Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Blue Eyed Girl

When I became pregnant with each of my girls, I told Jason I didn't care what they looked like I just wanted them to have blue eyes. {and of course for them tobe healthy}.  I have blue eyes and Jason has brown.  Usually brown dominated all other eye colors.  But as you can see in my case all 3 of my girls have big beautiful blue eyes!  The thing that's really cool, is that each of the girls has different colored blue eyes.  Kaylee's eyes are like a crystal blue, Keira's are a pretty blue and Kendall's are dark blue right now.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My last year in my 20s

Today is my BIRTHDAY
I am the big 2-9!
This is my last year in my 20s.  My 20s have been some of the most exciting times in my life.  A lot of stuff has happened in my 20s.  In my early 20s Jason and I got back together once he returned home from college.  We had a lot of fun traveling and it just being us.  By 25 I was pregnant with my first baby.  I had her after I turned 26, a mere 9 months later I was pregnant again with baby #2.  By 27 I had 2 babies and thought we were all done having babies.  But god had other plans and blessed me one more time with another baby.  By age 28 I had 3 babies.  After having Kendall we decided that we were done have babies, that 3 was a good number for us and I got my tubes tied at 28.  So the last part of my 20s I spent it pregnant and I am ok with that.  Having my babies has been the best part of my life so far {other than meeting their daddy}.
I'm looking foward to not being pregnant this year and just enjoying this year with my family.  We have a lot of exciting/fun things happening this year.  I'm just looking foward to spending as much time as a family together and watching my babies grow way to fast on me.

On top of it being my birthday today, this is also my 500th post!  WOW...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keira 26 months old

Keira Alexis,

This month it seems like you have grown leaps and bounds.  You are talking so much and putting long sentences together.  You have amazed me everyday with the new things your learning and saying.  You are such a sweet girl, but you do have a little temper when you don't get your way.

I know I say this to you every month but I cant believe how fast you are growing.  You are seriously growing
 to fast and I don't like it.  Thank you for being such a sweet girl.  You are still obsessed with your little sister.  You have to make sure you sing to her each morning.  I love how she lights up when she see's you.  You love to be around her and making sure that she is ok.  You get excited when she's talks back to you.  Watching you take on your roll as big sister has been amazing.

Weight: 26lbs
Height: 35.5"
Clothes: 2T
Shoes: size 6
Diaper: size 4
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Teeth: all but your 2 year molars {bottom 2 molars are trying to come in}

SLEEPING:  You've been in your big girl bed for 2 months now and you are doing awesome.  For the first couple weeks you would get out of bed and stand by the door and we would put you back in bed and you would stay here.  But now your a rock star.  We read a book each night and then you take that book to bed with you and you will read it in the dark.  You talk to yourself for about 10 minutes before falling asleep.  You go to bed between 8-8:30 and are up each morning at 7am on the dot.  If Kaylee isn't awake yet, you make sure to wake her up.  You'll play in your room until mommy is done feeding baby sissy and then we're up for the day.  You go down for a nap at 12:30 after you eat lunch. You are still sleeping in the pack n play in our room cause you and Kaylee can seem to take a nap together. {there's way to much talking and screaming and fighting}  You are still an excellent nap taker, you'll take a 2.5-3 hour nap.

POTTY TRAINING: I'm not sure we'll be doing it anytime soon! Keira turned 2 the end of November. I told myself that after the holidays we were going to start the potty training process.  The holidays passed and we got back into our daily routine.  Keira got some new undies for her birthday and for Christmas.  I thought she would be excited about this and be excited to start going potty on her big girl potty.  BOY WAS I WRONG!
This girl had a serious SCREAMING MELTDOWN when I tried to put her big girl undies on.
I decided I wouldn't put them on her, this isn't how I wanted the process of potty training to start. I decided to let a few days pass before trying again. Same thing happened, she screamed and cried yelling "NO UNDIES, I WANT MY DIAPER". Again I didn't push it.
My fear is that she's so in LOVE with her diapers that she'll be 3 before she's potty trained.
I'm not lying she is the only kid I know that gets so excited about her diapers. When she goes potty in her diaper she will let me know as soon as she's done and then will run to the closet, get out her diaper and bring it to me. But she's so happy about it!
I'm not sure what to do!
Do I wait? Do I keep trying to put them on her?
I don't know, I don't want her to be scared of it.
Any suggestions on what I should do would be most appriciated!!!

