Wednesday, January 30, 2013


John is going through this really fun stage right now.  He seems to think that he should sleep in mommy's bed every night.  Libby and Emma Jane both went through this stage too.  I can't remember what finally made them start sleeping in their own beds all night, but I am really hoping that John gets there soon.  Because most nights he comes running down the hall and climbs into my bed sometime between midnight and 2am. 

And he is not at all stealthy. Him climbing into my bed usually involves him stepping on my face!
Good times!

So the other night, John was put to bed in his own room at 7:00, as usual and as usual, he was out cold with in two minutes.

Around 9:00, I was in the kitchen doing dishes when I noticed his bedroom door was open.  I walked over to check on him and found this:

An empty bed!

I immediately walked down the hall to my bedroom and found him passed out on my bed.  He couldn't even make it under the covers!

I don't know how he made it from one end of the house to the other without being seen by me or Brad. He must have been drawn by that magnetic force that pulls him out of a deep sleep and down the hall every night!  Maybe the magnetism makes him invisible too.

Jami is 6 months!

My sweet baby girl is already six months old!!

I don't know where the time has gone.

I don't know what we have done to pass the time because my mommy brain can't remember anything that I don't have photographic evidence of.  

And let's be real...there are no pictures of the fourth child! 

Well, hardly any.
If not for these genius numbered month stickers, there would definitely be no pictures of her!  
So on to the baby stats!  
 At six months old, Jami weighs a whopping 14.8 lbs.
  (The pediatrician is really concerned with the downward slope Jami's growth chart has taken.  I just smile and nod.  Libby weighed 16 lbs at 12 months old.  This baby is downright porky compared to her older sister!)

She is exclusively bottle-fed.

She doesn't sleep through the night.
But she smiles all the time, so I forgive her for not being a good sleeper!

She sucks her thumb! 
(Crazy!  None of the others did this!)
I keep pushing the paci on her, which she also likes but it isn't as easy to find as her own hand!

She rolls over and reached for toys, but she can't sit up yet.

She bounces constantly.

She drools like crazy!

She is growing too fast!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

9 years

Today I am celebrating 9 amazing years with this man!

I should probably be reflecting on all the many ways our marriage has blessed my life, but I just keeping singing Roller Coaster of Love to myself instead.

And doing some high school dance team choreography in my head at the same time.

I'm sentimental like that.

Happy Anniversary, babe!
I love you!