Monday, March 25, 2013

6 weeks

Sweet Maggie Charles is 6 weeks old. I have no idea how much you weigh but I know you are the sweetest baby girl!! You love to be held and cuddled and I love to hold you! Your big sis thinks you are pretty awesome too and I'm sure she is already annoying you touching all over you. She starts out her morning looking for you and sweetly saying "hey sissy". You have made our family complete and I'm so blessed to be your momma!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Burkleigh Ann is 21 months old..

You are a very active little toddler these days!
Weight:  ? Not sure
Clothes:  Still wearing 12 mo/18 months mostly.
Diaper: Size 4
Sleep: You go to bed around 8:30-9 and sleep till then in the am.  Yay for you!
Drink: You love orange juice, water, tea, capri suns.. really anything but milk.
You won't drink it out of a cup.. you liked it in you bottle but we have given up all bottles.. finally!
Toy: Your favorite toy right now is your little people farm, puzzles, and your little piggy bank.  You've recently been playing with your blocks again too.
Word: Your favorite word is dada and wus dat.  You say that a million times a day.
Book: Your favorite book is Eric Carle ABC book and the mickey mouse book.  You love those!
Snack:  You love to eat fruit snacks, strawberry covered yogurt bites, cheese ritz bits, teddy grahams..whatever you can get your little hands on.  You like to pick out your snacks too.
Show: You love Barney, Mickey Mouse, Super Why, Wheel of Fortune
*You love to feed Oscar his food and eat it too.
*You were told a million times not to eat crayons and you kept doing it and smiling at me.  Gross.. 
*You like to drink your nasty bath water, eat crayons, eat dog food, eat all goes in your mouth.  yuck
*You love to be outside.. swinging, running  in the circle, riding in your wagon or car or throwing a ball.  You will pitch a fit when its time to come in if you are not ready.
*The toddler temper tantrums are in full swing now.. wow.. it can be pretty exhausting these days!
*You like to test the waters and see what you can get away with.. mommy is saying "No" a lot lately.

*You love Oscar and give him hugs and kisses every night before bed
*Trying to get you to look at the camera is almost impossible these days..
*You love to play dress up with my shoes, earrings, necklaces, bracelets.
The other day it was really quiet and I found you in my bathroom with my contacts case and solution pouring the solution into the case and then eating it.. yuck!  You were just smiling the whole time.. it cracked me up.  You love to play with my contacts case.
*You love to collect things and carry it all around the house.  When we go outside, you love rocks.
At gymboree, you carry around balls or anything you can get your hands on.  It's so funny.. we laugh and say you are going to be on the show hoarders.. (let's hope not!)
*You are really interested in the alphabet and want to know all the names of the letters.
*YOu are such a good big sister.. and you love to help me find sissy's paci and then you stick it in your mouth and smile at me.  You know you aren't supposed to do that and you smile real big at me when I tell you No that's sissy's paci and then you run.  Oh my...

It's never a dull moment around here.. from the time you wake up until bedtime its busy, busy, busy but I do love this stage and as exhausting as it is I am trying to remember to stop and smell the roses and enjoy each day.  I know I will never get that day back and I'm thankful I get to be here to see all the new things you are learning and doing.  Everyday you teach me something new.  
We love you little love bug!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Look a likes

It's no secret Burkleigh looks just like her daddy! That's not a bad thing considering her daddy is a handsome man but Im so thankful to have a little look alike too.

I was at my parents today and took a few pictures of me when I was little and I can really see the resemblance with Maggie. Looks like we're gonna have two very different girls and I love it!

The picture of me on the right was around 3 months.
I love looking back through old pictures. This last one makes me a little scared. Mom holding me in her lap leaving the hospital. Wow! We've come a long way in 30 years. I can't imagine driving around like that now and I'm so thankful we all survived. :)
Maggie Charles there is no denying you are mine and I'm so thankful for you!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

19 and 20 months..

I have gotten really behind on Burkleigh's monthly pictures with updates.  But, I don't want to forget so here is what we've been up too:

*You turned 19 months in January and you have really become miss thang!  :) You are so funny!  You constantly make us laugh.

*You are starting to talk a lot more but mostly, "what dat" is what you say.  You understand everything though.  You love to watch for daddy to come home and point to his truck outside.
*You love to clap, dance and recently you've started hopping. It is too funny.. you still love Barney but you like most of the pbs shows.  Daniel Tiger, Sid, Super Why and Mickey.
*You are too funny when you can't find something.. you throw your hands up like this and say "where" but it doesn't quite come out like that.  

*You LOVE to throw a ball with your daddy.  You are good at it too and I think softball is in your near future.  Oh my.. 