* You can put your shoes on the right feet all by yourself.  This makes for getting out of the house a lot faster when I can tell you to put your shoes on and you can and you put them on the right feet.
* You have turned a corner and you want your picture taken all the time.  Hey I'm totally ok with that.  You either have to have a bow in your hair or a hat on most of the time.  You either head straight to your room {that's where a lot of pics are taken cause the natural light is so awesome} or want to go outside.  We've been working on different poses too
* You don't like when Kaylee steals your thunder.  You get mad if were taking pictures and if I tell Kaylee "cheese" first and not you.  It's funny.  You guys compete for mommy & daddy's attention.
* You copy everything that Kaylee does or says.  Like today 1.24.13 we were on our way to drop Kaylee off at school and we saw a fire truck and Kaylee said "mom fire trucks are my favorite".  You then copied saying the same thing {which is true}.  Anything Kaylee says you copy and say right back whether you really like it or not.
* When you watch your cartoons for a little bit after dropping off Kaylee at school, you have been participating along.  You actually surprise me with answering some of the questions right.  Such a smart girl.

* We've been working on flash cards each day {ABCs, numbers, shapes & colors}  You are getting a lot better with your colors.  You know: black, white, pink, blue and sometimes purple

* You have gotten a lot better with eating.  For a couple months you were on this kick of being super picky and not eating as much as you use to.  But I am happy to say that you are back to eating almost everything.  Some of your favorites are BANANAS, RASPBERRIES, MEAT, MASH POTATOS, GREEN BEANS & of course COOKIES {which you only get every once in awhile}

* You think Kendall's swing, bounce seat & bumpo are all yours.  You will pull them out from where ever they are and set them up in front of the TV to read a book or watch TV.

* You love to play with your train set that you got for Christmas.  Kaylee will set it up and you guys will play nicely {sometimes} for about an hour before getting on each others nerves.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kendall 3 months old

Kendall Morgan,

You turned 3 months old on 1.27.13.  Seriously how are you 3 months old already?!  These 3 months have gone by in the blink of an eye.  You are such a sweet girl.  Your always so calm and have always have a  smile on your face.  Your little smile brightens my day. I cant believe how fast you are growing.  I am so thankful that I've been blessed to be your mommy.  I am looking foward to all the milestones that are ahead.  Just don't do them to fast, ok?!  Your little personality is starting to show a little bit.  You love to sit on my lap and you'll get so excited when we play peek a boo or I talk to you in a different voice.

I love you to the moon and back sweet girl
Love, Mommy

EATING:  baby girl I am so proud of our breastfeeding journey thus far.  I cant believe that we've made it 3 months breastfeeding.  With both your sisters I only made it 4 weeks, so I am extremely happy that I've made it to this point with you.  Although it is going so well with breastfeeding we have been giving you half an half {half breast/ half formula}  Although I've been doing things to boost my milk supply it doesn't seem to be working which is why we've had to add formula into the mix.  You eat every 3-4 hours.  I've finally got you to drink out of bottle, at 3 months old.  Before you would refuse the bottles and cry.  But I am happy that you finally took a bottle so that I can leave you with grandma from time to time {if need be}.

SLEEPING:  sweet girl you have been sleeping through the night for the past month.  It has been amazing!  I cant thank you enough for letting mommy get a full nights sleep.  You wake up each morning at 7am.  You go down for your first nap around 9am after we drop Kaylee off at school.  You then go back down at 12:30 after lunch.  Then you take 2 little 30 minute cat naps at 5pm & 7pm.  Then you go to bed between 9-9:30.  If your not taking a nap in the car then you must be swaddled.  You love to be swaddled and it istantly calms you down.

CLOTHES: the newborn clothes have all been packed away.  Your wearing 0-3 & 3 month clothing right now but I have a feeling that I'll be packing those away soon too.  Your long so your onsies are starting to get a little tight and look to small.  I tried a 3-6 month onsie on you and it fit pretty good, I guess I should start putting you in the 3-6 month stuff before you outgrow them.  Your still in size ONE diapers, after this box we might be moving you up to size two's.  We haven't even attempted to put shoes on you.  You do have some really cute ones waiting to wear when your feet get a little bigger.
Weight: 14lbs {home scale}
Clothes: 0-3 & 3 month
Diaper: size 1
Hair: dark brown
Eyes: blue

* This month you developed a double chin, its cute
* You stick out your tongue all the time
* You have started talking back when people talk to you.  When people talk to you, you get the biggest smile on your face and then will then start cooing back.
* Any time I take out my IPone you start smiling away. 
* You enjoy swinging in your swing and sitting in your bounce seat.
 * You are totally mezmerized with the fan.  You will sit there and stare at it and then will get totally excited and start cooing at it.

