Tuesday, May 28, 2013

8 Months Big

At eight months this baby is big, Big, BIG! 
he's all over the place--army crawling mostly, occasionally up on his knees.  he sits himself up from laying down, and is trying hard to pull up...sometimes successfully.  He is in constant motion and he's incredibly hard to keep up with.  For sure, he keeps all 4 of us on our toes!  At least i have two extra sets of eyes to help me out :)

he's also been teething hard, and not too happy about it.  the top 2-4 teeth have been giving him the worst time.  he's shed many tears and been incredibly cranky.  i'll be glad to see them finally out. 

Davis eats like crazy.  i swear more than the twins ever did combined.  i can hardly keep enough food for him around the house and during meal times it's almost impossible to keep enough food in front of him.  He literally devours everything.  It's impressive and comical.  His favorite foods right now are peaches, pears, blackberries, meat (chicken, sausage, hamburger), broccoli, grean beans, black beans and sweet potatoes. 

He is also full of personality.  He laughs and smiles so big and wins everyone's heart.  Although he can be such a sweetie, I wouldn't exactly call Little D an "easy" baby.  He is very "opinionated" and has a short fuse.  He knows what he wants and gets angry in a second if it's not right.   He doesn't sleep well anywhere outside of his crib in his room...as much as i've carted him around, he refuses to sleep in the carseat for more than maybe 30 mins if i'm really, really lucky and he never does well in pack-n-plays.  

With all of his movement and exploring, he's quickly learning the word 'No'. He understands and listens pretty well for now and almost always stops when we ask--but man oh man you should see the "fit" he throws while he stops.  Also pretty comical--for now. 

He loves Holden and Nora more than anything and it is the sweetest thing ever.  The twins are also great with him.  Holden especially is very helpful and loving with Davis.   I love watching them together.   Holden plays with and looks after Davis all the time--because he wants to.   When Davis is tired and irritated at Mike and I, sometimes he'll calm down and be happy with Holden for a little while longer.  I hope their relationship is always this sweet. 

We certainly do love this funny #3 AND I just love taking pictures of his expressive face! Enjoy.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sharing My Birthday

if you didn't see this video on facebook...

We celebrated a little early with my mom...i wanted a chocolate eclair, which mom made me, but since that isn't technically a cake...she got one of those too. N and H were both happy though...there was brown and pink (both of their faves). 
 D doesn't know about this birthday stuff
 helping me open presents of course
 the sweetest present ever
 got some super cute pics of the kids with Poppy and Alex... always lots of fun!

On my birthday...i started off the morning snuggling with these two sillies
 then we went to Chickfila so i could have lunch for breakfast...because that's my fave. 
we also ate ice cream and brownies for breakfast ...hehe

i also purposefully let Holden keep his bed head all day because i (not so secretly) love his "rooster" 
 i listened to my favorite tunes as much as i could
   I soaked up as much love and giggles from this little guy as i could
Dad and Anne came over and brought dinner and yummy pound cake 
but we didn't have any birthday candles...so we improvised. 

enjoyed the beautiful day with my lovies on my new birthday swing
isn't it nice?... hmm...now what color to paint it?

avoided as many dirty diapers as possible (thanks dad!)

and then that weekend i treated myself to a little Ulta shopping spree...makeup and fun beauty products for the summer!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Celebrating Baby Tetter

My college suitemate, and good friend, Megan is very preggo with her first little one and we had her shower a few weekends ago.  The theme was Once Upon A Baby--guests were to bring a book in lieu of a card the invites were super cute.  i don't have a picture but HERE is the link of where i ordered them.  they were so so cute! 

 Building Little Bit's Library!  

 Nora joined us for a while...but then got a little tired of being a grown-up and just wanted to go home and play.  So we called Daddy to come pick her up.  She did however LOVE the cake, presents and the attention!

 the guests

 me and my mom
 MC Girls

Suitemates for Life! 
(yes we're pushing 30 and we got on the floor in the middle of a hallway to re-create a picture..we'll prolly do it again in 10 years too!

it's impossible to get a normal picture of the two of us! 

After the shower i took some maternity pics for Thomas and Megan.  I don't claim to know what i'm doing...but i like to dabble.  They turned out pretty good i think...it's prolly because Meg's so dang cute!