* You are a momma's girl at nighttime but you are a daddys girl when he is here.  
*You still love your books and you've gotten really good at your puzzles too.  You love your shape one by Mel and Doug and your favorite books are the lift the flap ones.  You love your big sister book too.  We read it over and over!

*You and Lily love to play together and we try to see them at least once a week.  

*YOu love going to gymboree and you are playing/interacting/participating so much better now.
 *You love to play with my shoes, necklaces, earrings, bracelets.  You would choose those over your toys anyday.

*You still get into Oscar's food and eat it and it grosses me out.  Everytime I fuss at you, you will drop it on the floor for Oscar to get.  You love to go get it and feed it to him.
 *You are such a good little helper too.  You will go take sissy's bottles to the sink when I ask you, take your clothes to your room, help me with the laundry, bring us our phones, etc.  You are such a good little helper.
*You love bathtime and playing with your letters. You know your special letter is B and you can pick it out of all your letters.  Yay for you!
*You did like your crayons in the tub until you started eating them and I had to take them away.
*Your favorite word is "No"and you say it alot.  
*You are sometimes a picky eater but for the most part will eat what we eat.  Your favorites right now are chicken nuggests, hot dogs, grilled cheese, spagetti, blueberries, fruit snacks and popsicles.  You sometimes eat 4 a day.  You love them!
* You are obsessed with our phones and play with them too much.  When daddy gets home from work, you want his keys and phone.  You are really good at playing on it.
*You are a good little napper and will sleep for about 3 hours in the afternoons.
20 months
 *You turned 20 months in February, just right after sissy was born.  The biggest thing that happened in  February was you started SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!
It only took 20 months but we did it!!  Yay!  Let's just say you were working your momma!! After sissy was born you stayed with Mimi and Pop for two nights and slept through the night both nights so after that I knew you could do it and were just waking up out of habit.  When we got home from the hospital, we did bedtime bootcamp with you.  It was rough for about a week.  You would cry yourself to sleep and wake up in the night and cry and cry but you finally got the hang of it and realized we werne't coming in there.  It was not easy but I knew you were fine and it was the best thing I could have done for you and me!  Now, you sleep all night everynight!!!  You go to bed around 8:30-9 and sleep till around then in the am.  You are a smart little thing!
*You love your sissy and you are such a good big sister.  I think this age is so fun! You wear me out everyday but you are such a sweet girl.  I love you bunches!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maggie Charles is one month..

I can't believe its been ONE month! 
You are such a sweet baby.  
Sometimes we forget you're here.. you only cry when you need something.
You love to be held and cuddled.
I'm not sure how much you weigh just yet.  
At 2 weeks, you were 7lb. 2oz so I'm thinking you are close to 8.
Burkleigh was 8 lbs. 8 oz so I don't think you'll be that big.
You are having some belly issues just like your sis did too.
You have started reflux meds.  =(
I was so hoping you wouldn't have it but thankfully you are not colic like your sister was.
We have had to change your formula now for the 4th time. 
We tried gentlease, soy, almentum and now we are on nutramigen aa.
It's the special one that you have to special order.  
Your belly just didn't tolerate the others but I'm hoping to switch you to the regular  nutramigen and I hope you do well.
You eat between 3-4 oz every 3-4 hours.  Sometimes a little less and sometimes every 2 hrs. in the day.
You're a good sleeper too.  You had your days and nights mixed up at first but now you've got it fixed.
You still wake up every 3 hrs. in the night but a few nights you have gone 4 hrs.
This is what you think about wearing bows.. ;)
We've got to work on that!
Diapers: Newborn
Clothes: live in gowns! I love those!

I think you look nothing like your sister!  Here's the comparison:
Maggie Charles
Burkleigh Ann

It is so fun having two little girls.  I always dreamed of having 2 little girls and I never thought it would come true.  I think ya'll are going to be the best of friends and probably be nothing alike.  
So far your personalities are nothing alike and B looks just like daddy so I'm hoping M will look like mommy. Everyone says you do!  =)
We love you so and can't wait to watch you grow.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Maggie's Newborn Photo Shoot..

I was so thankful when I happened to be on fb and saw that a local photographer was needing newborn models for a photo shoot.  I hadn't decided what I was going to do about pictures and knew I needed to be deciding quickly.  So, I immediately emailed the photographer and asked her to please pick us.  Thankfully, she chose Maggie and we got a great deal on pictures.  Maggie was a week old for the pictures and here are a few of my favorites by Melissa Wells photography.  She did a great job!  Thank you for choosing us!

Already Changing..

One week old..

This picture cracks me up.. b does not take a paci but she has decided that she likes to play with them.
Too funny!
Meeting Nanny for the first time!
First time in your swing

Two weeks old

Three weeks old..

First time in your bouncy
Finding your thumb..
Wonder if you will suck your thumb too??