`This post is sponsored by Carter’s, but all opinions are my own.
I love my babies. Every single one of them are so special and unique in their own way. They all have adorable personalities and I could eat them all up. BUT. You knew it was coming. I’ve talked about it before here and here, but Hampton had colic between 2 and four months. It was seriously the most challenging time of my life. I can honestly say that he screamed from 5pm to 2am every single night for 2 months. I was sleep deprived, cranky, postpartum, and moody. Add a screaming fussy baby in that and it was downright miserable.
Sophie came along and slept through the night as a newborn, so we were very blessed with her. We did decide to be better prepared for her and bought everything we would need for a long night of screaming – just in case she was colic, too. Even though she was not a colic baby, she would get fussy from time to time.
Weston is a great baby. He doesn’t sleep through the night yet, but he is a genuinely happy and content baby. I am so thankful for that and am still crossing my fingers it stays this way. Whenever my babies get fussy, I go through my process of elimination. Are they hungry? Need a diaper change? Sleepy? If they are none of those things, normally they just want to be held. Regardless, with three kids three and under, I can’t have an extremely fussy baby. I just can’t. So, here are the things that help make my babies (and me) smile when they are fussing.
Hey there! It is FINALLY Friday and my in-laws have the two older kiddos today, so I am soaking in every bit of Weston’s snuggles and coos while simultaneously entering and tagging all of our consignment clothes for the sale that have to be dropped off in the morning. Oh, yeah, I definitely had a serious case of mom brain and forgot about it until two days ago, so…nothing like a little procrastination. I am just so happy that it is the weekend because This. Week. This week has been full of a lot of sickness and dirty house and laundry and honestly, I am happy to see it go and ready to bring on a new week and hopefully get my act together again. New week = do-over from last week. Right?
This weekend we have absolutely nothing going on, so I am going to catch up on the house and maybe start a new book from my reading list! If you have any other recommendations, I’d love to hear them!
So, now it is time for Friday Favorites!
After a whole lot of rain and an ice storm keeping us in last weekend, we have enjoyed some warm sunny days this week! It has been unseasonably warm and we are loving every minute of it! Countless walks and lots of playing outside has made my babies very happy and you know what they say: “happy baby, happy mama.” Or something like that… Life lately has definitely been grand!
Hampton has done great adjusting to school again. I was worried that after a long break, he might have trouble, but he has done so well! `That boy loves school. Of course, his parents did, too, so he gets it honestly. 😉
I am almost a week behind, but my little man is 2 months old today! The answer to the question of whether he will be the baby of our family is TBD. He may be our last, he may not. We honestly are not sure yet. One thing I do know is that he is our baby at least for now and just in case he is our last, I am going to enjoy every minute and soak up every little thing about him. Weston has not been my easiest or my hardest baby. He is a good in between. Sweet most of the time, but doesn’t sleep as good as Sophie did. Eats really well, is only fussy when it is really loud (bless his heart, that is a lot of the time around here) and loves to be held and cuddled. I don’t mind that one little bit.
It is so hard to believe our little man is 6 weeks old! Time is seriously flying since I had him. He is growing so much and is gaining little thigh rolls that make me so happy! His cheeks are rounding out and he is just the cutest little thing. I could seriously stare at him all day. He is Hampton’s little twin, let me tell you. We can’t get over every facial expression and how much he looks like Hamp. I do think he may have blue eyes, though! I am SO excited!! My other babies inherited my brown eyes, but I am thankful that we will have a blue (or hazel) eyed child like their daddy’s pretty eyes!
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It’s the season for Holiday Gift Guides and I am having way too much fun searching online for the best gift ideas for everyone. This year, I have been looking for baby, toddlers, women, men and now more specifically, the new mom in your life. I just had a baby 4 weeks ago (how has it already ben 4 weeks?) and I have so many friends and cousins who just had babies or are currently pregnant, so I have new moms on the brain.
Christmas is finally here! My kids ( mostly Hamp) are so excited this year which is making it even more fun than it normally is! Hampton is so into every detail. He wanted to decorate the tree “by himself” #threenager, and he loves turning the lights on every night! Sophie has learned a thing or two from watching him. I walked into her eating one of my Auburn ornaments. Yes, eating it. Things are looking up, through. She is now only pulling the ornaments off the tree and no longer eating them. Baby steps, people.
I realized over Thanksgiving that things have been so crazy and I haven’t even mentioned we are completely in our new home! We have absolutely loved it so far! We have great neighbors who have kids a few years older than Hamp and Sophie, but a couple of houses down, there are kids their age. All of the kids play great outside together and my kids have loved being right next to our neighborhood playground. It is so convenient and has been really wonderful. We are still unpacking and honestly, probably will be for a while, but the downstairs is pretty much put together now and we are so looking forward to hosting people in our house again! That is probably the thing we have missed most over this last year.