Saturday, March 24, 2012

Catching up

I am trying so hard to keep up with blogging. I know I will love going back and looking at it when these guys are older. We have been doing great. It seems like we have just been so busy. I don't know how one little girl can make me feel like I am doing laundry for the Duggar family. I feel like all I do is laundry these days...or dishes!! It is a busy time of year for us because a special little boy will be 3 very soon. We have been getting things ready for his birthday party next Saturday.

1st time in her crib

He is having a "Super Hero" party at our church (they have a big room with a indoor play place.) This is the first year Wade is having friends come to his party and he is so excited. He is into super hero's so much right now and I have no idea where he has even learned about them. We have a super hero ball and one book so I guess that is where he gets it from? He really wanted and Incredible Hulk party but I couldn't find plates and stuff (without ordering them and I waited to late) so we are having Superman/Batman party BUT tonight at Old Navy I couldn't believe it...I found him a Incredible Hulk shirt that he is going to wear. I think I was just as excited as Wade.

WK is doing great. She is getting so big and will be 7 weeks old on Monday. Please stop growing so fast!! She is the sweetest little thing. She LOVES to be held and those huge blue eyes open right up almost every time I lay her down (we are working on this!) Since she is our last baby I am holding her and loving on her every chance I get. Oh she is going to be rotten-I just have a feeling! We started napping in the crib some this week and she also naps in her swing too. She is sleeping pretty good at night. She usually gives me a 4 hour stretch and did a 5 hour stretch one night this week too. She eats every 2.5-3 hours during the day and she stays awake so much more now. Around 6 weeks she started smiling a little more and doing some "baby talk." Her face looks SO much better and I am so glad.

I started my body by vi shakes and I am loving them. I will weigh in on Thursday and see how much I lost this week. I would love to loose 20lbs. Hopefully I can stay caught up on blogging this week. It is a busy weeks for us. Wade has his birthday celebration at his school Monday-he wants to take M&M cookies and Chocolate chip cookies. Wednesday is his Easter party/Egg hunt and Saturday is his birthday party at our church. We are going to be worn out this week. His actual birthday is next Wednesday and we are taking him to Chucky Cheese (per his request!!)

Wade and WK "playing" in her room

 6 weeks old

Here are some pictures from Pullen Park this week. We met up with Claire and her girls and had the best time. We were all worn was hot and we had 4 kids all 2 years and under. Claire and I will laugh about it one day-we got stuck on the train for about 20 minutes and at that point it was way past nap time!!

Looking just like his daddy with his hands in his pockets!!

WK's 1st train ride

They were both worn out!!

Our life in pictures...

Its seems like every time I sit down to blog I realize I should be doing something else. We have been doing great, busy but great. Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.

Sleepy girl

Here is WK at 5 weeks old- she had a horrible baby rash...her doctor told us to put some head and shoulders shampoo on it, like a face scrub and sure enough 2 days later it was almost gone. It looked so bad for about 2 weeks so I am so happy it looks better now!!

She loves to keep those hands up by her face-you can see how red her face looks compared to her hands...that was her horrible rash.

Sweet baby feet

Nana and Poppy came last Sunday and we surprised Wade and they brought his "best friend" Peyton. We told him she was coming that morning and he was SO excited. Nana made us the BEST lunch and we all went to the park. It was such a fun day. Wade was so sad when they left. He wanted to go with them!!

My sweet girl at the doctors office waiting to get her first shot :(

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Picture update...

This sweet girl loves her bath-one month old!

Wade had hat day last week and looked so cute in his hat!

 WK and Mimi doing some tummy time

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I feel like I am so behind on posting and picture taking. I guess that is to be expected with a newborn. We have been doing well and enjoying this weather. I feel like I have so much to blog about and then I sit down to do it and I am too tired to remember what I wanted to say. So here are some random things that have been going on lately.

  • Wade has been loving school so much. They had PJ day and hat day last week and he was so excited. They also had Dad's day yesterday and Wade was SO excited about Josh coming. However we are not sure what happened but Wade was not nice to Josh when he got there. I was shocked when Josh came home upset about it. Wade didn't want to sit with him or do his music time with Josh??? It must be his age-Oh how I can already see that 3 is going to be so much harder than 2. Everyone kept telling me this!!
  • WK is doing great. She has horrible baby acne that of course bothers me way more than her. She is the sweetest little thing and really has started looking around and staying awake more.
  • She has been a little more fussy this past week. I think she may be a little congested. Josh and Wade were sick last week and I think she may have picked up their cold. She has only coughed a few times but sounds congested at night. She has also been more gassy this week and I have been trying to figure out if it is something I have been eating that is hurting her tummy?
  • I feel like Josh and I never have much time together these days. Things are much busier now that we both have a child to tend to. I am usually taking care of her and he has been so helpful doing things with Wade at night. Hopefully after another couple of weeks I can start getting her on a better schedule. I am not even trying a schedule until after 6-8 weeks this time around. Soon we are going to start trying some naps in the her crib.
  • Josh and I are doing a 30 day challenge that I saw on my friend Nickie's blog. Basically it is 30 minutes of some type of activity for 30 days. We have done great so far and it has been great for Wade too. He is enjoying riding his bike every day while we walk. I am hoping it helps with some weight loss!! I am trying to eat healthy but it seems like I am hungry all of the time. I am 10lbs away from my pre pregnancy weight but I have 20lbs that I want to loose.
  • We have been enjoying our weekends at home so much. I still have about 5 more weeks off of work and it has been so nice. The weather has been great and we have been spending so much time outside.
  • I have some pictures that I need to upload and post...I am going to work hard this weekend to get all my pictures uploaded and organized!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Here are WK's one month pictures. She wasn't really into our little photo shoot but I was able to get a few cute one's. She is the strongest little thing and would try to pull herself up to sitting when I would lay her back against the chair! Its so funny because last week she still wasn't back up to her birth weight but she looks so big in pictures. Everyone that sees her says "she is so much smaller than I thought she would be." I am guessing she is getting close to 9lbs now. I need to go back and look but I am pretty sure Wade was bigger when she is at one month. WK also has the dreaded baby acne. I know it doesn't bother her but it drives me crazy because it looks so bad. I hope it goes away quicker than Wade's did.

