Monday, April 1, 2013

6 weeks?!?

How did these little girls get so big? Stop it, stop it right now! They have been so much fun, and I feel so blessed and relieved to have them here.

How is life with three? It's been a adjustment for sure, but things are going really well. At any given moment someone is poopy, or lost a binky or wants to be held. I feel like I never get a breather. I do have the girls eat at the same time so that cuts down on time which is nice. Thankfully the weather has been beautiful and I can kick Grant out the door to play with friends. Entertaining him has been my hardest challenge so this helps a LOT. He, like most older siblings, LOVES to love his sisters. Of course it's cute and sweet but man alive it gets old saying "don't poke her eye. wait don't poke HER eye." We've started a "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." method of touching and it seems to help...for about 5 mins.
                                                (this was taken a few weeks ago)
How do we tell them apart? The main differences are, Kate is a little pinker and Tatum has more hair. Other than that they are starting to look more similar each day.

Do they have different personalities? Well, they ARE two separate people and although they haven't told me what they do/don't like we can already tell Kate is more of a spitfire and Tatum is a little more easy going. Like every other kid, they have their moments, so I hate to classify and compare them right now. I have noticed that they'll often start to squirm at the same time and then go back to sleep, start to squirm again, sleep again, it's pretty cute. Oh and they also love to eat each other, fingers, noses, heads whatever is close by. It's so funny to watch them get frustrated at each other and the fact they can't get any food.
video

How do they sleep? Hum...they are still in the newborn sleepy/frequent eating stage so we get 3-4 hour stretches at night. Sometimes they sleep in the bassinet together or one will be in the swing and the other in the boppy. We're still trying to figure out the best way for us all to get a little beauty rest.

Anyway we sure do love these little girls....a bunch:) oh and their brother too!

Easter

Today was our first Sunday back to church, it felt so nice to be together as a family of FIVE in church again. My sister bought the girls their dresses and my good friend made their headbands,
they were a hit!
                                                                   (Kate)
                                                                  (Tatum)

Grant has had a fun few days hunting for eggs and spending time with friends. Last night I started panicking that the Easter Bunny didn't bring very exciting things. Don't get me wrong most 4 year olds would love a pair of socks and old Halloween candy right? I was stressing out about it during one of the girls mid-night feedings. Anyway lucky for me Grant is sweet as candy and LOVED his simple basket. "A book!", "Look, socks just like dad!" A true Easter miracle:)

Don't mind my tired, pale expression....pictures don't lie, I spend most of my days inside comforting cute little girls.