Comparison Pictures

Here is a picture of Norah’s crazy hair and Daphne’s crazy hair.  The only difference is that Norah is about 6 weeks old and Daphne is only 3 weeks old.  Daphne’s hair is darker, thicker and longer at an earlier age.  I can only hope that it lays down sooner than Norah’s did!!  

Now for comparing all 3 girls at the same age:

Norah

Lucy
Daphne

Meeting Landon

On Tuesday evening our friends, Dave and Kelsey, came over so we could meet their little guy, Landon.  Landon was all snuggles for me – so sweet!!  He and Daphne are 3 days apart.  It was fun being pregnant with Kelsey and having a babies close together.  We look forward to lots of playtime with Landon!  

Here we are, Kelsey holding Daphne and I am holding Landon!

My New Diaper Bag!!!

My parents bought us a new diaper bag!  We ordered it from Bags by Jill.  She is a friend of Nicole’s from Effingham and I have had my eye on a bag ever since Nicole got hers.  I received the bag in the mail yesterday and I LOVE it!  It is so roomy, has lots of pockets and we picked the fabric and ribbon!!!!  Check out her bags – she does an amazing job!!!  I’ll post a picture of mine later – when I get the chance!!

*Thanks, Jill, for the pics!

We Did It!

Yesterday was my first full day alone with all three girls.  It actually went fairly well.  There were a couple of moments when I was feeding Daphne, and the big girls were downstairs playing/fighting.  Luckily, they were able to work things out without me intervening.  Daphne and Lucy napped at the same time – yes, that’s right Lucy actually napped!!!!!  Norah watched Cinderella in our bed while I dosed off for a little while.  

So far, things are going well so far.  Daphne is napping in her bed – which is great!  The girls and I did a light bright picture, read some books and made some jello (for a color mixing project later).  I also was able to get some laundry going.  Even if the rest of the day is chaos – atleast we accomplished a couple of things.  
I want to get back into the groove of doing school with Norah, but the basement is a disaster!  My mom is coming later today for a couple of days, so I am hoping she can help me make sense of the mess so we have a place to have school next week!  I am going to aim for 3 days.  We’ll see.  

Whew!

Hard to believe that we are 2 weeks in already.  So much to post about –  but my brain is in zombie mode so this will not be the most organized post ever.

Daphne is doing well – though not gaining weight as quickly as the doctor would like so we will be back in a week for a weight check.  She is a decent eater when she is awake enough for a full feeding.  That’s the trouble, though, she does not want to wake up to eat.  The last 2 days have actually been better and Kevin gave her a bottle last night so I could go to bed a little earlier.  She actually drank 3 ounces and then went 5 hours between the next feeding!  I think we will stick with a bedtime bottle for a while so I can get an extra hour or 2 before the next feeding.  

Kevin and the girls went to church without us this morning.  We typically try to avoid too many public places for the first month or so of life.  Norah was about 5 weeks when she got sick for the first time and we have been doing breathing treatments basically ever since!  Whether or not getting sick so early affected her breathing issues or not, I don’t know, but I am not willing to take a chance on that.  Probably next week, Kevin will go to church on Saturday night and I will take the girls on Sunday – that’s how we did it for a few weeks when Lucy was a baby.  
  Lucy has officially become a middle child.  She just seems out of sorts.  I’m sure having grandparents here for 10 days and having NO routine hasn’t helped, but, wow, that girl is giving us a run for our money.  She isn’t sleeping well – naps or nighttime!  She is waking up at
 the crack of dawn – often before Daphne is even up.  She screams if we try to take her back to bed – waking Norah, of course.  Any suggestions on getting her to stay in bed are welcome!!!!  She spends most of the day crying or whining about  being tired, yet somehow is able to keep herself awake all of naptime.
I have homeschool stuff to post – mostly for my own sake of getting thoughts together, but I will do that in a separate post.  
Now for a few pics (I know I am a few days behind on my photo blog – I  have the pics, just haven’t posted them).

I need to try to get a good picture of Daphne’s hair and post it next to a picture of Norah at the same age.  For those of you who knew Norah as a baby and were thoroughly amused by her hair, I think Daphne’s is going to be the same.  Not even kidding – Norah’s hair stuck straight up for the first 3 or 4 months of her life.  It was long, too – not just 1/2 inch or so.  She had about 2 to 3 inches standing end to end.  Every where we went random people would comment, “Oh!  Look at that hair!”