Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Isabella is 9 months...and 8 months...and 7 months

Isabella is 9 months old, and all those others! As I had my boys birthdays the last two months and I can only post once a month (just kidding, but it seems that way!) I will just post all three together!
Miss Belle is now on the go, she has mastered crawling and will get into anything that she can find or was left out! She likes stairs (so we know have a gate up), she has also found the floor lamp and has pulled it over on several occasions already.
She is standing up and pulling herself up on everything. She thinks she should be able to walk, but does not have the balance figure out yet, although I'm not sure it will take long, she can stand longer by herself every day.
She likes to feed herself, but she still eats baby food most of the times, so that I make sure she is getting the nutrition that she needs. She also has 3 teeth now, but I'm sure more are on the way!
She continues to amaze us with all she is learning daily. And keep your eyes open on etsy as she has been modeling now stop lately and may even pop up in a few other places if you watch close enough!

And here is just a little bit of what she has been modeling lately!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jack turns 5!

Yesterday my original baby turned 5! I can't believe that 5 years have past since I became a mom. Jack has filled our life with lots of smiles, laughter and some serious thought at times! (He can already back us into a corner with his questions and statements, and he doesn't forget ANYTHING!) There is no fooling this kid!
Happy Birthday Yesterday Little Man!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Corbin turns 3!

Corbin is 3 today! I can't believe he is this old already! He is turning into an adorable and energetic little guy. Last week we had a Toy Story party for him. (I'll post later on the party) For now I just wanted to wish my little guy a very Happy Birthday!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

6 Months

Isabella has now reached the 6 month mark! It's hard to believe that she has been with us that long!

She is now sitting like an old pro and only on occasion falls over. Mostly when her brothers run past her in the opposite direction that she is facing. (which they do a lot!) She has started eating 3 meals of food a day. She has tried carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, green beans and peas and she LOVES them all. She cries when the food is gone almost every time! Jack is enjoying picking which food she will get to try next (he can't wait for the fruit!) He likes to line them all up and look at what she is able to eat.

She surprised us today by drinking out of a sippy cup that one of the boys had filled with lemonade. I guess it's time to pick up a few of those for her too!

She has also become a momma's girl and will be perfectly content with anyone else and then see me walk by and she will start to whimper or cry. Although this warms my heart greatly, it can make for getting things done a little trickier!

She had a modeling assignment that she got a "It's my 1/2 Birthday!" shirt, so I made her a cake to have in the photos. She loved to put her fingers in the frosting, but to my surprise she didn't once put her fingers in her mouth and try it! I was happy about that, but hope at her cake smash shoot at 1 year she will dig in!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

5 Months Old

Belle is 5 months, well really she's almost 6 months, but with the chaos that surrounds our house (mostly good chaos) I don't get a lot of time to blog! I will attempt to be better at this, as well as blogging about the boys. There have been several comments about the fact that it seems I only have one child these days! I do what I can people!

Belle is now a master roller, which means almost everything needs to be up off the floor or it will find its way into her mouth. Jack does pretty well with this, Corbin on the other hand could care less! We're working hard on this before we find ourselves on a trip to the ER. I fully expect to visit there again, but I'm sure it will be because Corbin (the monkey) will need stitches or a cast on something. Not for miss Belle!

My grandma used to say if I had a tail I would be a monkey and I feel the same about Corbin!

Belle finally had her 4 month check up, only a month and a half late. She is in the 97th percentile for height and head size and the 60th for weight. She now weighs 16lbs. 11oz. Somewhere I have written that she weighed 17 lbs last month, so clearly I don't know how to use our scale. This could mean two things, I'm so sleeper deprived I can't read the numbers properly or I really weigh less then what my scale says! I hope it's the latter! 

That's right I'm sleep deprived! Miss Belle has decided to ditch the sleeping through the night idea and get up several times :( She is currently eating oatmeal 2 times a day, and will soon be adding another meal as well as some veggies! She's growing a little more each day, and has currently said "ma ma". Another check mark on her bucket list!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Isabella is 4 months old

Isabella is 4 months old! I weighed her last week and she is now up to 17 lbs. and wears 9 month clothing. Plus she doesn't seem to be slowing down any.

She still hasn't mastered rolling from her back to her stomach I started writing this but didn't get it finished. In the time it has taken me, Belle rolled over, so she can cross that off her bucket list! She can easily go from her stomach to her back. She loves to be sitting up (although she needs help) and loves the jumperoo! When we brought it upstairs a few weeks ago we need to have a ream of paper underneath her feet in order for her to be able to touch. That is no longer needed and she has learned to spin her self around in it to see the different toys. And just recently started making it bounce herself.