* You love to play on your play mat and have started hitting the toys on them.  I love to watch you get so excited, coo and laugh while your playing
* You are very alert and love to look around.  You've started to notice the bright lights on TV
* You are starting to recognize people

* You sat in your bumpo chair for the first time and hit at the toys on it a few times {1.7.13}

* You are starting to follow objects

* You can put weight on your legs

* You can lift your head off the ground while laying on your back

* You get the biggest smile on your face each morning when Keira comes in to sing to you

* I love our one on one time we get on Monday's while your sisters are at grandmas

* You can sleep through pretty much anything {your sisters screaming, me vacuuming, a loud movie or like I said just about anything.  Its when it's to quiet that you wake up}

* Your new thing while bf is to pull off the boob and look up at me and smile big huge smiles.  Then you'll go back to eating and then pull off and look up and talk and smile more.  I love this time together.  Its our bonding time.

* You did your first belly laugh while we were over at a friends house, I was so sad that I wasn't the one to make you belly laugh for the first time, but just being able to hear it made my day. {1.25.13}

Trying to take pictures of you and your sisters gets me frusterated cause I want to get that good shot of all 3 of you.  But then I take pictures like this and it makes me love it and laugh at the same time.  This is real life people.  This is what most of my pictures look like with all 3 of them.


The girls @ 3 months old
Kaylee - Keira - Kendall
I noticed after choosing the pictures that Kaylee and Keira were wearing the same onesie.  I wish I still had the onesie it would have been fun to put it on Kendall and get a pic of all 3 of them in it.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tummy Time

Make it stop!  Make the time stop passing by so fast.
I swear one week this little lady didn't want anything to do with tummy time.
Then she was ok with it and would lift her head up a little bit.
Then the next week I laid her down and she did this, I thought maybe it was a fluke and I just happened to set her up the right way.  But she stayed there about 5 minutes or so and then was over it.  I then put her down the next day for a little more tummy time and it was no fluke, this girl is rockin tummy time.

She's getting big so fast!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Family day at the beach

On Saturday as a family we headed to the beach in Half Moon Bay to have some fun.
We met up with my brother, his girlfriend and my dad.
The weather was absolutely amazing, jeans and t-shirt weather.
Sitting on the beach as a family listening to the waves crash onto the rocks was amazing.
Just what I needed.  To spend some time as a family and to have fun while doing it.
It was a day where there was no time out, no fighting and no talking back.
It was a day full of laughter, exploring and soaking up the warm sunshine!

We'd never been to Half Moon Bay so it was a lot of fun to go somewhere new and have a good time as family.  The girls had fun throwing the ball together, looking for sea shells, seeing a jelly fish for the first time and just having the best time ever.  Kendall enjoyed her first time at the beach, she slept pretty much the whole time...haha

We played at one beach for about 2 hours and then we walked back to the car and went to another beach.  The waves at this beach were amazing!  They were so big and so awesome.  The girls thought that they were "cool" as Kaylee kept saying over and over. 

Overall we had an awesome day!  I cant wait to go back to the beach again.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WW: Pretty in pink

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sisters And Best Friends

The bond that is being formed between my older girls and their baby sister just melts my heart.
Each morning the girls come in and will greet Kendall with a "good morning sissy".
Keira will then sit on the edge of my bed and look in at her baby sister and start to sing to her.
It is the cutest thing I've ever seen.  Seeing the smile that Kendall gets when Keira is singing to her just melts my heart.
Keira is so sweet to her little sister and is always so concerned when she cries.
Keira gets so excited when Kendall talks to her.  I love watching them together
I love watching all of them together.
I'm excited to see them playing together
Dressing up, playing make up, fighting over clothes & doing all the things that sisters do together.
Being there for each other and not letting anything happen to one another.
Though Kendall is only 2.5 months the bond that is forming between the three of them is amazing!

Growing up I always wanted a sister.  I'm the oldest.  After 3 years of it just being me I was blessed with a little brother Josh.   It was just my brother and I for a long time.  Yeah we fought often and he had a bad temper but I loved him.  My parents got divorced when my brother was a year old.  So it was just the three of us before my mom met my step dad.  My mom and step dad got married and when I was 10 I was blessed again with another little brother Jake.  I will admit I was really hoping that he'd be a girl and I would finally have my sister.  No such luck.  Then when I turned 20 my mom told me she was pregnant again and this time I was hoping and praying I'd be blessed with a little sister.  But no such luck again, blessed with another little brother Justin.  I think God blessed me with all girls for all the praying I did growing up. 

My brothers are great but I think there's just something about having a sister.  Someone to talk to about their dreams, boys, clothes and secrets.  I am beyond happy that my girls have each other.  That they are so close in age and will always have one another to lean on.

These next few pictures make me laugh cause Keira was getting mad and Kaylee was happy as can be.  I was trying to get both of them to look and smile, so I resort to telling them that I'm gonna get them {as in give them tickles}.  Usually by me doing this I get laughing smiles and they turn out to be some of the best pictures.  Kaylee liked it and gave me some good smile and Keira was getting mad.  Even though she was getting mad I still love these pictures.  They may not be perfect to some people but to me they are perfect.