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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Feeling better






DJ Chubba Cheeks is mostly recovered from his cold.We even managed a short stroll outside this afternoon. Cubby loves to help with the baby. His kisses and attentions are most surely to blame for the cold germs.

Here is the little man, relaxing in his tub. I take all the credit for that round belly.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I finally became "Mom"

After 6 1/2 years of being "Mama" I have become....Mom. Mom! Chris has also become "Dad".  
Bub is suddenly so grown-up!  Once in awhile, he tries out Cynthia and Chris.  It's pretty hilarious.
The other two better call me Mama for the rest of their lives, though. I love the soft way Cubby says "Mama"  as he burries his face in my neck.  I feel like a Mama has cuddley babies but a Mom has surly teenagers.
There's no halting the inevitably of that transformation, mine or theirs.  We're growing and changing together.
I'm just grateful to have extended my Mama time by one more child.



Mad Face!


Cubby and I have a fun little game called, MAD FACE! I turn on the selfie format on my phone and he cracks himself up making faces. Most pictures I capture during this game are actually happy faces!
Here are two choice mad faces.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Babies in the Mist, or Baby's First Cold

Pickle has a cold! His sad little sneezes and coughs are very worrisome.  I have him swinging beside a humidifier, in and out of cool mist. I hope he can get some relief from his congestion and get some sleep.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

I blog because I'm trapped beneath a sleeping baby







If I put him down, he will wake up and cry. I know this from 3 hours of trying. So, I will surrender to human pillow status and post pictures of my children.

Getting much needed haircuts and grocery shopping have become the new "going to the children's museum". Now that I am a mom of three boys, and because it's winter, I'm terrified to leave the house with the baby. I can barely handle the big boys solo and adding diaper changes and feedings would push everyone over the edge.

My solution has been to feed Pickle and leave him with Daddy, giving me two hours to take Bigger and Biggest out.  It's amazing how adding a 3rd baby makes me feel like a rock star when I only have 2 to manage!  We are turning errands into adventures by adding balloons and ice cream.

In strictly baby related news, Pickle smiled a real smile last Friday! Just 6 weeks old and breaking hearts with his gummy grin.  6 weeks old is also the time frame when he shifted from sleepy newborn to easily irritated newborn bent on World domination by screaming.

Hence, the me as a human pillow thing.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cuteness will get you out of all kinds of trouble.

Who would believe this face could be guilty of anything?


Monday, January 18, 2016

Baby spam


It's hard to believe that I made such an adorable human! I definitely deserve all of the Cheetos that I've been snacking on. Go me!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Here's the reason I nap


He keeps me up, yes, but he's also the sweetest,  snuggliest nap buddy.


A date with my old Baby





Cubby came with me to do an errand and we had fun playing with all the trucks and dinosaurs. It was the first time he and I had been out together since the baby came.  It was sweet to push him around the store in the wagon while he munched on a donut.
It was a "pocanut" donut in case you're curious.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pickle is getting curious

Pickle is starting to reach out for people and is interested in grabbing at my necklaces and clothing.  He's is enchanted by this little musical toy and the mobile over the changing table.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cubby is still impossibly cute.

Although Cubby has been "demoted" from Baby to Middle Child,  he's still bringing his A material in the cute department.

He's a good counter and is now able to get up to 20 without missing too many numbers.  Not long ago, he wasn't able to pronounce the teens, so he would say "oh-teen".
Ten, da-leven, oh-teen, oh-teen, oh-teen, OH-TEEN!

I miss his baby talk as he grows into a big boy.


Monday, January 11, 2016

One month


DJ Rainbow Pants is all tuckered out after his well-baby check up.
He's up to 11 lbs 2 oz!



It's impossible to pick the cutest picture, so here's three.




Thursday, January 7, 2016

We're all about the hair


My monkey boys have all had wild baby hair!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Brother

Tonight,  when Chris was putting Cubby to bed,  he said to him,  "Goodnight,  baby", thinking it would comfort him.

Cubby said,  "I'm not the baby,  I'm The Brudder!"

He is so proud to be the big brother to Baby Pickle.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!


We're off to a great start!


The boys are all still happily playing together and I'm sure they would welcome another week of school vacation.


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