October 17, 2014

Presley Grace- 3 Years Old

On July 15th, our Drama Baby turned 3 years old1 Yes, I do realize that was 3 months ago and I do semi-suck at life--but, I am here to document it anyways for my memories sake!



At 3 years old Presley is 38 inches tall and weighs 34 pounds.  I know this because we actually went to a new Naturopath! Presley hasn't been to a doctor in well over a year and a half, so I was anxious to get her a check up to see how she was growing.  

A little after her 3rd birthday we potty trained her and it was a breeze.  I honestly think she has been trained for a while, but just wanted to see how long we'd put her in diapers!  We are just now getting the hang of pooping in the potty--that took a little longer.  I have basically bribed her with anything and everything.  Oh, a pink sparkly unicorn? SURE, just go poop! 

Parenting is weird.


Nap time for Presley is hit or miss.  It really all depends on what we have going on and how the day is going.  Since I've been on maternity leave we took her out of school for a while, so she sometimes will sleep in until 9-9:30am.  Those days she doesn't nap.  I start back to work next week so we've been waking up earlier (7am), and taking a nap around 12:30 until 2:30.  Bedtime is usually a little later than I'd like.  I always have these grande plans of getting her in the bed at 8 or 8:30 (when Sadie goes to sleep) so I can have time to wind down and watch some TV, but that never happens.  Presley usually goes to sleep around 9:30 or 10:00.  I know, we suck.

This is Presley. Asleep.  Standing up!
As far as eating goes, she's a little picky, but we are working on that.  She is still allergic to dairy, so that sucks.  Her favorite foods are pasta, peanuts, applesauce, apples, blueberries, pears, peaches, oatmeal, cereal and ham. Obviously, she eats other things--those are just the staples.  She will drink OJ all day long if we'd let her and she loves green juice and "smoovies."  She also really loves coffee, which I only let her have the last few sips of mine once it's cold!

Those headphones were worth every penny!
This girl talks non stop.  I mean, she never. shuts. up.  She is pretty bossy and demanding, but also has the best manners.  She's super sweet and loving most times and knows how to talk "baby talk" to Sadie.  She sings all day long to Mother Goose Club on YouTube and insists on wearing her tutu while dancing to every song. 


Right now she is in gymnastics, but doesn't show much interest in it.  We are going to sign her up for ballet soon, so maybe she will enjoy that.  If not, we will have to wait until the spring to try out sports.  We will probably try gymnastics again after testing out a few other activities--it's just something I'd like for her to do (honestly, because I like to watch it and wish I had taken it!)

She's smart, sweet, funny, protective over her sister, sassy, creative, dramatic, bossy, independent and doesn't meet a stranger.  We love her to pieces!

October 7, 2014

Big Dump

Big PICTURE dump that is (get your minds out of the gutter!)

Since I've let this blog go to crap (pun definitely intended) over the last few months I figured the least I can do is share some random pictures from a few adventures! We had a great summer and are now enjoying the fall (sike, it's basically winter here in Indiana--it sleeted on Saturday!)

So, here is a may-jah picture dump! And, I swear to sequins...I shall not abandon you again! 

-About a week after I had Sadie, we headed to the county fair.  Not the best idea we've ever had.


-Silver Beach, about 45 minutes from our house and it is beautiful! That's Lake Michigan--it's freezing!


-Presley Grace turned 3! We just had a very small party at our house, and yes, she was adamant that it was to be Dora themed.



-Adam's cousin got married in South Bend and we had so much fun celebrating with family!





 -A few days after the wedding we headed up to Suttons Bay for our official summer vacation! 








 -And, most importantly--ALABAMA FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE! Roll Tide Roll!

October 6, 2014

Sadie Belle- 3 Months

Not long ago, sweet Sadie turned 3 months old! I'm not going to lie, most days if you ask me how many weeks old she is I have no clue.  With Presley I could basically tell you how many hours, minutes and seconds old she was--but round 2 doesn't leave much time for anything along those lines!  


At 3 months old:

Weight:
These are always a guess-timation for me, but I'd say she's put on a pound or two.  So, maybe around 13 pounds?! We really should invest in a scale!


Clothing Size:
Sleepers she is now in 3-6 months (some 6-9), onesies she is in 3-6 months, and pants are also 3-6 months.  

Feeding:
She takes anywhere from 5-7 ounces most times.  At night I try to stuff her tummy so she will sleep--and that works most times!  I did have to stop breastfeeding last month because I just couldn't figure out how to not get Mastitis constantly.  That mess is no joke! I got it 3 separate times, talked to the lactation consultant who was a lot of help but it just kept coming back.  So, we put her on the Baby's Only formula and she seems to be doing really well on it!  It's just so hard to find!

Hair/Eyes:
This chick really needs to step it up in the hair department! She has a little bit of light brown hair, but definitely not as much as her sister had!

Sleep:
I'm finally getting sleep! She goes down anywhere between 8-9 and will sleep until 7.  She hasn't slept like that consistently enough for me to go to bed confident that I'll get a good nights sleep and will sometimes wake around 4:45.  Hopefully soon! 

Favorites:
- She still loves to watch Presley.  She gets that silly little grin on her face when Presley talks to her!


-She has started to coo and giggle, and it's my absolute favorite!

-She is a people watcher!

-For some reason, she likes older people.  You should see her talk to my Mimi!

Fun Stuff:
-Sadie Belle took her first plane ride! She was perfect and slept the entire flight on the way to AL and on the way back!

-We have started the early stages of teething, I believe! Just the hand sucking and drooling--I'm not expecting any teeth to show up any time soon though!

-While in AL we got to hang out with two of my best friends and their kiddos! It was the first time we've all been together with the kids there and it made me feel like a total Mom!