Monday, July 28, 2008

1 month old!

CAN YOU BELIEVE he is 1 month old??? I know this post is a little late, but hey, with 3 kids I am doing good posting! I took him for a shot today, and he weighed in at: 10lbs 10oz! We called some friends, Jackson and Isaiah to talk some smack!
Don't you love his hairline?
AND big sis E! She TRULY can't keep her hands off of her brother!

Friday, July 25, 2008

VBS 2008

Here are a few photos from VBS that I haven't shared yet! Or I don't think I have. I guess I could check, but I am too lazy. Here is our first family photo of 5. Kind of sad, right? We are all dressed in VBS shirts and in front of our science lab for our first family photo! B was 2 weeks old. I have goggles on my head in case you are trying to enlarge to figure out what is going on with my hair! Below is Ms. E checking out the sink or float experiment. Did you know that Bananas float??
The below photo is how Bowden spent all of VBS, wrapped in his daddy's arms. We were VERY proctective of him and wouldn't pass him around since he was so young and had that bad infection.
Below is just funny...I called this his gangsta poise. Thanks Ella and Elizabeth for this cute outfit. I did get another photo of him where you can read his hat that says Baby.
And this is how I found B the other day! I heard awful screaming...and came in the room to find that E rewarded him for the new pitch he hit during his crying!
And yesterday, B was screaming, it was time to eat. I was trying to get the dessert in the oven before I started our marathon eating. E came in and told me HE NEEDED TO EAT. I told him I would be there in a minute to nurse him...well...Parker came in the kitchen YELLING for me to come quick. This is what I found:

See the milk on his face, on the pack and play beside him? Emaline grabbed the bottle I had made for later and decided to feed him for me! Thanks babe! Thank goodness we only lost an ounce!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hips and Humps

This post is for the female males...just skip to your other blogs at this time.

Things around here are different. My children are seeing me look different, do different things, abnormal things and they are beginning to voice their questions.... hence the reason for the this blog.

The nursing thing isn't going smoothly. B likes to eat and for a long time! I mean a LONG time. He likes to fall asleep, then wakes up as if someone yells last call on the buffet! Seriously, it takes me 45 minutes to an hour to get this guy fed. By the time I burp him, change his diaper, and get him back to sleep, he is ready to eat again in an hour and a half. I must throw out kudos for my husband. He helps me every step from bringing B to me, changing diapers and even burping the dude during the night. I have tried wet cloths, stripping B down, scratching his back, tickling...nothing keeps this guy awake until he is done, then he can be wide awake. In the past my children have felt as if nursing has taken over! AND IT HAS! THat is an hour that I am not playing or getting snacks, or chocolate milk on demand. So this week, at different times BOTH my children have attempted to help me out.

P's story. I was sitting on the couch, with My Breast Friend (if you are nursing, you must get one of these!) nursing away when P perched right beside me and started to observe. I didn't say anything. B unlatched, so I was attempting to get him back on, when Parker grabbed B's head, grabbed ME and tried to make a connection! Parker then looked at me and said: MOM, you didn't say the magic words: get on dude!

E's story. Today, and the reason I just had to put this somewhere before I forget. I was pumping, because I have given into the bottle because it just doesn't take B as long to eat it during the night and I thought I would try the same thought process during the day. It isn't the first time the kids have seen me pump. I have done this numerous times. Today, Emaline came back in my room to join me. She wanted to turn the pump on, which I learned from the last time she wanted to help me, can be VERY painful! So I begin to get in the position, she looks at me and says: D'oes your humps? Yes, my darling daughter called my breasts HUMPS! As she observes the pumping process, she gets real close and says: I see your hips! I will let you figure out what she is referring to. I died laughing! Then she says: What you call those? I tell her boobies. I didn't know what else to say, but I do think we will refer to them in our house by her new names for them. SHe too, has attempted to help B nurse this week by asking me to let her hold my hump while he ate. These kids are going to be scarred!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Yes, I did! I took all 3 kids to Wal-Mart by myself!!! I am still in shock. The kids were wonderful! I did bribe the kids and allowed them to pick out something small, like an $.88 giraffe and $2.00 headbands and told them they had to earn them! They did! I don't plan on this to be an every shopping trip ritual, but hey, it got me through my first shopping adventure with no tantrums, no bathroom fits, no child throwing groceries in my cart that I didn't want, etc!! I have hope now for other outtings!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

In 12 hours...

all 3 of my children have peepeed somewhere they shouldn't have! YUCK!

P: "A hole in the tire life' what does that mean mommy?"

VBS is now over! It was amazing! Pictures to come later....

Monday, July 14, 2008

a catch up...

The above picture is for a few readers. This wall isn't done, some B's still need attention... Parker made the polkadot one, and Emaline painted the one below. On the top right one I am planning on using my stamps and putting different b's all over it.
This photo is Parker's photoshoot he planned for b. He used his sheet and 1/4th of his horses to create this.
Parker's turn.
Emaline being a great big sister.
These are from July 4th. B and I ventured out with the family! I still can't believe we did it since he was only 1 week old, and I had surgery 1 week earlier. I wanted our family to feel normal... Above is one of E's favorite people, Camille.
One of Parker's favorite people, Ben.
The church children's float. Look at the very front, you will see Stacey pointing at us, E below him, and Parker on the other side of Ms. Amy in white. Cousin's Cole and Cassidie are also on the float with them.
Aunt Leslie stood up right as I took this photo...I didn't move very fast at the time, so this is what I got! Thanks Les.
THis is Aunt Vickie. She and Uncle Jerry came to Honey's house with these cute masks on. Emaline wanted a turn.
This week is VBS. Yes, I know...I have heard it before....what was I thinking! More photos later!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


has a staph infection in his eye...we got the culture results yesterday/today, which is a long story.

We have so many things to many meds...and the guy is 14 days old today! My heart is hurting for him...

God please be with the doctors who are helping my little make this infection go away and not find its way to anyone else. Let his little body fight this infection and give me the wisdom to do the right things around the house to keep him strong... You are the ultimate healer...

Sunday, July 06, 2008

His first official...

photoshoot! I will also be posting these over on P3 too, but I wanted my dedicated readers to see them as well! These are birth announcement rejects. Parker has an idea for a photoshoot today, so I may post more later...

Please pray for little B. He has an infection in both eyes! We were at urgent care yesterday having him checked out. His eyes are already looking better. I am asking for prayers as well. I have lots on my plate right now and am feeling overwhelmed (add some meds, and horomones to the plate and I am one massive roller coaster!). This time of year I can almost calculate the attack of satan. Thanks blogland!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Some of my favorites

Since I know you guys want to see more photos of my family... (hehehe) I thought I would show you some of my favorites. I know I show some duplicates...sorry, I am on medication!I know E is a little blurry, but come on! This is how she is everytime she is around him! Parker did hold him in the hospital.
I love this photo of 2 of my men!
Isaiah came to visit this week! I realized we had the same outift, so a wardrobe change was in order... B screamed the entire time because it was his dinner time. We got these 2 where Bowden's mouth isn't open and isn't wailing!

I had big hopes for this photo. I will need to try again where I can capture all I wanted with another lens maybe.
Check back later...B had his first official photoshoot today!