While we were driving down to San Antonio, listening to The Lorax on repeat behind us, we realized that this was the very first time we had been on a family vacation with just our family of 6! We’ve been on plenty of trips with the kiddos, but family or friends have always been with us. So this was special to be with our own little family, giving each other alllll the attention, for a Thanksgiving getaway! AND, it was a surprise for the kids. They thought we were going for a long drive, haha. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa has got to be our favorite family getaway spot. View Post
S i x months… of you smiling with the brightest gummy grin while your body does the happiest wiggle. You’re back scoochin’ around, starting to roll, and always pulling those tiny slobbery fists towards your mouth. We’re are all absolutely obsessed with you, baby girl!
Lately, my heart slows down and aches when I realize how much she’s grown! View Post
Oh, sweet girl! That’s what your name must be to me because that’s what I always seem to gently squeal to you when I see you. I’m over the moon for you. I just went clothes shopping for you but unfortunately after you tried the outfits on I’ll need to return half of everything since you’re well into 6-9 month clothes! You’re a long string bean! The pediatrician said you’re tall just like your cute sisters.
The days of laying on your back while watching the ceiling fan spin are long gone. With so many exciting things going on in that brain of yours you can’t help but want interaction and play. Oftentimes you’re in my arms or snug in a wrap on my hip. That wrap has saved our bacon too many times. Savannah started school and we’re all missing her. I think she’s your favorite, <but my lips are sealed about it 😉 >. While the twins are napping, you and I will go out in our culdesac, my feet are buried in the tall green grass and you’ll lounge and nurse away while we wait for Savannah’s school bus to arrive. Once you spot her face your face brightens up like never before. It’s made my heart swell so much this week. And remembering that makes my stomach turn into a giant knot. It’s all going by way too fast. I’m having this feeling that I’ll want to keep you home until you HAVE to leave for school for Kinder. Savannah came home from the first day of school asking to get her ears pierced while telling me after the 2nd day of school that the kids in her class said they’ll be her best friend if she brings them money. Hm. Needless to say we’re all missing her, especially you. I just started rolling you on to your belly more often. Only your feet seem to know how to move. And they kick and flail so fast and furious. It makes me smile every time. Your poor knees are going to take a beating. You’re still nursing every few hours while sleeping 10-11 hours each night. Your day time naps have been a bit off, I’m just not home enough to be consistent with that. Once you started sleeping all night I just didn’t care about how long and well you napped. If you’re ever struggling to sleep, you sure do love the swing and that’s where you’ll go (a few times each week). We stopped having you swaddled a few weeks ago and since you pulled a long 2 hour nap the first try, we haven’t looked back. I’m real tired most of the time. It doesn’t help that your daddy and I fall asleep around midnight (or later) every night. We’re talking or working and before we know it’s far too late into the evening. There’s lots of exciting things going on with his orthodontic practice that he’ll be building from the ground up. And sweet girl, you’re our perfect caboose. We love you.
We found the cutest GoBabyGo leggings, socks, and tights that’ll be perfect as she’s entering the crawling phase. I’ve snagged almost every color! The non-slip rubber pads on the knees make the leggings last through all the fun moving + rolling this sweet girl will be doing. I especially love the wide ribbed waist. I can’t tell you how many leggings and tights my girls have gone through and the tight, skinny waist band is the first thing to start bothering them.
Little girlfrand turned a whoppin’ 5 months old! My cute friend Emily from Olive Rae Handmade came over to whip up a new floral number! I found this romper at a thrift store and couldn’t resist. I loved the mustard, white, grey, and black colors. Emily used preserved English Ivy with black berries, preserved gardenias, and dried yellow strawflowers. And it turned out so stinking cute! Emily and I got done with it and was like, “Wow! That was the easiest number we’ve done.” The #4 from last month wasn’t as simple. After the 50th picture we realized the “4” looked terribly skewed and off. haha. Happy 5 months, baby Avery!
Avery truly has been the sweetest caboose to our family. When I think back to how life was while juggling the newborn twins, I just remember feeling like it was all a blur. My sister-in-law came in town for a week to help and another friend took off work for 1 week to help… and then it was all me. I struggled with not having the ‘down time’ to cuddle and relax since there was another baby that needed to bed fed/burped/changed etc (and a brand new 2 year old). To say that this has been the sweetest chapter to end on would be a huge understatement. I am SOAKING her chubby cheeks up!
But most of the time my mind is stretched pretty thin and I’ve gotta share my biggest “mom fail screw-up” with Avery. View Post
Avery is gaining weight and growing inches. With how fast time is flying I feel like she’s going to turn 1 year by next week! But y’all, it’s been so fun. Looking back, the first month was all about snuggling, waking a sleepy baby to feed, figuring out nursing, and surviving the 24 hour shifts. The eye bags were real and deep. It was hard. It was tough needing to be present View Post