Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree....

It's been our tradition the last couple years to go and get our tree the day after thanksgiving. This year that was totally our plan, but when all three kids woke up with colds, we ended up pushing our plan back a day.

On Saturday afternoon we stuffed all the kids in the back of papa's truck and headed out to find our 2 christmas trees! We always end up getting two; one for the front room for all the kids ornaments, and one for our living room for our more grown up and spaced out (ie, not all on one branch like my children love to do) ornaments.

We went to a place down the road that has any size nobel for $15. It ended up that these trees were tall! I'm talking the shortest tree probably being 9 feet. We ended up cutting a tree a foot or two up and still cutting almost another foot off at home to fit our 9 foot ceilings!

We also usually decorate our tree that same night, but with three kids under 4 and everyone feeling sick it took us yet another day to get our act together and get decorated.

The kids were so excited, and kept running around yelling about the lights and getting glitter everywhere :)

We put all three kids in their matching christmas jammies and got this sweet picture of them in front of the tree. Who are we kidding; we actually bribed them with candy and this is the most decent picture out of the zillion we took. We also almost had a baby dropping incident as well. Poor Tucker ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

4 Months!

Our little man is 4 months old!

Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz (50th percentile)
Height: 25.25" (50th percentile)

-Wearing 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers
-Consistently rolling from tummy to back, and beginning to try to roll from back to tummy.

-Tucker had his first real belly laugh this month! He was cooing and giggling at Claire on our way down the stairs, and then when she started to dance around he let out a nice big laugh. He has yet to do it again, but still coo's and makes little giggle noises here and there.

-We started the month with some rough sleeping, most likely due to the infamous 4 month sleep regression. We were trying it all, and after finally getting a good routine for naps and bedtime, and a tiny bit of sleep training, we are mostly back on track! Our typical night is bath, feed, books, and into bed by 8:00pm. We do a dream feed at 10 when we head to bed, and then Tucker is usually up to eat again around 2:30-3:00am, then back to sleep and up again anywhere between 6:00-7:00am.

-Tucker had his first Thanksgiving, first cold, and first Christmas tree hunt this month. The poor little guy was pretty miserable for a day or two with his cold!