Wednesday, March 25, 2009

5 weeks old

Tommy turned five weeks old today! He had his first well baby check up and is already growing like crazy. He went from 8 lbs. 0 oz. and 21 inches long at birth to 10 lbs. 11 oz. and 23 1/2 inches long. He is in the 75 percentile for weight and above the 98 percentile for height! He is only in the 50 percentile for his head circumferance as opposed to my daughter Madison who was in the 98 percentile! I was so worried she wasn't going to grow into that head but thank God she did! He is such a good baby. He only wakes up at 4 a.m. to eat and sleeps the rest of the night. He rarely cries. Even today when he got his Hep B shot, he cried for literally 3 seconds and then stopped and fell asleep. He is staying awake for longer periods of time but pretty much eats and sleeps most of the day. No cooing or cute baby noises out of him, he prefers to grunt and groan like a little monster :) . His pictures are in black and white due to his baby acne... he's embarrassed.

Though you can't tell, he has blonde hair and blue eyes. I hope the blue eyes stay longer than the two years that they stayed with Andrew and Madison.

He's grumpy because not only does he have baby acne, but he's having a bad hair day as well!

Getting some love from his Auntie Lynn.


I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures of Andrew, Madison and Tommy at about the same age to see how much they look a like. Though they all have big blue eyes, big bald heads and huge cheeks, everyone thinks Tommy looks a lot like Andrew and I'd have to agree.

Andrew at six weeks old

Madison at 7 weeks old

Tommy at 5 weeks old

Monday, March 23, 2009

Eight is enough!

Over the weekend we celebrated Madison's 8th birthday. It's hard to believe my baby is already eight years old! No more birthdays! She is growing up much too fast for me. Madison is such a sweet and friendly little lady. She makes friends easily and if someone is left out, she makes sure to include them. I love that she is outgoing, independent, and as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
Since her little brother came so close to her birthday, we celebrated it later in the month, however, it is Spring Break at school so most of her friends were out of town and couldn't join in the celebration. Luckily she has lots of cousins!
Pictured from left to right: Serenity, Madison, Alex, Noelle, Andrew, and Dre.

If only I could freeze time then she would stay my little pal that follows me around, helps me with the baby and scrapbooks with me.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ugh, 32 already?!

I feel as though I've blinked and 11 years have flown by! It seems as though I gave birth to my first child yesterday and here I am 11 years later and I am on child number 3! Even though I've accomplished a lot in those years: 2 brand new homes, 3 kids, 4 cars, almost 9 years of marriage and some college here and there, it seems like my life is beginning all over again and I am excited for what's in store.
My 32nd birthday was one of the best birthdays since my 21st! I've had lots of great gifts in between the two birthdays, (thanks babe!); however, the best gifts are the balloons, flowers, friends, and the little special gifts that I've received. As soon as I awoke, I was bombarded with lots of love and birthday wishes from my husband and kids. Oh, and not to mention the 7 a.m. attempted birthday wish from my sister! What was she thinking! NO calls until after 10 a.m.! I am NOT a morning person, duh! Later that day, my little brother, Ray, and his girlfriend, Afton (whom Madison and I absolutely adore), stopped by with a vase full of roses, a card, and a bunch of smiley face balloons! As if that weren't enough, my bestest friend, Jolene and her family, made a surprise visit. They brought me a bag full of my favorite things: Orange Milano cookies, Snapple Diet Peach Tea with the cool 'Snapple Facts' that I love to read, a 'butt load' of Taco Bell fire sauce, which is a staple in my diet, and some Safeway brand baked potato soup... just to name a few things. Finally, to top it all off, my hubby bought me an Oreo ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. I know, it doesn't take much to make me happy!

The best part of starting my life as early as I did, is being able to realize early on how quickly it goes by and cherishing every moment of it. I miss the years that have flown by, but I am excited about what is yet to come! I've learned, grown, and accomplished a lot over the years and hope to learn, grow and accomplish even more. I am thankfully blessed ;)