Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

full belly, full heart...Thanksgiving.

So, yesterday was the first day of our new normal.  Back to work for me and daycare for Graham and Sawyer back full time.  I thought it would be easier leaving Graham and going back to work since I've done it before.  I thought wrong.  It was tough.  I honestly think it is one of those things that never really gets easier.  Just the thought of leaving Graham in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people about breaks my heart.  And I love their daycare and his teachers but it's still tough.  And it was like deja vu with Sawyer.  He wouldn't take a bottle. And so I left work at lunch because even though his teacher said he wasn't crying or fussing I couldn't stand for him to go another minute without eating.  I know it will get easier...for all of us.  It will just take some time.

But, lets skip ahead (or back) to some happy times.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It was nice to be home all together for a few days with nothing much to do.

We had our traditional breakfast of pigs in a blanket and pioneer woman's homemade cinnamon rolls.

breakfast with my boys...

we did a little paper reading

and parade watching

and baby snuggling!

And picture taking...tripod and remote style...Cooper even made this one.

little turkey

You may be seeing more and more pictures of Graham and less and less of Sawyer.  He won't stand still so all I can get are action shots.  He's busy.

This baby was so good I think we are going to fry another one this weekend.

Even Coopie got a special Thanksgiving treat.

Snuggling with my babies as we continued our tradition of watching Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving night.

We got all of our decorating done. 

I had two little hands that were very helpful.  He pulled off every ornament I put on and it took twice as long to get stuff done but I wouldn't have it any other way.  I won't always have such helping hands!

And hearing Sawyer say "tree" every time he sees it makes my heart smile.

We were all geared up for the Iron Bowl.  We didn't get the outcome we wanted...

But there's always next year.

Sunday we headed to the tree farm to get our main tree.  Fun times...I'll be back with those pictures soon.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

 I love Thanksgiving...nothing better than a special day to make you stop and remember all you've been blessed with.  I have been given more than I ever deserve and I am so grateful!

We are staying put this year and enjoying a thanksgiving with just our little family.  I am really looking forward to the next couple of days.  I plan on soaking up every single second with the people I love most in the entire world!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

wordless wednesday {phone pictures}

random pictures taken with my phone from the last 3 months!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3 months!

Dear Graham,

You are 3 months old.  It really feels like yesterday we were anticipating your arrival.  Then I blinked and here it is time for me to head back to work and you to head to daycare.  The 3 month mark is hard for me for that reason alone!  But I love the little personality you are getting and how smiley you are now!

You really are a great baby.  We hit a rough patch for a couple of weeks (around 6 weeks or so) but the last month you have seemed to relax and are really go with the flow.  You usually only cry at night when you are tired and fighting sleep.  You are pretty content most of the time.  Still aren't really taking a paci.  We even tried a different kind but that didn't seem to matter.

You love your pretty much have from the beginning.  You love to watch the mobile on it spin around.  You also enjoy just laying on your back and squirming around.  You smile a lot and carry on with us cooing.  It's adorable!!

You are nursing every 3-4 hours.  You are a great eater.  You got your first bottle a couple of weeks ago.  It took you a few times to get the hang of it and you still prefer mommy but you are doing okay with the bottle.  You take around 6 oz. when we give you a bottle.  This seems like a lot (but since I've been nursing there is no way to know how much you are taking and the dr. assured me it was fine and you were in fact probably getting that much or more nursing) are a little piggy.

You weigh around 13 1/2 lbs and are around 23 inches long.  Growing like a weed.  You are mostly wearing size 3-6 month clothes and are in size 2 diapers.

You started sleeping in your room last week and so far so good.  You seem to like having more room to move around - you were quickly outgrowing the bassinet.  And I think we are turning a corner on sleeping.  We put you down between 9-10 and I usually only have to go up once to feed you between 2-3 and then you sleep until around 7.  I can handle this.

You bring us so much joy and you are such a blessing to us!

You are my sweet little buddy and I love you with my whole heart!

Some pictures of you at 3 months:

And those are about the only 3 I got of you because you have a big brother who didn't like the fact that he wasn't in the pictures. 

But you didn't love your big brother!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Buddies all snugly on the couch a couple of Sundays ago.

a little tummy time

daddy and saw go get doughnuts pretty much every weekend's kind of their thing.  Well, one morning we let daddy sleep in and I took him.  The boy loves his doughnuts (he gets it dad took us for doughnuts our whole life...Krispy Kreme...late at was kind of our thing with him).  He gets his own bag of doughnut holes and this particular morning set a new record by eating all 12 in the bag! 

Graham got his first bottle last week....

it didn't go so good.  But he's had 2 more since then and done much better...trying to get prepared for next week when I go back to work and he starts daycare.  But I can't talk about that yet...sooo sad!

Sawyer loves watching the school bus and waving at it and the kids.

Sweet baby sacked out...