She loves when anybody will talk to her, especially other kids. Which is a good thing as big brother Jack would crawl into all of the toys/beds with her just to be closer!

She has started to eat oatmeal. The first few try's, she loved it, but now will eat some and tends to ignore the rest. She has started waking me up at 3:30 to eat, and I'm hoping this will end soon! It probably also means a growth spurt is coming!

(As a side note to all who have been waiting for this post, it's has taken me three days to upload the photos or this would have been posted a little bit sooner!)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Isabella is 3 Months Old

Isabella is now 3 months old (and a little past).  When we went to her 2 month well check, she weighed in at almost 15 pounds and is in the 97% for weight and off the charts for her height. With that being said, she has moved into 6-9 month clothes. She is on the verge of rolling from her back to her stomach and loves to being sitting up so she can see the world around her.


She giggles more frequently now and both boys are able to get her laughing! Although Jack gets very upset when she won't laugh for him. Both boys love to lay next to her and smile at her, they also enjoy sharing their blankets with her.

She has also moved from the bassinet in our room to her crib in her room! On occasion still gets up 1 time during the night, but a lot of times will sleep until at least 5 AM. Today it was 7 AM!!!!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

2 Months

It's hard to believe that little Belle is 2 months! She has been a dream baby and I can't imagine our family without her!

Her big accomplishments this month are:
-Smiles very easily now
-She has slept through the night on several nights now!!
-Rolled from stomach to back. (I was trying to take pictures on her on her tummy and she decided that that wasn't going to fly, so she rolled over. I flipped her back and she didn't it again. The next day I tried again, and I pretty much had to hold her on her tummy to keep her there!)

Both of the boys adore her and fight over who gets to give her a pacifier when she cries. It makes me so happy to see how much they adore her!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1 Month Old

Isabella is 1 month old. It's hard to believe that 1 month has already passed!

She still sleeps a lot, (which works in my favor as she has a lot of modeling gigs that she needs to be sleeping for) but when she is awake she is very alert and checking everything out. She smiles now, although she will really make you work for them! But when she does smile all the prodding is worth it.

This picture is one of my favorites that I have taken so far!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Arrival

Our newest is now 2 weeks old, so I suppose it is about time to introduce her to the world of blogging. 

Isabella Macy was born on December 27 at 1:20 PM. She made quite the entrance into the world! Contractions started at about 7 AM, I told Chris he might want to keep his phone near him at work as I was thinking that it would be the day! My mom was here and had been since Christmas day. I wanted to keep the contractions coming as I was scheduled to be induced on Friday the 28th. I wanted to avoid that if possible so my mom and me decided to take the boys to the mall, so that I could walk and keep things moving. 

Before we got the boys in the car the contractions were getting strong enough that I had to stop what I was doing and let it pass. They weren't very long though and so I pushed to stick with our mall plan. Once there I held onto the stroller and my mom followed the boys. We stopped to look at the fish and let them run for a little while and finally I decided I wanted to be home for a while. My mom grabbed lunch for the boys and her and we headed home. On the way I called the hospital, as I was sure they would tell me to labor at home for awhile longer and come in later (that's what they did with Corbin). Sure enough I was told to try taking a warm bath and seeing what that did to the contractions. So I called Chris and let him know it was time for him to come home. While I was in the tub, Chris came home and packed up the car. I made it through 3 contractions and decided that it was time. 

I had secretly hoped to have a completely natural birth, no pain meds, but on the way to the hospital I threw that thought out the window and decided that I wanted a shot of pain meds. We got to the hospital and they took us up to a labor room. I had time to get into the gown and asked them if I could have the pain meds. I got an IV put in (I hate IV's and this was the reason for wanting to have a natural childbirth, no IV!) and they ordered the meds. When checked I was 8-9 cm, so they let the Doctor know. By the time she got to the room I was ready to push! It turned out I was to far along to get the pain meds. I guess I got my wish for a natural birth. I had to hold about 4 pushes while they got everything ready and after about 3 pushes Isabella made her appearance into the world!

I really didn't think that I was as far along as I was! Turns out we were only in the hospital for 15 min and she was born! The nurses all guessed at her weight, but were all in shock when the scale read 9lbs. 12 oz and 21 1/4 inches long.

She is beyond perfect and a wonderful addition to our family!

One VERY proud big brother! The first few days Corbin didn't want much to do with her. He has since warmed up.

Jack and Corbin in their big brother shirts.

Isabella with the flowers that daddy had delivered!