Monday, March 5, 2012

One Month Old

I can't believe that Westin Kate will be a month old tomorrow. I wanted to go ahead and do this post while I had a free minute. Things with two are busier for sure but it has not been as hard as I was expecting. Of course I am tired most of the time but over all things are going well. She is such a great baby and Wade has been doing great with her. I am so thankful that she is easy going and does not cry very much. I also love that she is a good sleeper!! Here are some things she likes right now and some things she doesn't like:

  • to be held close and snuggled
  • to be dressed and wrapped in a blanket
  • looking around at lights and ceiling fans
  • bath time
  • watching/listening to her big brother
  • going for car rides and walks
  • laying with her daddy


  • getting her diaper and clothes changed
  • changing her position when she is comfy
  • getting into her car seat (she is ok once we get going!!)
  • being hungry!!
  • being wet or dirty

She of course would rather be held but she does pretty well in her bouncy seat and swing. She does not like to lay flat on her back on our bed or the couch. She is such a squirmy girl  (the ultrasound tech said she would be!!) and I can barely lay her anywhere without her falling over or trying to roll. She does really well holding her head up. You have to hold her tight because she will lift her head up and sling it back while arching her back. She took her first bottle when she was 3 weeks old and did great. She has also started grabbing onto things...including my hair! She has the tightest little girp.

  • weighed 8lbs 2.5oz (at her 3 week check up)- I am guessing she is back to her birth weight now or more
  • 20 1/2 inches (same as when she was born)
  • head circ. was 14 (that was the same too)
  • She was in the 50% for all three things- I was shocked she was not back up to her birth weight yet...she feels so heavy to me. I am also not sure how accurate they measured her at the doctor because I feel like she is longer too!
  • wears newborn and size 0-3 months
  • just moved up to size 1 diapers (NB actually fits better but we used the last pack so I just moved her up!)
  • has started "talking" and "cooing" and it is just the sweetest little noises
  • sleeps anywhere from 3-5 hours at a time at night
  • eats every 3 hours during the day
  • is still so sleepy during the day ( I have a hard time trying to keep her awake)
  • sleeps after every feeding-usually is awake for a little while in the afternoon and then again around 8-10p
  • has the biggest dark blue eyes and loves to look around at everything
  • Smiled for the 1st time (while awake) on 3-2-12 (she did it twice-once while looking at the fan and once while I was talking to her!)
I can't believe she has already been here a month. I know time is going to go by way too fast again. Wade will be three in one month and that just blows my mind. Somebody said it so well..."the days are long but the years are so short." I love spending my days with these two sweet babies. I know I will blink my eyes and I will be doing a first birthday post.

Westin Kate you are just the sweetest little girl. I never knew I would love having a girl so much. You are a  much easier baby than your brother was (don't tell him that!!) You hardly ever cry and if you do it is because you are hungry or need your diaper changed. We are so happy to have you here with us and we can't wait to watch you grow and change. Please don't grow too fast though. We love you so much!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Picture Post

Here are some pictures of what we have been up to lately. Westin Kate was 2-3 weeks old in these pictures. She loves to keep her little hands up by her face and it always looks like she is "posing" for her picture!

 Mema Thompson meeting WK for the 1st time!

This is her 2nd doctors appt...I forgot my camera at her first one. Everything looked great and she was so happy and just looking around at everything. We LOVE Dr. Steele...he was my doctor and my sisters doctor. He has been there 25 years and I told him he needs to keep working just until my kids are grown!

We gave Wade his first bottle when he was 3 weeks old and he always did great going back and forth between nursing and a bottle. So I wanted to go ahead and try giving her one too. Here she is taking her first bottle at 3 weeks old. She did great and drank the entire bottle! She took one for my mom too when I took Wade to gymnastics.

My sweet boy at his first gymnastics class. He had a great time and did so good.

Daddy has worked hard this week after traveling last week...they were both asleep by 930p on the couch. WK went 5 hours without eating again last night. She ate at 830p and didn't eat again until 130am!!