Hatcher is TWO!Β 

This kid y’all… He’s so much fun. He’s so different than Maddox… It’s crazy. His highs are higher and lows are lower.. He’s not much of a performer. So many days he’ll do something so cute and when Justin gets home I’ll ask him to do it for him and he just smiles.. I have loved seeing his little personality come out more and more. I think he’s gonna be a lot like Justin. Not very talkative, independent, but committed and loyal. He loves Maddox and wants to do everything he does. He also LOVES basketball and shoots the ball more than anything else. Every morning the first thing he says to me is either “daddy” or “shoot ball”, every time we leave the house he says, “bye ball, bye goal” and every night he tells his goal night night πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ He’s sweet and tender hearted and so much fun to be around. I am thankful for every day (even the hard ones!) God has given me with Hatcher. He is truly my little sunshine and such a delight. I love you with all my heart Hatchy. I pray for you all the time. That I will train you in the way you should go, and that you won’t depart from it when you’re old. I pray that you’ll be a man that loves others, and Christ and serves Him with your whole heart. Happy second birthday precious boy. We love you forever!  

 


Happy birthday Maddox

I really want this post to be sweet and inspired and something Maddox looks back on with a perfect picture of how much we love him…. Honestly though, I am just at a total loss for words… Being a mom is such a privilege. One I intentionally work on not taking for granted. And Maddox, he makes being a mom so much fun! He also makes it a great challenge, but one I can honestly say I absolutely love. I can’t believe I have a four year old. Feels impossible that I have been a mom that long. And yet I can so easily go right back to the delivery room when I heard his cry for the first time… I can still feel that joy and love that exploded in my heart. To say I’m thankful doesn’t even scratch the surface. I pray I get to see Maddox celebrate many more birthdays, and that he continues to make me as proud in his years to come as he has these first four. I love you Maddox. Happy fourth birthday 😘 405751_772361569459_39803652_36894698_1515524683_n408896_772361789019_39803652_36894701_1601731778_n400345_772363111369_39803652_36894715_1630340883_nDSC_0766IMG_3644photo 520131006-163851.jpg20131211-102823.jpgphoto 320140506-110440.jpg20140706-141536-51336265.jpg20140813-093511-34511692.jpgIMG_4293IMG_3784IMG_9892IMG_9908IMG_7125IMG_6480IMG_2180IMG_3879IMG_3489LOVE you!! 


Six month stats

   
    
We had Bears 6 month well visit this morning and got a perfect report! I realize no one but me probably cares much about each of our kids weight & height, but I didn’t record Maddox’s and regret it. So here it is… 

Weight: 17lbs 5oz, Height:  27.75inch

Hatcher at 6 months: 

Weight: 15lbs 4oz, Height: 25.5inch


Six months.Β 

Bear is six months… Half a year. What in the world? I know I know, same story, different month. But for real each month, with each baby, has gone faster and faster!  Bear is still the happiest, sweetest little brother that we are all as in love with as ever! He is laid back, happy, rolling everywhere, trying to crawl (and is  actually really close!), super chunky, loves Maddox, baths, tickles, kisses, and a good make out sesh with Sophie the giraffe ☺️ We started solids Christmas Day. I think he’s been ready for a few weeks now.. He went from sleeping 7:30-8:00ish to 7:30-5:00ish, nurse and then back to sleep until 8:00. I was ok with picking that feeding back up because I wasn’t ready for solids yet, but it was time! So far it’s helped, but we haven’t completely dropped the feeding yet. To be fair though, we’ve been sick or out of town 13 out of the last 16 days….. 😷 so I haven’t been very diligent in helping him drop it. If he cries I feed him, if not we sleep…  Here are some photos from our month and Bears first Christmas!  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

    
    
   
    

    
   
   Such a fun month with a whole lot of family time! love you Bear, and happy half birthday!  

   


FiveΒ 

Barrett is 5 months old, and just like every other month, this one flew right by too! He is still just as sweet as can be and so laid back. He is eating every 4 hours and doing great on that schedule. He has started waking up a little earlier in the mornings… He was sleeping until 8 or later (which was amazing!!), but now, for the last week and half or so, it’s more like 6. It’s not terrible though because he goes right back to sleep and eats fast… so it’s about 15 mins and I’m basically half asleep anyways :) He is so chunky and smiley. He has this crookedness to his grin that is absolutely adorable, and his eyes are flirty. He can now roll both ways and has a good time rolling all over the living room! He is really interacting and seeing him smile makes my heart soo happy. I feel so undeserving of these sweet kids God has given us. Here are some pics from our month :)  

    
    
    
    

  so relaxed πŸ˜‚  
    
    
    
   

 I put him on the mat, looked down, looked back up and he was all the way over there!! 
   Happy 5 months Bear! Love you to the moon and back 😘 
    
 


4 month statsΒ 

We had B’s four month well visit this morning… Perfect report, and he’s still our biggest baby so far… Weighed in at 16lbs even and 25.5 inches tall! So thankful for a healthy Bear :)  

 Cutie patootie!

I can’t find any stats for Maddox at 4 months, but Hatcher was 14lbs 8oz and 24inches! 

I can’t believe my BABY is already 4 months… Time has got to slow down!!! 


4 months

Four months with our sweet sweet Bear. He’s so great.. The perfect little brother. Happy and chunky and easy and chill and tolerant and smiley. We are all still crazy about him! He’s transitioning to eating every 4 hours instead of 3 and it’s incredible how different that feels.. One hour really makes a huge difference! We had a fun month… Celebrating Justins birthday, Halloween, football games, a trip to Atlanta, the pumpkin patch… It’s been a good one! He’s mastered rolling from front to back and tries going from back to front, but can’t quite get it. Honestly though, he doesn’t get a ton of time to practice unless I can stop what I’m doing to protect him from his crazy brothers :) I am so thankful. I still find myself not believing that I am really the mom to these boys, but am just so grateful for the privilege. To all the older ladies in the grocery store telling me to, “cherish these days”… I am! 100%. This job is so hard and yet so incredible and rewarding. I really do love it! 

Here are some photos from our month.  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   Funny story: I was cooking dinner and Maddox came into the kitchen and said, “mom, Bear was really cold so i covered him up with a blanket. He was sooo cold!” Looked over and saw this πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ That’s a king sized blanket! 
    
    
    
   

 

And here are just a few examples of the tolerance I mentioned earlier…  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  Cracker crumbs dumped all over his face. And it was a good 20 mins before I discovered it 😳.

  

  

  

“it ain’t easy being the little bro….”

I love you so much Bear! Praying daily that you grow to be a strong, kind, Godly man. Happy four months sweet boy! 😘 

  


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