Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sleep training

January 23rd we put Paxton in his own bed. After things got settled down that night & I was getting ready for bed I asked Beau if we really put him in his own bed. It makes me so sad that our last child is in his very own bedroom now. 
The first few nights the first time he woke up we fed him & ended up putting him in our room with us. I have found it a little harder to try & put this boy on a schedule so far. Just something about a last child. 
Friday night I decided to stick with it. Paxton went to bed at 8, woke up at 1:30 then at 6. Not bad. I let him cry 10 minutes before I would go in a feed him. 
After a week of waking up two times in the night Paxton has been sleeping from 8-5. I change him, feed him then put him back in bed. He sleeps til 8 or 8:30. He has done this for two nights. I feel like a new woman!!
Love a sleep schedule!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bi-Polar weather!

Here in the south you never know what kind of weather you will have. We sure are thankful for one day of nice weather in January. We had a fun day at the park!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Girl's night!

We had a girls night Friday night. We had so much fun & had lots of laughs. I'm so thankful for a great group of girls to fellowship with & thankful for our husbands who stay at home with the kids so we can do this. 
Love these girls!

We ate at Cheddars then went to Sweet Bay & visited. We had lots of good laughs.

Monday, January 28, 2013

MOPS Special guest speaker

"A perfect heart is one that holds nothing back for the Lord."
We had a surprise special guest speaker at MOPS this week. 
Mrs. Michelle Duggar. This lady is such an inspiration. She really loves the Lord. She is a wonderful example of a godly mother & wife. 

She has really inspired me. I am a super fan now. I have all these ideas on how to be a better mother & wife but first I need to be a better daughter to my Lord. My prayer is for growth. The Lord really spoke to me & I am so thankful!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A great week

Beau has been off work for a week. He had a dr. apt last Friday & had some vacation days he needed to use up this January. He has been at Cintas' for 7 years. We have really just been relaxing all week. 
Piper loved it & Beau got to take her to school. That was neat.
Beau also got up in the night with Paxton this week. He is awesome!! I may be a little spoiled.
 We went shopping one day & out to eat. 
We've been watching movies. Both of these are great.

Today it was back to work for Beau. We sure have enjoyed him being here this week!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

4 months

My big chubbers is 4 months old!
~He LOVES his baths! He goes crazy as soon as he gets in & starts kicking his feet.
~He's so happy & content.
~Still drinking breast milk. Drinks 3-4 oz at a time & 5 to 6 oz before he goes to sleep at night.
~Wears a size 2 diaper. Wears 3-6 month clothes.
~He loves his little crinkle book.
~He is rolling from his back to belly really good. He has a little trouble going back to his back though & it sometimes makes him mad.
~Great sleeper! Some nights he will wake up once some nights twice. Sometimes he has a bad night & will wake up a little more. He's about ready for a schedule. We've been putting him on a nap schedule & having him sleep in his bedroom during the day. Now to work on night time.
~Loves his crinkle book.
~He absolutely loves to look at himself in the mirror. Anytime he finds himself in the mirror their will be a huge smile! It is so stinkin cute!
~Has been loving the jumper. He's getting to where he can jump in it some too.
~He drools like crazy! I don't know if he is teething or not. He puts his fingers or thumb in his mouth a lot. It's so cute! It's okay as long as he doesn't get in to a habit of sucking on them. He will put anything in his mouth.
~Weighs about 16.2 lbs.
~He has been talking & laughing a lot.

As soon as you lay him on his back he is rolled over like this!

Love that crinkled nose smile!!

Paxton is now eating cereal. The first few bites he spit it out I think b/c he didn't know what he was doing.  Then he seemed to get the hang of it & liked it.
 His sister was laughing so he was laughing.

I love feeding babies!
I love my big 4 month old!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

When you have a big sister it means....

...being entertained by ponies,
 getting stuff put on your head,
 and getting lots of attention.
She always wants to help with him.
Piper absolutely loves her little brother & you can just tell Paxton loves his big sister! He looks for her when he hears her & just smiles at her.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Paxton's rosebud ceremony & Piper & Paxton's baby dedication

We were so excited to show off our baby & announce him to our church family on Sunday.
Here is something funny I want to remember. Right before church started I was holding Paxton & he went to the bathroom. I could tell it was a bad one. Usually when he poops he immediately starts crying when he's done b/c he wants changed. Well, I looked at his back & you could see poop coming out the back. He had a onesie on so it was on it. I was thinking "o no!!" Church started & Pax started to get fussy. I just kept thinking "hurry up Jeff, hurry up." I just bounced Pax to keep him from getting fussy. We finally got called up & he did okay. I left immediately after to go change his clothes. Leave it to my boy to do something like that. :)
I also want to note that when we were in front of the church & Jeff asked how old Paxton was I said almost four months. I could see the expressions on peoples faces. They were thinking, O my goodness he's a big baby! It was funny!
 We never did Piper's baby dedication so we did it with Paxton's. It was such a sweet time dedicating our children to the Lord. We did the Lord's supper & Jeff prayed with us.
So thankful for our EDGE pastor Jeff. He really has a heart for the Lord. He is a wonderful pastor that truely cares for people.
Also thankful for our wonderful nursery director, Tonia. We are so thankful for all she does for our children. You are such a blessing! Piper loves her book btw!
Beau & I could tell there was a lot put into this. It is such a big deal raising your children to know Christ. I would say the most important thing in parenting.

Here is Piper's Rose Bud Ceremony 5 years ago.