Sunday, July 25

A date with my Girl

I decided to take Olivia to watch Toy Story 3 today while Koby stayed home with Gabe.  She is obsessed with TS2 so I just knew she would have a blast watching the new one, plus she's never been to the theater before so that would be fun too.  We get there, and I ask for two tickets...its over $13.00 just for the two of us. What?  I was confused.  Turns out they are only showing the movie in 3D so they charge more.  I pay the money anyway and get handed two pairs of HUGE 3D glasses.  Really?  How is my tiny girl supposed to wear and keep these on throughout the whole movie?  I decide to give it a shot since we are already there and Olivia is pulling me towards the concessions.  Long story short, we ended up leaving about 10 minutes later with our full drinks and popcorn in hand.  Luckily, I got a refund on our tickets but I had a disappointed little girl.  I really can't believe they don't have child size glasses if they are going to force you to watch a movie in 3D.
So, we had some time on our hands and Livi said she wanted to go to Target.  We enjoyed some girl time together, finished our movie popcorn and drinks and rolled out of the store with this!  Not a bad trip if you ask me!  It was really nice to spend time just the two of us.  That has not happened in a while...about 6 months to be exact! :)
we were "practicing" inside...

Wednesday, July 21

Six Months of GABE

Time has really flown by with this "little" guy. He is 6 months old today and is such a great baby. Sure, I get frustrated at times but all in all he is a good baby. He is not sleeping consistently at night or during the day but somehow God gives us all the strength to keep going!
I have no idea what his stats are, but he is a little over 20lbs, can sit up without a spot, has no teeth, LOVES to nurse, has the sweetest laugh, LOVES his big sister, doesn't crawl but has mastered the smear-face-on-the-ground-while-pushing-with-his-feet maneuver, does what looks like push-ups and last but not least makes our little family complete!!

Birth- January 21, 2010

Approx 1 month

Approx 2 months

Approx. 3 months
Approx 4 months
Approx. 5 months
6 months

Friday, May 21


Whew!  Life has been crazy around here.  Today Gabriel is 4 months old so we went in for his well-check.  No shots for this little one but we got the doctors seal of approval anyway.  Even though they are not the same gender (it might be like comparing apples to oranges) I wanted to post stat comparisons from when Livi was this age.
Olivia- 4 months
26" long
15lbs 4oz

Gabriel- 4 months
26 1/2" long
17lb 11oz

He is 95th percentile on both height and weight!  I love that he is so big and strong and feel extremely blessed to have two healthy little ones.  Hopefully I won't jinx myself by sharing this but lately he has been sleeping about 7-ish hours at night and then most mornings he'll go back to sleep when I feed him.  He hasn't developed a regular or predictable day schedule yet which kind of stinks, but if I'm getting semi-decent rest at night then I shouldn't complain.
Olivia has been doing really good lately too.  It took her a couple of months to swallow reality after Gabe was born and then it hit her like a ton of bricks.  She really lashed out and started throwing the worst fits and just was generally difficult.  None of her tantrums were directed at Gabe and I never felt that she was angry with him, she just had to get it out of her system I guess.  As of April, she is officially potty trained.  She had only been wearing diapers at night for quite a while and then she started waking up dry for about 2 weeks so I quit buying them!  She has only had a couple of small accidents.  I'm loving having just Gabe in diapers.
Until next time...

Wednesday, March 24

This and That

Yikes!  March has flown by and I didn't blog as often as I thought I would...

Today Olivia woke up and wanted me to carry her to the living room.  I already had the tv on and Handy Manny was on.  While I was walking she hugged my neck real tight and said, "Aw, you're the best!".  It was the sweetest thing!

Gabe is growing so quickly.  I guesstimated his weight at 15lbs.  He is two months old and has no problems that I can think of.  Thank you Jesus!  He doesn't sleep through the night at all but has settled into a nice afternoon nap routine lately which is super nice b/c I get quiet, alone time for a little while.  It helps me get through the day without going bonkers.

Speaking of weight, I'm having trouble getting motivated to really tackle the baby weight.  I've been walking here and there but nothing consistent.  I've leveled out at about 150lbs (yes, I just posted my weight on the blog) and that is not anywhere close to where I want to be.  I don't feel healthy or strong.  I don't feel sick, but I just don't feel "right".  Like I said, I'm just having problems with motivation.  I printed out a couch to 5K program that looks like something that I could manage but I haven't started it.  I keep trying to look for the perfect time to go but it never presents itself.  Imagine that!  There's always laundry and chores to be done, a child (or two) to be taken care of, duplex work to do, exhaustion bearing down on me, or the weather is unfavorable.  A friend of mine has blogged every monday about her post-baby weight loss plan and has shared how many pounds she lost (or gained) until she recently reached her goal. I'm thinking about doing that but I don't know if I can get over myself enough to be that honest!  I think it takes alot of guts to be that open and allow people to hold you accountable.  Maybe that's what I need, accountability.

This has been a random post so I'll wrap up with some pictures!

I love her smile in this one!

Monday, March 1

A Baby Story

I know I'm in "hot water" with a few people that didn't even know I had the baby yet (I tend to forget that not everybody has a Facebook account) so I thought I'd go ahead and share Gabe's story through pictures.  That's what we want to see on a blog post anyway, right? 
My last real post was a LONG time ago and lots of things have happened since then.  Not that any of those things weren't worth mentioning, like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years but I have to stop thinking that I need to "catch up" on the blog and just start from the present...otherwise I'll only continue to be overwhelmed and avoid blogging!
1 week before due date

Gabriel Lee Weatherford
8lbs 10oz
21 inches
January 21, 2010

Wednesday, February 24