Everyday tid bits of our blessed life with 2 sets of twins plus 2 boys!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
My Sweet little Tucker, how are you already turning 6 weeks old today?! You are such a good baby and we have enjoyed every second of your little life so far! I want to "note" some things about you so I can remember this short but sweet newborn stage!
At 6 weeks:
*You are such a laid-back baby. You go with the flow and are always very relaxed!
*You smile so easily! You love when we talk to you and usually have a big grin across your face as soon as we start! Taelyn ALWAYS gets you to smile! (you "officially" smiled for the first time at 4 1/2 weeks)
*You love to take everything in. You have got bright curious eyes and love to watch all the chaos going on around you!
*You are soooooooo adorable. Between Dave, me, and the kids, I am sure it gets said AT LEAST 100 times a day.
*Noise does not seem to bother you. You seem to actually sleep better with the door open so that you can hear the kids' chatter.
*You are so responsive to my voice. Actually to everyone who comes up and talks to you, but MINE seems to be your favorite! ;)
*You always have your hands up by your face and have ever since you came into this wide world! Both fists... right up under your chin.
*You have monkey toes. They are so cute! The nurses in the NICU used to say that you could climb trees with those toes!
*You LOVE your swaddler blanket!
*You have a love/hate relationship with the binky. If you are really tired, you will take it. Otherwise, you want NOTHING to do with it.
*We just broke out the infant swing, so far you seem to like it!
*You still sleep quite a bit. Usually you will be awake for a couple hours, 2 or 3 times a day.
*You like to have your butt patted hard when we rock you to sleep. (I know I shouldn't rock you, and I say every time that I am pregnant that I am NOT going to rock my baby, but I do. It's so hard to resist)
*You have always slept good at night. Generally you eat around 9:30 p.m. and then wake up and eat again around 3. You eat and poop a few times and then go right back to sleep until 7:00 a.m. Neither Daddy or I feel sleep deprived yet! =)
*Most of your meals consists of breast milk from a bottle. You favor the bottle over breast, which is fine. I pump around the clock and we make it work! The times that you have had to have formula, you are NOT impressed and tend to eat only half as much.
*You drink about 5 ounces every 3-4 hours. Sometimes you take as much as 6 1/2 ounces.
*You generally don't spit up. You've probably only spit up about a handful of times.
*Daddy and I enjoy watching our King Of Queen dvds every night when we are feeding/pumping.
*You poop A LOT and you poop LOUD! Usually it's as soon as we put a clean diaper on.
*You weighed 12lbs 13oz and measured 23 1/2 inches long at your appointment today.
*You've grown out of some of your 0-3 months clothes. I've just started pulling out and washing your 3-6 months clothes.
*You are loved by EVERY member of this family and we love to spoil you every day, all day. Thank you so much for being such a sweet little you!
Here are just a few of my favorite snapshots from the past couple weeks....
I am married to the most crazy awesome man of my dreams! We are the best of friends and are nuts about each other after 11 years of marriage. The Lord has blessed us so far with 7 beautiful children! Dave is a Journalist for our local newspaper. I am a "stay-at-home" mother and I LOVE IT!!!
Ashton, 11 years old, is my laid back, easy going...dangerously smart guy!
Taelyn and Mariya
Taelyn and Mariya,8, are our first set of twins. They are identical twins and have so many similarities in personality as well! Taelyn (right) is my cute little loving drama queen...not to mention, my "mini me"! She has MOM written all over her. Mariya (left) is my kissable little sweetie. She is such an awesome big sis, and those boys have her wrapped around their little fingers! (They were born completely healthy at 38 weeks, weighing almost 6 lbs a piece.)
Bryson, 5 years old, is the spunky one of the bunch. He is my strong-willed, but oh so loving, comedian! 100% BOY from the word GO!
Nolan and Nevin
Nolan and Nevin, 3, are our second set of twins. They are fraternal twins and have quite a few differences in personalities. Nolan (right) is my old soul of the group. He is so quiet and gentle, but causes absolute chaos with his "stealth-like" ways! Nevin has rotten written ALL over his face. He is not nearly as onery as he comes off. He is a bit stubborn and we believe, he is actually suppose to be Bryson's twin. =) (They were born completely healthy at 36 weeks, Nolan weighing almost 6 lbs and Nevin weighing almost 7 lbs.)
Our newest little guy was born on April 8th, 2010. He is such a sweet baby and fills our hearts with joy! He is very loved and spoiled by every member of the family!