Wow, well back in the bloggin world. I haven't blogged in quite a while because I haven't known what to say. My brother was killed in Afghanistan 3 weeks ago now, June 16. I felt like I should blog about it, but honestly I'm not ready. Here's a link to a newspaper article and his funeral. I am so proud of him! So until I am (or maybe I never will blog about it), here's an update on the kiddos. This all came at such a busy time in our lives. Nich and I kinda celebrated our 5 year anniversary, Hailey turned 4 and the babies turned 9 months old all in the few days we were preparing the visitation and funeral. Not quite the atmosphere to blog about celebrations. So without further adieu, pictures and videos of the family!
He is so full of joy! Brennan has a smile that lights up his whole face and the room! Now he has a laugh and giggle on top of his big grin! It's so easy to get him to smile too, talking to him, letting him bounce on your lap, kisses - you name it, he smiles! Brennan's biggest struggle right now is focusing his eyes, which we're working on through stimulation and praise. He will go back to Beaumont for a follow up soon, but until then, we're just keeping an eye on him. (wink, wink! - I know...a dork!) Brennan is such an easy going baby, he was the first to sleep all the way through the night! When the others are stressing us out, Brennan's our go to man!
Landon James - 18 lbs (birth weight 1lb 7 oz)
Our precious big man! He has the biggest heart and the biggest temper. He is thriving at home! He is so active! Smiling, talking, moving all his limbs - he's come so far and we're so thankful! When he's mad, he starts thrashing and is so strong it's hard to hold, but then he calms down and looks at you with those beautiful brown eyes, you just melt. We started deep massaging him at 9am and before his 9pm dinner and it has made a world of difference in his activity level and his mood. He was doing well with his bottle, but lately has slacked off. I think he's focusing on his head control and moving and not so interested in his bottle. So we're putting just about all of his feed in his Gtube bag. He's such a patient, easy going baby!
Brookyln Danielle - just about 13 lbs (birth weight 1 lb 3.5 oz)
Where do I start with this little one!?! She is our hilarious diva! Brooklyn is so full of life, it's never a dull moment with her! She's really high maintenance, but so worth it. Brooklyn has been the first to really roll over, first to spit (hence the picture above!), first to scoot, she so curious and always looking around. Brooklyn is a lot like Hailey, very social and would rather explore than cuddle. She gives us a flirty cute smile and makes us laugh!
This toy was made for Brennan! He's a bouncing machine and he just took off!