Saturday selfie.

I am guilty. I love a good selfie with my kids. They always seem to do better at wanting to the take the photo and smiling when they can see themself on the front camera… I didn’t realize just how early the front camera would work for a smiley selfie :) Bear has already caught on!   

  Apparently this week is international baby wearing week… I was taking a pic of B in the ergo {which he loves by the way} and this was his reaction when he saw himself.

   I mean, how cute is he? 

The older boys love them too!  


3 months

When I think about my favorite age for babies, 3 months is always kind of at the bottom of the list. They’re out of the snugly newborn stage, but they can’t do much yet. Reality is though, Bear is 3 months old and I am eating it up! He is so much fun y’all! Laughing and smiling and talking… All that and he can’t go anywhere! I can walk away and know he will be right where I left him when I get back :) What the heck am I thinking hating on the 3 month stage?! Maybe it’s my favorite? He’s not talking back or climbing or opening all the boxes of yogurt raisins or unrolling the toilet paper or peeing all over the toilet seat…. I could go on all day! I think I just forgot how sweet and easy this stage is. And Bear is exceptionally sweet and easy! Go with the flow, loves to be held, but is totally cool with laying on the play mat for 45 minutes talking to the toys too. He sleeps great, eats great.. Gosh we are just so in love with this little guy! His schedule is still basically the same. Eats every 3 hours during the day and sleeps about 11-12 hours at night. I can’t believe it’s already been 3 months, and yet it feels like he’s been here forever! Here are a bunch of photos from our month!  



 Cousin Nels :) 

    He likes sucking on his knuckles. Maddox and Hatcher did the same thing around this age… Didn’t stick for either of them, we’ll see if it does this time. 

  Birthday shopping buddy
   Cousin Millie {6 days apart}

Happy THREE months sweet sweet Bear. You are loved by so many and are the perfect little brother. So thankful for you and pray for you to grow up into a strong man of God. 😘  
   We were at the dr last week for an ear infection, and he weighed in at 14lbs even :)

So, how’s he feeling today?!

Between having a baby, 2 well visits for Bear, 1 for Hatcher, croup, ear infections, and a minor surgery we have spent a lot of time in doctors offices lately.. So much so that Maddox now often goes up to our computer, puts his hands on the keyboard, looks at me and says, “so, how’s he feeling today?” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Β Three year olds are the best! And super hard… But overall pretty much awesome.Β Β Β Blurry because he’s basically never still :)

Life lately.

It’s been crazy… Fun and exciting and hard and busy and good. These kids are so incredible.. And challenging πŸ˜‰ But I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Maybe a tad sappy, but I had a birthday, and that always kind of makes me feel sappy. Grateful for my 29 years, my stud husband and 3 amazing boys. Thank you Jesus!

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Don’t you love Maddox’s new smile?? He does it in all photos lately… I am confident he will regret this being his go-to smile one day πŸ˜‚

2 month stats

We had Bear’s two month well check up this week, and besides the shots it was great. The doctor was very pleased with everything and told me to “keep up the good work” Music to my ears! And especially encouraging when you have crazy boys running around the room the entire appointment! I really love our pediatrician… I feel like she takes her time and is very caring… The first thing she did when she walked in was ask Maddox how he was doing, and what it was like being a big brother again. Maddox told her before she left that he wanted to be a doctor just like her ☺️

Ok, now back to Bear’s stats: 

Weight: 13lbs 3oz – 68th %

Height: 22 3/4 inches – 30th %

So basically we have a compact chunk :) 

Thankful for yet again another healthy check up! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! 

Maddox at 2 months – 12lbs 4oz, 23 inches 

Hatcher at 2 months – 12lbs 8oz, 23 inches 

I can’t believe B is an ounce shy of being an entire pound bigger than Maddox was at this age…. So far he’s consistently been our biggest baby! We’ll see if he keeps it up :)

2 months

Bear is two months old! And my goodness is he the sweetest… We are having the best time getting to know him and having him as our little brother :) Things here have settled down a bit, and we have a great routine going. Starting last Thursday he is sleeping through the night and it has been so great! He wakes up between 6 and 7 in the morning and then eats every 3ish hours from then on out, and goes down for the night around 8. We have definitely had less going on this month, but Bear has certainly been drug around his fair share… Football games, play dates, the pool and all our regular errands. He is so chill and I am so thankful for his laid back, content little personality! Here are some of my fav pics from our month!  

  The cutest little bear t-shirt from his great aunts :)   
  He loves to be worn!   


Dear Bear,
I love you. We all do! You are so cute… I love your nose, your tiny mouth, your balding head and your big gummy grin! You are so tolerant of the many sloppy kisses Hatcher gives you, and Maddox’s daily crazy loud concerts. Thank you for all the joy you have brought our family. You are the best, Bear! Can’t wait to see what the next month holds for you and our family… Love you baby boy! So so much 😘 Happy 2 months!  


Football season

“Oh my gosh it’s back again….” {sung in your best Backstreet Boys voice 😁}. 

But for real, football season has officially started again!! I did my first game {scrimmage} with the three kids Friday, and it went surprisingly well… There are a few “kinks” in my system I need to work out, but I think it’s going to be a fun season. The older boys really enjoy being up at the school, and love watching daddy coach! 

The beginning of a season is always kind of a hard transition for me… Just getting used to Justin being back at work so much {and especially football, because we’re coming off summer hours!}.. That on top of transitioning to three kids has had its challenges, but we are getting there! My attitude isn’t always the best, but ultimately I am thankful for how hard Justin works for our family and the passion he has for the kids at JMA. Here’s to a great season and some fun Friday nights under the lights! Go Trojans πŸ’›πŸˆπŸ’™

And here’s a look back at how our family has changed throughout the seasons… 

Season 1: I was pregnant with Maddox and don’t have any photos…. 

Season 2: Maddox was 6-9months old      I remember thinking just bringing him was a lot…. My how things have changed. Ha!

Season 3: Maddox 1.5, and I was pregnant with Hatcher       

Season 4: Maddox 2.5, and Hatcher 6-9 months      And season 5: Maddox 3.5, Hatcher 1.5 and Bear 1 month. 




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