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happy one month, baby girl

“…another thing Daddy and I are amazed at is how strong you are!  You can support your entire body weight on your two little legs!  It’s so cute to see you all but stand up because you are so tiny.  I love it…”

- from mama’s letter to you

What you weigh– about 5 pounds

What you’re eating – about 40-45 ml every three hours

How you’re sleeping – some restlessness but overall you’re a good sleeper!

What you’re wearing – most days you can be found hanging out in just your diaper.  I dress you up if we’re having company, but otherwise I love to snuggle you skin to skin too much to put clothes on you during the day.  When I do dress you, you are still trying to grow into the “up to 7 lbs.” size at Gap.  It’s pretty big on you.  Preemie stuff fits you really well.  Diaper – you are wearing a mix of preemie and newborn sized disposable diapers.  The preemie size fits you the best, but we were gifted some newborn size, so we put you in those when we run out of preemies.  You are still too small for the Bum Genius newborn cloth diapers.  The Tail Feathers brand fits you great, but we only have two, so most of the time you’re in disposables.

What you like to do – be held, suck on your pacifier (although you can’t quite keep it in by yourself yet, which means mama and daddy get quite the workout), stick out your tongue, be in the Moby, have your hair brushed, swing

Big moments in your one month of life – being born (ha!), eating all your meals by mouth, graduating from the NICU, coming home, meeting your big sister, Olive, your first visit to Dr. Stanford and a good report, your first (for fun) outing to downtown OKC, first meeting with lots of family and friends

Nicknames – miss, little miss, baby girl

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happy one month, baby boy

“…one of the cutest things you do is sneeze.  Whenever you sneeze, your arms flail back and forth and it is the cutest thing in the whole world.  I really must catch it on video because if I ever forget how funny it is I would be so sad…”

- from mama’s letter to you

What you weigh – about 6 pounds 2 ounces

What you’re eating– about 60 ml every three hours

How you’re sleeping– overall you’re a good sleeper, but the discomfort you’ve been having is making it a little harder for you.  You love to sleep on mama and daddy though.

What you’re wearing – confession – most days you can be found hanging out in just your diaper.  I dress you up if we’re having company, but otherwise I love to snuggle you skin to skin too much to put clothes on you during the day.  When I do dress you, you are fitting just perfectly into the up to 7 lbs. size at Gap.  Preemie stuff is getting to be too short for you.  You are fitting just perfectly into the newborn Bum Genius cloth diaper.

What you like to do – make fish face, sleep on mama’s chest, sleep in the Moby wrap, eat, stretch

Big moments in your first month of life – being born (ha!), eating all your meals by mouth, graduating from the NICU, coming home, meeting your big sister, Olive, your first visit to Dr. Stanford and a good report, your first (for fun) outing to downtown OKC, first meetings with lots of family and friends

Nicknames – mama calls you “buddy boy.”  daddy calls you “fish” or “budrow.”  Not sure where some of those came from, but we’ll try to contain ourselves:)

fish face


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happy 6, husband

This past Sunday we celebrated 6 years together as husband and wife.  We have lived so much life together since July of 2006, and I have to say this year has been the best so far.  How could it not be?

My mom convinced us to let her and my step-dad come sit with Linc and Viv while we went out for a date on the town.  At first I was like “no way!”  The thought of leaving them had me all kinds of worked up.  But then I started thinking rationally.  The husband and I have always said that when we had kids we would still make each other our first priority…and if I can’t do that on our 6 year anniversary night, when would I?

So out on the town we went.  The husband planned his usual fun and creative date.  I never know what he’s going to do.  We picked up pizza from our favorite little joint in OKC and then headed downtown where they were having a concert outside at the Myriad Gardens.  He brought a blanket and a mini cooler of coke zero, and we cuddled up and enjoyed the music and great conversation.  Then he took me for a chocolate milkshake on our way back to see our little babies.

It was the perfect way to get out and spend some time together, celebrating the best decision we’ve ever made.

I love that man more than words can ever say.

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