Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm trying...

I'm going to try to be better with the blog!!! Arrgg! I hate that I haven't kept up with this. I guess it's true that the third child gets less pictures. I'm going to do better!!!!! Starting now!!! I'm going to try to update the past be sure to look back!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

8 Months Old

Drew is 8 months old!!! I cannot believe it!! SO...
Drew's Schedule:
Up around 7:30-8:30am. Drew wakes up quietly. He rarely cries in bed, he has been known to lay there for long periods of time awake and not make a peep. I'll go in there to check on him and he is wide awake just looking around! He goes to sleep very peacefully too. Lay him down with his paci and his blankie (Aden & Anais) and he is out. He still naps twice a day for about 2-3 hours each. He is eating 3 "baby food" meals along with 3 to 4 4-6oz bottles. He loves anything that you put into his mouth!! He can feed himself "puffs" and soft foods from his tray pretty well. About 75% makes it into his mouth. He is still our toothless wonder. He seems to be teething (i.e. drooling, chewing...) but no teeth yet.
He is loud...He loves to screech, scream, babble (dadada are new within the last few days).
He can sit by himself without falling over too often. But if he does fall over....he is MAD!!!
He likes his toys, starting to dislike his swing and is pretty ambivalent to his jumparoo. He loves to be held and grab your face and hair.
He has the BIGGEST open mouth smile and dimples!!! He is such a happy little man.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two Months Old

Time is FLYING!! I can't believe that Drew is already two months old!! He is starting to turn a corner...he has been a pretty fussy baby. The only time he wasn't crying was when he was asleep or being held, primarily by me!! We thought it was a dairy allergy, although nothing really changed when I took dairy out of my diet, we also tried some anti-reflux meds which may be helping some. Now our pedi thinks he may have a soy allergy...but I am not convinced. He does settle down, and he sleeps pretty well, he just seems gassy and uncomfortable, especially in the evenings. We are re-reading "The Happiest Baby on The Block" to see if we can get a few more tips. We shall see! He is still going to bed around 11-11:30 and is usually up for a quick feeding sometime around 4-6am and then back to bed for another 2-3 hours. Not bad...but mommy would really like to eliminate that 4am feeding...I can wish can't I! 
Drew has rolled over from belly to back a few times but not the other way yet. He has great head control and is really inquisitive. He wants to see what is going on everywhere! He has started smiling, especially when Ella talks him. He seems to love his siblings talking to him, which is super sweet! 


Ella @ 2months
10lbs 7oz (47%)
22 1/4in (51%)

Cole @ 2months
11lbs 6oz (41%)
23 1/2in (66%)

Drew @ 2months
12lbs 12oz (73%)
23 1/2in (69%)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Captured Smiles!!!


Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

We had our traditional New Years Eve...dinner with family friends at Outback then the kiddos went home with my parents and we went to a "Pajama Party" at the Wheelers! It was a great way to "rock" in the New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Santa came and left lots of goodies for Ella, Cole and they must have been good this year!! It really was so much fun watching them open gifts this year. They both were at the stage where they opened, looked at the gift, and then went looking for more!! Cole said his favorite thing was his choo-choo train table from Santa and Ella's was her Bitty Baby from Santa. Drew was also thrilled about his new baby monitor!! Such a fun Christmas to spend as a family of FIVE!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

All dressed-up for Christmas Eve service at church! Angelic!! Now...if they will only act as good as they look. (Please disregard Cole's un-matching socks...a battle I wasn't willing to fight!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jammie Fun

Gotta love playing on the floor in jammies!! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cookie and Book Exchange Playgroup

The Raneks were so gracious to host us for our annual Christmas cookie and book exchange playgroup. The kids all had such a good time!! 

The funny part about this picture is that the kids did this all by themselves!! Alli went to check on them and there they were...all ready for a picture! 

Cole is SUPER excited about his new book!! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Better late than never!

We finally got our tree all decorated!! The kids had so much fun looking at all of their ornaments and finding the special places for all of them to go.

Cole's branch...all of the ornaments that we gave him to put on went into the same place!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Cookies

We got together at Jim and Judy's for the annual Christmas Cookie baking day. We were so excited because Natalie, Chris's girlfriend, joined us for a while. Ella, Cole and Anna got into the mix and had a ball decorating and eating the icing. Such a fun day!!

"Baby's First Christmas"

One Month Old

Ella                                   Cole                                      Drew
8lbs 4oz-25%                                         9lbs 12oz-41%                                            10lbs-61%
21.5in-63.2%                                         21.75in-46%                                                21.75-61%
                                                              Head 14.5in-18%                                         Head 14.75-39%



So...does he look like Ella or Cole?? Or neither???