The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Friday, February 28, 2014

Baby Weston

I know I am crazy behind in blogging, but I really do want to be the memory keeper for my family, so I am making a goal to get caught up!

Here is some info about baby Weston and the day he was born!

Jason and I headed to the hospital first thing on the morning of February 6th.  My csection was scheduled for 9am but would be delayed a couple of hours.  Waiting was terrible.  I hate the pre-surgery feeling.  I wish I could just show up and immediately have surgery.  The waiting is killer for me.

When we finally did get in for surgery, it went pretty quickly.  I had been praying for a different type of delivery than my previous two where Molly and Lawson both had breathing problems and were taken away right after birth.  So, when they took Weston over to be examined and I didn't hear much noise, I started to panic.  I was not interested in having my baby go to the NICU.  Thankfully, we had a great neonatologist who said we could try skin to skin to get him breathing a little better.  And IT WORKED!  Weston ended up being my least dramatic birth experience!  He was however 9lbs which freaked me out a bit, but did explain why I had been so uncomfortable!

Our time in the hospital was pretty short, and really the only problems were things having to do with me.  I had lots of problems with my IV which for some reason they refused to take out even after all the difficulties.  And unlike the last three babes, I did break down and have them take Weston to the nursery one night so I could sleep!

Since being home, Weston has been a great baby.  His siblings love him (even Lawson) and we are so thankful he is a part of our family.  I don't know if he is just such a great baby or if I am just a totally different mother this time, but for some reason, baby #4 has been the easiest by a landslide!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

snow days

This winter has been much, much different than last year.  We have actually had snow!  The kids were in heaven.  And despite the freezing cold temperatures, they still demanded to go out and play.  Luckily for me, Jason was willing to take them out while my hugely pregnant self stayed warm inside!

It doesn't look like it here, but they are both wearing like four layers of clothing!  I was a little concerned about them getting cold!

Clearly, they were not affected by it!  

Lawson spent most of his time on the porch just looking and being fascinated.

Who doesn't like a nice warm fire after playing in the snow!  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lawson is TWO

Lawson turned two in January.  I have really been slacking in the memory keeper role for my family, and I realized today that if I don't document these moments for my family, no one will.  So here is a little info about Lawson at two years old!

Height: 35 inches, 66th percentile

Weight:  25.5 lbs, 16th percentile

We have been feeding this kid anything and everything for so long and it is finally paying off.  He is not only on the chart, but it double digits percentile wise.  We are so happy to finally see some growth in this area.

Likes:  playing/tormenting his sisters, watching Super Why, being naked, playing outside on the swing set, eating dirt, taking baths, Thomas the Train, eating vitamins, the Thingamajigs book, stacking blocks, playing on the ipad, sitting on my lap, doing puzzles, playing with his basketball, football and soccer ball

Dislikes:  drinking milk from a cup, being told no, speech therapy (haha), sharing his toys

Favorite Foods:  spaghetti, oatmeal, pb&j sandwiches, goldfish, raisins, grapes, chicken, cookies

I won't lie and say that Lawson is the easiest child on the block.  He throws fits, he doesn't talk and he does a lot of things that drive me crazy (like eating dirt and putting his hands in his diaper when he has poop!).   But, I will say that despite all the hard work, and tears (his and mine) and frustration, I feel so blessed to be his mom.  I know that God has a plan for Lawson's life and I pray every day for patience and wisdom in parenting him in order that he can grow up to be the man God intends.  I feel a tremendous responsibility with Lawson and I can honestly say that my walk with the Lord has grown more during the last two years than I thought possible.  I simply could not parent Lawson without help from Him.

I don't want to make it sound like there are no good or fun times with Lawson, because that wouldn't be true.  He is a huge cuddle bug and loves to give hugs and kisses.  He cracks me up with his dancing and the games he plays with his sisters.  He is a great little boy and I love him so incredibly much.

For his party, we had family over for cake and ice cream.  The cake was Thomas inspired and once again the hubby did a great job decorating.  The party totally wore him out!  He fell asleep playing the ipad once everyone had left.  That NEVER happens!

Happy birthday, Lawson.  Mom and Dad love you and feel so thankful to be your parents!