Monday, April 30, 2012


Mother, whenever I hear this word I think of my wonderful mother. She is someone I have always looked up to, someone who I call when im sad, who when im sick wish was here to take care of me, who I admire so much and hope one day my kids will love me as much as I love my mom. She is probably the most patient person I know, especially when it comes to me ;). I pray everyday that I have the same relationship with my children that I have with my mom. She has been so helpful since the boys have been born. She flies up here about every month, watches the boys so Chase and I can have that rare one on one time, helps me run errands, helps me get our house in order, helps me become a better mother, and spoils Chases since I don't get the time to much anymore. She came up a few weeks ago and the boys just love her. I swear they remember her being with them everyday in the NICU and recognize her voice. I truly dont know what I would do without my mom. I love her so much. 

Mothers day is coming up and I don't think it has hit me that this is my first real mothers day. I still cant believe im a mother now, but at the same time it feels like I have always had these special boys in my life. I hope I can do as good as a job as my mom did and I hope she knows how much all of us kids love her. 

Happy Mothers Day!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Six Months

I feel like the boys have grown up so much in this last month. They are sleeping from 7pm to 7 am, they do not do the dream-feed anymore and they do not sleep swaddled anymore. It makes me a little sad because I loved going in their room and holding them while still half asleep for the dream-feed. They are not huge on cuddling ( especially Porter) so it was my cuddle time with them. The swaddle needed to be broken because Tate would get out of his every night and wake himself up and stay up. It was a rough couple nights but they finally are able to sleep without being swaddled. 
 Wrestling already

 This picture just cracks me up
 Trying to kiss ( although I really think they are just trying to eat eachother)

Porter is 17.3 oz and 27 inches long. He is going to be such a great older brother, he just loves teaching Tate all his new tricks he has discovered. Like screaming really loud all day long. Ha Ha it was really cute at first but now it is just a this high pitch scream for when he is happy, sad, frustrated.. and he taught his brother this which is really fun for mom. He is eating his solids really good, he loves to eat! his favorite food right now is green beans. His has started scooting on his legs instead of rolling. Im hoping that he holds out on the crawling for my sake. He sits up on his own pretty good but will still fall after about a minute. He still is obsessed with Dad. I think he loves how he plays a little rough with him. When he sees Chase he just squeals and wiggles and wiggles till Chase picks him up.

Tate is 17.12 oz and 26 3/4 inches long. He is still my sweet spirit, he is picking up on some of Porters feistiness but still has his sweet side. He loves to just hold your cheek and stare at you. I always wish I could read his thoughts to see what he is thinking. He loves to scoot on his back. He was never big on rolling or tummy time but if i put him on the floor he is usually in a different spot five minutes later and he does it all while staying on his back. He sits up really good! Im always surprised because he has a big head I always think he will just topple right over but he doest pretty good :) He has been drinking prune juice from a sippy cup per doctor orders and loves it! i think he loves just holding the cup and chewing on the lid