Monday, November 03, 2014

One Month

Everybody loves baby feet!

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Ruby is One Month old!

I’m anxiously weighing her (in a parent-holding her on the scale hack-y kind of way) because I don’t think she is gaining much.  I don't think she is a very good eater and I can’t get her to take a bottle.  The one time I got her to drink a bottle she pretty much threw up the entire 2-3 oz all over me, the chair, the floor.  I’ve never seen a baby throw up like that in one shot!

She’s really really fussy especially at night.  It’s not enough to call it colic, but it’s enough to drive us to insanity.  She wakes up every 2 hours at night and she eats all the time! It’s pretty exhausting trying to appease her and keep the other two kids in check, too. Don’t come to my house because it’s a mess all the time.  Sam is my big mess-maker and creates the biggest chaos of toys and mess every single day!

Ruby had a some broken blood vessels in her eyes (especially the left) from birth trauma.  This picture shows it  pretty good.  Her eyes are still really dark, but I’m pretty sure they will lighten up and be bright blue like mine and the boys’ eyes.  The red spot should take a few more weeks but will eventually get better and go away. {10-12-14}DSC_9567-2


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Here she is hanging out in the recovered bouncy chair.  She does not love it like the boys and will only be there 5 or 10 minutes before wanting to be picked up. {10-16-14}DSC_9614-2 DSC_9621-2 DSC_9633-2

I love these pictures—our own little sleeping beauty  {10-23-14}DSC_9670-2DSC_9394-2b

This picture is shortly after a bath (her hair is still curly) and sucking on her binky even though she hates it.  She’s my only baby to hate the binky from day one and also to prefer a Soothie type instead of the Mam type I love and bought tons of. (figures)  {10-28-14}DSC_9687-2

Sunday, November 02, 2014

First Day at Church

All dressed up for her first big Church appearance.  We took a few weeks off, but were ready to try it by the beginning of November.  It definitely was fun putting her in a dress! We spent most of church in the nursing mother’s room…but hey at least we showed up!DSC_9872-2DSC_9877-2b DSC_9884-2 DSC_9890-2 {November 2, 2014}

Friday, October 31, 2014


The Ward Trunk-or-Treat was the day before Halloween this year which meant I had one day less to get costumes together.  I pretty much waited until the day before that (Wednesday) to figure out the boys’ costumes and get on that.  Not a great idea when you have a newborn to take care of.  I was sewing non-stop from Wednesday to Thursday night to get their costumes ready on time.

I’m not sure where the idea came from but we managed to convince Luke to be a wizard and so we made Sam one, too.  My only regret was not making them both green capes and star wands Sam did NOT want anything to do with the bronze one and it took all my coaxing to get him to wear it.  They fought over that green star wand for the entire day before, during and after Halloween.  {insert major eye-roll here}

We were blessed with yet another warm and beautiful Halloween!  We did trick-or-treating on Main Street in American Fork, again, but we decided it’s gotten way too popular and we probably won’t go next year (we hate huge crowds like that!)

DSC_9765-2 DSC_9774-2b DSC_9778-2 DSC_9780-2 DSC_9801-2 My stubborn little wizard.  After these pictures were taken, he would NOT wear this hat anymore.   DSC_9829-2b He also did not want to take anymore pictures, so he proved it to me by fake-pouting and being silly.  He thinks he is hilarious.DSC_9832-2 

I really had no options for Ruby, but while at Walmart picking up fabric for the capes, I found this cute little onesie for her to wear.  I later made her a cute little pumpkin on a headband to go with it (but not until I had more free time on Friday!) DSC_9693-2b DSC_9698-2

It wouldn’t be a true picture of Ruby without her screaming her head off!DSC_9717-2 DSC_9739-2b DSC_9852-2b DSC_9860-2

Sam was especially excited to trick-or-treat for the first real time this year!  He loved it!DSC_9834-2 DSC_9836-2

After my kids had sugar overload…we put the candy bags up high.  Sam thought if he dragged this chair over he would be able to reach it.  Oh silly boy, mommy is way to smart for that!DSC_9712-2

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Phone Dump

Most of these pictures make it to Instagram…but in case you don’t follow me there…2014-09-28 17.02.21 2014-10-06 10.39.01 2014-10-06 12.59.36 2014-10-10 17.07.02 2014-10-13 15.29.51 2014-10-13 15.34.18

{discovery Park when grandma was in town} 2014-10-20 12.42.00{Ruby hung out in her carrier most of the time while at the park} 2014-10-20 14.15.53 2014-10-22 19.12.39 2014-10-24 14.08.25 2014-10-24 15.10.54 2014-10-24 15.11.05 2014-10-27 09.27.07

{crazy hair day at school} 2014-10-28 09.06.07 926820_847801078587381_1566106836_n 926863_595674810555743_1247171100_n

Sam: “I hold it!” 10724670_657890427664755_486102946_n

Monday, October 27, 2014

When you give up naps at 2 1/2…

You tend to fall asleep anyway {and anywhere} because you still desperately need them.  DSC_9657-2 IMG_20141021_160258 2014-09-24 15.15.442014-11-02 13.52.54  2014-11-06 13.36.46 2014-11-07 16.31.54 2014-11-14 17.31.02 2014-11-17 11.53.34

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