E turned 3 months old yesterday!  She is absolutely beautiful and wonderful.  I stare at her in amazement everyday wondering how she can be so perfect!  We are truly blessed!

At 3 months old, she is sleeping great!  Don't hate me, but she has been sleeping 12+ hours a night for a few weeks now.  She is still in our room and probably will be until 6 months (because that's considered the best age in helping prevent SIDS).  She sleeps in a long sleeve footie pajama every night and then is swaddled in her sleep sack.  She loves to be bundled up and warm!  We keep our house pretty cool, so I know she doesn't get overheated.  She takes decent naps, but not on any particular schedule yet.

She drinks about 30 oz a day.  6 ounces, 5 times a day.  

She loves to smile and laugh, and she is very friendly.  She will smile at anyone and will let anyone hold her!  I left her in the church nursery again today, but no one was in the room for the Sunday School hour, so she came with me again.

She reaches out and plays with her toys that hang from her swing, playmat, and car seat.  She loves to look at and inspect her hands.  She will hold them far out in fists, and look at them, then bring them really close to her face until she touches her face, and then she jumps!  It's entertaining to watch!

She loves to kick her legs while she's laying around, but not quite as much as her brother did when he was her age.

She loves to suck on her hands now.  She won't really take a paci, and she doesn't suck on her fingers.  She usually just tries to stuff her whole hand in her mouth (even when she's not hungry.)

She loves her big brother.  He is so sweet to her.  Just the other day, she was laying on her playmat and started fussing a little.  W went over, laid down next to her, put his arm around her waist, and said, "It's okay!"  She lights up when he's around her!

She is a very happy and content baby.  I am so thankful for her every second of the day! Thank you Lord for blessing us with two beautiful children.  I will do my best to raise them to serve You in whatever they do!

(Side note:  I caved in and took W to get another haircut.  When I took his "before" picture at home, he wanted to make his "sad" face.  That was completely fine with me because I knew he wouldn't enjoy what was about to happen.  He refused to let her put a cape on him, and she bribed him with Cheez-its to finally let him cut!  Glad it got done though!)

Had to strip him down before we even got back in the car because his hair was all over his clothes!! Head to toe!

Have a blessed week!


Kasi said...

Your children are beautiful! And I love your blog...I'm a new follower! :)

And I love the show Parenthood!

teacher girl said...

LOVE the pictures. Cutest kids ever!!! :o) Happy, happy week to you. Thanks for the update.