Sunday, May 22, 2016

Keep Em' Busy

Since this recovery has been a little hard on my body and I couldn't do much with the girls for the first few weeks (poor things got so bored at home) I've tried to find fun things for Wes to do with them. I hate not going out with them and enjoying these activities, but it's important for me to just take it easy... or so I keep telling myself.

The first thing he did with them was the Chino Airshow. Jovie in particular was so excited for it. Every time she sees a plane in the sky she assumes it is practicing for an airshow. I love how much she talks about that still. We weren't planning on going to the show, but a friend of ours was giving away tickets so Wes and the girls went with his brother Patrick and his boys. My girls loved going with them and had such a fun time together. They told me most about how the twins would sit on their laps during the show. I think that was their highlight. But, they sure were cute and happy coming back and telling me all about it!

Home Depot's kid's craft day where the girls made little bird feeders. They had a lot of fun, and did such a good job. Can't wait to take them back there again.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2 Weeks In...

I thought I would do a brief update on life. Baby boy will be 2 weeks old tomorrow and oh, I love him so. And why haven't I updated more? Well, if truth be told there just isn't a lot to update.

I am just starting to feel "normal" again health wise. I do really well after baby comes mentally. In fact I would go as far as to say I get almost euphoric. Sure, I am tired; being that I have been woken up every 1 1/2-2 hours.... more recently about 3 hours each night. However, my hot hubby has taken excellent care of me. Like better than I could imagine, and far better than I deserve I am sure. He does the cooking, cleaning, taking care of the girls (which includes drop off and pick up of Miss Peyton, as well as her clothes and hair every morning). On top of that he lets me nap as long as I want during the day, he frequently sends me and the baby up to my room to just rest quietly, and he is working all the while. And work has been SUPER busy for this guy, so basically he is superman or super-dad or super-husband.... whatever you want to call him, I think he is just super. I sure love that guy.

As an update I am going crazy being in the house all day. That is something I am not good at. Just hanging out at home drives me bonkers. I need to get out. However, my body disagrees. Each time I feel good and do more than I suppose I should, my body lets me know. Either by hurting or bleeding lots and lots. Then my lesson is learned.... at least for that day. I usually push myself too hard or pick up one of the girls the next day and relearn the lesson.

So my days consist of letting the girls play beauty salon on me, watching TV in my room but almost always cuddling a sweet baby boy. Or nursing him. Or changing a poopy diaper. It's usually the last 2. But, he loves to sleep, and he loves sleeping on my chest, which makes me a happy mama! He is definitely in the running with Peyton of being the most easy going baby we've had so far. He sleeps, ats and poops. He poops all. the. time. Jovie does not get to be in the running for easiest baby... sorry kid. The girls simply adore everything about him still too, which is just darling.

We have done lots, and lots (and lots) of doctors appointments.... all routine. Except his circumcision when he was a bleeder. That was not fun, and because of the bleeding we were there for about 3/4 hours. It was a loooong day at the doctors. All better now. His umbilical cord fell off just in time for his newborn pictures, which we took yesterday and I am so excited about those.... thanks to my BFFs Jill and Taryn for the photography gift. Have I mentioned what a bunch of wonderful friends I have?

We literally didn't cook for about 2 weeks thanks to family and friends bringing in meals and coming to visit. It has been awesome! So many people dropped by gifts. The clothes have been especially useful or this boy would be rocking a lot of pink.

So, while I am kinda, sorta ready to get out and start living again, I know this new reality (3 kids) will take some getting use to. Infants are hard with all the nursing they want to do. And I would be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying this alternate reality where I do nothing but love on my baby.

My pictures are kinda lame.... like I said, he sleeps a lot. Like a lot!

The girls LOVE brushing his hair
 And he seems to tolerate them
 Daddy does too... though he makes Griffin look a little, um, ridiculous
 Lots of pictures of a cute sleepy boy, with chubby cheeks and big kissable lips
 
And even when he isn't sleeping, he is super chill and sweet.
 
Jovie asked us to take her picture while we were at the doctors office for Griffin. She plays so well alone, which is good, because like I said, this was a looong appointment and we were trapped in a tiny room.
 Our Utah cousins surprised us with a fun visit and dinner one night.
Yes, it really has been a good 2 weeks.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The first week.............

This cute little guy is truly SUCH an easy baby!!! He eats (a lot), grunts when he wants more (no crying), poops (more than he eats--- if that's possible), poops some more, and then spends the rest of his day sleeping or hanging out contentedly the times he might be awake. He has slept on me at nights, which helps him sleep pretty well actually. The times I put him in his own bed has not been as good, but I really can't complain. As I have spent my last week and a half recovering, I have had so much time to cuddle this boy. He is truly the sweetest and I've been in heaven. He prefers to sleep on my chest the best... or Wes' of course. I just love him so much. I have also loved dressing this kid in blue. Such a new experience for me, and I love it! It has been a good, good week.

This kid is so cute and chill
 This is the new norm... they always want to be right next to him. Which is hard because they both got fevers, and snotty noses this week. Which is awesome with a brand new baby.
 We also gave him his first sponge bath, which he liked. What he hates is being undressed/naked, and even more so being lotioned. That was for sure the hardest he has cried since he has been home.
 
 
 His favorite place... sleeping in a ball on our chest.
 Such a happy, proud big sister.
 And such a happy baby
 We were visited by cousins, family and friends this week.
 Tug might be my favorite because I had no idea or clue he would love a baby so much. He typically won't give me the time of day, but he sat on my bed, just the 2 of us, for about 30 minutes just so he could be closer to the baby.
 Brody was suprisingly cute and loving too. He just kept reaching up to hold and see the baby..."baby, baby."
This sweet girl put this gift together all on her own. She is seriously the sweetest ever. I particularly enjoyed the fact she thought to bring me a Diet Dr. Pepper. Most people who have visited were sweet enough to bring me my beloved soda. :)
 This was a sweet moment. Both girls have taken on the job of reading stories to the baby every night.
 Cute girls with Nana.
 Sad we didn't get photos of everyone else who visited this week, because we were shown love by a lot of different people and it has been super sweet.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

While we were in the hospital

The girls had the time of their life with family members seeing 2 different movies in the theaters (The Jungle Book, and Zootopia). They were taken to an Earth Day celebration where the held bugs, lizards, and played outside. They spent the night at their cousins house... they were so, so, so excited about that. And had dinner/ice cream with their cousins on the Todd side. They didn't miss us a bit I can assure you.

Jovie's impromptu dance party
 This was right before Tate smashed his ice cream into Jovie's booty. On purpose. lol
 This was my favorite picture we got in the hospital. Why? Just check out her hand. Yes, Nana and Boppie spoiled those girls. And this was evidence. ;)