Saturday, November 9, 2013

Becca the Big Sister

Don’t have a heart attack.  Two blogs in less than 24 hours is a record for me, I know, but I realized how little I’ve posted about Becca since Walker’s been born.  She’s hands down the BEST big sister.  She loves him more than I ever thought possible.  Anytime she’s in the same building as him, she has to kiss him or hug him or talk to him or something.  She never acts jealous (which shocks me) – she absolutely thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread!  I love watching her with him.  She definitely emulates how I speak to him, and it’s quite funny. 

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Other than the big sister gig, she’s been quite busy herself.  She still goes to Nat’s during the week.  She’s taking tap and ballet class with Mrs. Roddey which she absolutely loves.  She even got to be in the Okra Strut parade and ride on the Dance Dept. float.

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Mommy got to be in the parade too because I had to ride on the float with her.

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I’m pretty sure she thought she was Miss America – she waved and blew kisses the whole time.  It was humorous. 

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She did the breast cancer walk at the beginning of October.

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and she went hunting with Daddy for the first time.  They didn’t see anything, but she had THE best time. 


Sassy in camo.

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My mom took a day off of work and we got to have a ‘girls day’ at the zoo.  She had so much fun looking at the animals, riding the pony (3 times), riding the train and carousel, etc.  The highlight was definitely that she got to ride the train by herself!  Big deal people, big deal.

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She dressed up as Sleeping Beauty for Halloween (even though she’s never seen the movie).  We had a Fall Festival at our church, and she got to go to Boo at the Zoo and trick or treating with Hayes. 

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Last week at dance, we got to go in and watch.  It was so sweet.  I was amazed at how focused she was and how well she paid attention. 

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She is so much fun – sassy, but fun.  I love watching her grow and learn.  She’s so inquisitive about EVERYTHING!  Right now she’s obsessed with learning what your internal organs look like – not sure why, but we do a lot of googling.  She’s also very active in church.  She loves bible class, and we are currently working on her memorizing the books of the new testament.  She’s almost done and then we’ll start working on the old testament.  I still can’t believe she’s 3.  I often wonder where the time has gone.  People are constantly telling me she’ll be graduating high school before I know it, and I totally get it!  I want to hit the pause button.  I want to keep her like this for as long as I can.  I want her to stay the innocent little girl who thinks her mommy and daddy are the best (most of the time). 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Walker - 2 months

Yes, I know what you're thinking.  2 months already?  I feel like Walker is growing up even faster than Becca.  Maybe it's because with 2 you don't have as much time to relax.  Whatever it may be, he's here.  He's 2 months old, and we love him to the moon and back.  Here's his current stats (as of his checkup Wednesday):
* weight - 13 lbs 1 oz
* height - 24 inches
* head circumference - 16 inches
* size 2 diapers
* mostly 0-3 clothes, but moving up to 3-6 months because he's so long
* he's still nursing so I'm not sure how much he's drinking - they suggest 3-4 oz, so we'll go with that.
* he sleeps between 7-10 hours at night:)
* he naps most of the day still
* he's home with Mommy - but only for a few more weeks:(
* he is a happy baby unless he has a poopy diaper or gas.
* he smiles and 'talks' when you talk to him - and it is THE sweetest smile
* he loves being in his swing - especially when he sleeps
* he does NOT like to be swaddled, but he does love his sound machine.
* he's growing some hair and eyelashes - finally!
* we just made the transition to the crib - it's going ok.  He slept through the night the first night, but it's gone downhill since then.
* he got his first boo boo when I was pulling something out of the top of his closet, and a wooden sign fell and hit him on the side of his head.  Yes, I felt like Mother-of-the-Year, and yes, I called our friend Lindsay who is a nurse in the pediatric ER, and yes, I called the pediatrician's office at 10:30 at night.  Turns out he was fine - I was just extremely paranoid since it was his head.
* Becca is still completely in love with him.  She talks to him and loves on him ALL.OF.THE.TIME!  Bless his heart - he can't catch a break when she's around:)
* He's a total mama's boy - and I love it!
* I could eat him!

Look at those lashes:)

He was Where's Waldo for Halloween:)

We went to Boo at the Zoo.

We dressed up as some of the men on Duck Dynasty for our church's Trunk or Treat.

Have you ever seen anything this cute???

 Happy, happy, happy!

 talking to ya ya

 blowing bubbles in his sleep

 THE sweetest face

wearing a pair of Uncle Travis' shoes from when he was a baby

 I never get tired of this!

 He sleeps totally opposite of Becca.  She HAD to be swaddled.

 His 1st boo boo.

 At the dr. for his 2 month check up.

NOT a fan of tummy time:(

October was a busy month, but we've had a lot of fun!  It's definitely different having 2 children, but it hasn't slowed us down.  We're enjoying every minute of it with our two blessings from God!