Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Forgetting to Remember

I'm going to have to start a blog journal for topics. Several times a day lately I’ve had thoughts that would be good to document and every single time I have sat down to blog my brain shuts down and all I can think is “Now what was it I wanted to remember?” And I sit here for several minutes while my brain short circuits trying to remember until I finally give up and go fold laundry or something that doesn’t require thinking. Hisssssssss boooooooooo.

Friday, March 3, 2017

3 Months Big

Henry is 3 months old today was 3 months old on Tuesday. Hard to believe so much time has passed already. Here is what he’s been up to lately and what he enjoys doing:

Laying on his play mat and looking at himself in the mirror on it.
Watching videos of himself on my phone
Looking at the bright light of the screen on my phone
Watching his Baby Einstein video, Baby Mozart

LOVES talking to his mama and always smiles when he sees her face :)
LOVES talking to his daddy and always smiles when he sees his face :)
He gets so excited sometimes talking to us that he does this little cough

Adores watching his brother and sisters talk to him and especially enjoys watching his littlest older sister perform tricks for him

He smiles at every one and can make them squeal with delight
Loves being in his car seat and it puts him to sleep almost every time he gets in

Blows raspberries all the time and has started drooling a lot

Gets so excited when we lay him in his crib to watch his mobile go round and round

Eats every 3-4 hours
Sleeps 5-6 hours in a stretch at night
Naps for 1 1/2 - 2 hours in the morning and afternoon
Takes 1 - 2 cat naps in the evening before bed time between 9 and 10

Just graduated to a size 3 diaper

Has the best daddy in the whole wide world

p.s. I posted twice today so keep scrolling :)

Getin52-Last Week

I’m enjoying the Getin52 project but am so behind on posting. Last week I had the great idea to film Olivia and I doing her homework like we do every afternoon on the couch. And I kept it real. Except for the random piece of food (I think it was a cashew) under the side table that I just had to edit out.

I learned two things that I need to work on from this series:

1. Learn to hide the remote better.

2. Loose weight.

Yes, yes, I know. I just had a baby. But I “just had that baby” 3 whole months ago and am fully recovered from it so there are no excuses really except that I am lazy. Haha! And seeing yourself in the frame on a regular basis really can be eye opening. A little too much at times :) But B&W conversions can hide a multitude of sins. And pounds. LOL!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2017

No calling please

Henry has the ability to turn anybody's mood from bad to good. One smile from him can make you feel as if you are on top of the world. And holding him, smelling his baby goodness and feeling his soft, warm skin on yours does the same. I think I may implement a new rule for the afternoons: Wash hands, hold Henry, then you can snack and do homework. Although, this only works as long as no one is fighting over who called holding him first! Hahahaha!

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Henry is the best baby ever. He hardly fuses or cries. He’s just so content and happy all the time! My daddy asked if my other babies were this good and I said Olivia was. James and Audrey were not but I firmly believe thats only because they were always having to wait on the other, haha!! Henry hardly ever has to wait and if he does, he certainly doesn’t have to wait long! His brother and sisters are always so concerned if he makes the slightest the noise that could signal him getting upset. 'Mama, he’s upset! Mama, Henry’s is crying! Mama, where is his pacifier? Who ever invented pacifiers is a genius.’ Yes, yes they are!

Someone made a comment about it being hard on me with the new baby and everything else and I had to be honest and tell them that it’s really not. I’m not stressed out all day. The twins were, well, we all know what the twins were! Olivia was a great baby but I had two 4 year olds at home all day. I was stressed and tired. With Henry, I’m just tired and that is such a blessing for all involved! And since Henry is such a good baby, its super hard to come up with any interesting material to talk about! But, I am constantly making the kids laugh at me lately because I seem to be saying all the wrong words and it will take me two or three tries to say the right one sometimes!

Thursday, February 9, 2017


My first attempt at the getin52 project!!! Its not the best but it will do!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Two Months

John Henry turned two months old on the 28th of January which was 5 days ago. Better late than never is my motto these days. Well, ok, for my life basically.

Its amazing how it seems like a light switch was flipped on as soon as he hit that mark. Actually it was a few days before that but who’s counting. I am, I guess.

 I got his baby einstein play mat out last week and set it up and he just fell in love. He loves to look at him self and he especially loves this big yellow fish that is almost as large he is! He will lay on the mat and kick and coo and laugh and its really, REALLY hard to do any thing other than just sit and listen/watch him.

About 2 weeks ago he started consistently sleeping from between 9/9:30 to 2:30/3 each night which is giving me about 4 hours of straight sleep which has given me the gift of functioning in a less zombified state. I will take it. 2 hours at a time is absolutely BRUTAL.

In essence, the postpartum fog as been lifted around here for the most part. I’m back to getting up and getting the kids off to school. Well, ready for school. Dear Daddy is still taking them to school but I pick them up every afternoon now and its nice to be back in our basic routine. I’m 100% recovered from the surgery physically and have almost adjusted to being a nursing mom but that’s a post all in itself.

 A few years ago I participated in a project365 and while it really pushed me to think and learn a lot, it was a huge challenge to do it every day. I really want to do another one but, remember, I said I am setting the bar low for my self so I won’t get overwhelmed and discouraged and quit so I decided a once a week project would be good so I’m going to do the bethadillychallenge52. And I really want to focus on getting in the frame with my kids more this year so I also want to do the getin52 project. I spend a lot of time at night drooling over the Instagram feeds of some really amazing photographers and I desperately want to connect with some of them. My desire to learn and grow and start being creative again has returned to my life, even if it is still half asleep most days. Wish me luck!!