Saturday, March 9, 2013

For all the non-facebookers

I'm always posting pictures and videos on facebook, not remembering that my parents, Jonathan's parents, and Kirsta don't get on facebook, and maybe I should blog them too.  So, for all the non-facebookers, here is a video of Amelia singing "All the Earth is mine", one of the Joy School songs.  Sorry that it's dark and that her robe is falling off :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Avery is 3 weeks old now, and so far things are going smoothly. She's been sleeping in our room (or our bed) so far, but that will change soon because it's causing me to miss out on some much needed sleep.  She's our biggest baby yet and is actually on the charts!  She's in the 50% for weight and 70-90% for height!  I'm just waiting to see how long it takes her to fall off.  Or maybe we'll actually have an "average" size kid this time.  I'm feeling a little sad about this being our last child (NOT that I want more), just that I need to make every second with her special.  Actually, as I write this I'm bouncing her in her bouncy chair, and I'm feeling guilty that I'm not holding her because she's getting older by the minute.  I just want to snuggle her and kiss her all day and I DON'T want her to get older.
My Mom came and stayed with us all last week which was awesome.  We did a lot of sitting around relaxing, which was so great to have another adult here to talk to.  And SHE did a lot of cooking and cleaning and more laundry than I would ever think to do in one week. My Dad came over on the weekend to pick her up and of course he was the life of the party for all the grand kids. We're getting ready to go to Grand Junction in a couple weeks and I can't wait to see them again and take Avery on her first "vacation".

3 kids doesn't feel like much of an adjustment for the most part, except getting out of the house.  I have gone to Walmart once with all 3, but 95% of the time I think, "Go somewhere with all 3? YEAH RIGHT!"   But when we're at home it's pretty much normal, and maybe even better than it was because I have more patience and motivation than when I was pregnant!
Anyway~ so far, so good.  I'll keep you posted on whether or not it stays that way.