Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthday Idea

I saw a cute idea on Pinterest the other day that I thought would be fun. Starting with your child's 3rd birthday, every year you ask them the same 20 questions and see how their answers change over the years. Add a pic and then make a book out of it.

Since Jaycelyn had her 3rd birthday in September I decided it wasn't too late to ask her the questions now and continue on her next birthday.

So this is what she answered...

1. Favorite color? a sparkly polish purple
2. Favorite toy? my dollhouse
3. Favorite fruit? bananas
4. Favorite TV show? Bubble Guppies
5. Favorite thing to eat for lunch? peanut butter & banana sandwich
6. Favorite outfit? my blue bunny shirt
7. Favorite game? Candy Land 
8. Favorite snack? brown things with jelly in them (Frosted Mini Wheats with fruit in the middle)
9. Favorite animal? a cow
10. Favorite song? Old McDonald
11. Favorite book? Veggie Tales
12. Who is your best friend? Noah
13. Favorite cereal? Kix cereal
14. Favorite thing to do outside: play in my sandbox
15. Favorite drink? milk
16. Favorite holiday? Easter (hunting easter eggs)
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? milk
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? cereal 
19. What food do you want to eat for dinner on your birthday? pizza
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a singer

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meet Eli

Eli will be 5 months on the 30th. We got a couple of weeks behind on his appointments so we just went yesterday for his 4 month check up. His stats are:

Length: 27" (90%)
Weight: 18.7 (90-95%)
Head Cir: 17 1/2 (90%)

Let me start off by saying that this sweet baby boy is the best baby I have ever seen! 
He had to have 4 shots yesterday and after a few minutes of being upset he was okay, he was really more tired than anything! He took a little nap after we left the doctor and woke up all smiles. 

He's been having some allergy troubles for a while which causes him to stay congested a lot. Mainly when he sleeps which leads me to believe it's something in our room that he's allergic to. I tried Zyrtec and it didn't help, then we tried Singulair and it was horrible. He couldn't sleep and was very irritable and wanted to be held constantly. Yesterday, the doctor recommended trying Claritin so I guess we will give it a go and see if it helps any.

He is drinking 7 oz. every 4 hours with cereal. I know everything they say about cereal but I guess I'm old fashioned. I've given it to all of my babies. I think it really does fill their bellies up more. Well Okay, I gave it to Jaycelyn and Noah because they needed it. Doctors recommendation, but Eli wasn't having a whole lot of problems with spitting up but it was very acidy. 

I feed him his cereal on a spoon quite often now too and he does really good with it.

He sleeps in the bed with me the pack n' play beside my bed from around 8-9 pm until 8-9 am. ;) Really he does sleep in the pack n' play and comforts himself to sleep. He has a little cry that says, "Mommy, I'm very tired, can you please put me in my bed?" He only sleeps in my bed sometimes when I start to think about how big he is getting and I want to soak in every moment before it's gone, or like the other night when not thinking, I put him in bed with a short sleeve shirt on and when checking on him before I got in the bed, felt little chills on his arms. That's when I scoop him up from his bed and tuck him in beside me. I should've already moved him to his bed but I'm just not ready yet. Pathetic, I know! lol

He rolled over for the first time Monday night. He was completely on his belly but he still had his left arm tucked under him a little bit. I don't know if I can really count that or not? 

He chews on his little chunky fingers and it's the cutest thing ever! He has a smile that could kill and dimples that just melt my heart! His gums have been swollen for a while now and the drool is overflowing but no teeth yet. 

I've been trying to teach him Momma for a while now. He said what sounded like Momma twice when he was a little fussy and I'm not the only one who heard it. So I'll take it as his first words. hehe


 His jumperoo. We got it for him a few weeks ago. At first he was a little too short for it so I kept a pillow under it but now he has jumped so much he's stretched the springs out and can touch the floor. Poor little thing is on a break now from it because he has blisters on his feet. He really know's how to get down! 

Snuggling with his frog binky when he's taking a nap or going to bed. 

Taking a bath. He always smiles and talks to me when I get him out and dress him.

 Watching his big brother and sister and listening to them talk and interact with him. 

 Talking and sitting with his Daddy while watching my every move.

Talking to his toys or anything colorful.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Eli's Birth Story

Hey friends! Sorry I haven't posted anything in quite a while! I realized the last post I wrote was from my 31st week of pregnancy and seeing as how Eli is almost 5 months now I thought I would start somewhat from where I left off and tell you about my birth story. First off, there isn't much to say with it being my third one. It was quick and everything went well....The End! 

Okay, Just kidding...

I was induced with all three. Not one of them made an effort to make their appearance on their own. I was induced 2 days after my due date with Jaycelyn, 5 days early with Noah, and 2 days late with Eli.

The night before my induction we took Jaycelyn and Noah to my mother-in-laws to stay the night and she was planning to bring them up when we got close to the big debut.  
Jason and I went home late, so of course I was up most of the night doing crazy things. I think it was about 2 am before I went to bed and I got up at 4am to get ready and head out by 5am since we are an hour away from the hospital.
Jason parked the car while I went in to sign in. After I got in the delivery room, I realized I was in the same one with Noah. I was praying that I wouldn't get the same nurse as with Noah! We won't go into detail, but let's just say, we had some major differences. I had already planned to send Jason out and request a new nurse if I wound up with her again. 
We did all the paperwork and they finally got my IV in after the third time of blowing my veins out. I was like come on people, "these are the biggest veins ever, how can you not get it right?" That was the first time I've ever had that happen! 

Turns out, I didn't have the same nurse. I had a wonderful nurse that I really liked! 
The Doctor came in at around 8 am. I was 3 cm dilated and around 60% effaced. He broke my water and they started Pitocin around 8:30. Then the contractions started! Like no other, I was having back labor with the added joy of Pitocin and it hurt like hell! I decided to have an epidural around 9:30 or so. 

After getting the epidural, my mom and sister joined us in the delivery room. In the waiting room was every one else in our entire family. You would think this wasn't the third go around. But, you should have seen the first! Can we say looney tunes very excited!? :)

We talked for a couple of hours and my nurse decided to go to lunch around 11:30. I decided I was going to take a nap so I turned the lights off and the tv on. Right when I did, the doctor walked in to check progress. Then he said, head's right here, it's time! My poor nurse had to leave in the middle of lunch to come in and get things ready. 

I started pushing at 11:49am and we met our beautiful baby boy at 11:53am. 


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