Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jace: 4 months

Stats:

Weight: 14 lbs 11.5 oz  (30%)
Height: 25.5 in  (61%)
Head: 43 cm  (85%)












Jace is a big boy!  He's still average on the charts but our babies have always been so small, he's wearing things that Alex didn't wear until he was 8 months. It's crazy and I wasn't expecting it. So he's already outgrown SO many things that I hadn't gotten out yet. Sad! 

He's my favorite. I am so in love with everything about him. 

Update: He got thrush last week but luckily, I still had the stuff I used to knock Alex's out (after 4 months of taking Nystatin with Alex, the doctor finally gave me Diflucan and it was gone in hours) -- same thing with Jace. I gave him the Diflucan and within hours, ALL the white sores in his mouth were gone. Hooray! 

His eczema has been so bad since he was 1 month old that he just constantly has scabs and bloody scratches all over his body. The back of his head, neck, back, arms, back of knees and ankles, etc.  Poor dude. It kills me. And I'm sure that it has had a hand in keeping him up at night. He's so itchy!! We tried EVERYTHING and finally we got a prescription for 2.5% hydrocortisone. We lathered him in it on Tuesday night(his entire skin was sandpaper, red spots, and itchy eczema circles) and when we woke up in the morning, his skin was PERFECT! Not a red spot to see! Medicine is amazing!!

His tongue is majorly tied. Which we'll just watch and take to a dentist if it starts to hinder his speech or anything. He's been pretty good with nursing.  

Love this Squealer!!! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tibble

Yesterday we went up to Tibble to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather! {and finally get some two-year pictures of Alex} It was perfect! I also got dolled up (doesn't happen much these days) to get some of me and my baby... since I definitely don't get as many of Jace as I'd like and definitely don't get IN as many as I should.

Talk about C U T E.































Love this family of mine. Love love love them.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Soccer sass

Our days of soccer start now!  And Ben is the coach! I told him that would be his lot in life. He's perfect for it and the kids love him. 

Claire at her first game:


She actually wouldn't' play a single minute at her first game. The moment she realized they all had to go for the same ball and didn't get their own (sharing problems), she was done. It was embarrassing and frustrating. BUT we worked hard the next week at practice (and even an extra practice) with ONE ball and she made amazing improvement by the next game. Hence her intense game face: 





They've played 3 games so far and have done so great! It's not all butterfly catching and skipping, they actually play hard and are really good! We're excited she loves it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alex is TWO

My little boyfriend turns 2 today. He stole my heart the moment he was born and has been my best buddy ever since. He melts my heart with his beautiful eyes, huge heart, big curiosity, and high squeals ... Even though he has yet to say 'momma', he's as smart as they come. Alex is sweet, sensitive, and cautious. He's had a hard few months adjusting to being the middle child, but I hope he always knows how much I love my first little boy. 

Happy birthday, my Alex Benjamin!





Trying so hard to put 2 fingers up.

Oh well.

I leave him for a minute to get Claire ready for Preschool and he does this:

Makes his own little pancake cake:


He's the cutest little pill ever!