Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sister-Brother Time

Sometimes in the mornings after I feed Jadon and Eliana is awake I put Jadon back in their room in her bed so they can have "Sister-Brother time". Of course it's all sister time for now but she loves it and it gives me extra time to rest and isn't hard for Drew to oversee. She knows the rules with what to do and what not to do and it really makes her happy so it's a win for everyone!

Sunday morning after I took him in there she came into my room and told me that she thought Jadon was tired and ready to be swaddled and asked if she could swaddle him in her blanket. I told her that was fine and this is what she came up with:



Awww...so sweet! I love that she added their picture to the set-up! He actually slept really well like this. We did have to keep taking the blanket off his face as he kept getting it pulled down over him, but other than that it was great. What a great big sister and helper we have!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Eliana's Art

I love seeing Eliana's drawings evolve and get more in-depth. It's so fun to see her growing and developing!

Here we have trees, flowers, grass, a house, rain, clouds and the sun. 

Sorry, this is kind of light, but its actually a diagram of the nachos she and Drew cooked the other night. The ones with a circle in the middle are the spicy ones! :-)

Baby Cuteness

We know that we won't remember most of this stage of Jadon's life so we took a little video of him last night. Nothing spectacular, just a way to remember his sweet infant cuteness.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lately...

Tummy time...



Sister time...


Mommy-daughter date...


Salon time...


Two Months

Wow! Two months (and a few days!) have already flown by since Jadon was born! Amazing! I feel like the days are passing by in a blur. It's crazy. Thankfully he is doing well and is growing and developing. I think he's a little behind with his development but since he was born early we aren't too surprised. Just this week has he really started to look at us and follow some objects. He smiles a little bit and has started making noises to us. He still hasn't gotten his real tears. He tolerates tummy time and hasn't made any moves to roll over. He mostly just pushes himself around or falls asleep!

He is still a sleeping champ! Really, no sleep training necessary for this child. The only thing that messes with his sleep is when he has gas and that's still not been bad. He's making it 4-5 hours during the night now, which is nice. We're doing three-hour chunks during the day. He's up to 9 pounds and almost 22 inches! He got his two-month vaccinations on Tuesday and he was a champ, despite the fact that his legs were very sore. 

What a gift our sweet Jadon is to us! I'm trying to soak everything up, despite being ready to get a full night's sleep, and enjoy this baby stage. He has captured our hearts for sure!











Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Back to the Beginning

So here are the videos from when Jadon was born. Now that he's two months old I thought it would be fun to see them! :-)










Saturday, April 16, 2016

Expanding my Set

After Eliana was born I saw a fun idea for documenting her birth stats and made a template and printed out a picture for her. This week I was able to Jadon's printed! It was quite easy since I already had the template. All I ended up changing was the purple to green. The hard part was getting to the picture place to get it printed.

I'm so thankful to get to add to my set!



Friday, April 15, 2016

More Fingers???

I'm pretty sure once he gains control over his arms we are going to have another finger sucker! Oh well, what can you do? At least we won't have to worry about finding a pacifier over and over again! :-)


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Victory!

Eliana has seriously been sucking her fingers since she was born. I have a picture of her in her first week of life with her right-hand pointer finger in her mouth, really! Her first two fingers of her right hand have been her source of comfort for almost five years and we have tried to encourage her to stop sucking them but as is usual with her, until she decided she wanted to there was no changing her ways.

Our promised reward from the beginning allowing her to paint her nails with real nail polish. I thought this would be a big deal but it's taken a long time for her to want it badly enough. All of a sudden last weekend she told us she wanted to stop and to get the yucky nail polish so she could work on it. Great! So, last Sunday we painted her nails with the nasty polish and those first couple of days were hard and there was no shortage of weeping and gnashing of teeth, but we encouraged her to not give up and she did it. She made it a week without sucking them and got her big reward on Sunday. She seems to be doing well and I see the habit breaking more every day. Amazing!

I will admit I was a little emotional that first night we put on the polish. Of course I wanted her to stop, but it was just another step closer to being that big, grown-up girl she is becoming and one more piece of baby going away. We moms are so emotional!

Way to go Eliana! You are such a big girl!


It's a Rough Life

Being a baby is hard work!



Saturday, April 9, 2016

TV Time with Friends

The last couple of days Eliana has been joined by two quite large groups of friends for her TV time. Everything's better with some friends, right?



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Little Man

Jadon is doing great and we just love having him around! He's a spit-up machine but sleeps well, is fun to cuddle with and Eliana loves "playing" with him. We are thankful!











Monday, April 4, 2016

Inspiration

Eliana was inspired by our book to start doing her doll's laundry. You go girl!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just Because....

You might like some cuteness on this fine Tuesday...