Monday, April 30, 2018

What we've been up to

Man, time really does fly when you have a new baby.  Life with Milly is beyond anything we could have expected.  She is currently 5 months (in fact almost 6 months) old.  She loves the following;

  • Smiling
  • Eating bananas
  • Laughing when tickled
  • Her brother and sister (this is her top love)

In addition to living with a baby, the twins have kept us nice and busy.  We can't believe summer is just around the corner.  The twins turned 9 on 3/17.  Addy is dancing away her weeks (Monday and Thursdays) and getting ready for recital.  Birk has started baseball season so we now spend each and every weekend at the ball fields.  We wouldn't change anything!  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Introducing Camille Joy Robertson

NOTE... I realize this post is very delayed, as you can imagine getting used to our new normal has taken some work for all of us!  

Camille Joy Robertson made her grand entrance in this world on November 17th at 8:02am.  She was born at Mercy Medical Center.  She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long.  She was perfect in every way.  It was a completely different birth experience for Nick and I than with the twins.  He was able to stay by my side the entire time and it was an amazing moment to hear her sweet cry after she was born.  Milly did find her way to the NICU the day after she was born for low blood sugar issues.  We were never dangerously low but she was still struggling to keep it where it needed to be.  While I was NOT pleased to be returning it ended up being a blessing in disquise.  We were able to see so many familiar faces and reconnect with people who were our family day after day when the twins were born.  It was a hard time for Birk and Addy who could not come into the NICU to visit their new sister.  They were beyond thrilled (as were Mom and Dad) when Milly was able to come home with us on the 20th.  It was so nice to be a family of 5 in our home that night!

Milly is a pretty darn good baby (she is breaking us in very nicely).  She loves her big brother and sister (and they love her too... A LOT).  We are all so in love with her and can't imagine our lives without her.  It's amazing how God knows exactly what you need... even when you don't know it yet.

Stay tuned for our stories as a Party of 5 now!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Upside down

We are under a month until baby girl arrives.  AND I feel like I'm both prepared and not prepared for how our lives will turn upside down (in a good way).  In some cases I am so excited to meet her, snuggle her and jump right back into having a baby.  Then there are days that the thought of this terrifies me to my very core.  Am I ready to be up all night with a crying baby?  Am I ready to change diapers all day/night?  Am I ready to have a baby attached to my side pretty much non stop?

What I do know for sure is that I feel blessed.  Blessed that I've been given the opportunity to get pregnant on my own, carry this baby the past 33 weeks ... and hope to last 4+ more weeks.  I am blessed that my kids are so beyond excited to have a sister and can't wait to help out.  I'm so beyond thrilled that Nick can't wait to jump in and do this again.  Having a Daddy like he is to the kids changes everything!

I also know my mood swings are in full swing.

I can't find a comfortable position at night.

Baby girl LOVES to kick her mommy at all hours of the night.

I have little to no lap left to snuggle my 8 year olds anymore (I can't tell if this is because they are huge or I'm huge).

I get full almost instantly when eating... and I'm hungry again in an hour.

My fingers and feet can blow up if I don't make time to sit and rest.

My part time job is going to the bathroom.

This man....

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

28 weeks

28 weeks have been both good to me, and a bit more challenging.  :-)

The bad
  • My back hurts more
  • My feet are swollen when I've been on them too long
  • I'm still sweaty all the time
  • My face is puffy
  • I get full fast and I'm hungry often

  • Feeling baby girl kick and move quite often
  • Thinking of seeing her sweet face in November
  • Watching the excitement her older brother and sister feel when we talk about how life will change once she arrives

What's next

We schedule the c-section at our appointment tomorrow morning.  We're hoping for 11/17.  It would be the Friday before Thanksgiving.  It would give us all extra time with her since the twins have time off school.  Holiday season 2017 is going to be epic!!  

Saying no to screens

Is one of the hardest things as a parent.  Our kids LOVE to play games on their tablets, watch their favorite shows on Netflix and just be engaged looking at a screen.  Heck, so do I!  However, our family is working to limit this time and find other ways to engage our time.

This morning Birk asked Nick if he could play Township this morning.  Nick responded with 'maybe let's find something other than a screen to do first thing in the morning.'  Without saying anything Birk went downstairs and we didn't hear much from him.  Nick went downstairs about 15 minutes later to start some work and sent me this picture.

If your Dad won't let you be on a screen the next best thing is to pick up a cozy blanket and read your Bible!  

I love this kid!