The Littlest (for now) turns 2!

Goodness gracious. Those eyes. Those cheeks. That smile. That ‘tude.

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Dear Kobe,

My wild one. My fearless, comical, witty, intelligent, strong willed and larger than life sweet boy! You are FULL of life. FULL of attitude. FULL of joy. FULL of so many amazing things.

You are loving, but not affectionate. You are kind. You are an observer but you’re also a leader. I admire so many things about you- even when sometimes it makes me wanna pull my hair out. Thank you for teaching me patience and showing me just how durable little kiddos actually are! Thank you Jesus for no broken bones!

You are meant for big things and you are cherished beyond words.

Love you to the mood and back and again!

Love you always,

Mama

Kobe’s likes: Snacks, shoes, being outside, tormenting big bro bro, jumping, running, baths, riding bikes and scooters. He’s a wild man. There’s not much he doesn’t like….

Kobe’s dislikes: Washing his hair. Changing his diaper and occasionally – brushing his teeth.

Nicknames: Bro Bro, Bubba, turbo, Kobster, wild man.

Weight/Height: roughly 30lbs and probably 35in tall? I haven’t measured in a while but I’m sure we’ll get an idea at his next wellness check!

Milestones:

  • Talks much better than big bro bro did at this age, with far more words and 2-3 word combos. Mostly understood by the closest people to him, but a lot is also understood by those who are not around him much.
  • Sleeps 10-12 hrs a night and naps about 5-6 days of the week for about 1.5-2 hrs.
  • Very smart, follows directions fairly well. He seems to be normally developing.
  • Iron levels at 21 months saw some improvement and we will do a re-draw this week.

This is 4

Back in August my sweet first babe turned 4!

Dear Crosby,

How on earth can you be 4?! It felt like just yesterday I was holding you and smooching you for the very first time.

You are so sensitive and so careful and the absolute sweetest soul. I love your big heart and your big feelings- even when I don’t understand it. You are dashingly handsome and those lips are to die for! Thank you for making our lives so much better and your presence here on earth is such a miracle.

We love you big, Bubba!

Love you always,

Mama

Weight: 41lbs and roughly 3ft 7in tall. I haven’t measured in a while but he seems to be in a growth spurt lately. He is between 4t and 5t clothing.

Words: Non-stop talking. He still works very hard at his sentences and is very precise on what he’s trying to communicate. He gets easily frustrated when he’s not understood and struggles with a few combo sounds. But otherwise they have said he’s about equal to his peers.

Teeth: He has had all his teeth for quite some time- however at his most recent dentist appointment they did x-rays (I had no clue that was coming- normally I would decline unless there was a reason but since I had Kobe they just did them and didn’t really ask…) and discovered he has an adult tooth making its way up! So we should expect some wiggle teeth in the near-ish future! Hoooowwwww???

Sleep: Sleeps about 10-12hrs a night- just depends. No naps. Hasn’t napped in AGES.

Nicknames: Crozzy, Bubba, Bro Bro, turbo.

Miracles are still for ME!

I thank God daily for the blessings I have received- my boys! It’s not come without a cost though!

2 living children,

5 miscarriages as varying gestational ages.

1 currently brewing in the belly!

๐ŸŒˆ โ€œI’ve seen You move, You move the mountains!

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again!

You made a way, where there was no way!

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again!โ€ โ€ข

โ€œYour promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I’m still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You’ve never failed me yetโ€ ๐ŸŒˆ

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He did it again!!! Rainbow babies are the greatest gift Iโ€™ve received. ๐ŸŒˆ

(Lyrics: @elevationworship , Do It Again)

This babe was a complete surprise to us! In fact we had just come to an agreement that we were ok with our family and were seriously considering permanent measures to move to the next phase of life. A few days later.. BAM! I cried, it was hard. And stressful. I was not mentally prepared to endure this. I was immediately constantly frozen in utter fear of the unknowns.

Thankfully all is progressing well! And Lord willing we will be welcoming our third BOY into our family this fall (November).

BABY SQUISHY #3 UPDATE:

EDD: November 15

Maternity Clothing: duh. A must as of like… 8 weeks ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sleep: hardly. Between kids and pregnancy, it’s not horrific – but it’s not great. I can’t complain too much! My husband is a fantastic nighttime helper!

Food Cravings: tomatoes and green olives. Fruits and roasted veggies. Soup. Pie. All the pie.

Movement: constant. My boys have all been crazy active!

What I’m Loving: not being sick. (1st tri was a doozy.) I’m loving the movement. I’m loving a healthy body and a healthy (chubby!) baby. Little Bubba is measuring 3-4 weeks ahead. I don’t love that part so much, I feel GIANT. But, thankful for health!!!

What I’m looking forward to: LABOR! I love labor. We have chosen a homebirth this time and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be experiencing this all!

I will do my best to label what belly pic is what week ๐Ÿ˜‚ starting with the earliest going to present day! I am now in my 25th week.

And … 25 weeks!