Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Arabelle and Bo have been at church day camp this week, so Mae and I have had some quiet days! It's so nice to spend some one on one time with her and really have a chance to enjoy just her!

I think she's liked the extra attention too. :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Baby Comparisons

It seems like everyone says that Mae really favors Bo. I do see it some, but I also think she favors Arabelle a bit too!

Arabelle does NOT like to hear that Mae favors Bo. She wants her baby sister to look like her! 

They both have a 'stork bite' birth mark on the back of their heads at the bottom of their hair line. Arabelle's has faded a lot, but it's gets pretty red when she's hot or has a fever. She likes that they share that. :)

Here's a comparison of Arabelle, Bo, and Mae when they were all 2 months old. 

What do you think??

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Birthday Party Preview

I can't believe I'm planning Arabelle and Bo's birthday party again! Bo will be 3 next month and Arabelle will be 5 in September!

Can you guess what kind of party each of them wanted?

We will be having a Tiana (Princess and the Frog) and Batman party! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

My 29th Birthday

I had a great 29th birthday earlier this month! We took the kids to a birthday party that day at lunch time, then I got a much needed afternoon nap and Mamaw & Papaw came for a great supper! Jared grilled steaks and Mamaw brought all my favorite sides and dessert!

I love Bo's cheese face. And I'm glad to have a few pictures of ME with the kids. I need to get out from behind the camera more often. :)

Can't believe how old Arabelle looks here!

I am such a blessed Mama!!

Papaw brought his FIRST watermelon from his field. It was delicious as usual!

Arabelle is serious about watermelon!

Chocolate delight! Arabelle and Bo arranged the candles for me.

I got to celebrate again on Sunday with Jared's family with good food and cake!

Thanks to everyone for making my Birthday special! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mae is 2 months old!

Mae has grown and changed so much in the last month! She was 2 months old on Saturday, July 20th.

  • At her check up on 7/22, she weighed 12lb 14oz (89th percentile) and was 23.5 inches long (83rd percentile). As a comparison, Arabelle was 12 lb 10oz and 25 in (YES, 25 inches!!) and Bo was 14lb 5oz and 22.5 in at 2 months. 
  • She is doing well on the eat, play, sleep routine. She is nursing every 3-3.5 hours during the day and usually around 2.5 hours for her bedtime feed. She has gone up to 7 hours between feeds at night! She wakes to eat 1-2x/night, usually 2x. 
  • She is a fast nurser and is generally done in 10-15 minutes. 
  • We are still having trouble getting her settled for the night. She goes down easily, but wakes a lot between 8 and 10. She is up for the day around 7.
  • She usually takes 4 naps/day, sometimes an extra short one in the evening. She is still a 40 minute napper, so I have to help her back to sleep to finish her nap after the 40 minute mark. 
  • She is still swaddled for sleep. I've started leaving one arm out and it hasn't affected her sleep at all.
  • The evenings are still her fussy time. She likes to ride in the baby carrier and listen to music while I take a walk around the block. She falls asleep really quickly that way.
  • She does actually sleep in the carseat some! Arabelle and Bo usually just SCREAMED their little heads off. 
  • She is in a size 2 diaper and is starting to get too long for the 3 mo. clothes. 
  • Mae is such a smiley girl these days! She also started cooing just before 8 weeks old. :)
  • She loves to watch Arabelle and Bo play and smile at them when they talk to her. She also enjoyed laying on her playmat and looking at the toys hanging above her. 
  • Mae has started staying in the nursery at church some and fortunately, she will nap in the swing there in the morning. She is still fussy in the evenings and gives them some trouble for that service. 

She always wants to sit up....she's leaning her little head forward a lot now, even in the car seat.

Arabelle and Bo had to get in on the action too.

Mae at 1 month and 2 months

She is growing fast!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


We have had plenty of puddles to play in the last few weeks! Our yard is saturated and the puddles in the neighborhood are FULL!

Ms. Sue's puddle is the favorite I think. It's my favorite too, because it's not as muddy as our other neighbor's puddle. ;)

Bo is telling some kind of story here. I can just hear him...."THIS big!"

We walked around to have a snack on the last of the blueberries. Bo said his hands were too dirty to pick them, so he just ate them off the bush.

This was our yard last Friday!

I can't wait to see Mae out there splashing along with them!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


One day last week, it worked out perfectly with Mae's nap that we could have a picnic lunch outside while she napped inside! I finally got a monitor so we could be in the back yard and still listen out for her inside.

With all the rain we've been getting, we were all glad to be outside and enjoy the sunshine!

They were both SO excited!

Bo's classic 'cheese' face.

Arabelle had a nice and relaxing picnic.

I guess Bo was suspicious of something.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Mae

Mae is 8 weeks old today and she is just the happiest little girl (as long as she's rested!). I love to prop her up on my lap and talk to her. She gives the biggest smiles and in the last few days, has really started cooing a lot!

Here is my favorite video of Mae so far!

And a few pictures, of course!

Friday, July 12, 2013


Arabelle can make Mae smile like none other. I can't wait to see their relationship blossom over the coming years!

Mae thought this was so fun!