It is so hard to believe our little man is 6 weeks old! Time is seriously flying since I had him. He is growing so much and is gaining little thigh rolls that make me so happy! His cheeks are rounding out and he is just the cutest little thing. I could seriously stare at him all day. He is Hampton’s little twin, let me tell you. We can’t get over every facial expression and how much he looks like Hamp. I do think he may have blue eyes, though! I am SO excited!! My other babies inherited my brown eyes, but I am thankful that we will have a blue (or hazel) eyed child like their daddy’s pretty eyes!
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It’s the season for Holiday Gift Guides and I am having way too much fun searching online for the best gift ideas for everyone. This year, I have been looking for baby, toddlers, women, men and now more specifically, the new mom in your life. I just had a baby 4 weeks ago (how has it already ben 4 weeks?) and I have so many friends and cousins who just had babies or are currently pregnant, so I have new moms on the brain.
Christmas is finally here! My kids ( mostly Hamp) are so excited this year which is making it even more fun than it normally is! Hampton is so into every detail. He wanted to decorate the tree “by himself” #threenager, and he loves turning the lights on every night! Sophie has learned a thing or two from watching him. I walked into her eating one of my Auburn ornaments. Yes, eating it. Things are looking up, through. She is now only pulling the ornaments off the tree and no longer eating them. Baby steps, people.
I realized over Thanksgiving that things have been so crazy and I haven’t even mentioned we are completely in our new home! We have absolutely loved it so far! We have great neighbors who have kids a few years older than Hamp and Sophie, but a couple of houses down, there are kids their age. All of the kids play great outside together and my kids have loved being right next to our neighborhood playground. It is so convenient and has been really wonderful. We are still unpacking and honestly, probably will be for a while, but the downstairs is pretty much put together now and we are so looking forward to hosting people in our house again! That is probably the thing we have missed most over this last year.
Our first outing, like mosts peoples, was to the doctor. Hampton and Sophie both had checkups scheduled for today, so we were able to bring Weston for his newborn appointment as well. 3 babies + 3 checkups + 3 shots + no sleep = a lot of fun, let me tell you! When Sophie is tired, she tends to get really hyper and delirious. She was screaming and running all around the waiting room. Hampton was testing me big time, and Weston was okay. He cried a little bit, but for the most part, he did great! Ryan and I struggled because we have only been sleeping about 2 hours a night since coming home from the hospital. Mr. Weston has his days and nights mixed up, but we are working on changing that. We treated the kids to Chick fil A afterwards which made us all feel a little better.
We had every intention on throwing Hampton a birthday party this year, but with our move and the baby coming literally any day, we weren’t able to make it happen. I promised him that we would make it really special by taking him to lunch anywhere he wanted and to the zoo! It ended up being the perfect day to go to the zoo because it was so cool outside! The zoo was all decorated for Halloween which was another added bonus! The kids loved all of the pumpkins! Hampton was totally set on riding the rhinoceros… bless him.
Pinch me! My baby boy is three years old today. In some ways it feels like it has been every bit of three years and in some ways it feels like I had him yesterday. Looking back at photos of him seems like it all just happened, and yet, here we are. Motherhood is funny like that, I guess.
…It’s true. Even though Hampton is almost 3 now, our little nickname for our first two kids when they are acting like crazy people is “two under two.” The last few days, we have been going non-stop. I have officially hit “I’m about to have a baby and haven’t done anything to prepare” mode, and it happened to hit me about the same time that my kids outgrew all of their shoes, planning for Hampton’s birthday and a million other little things we have going on this week. Adding to our crazy, I have been due for an iPhone upgrade for 2 months now, but because our nearest Apple store keeps running out of phones, it took me until yesterday to actually get mine. We have been checking in every day to see if they had the gold iPhone, and they finally got it in the store, which meant a very last minute trip to Birmingham.
Lately, Hampton and Sophie have been very possessive with their snacks. A few weeks ago, Hampton taught Sophie how to say “mine” and now it has become kind of a game with them. Not always a pleasant game. Sometimes they are playing and laughing over it, but other times they are really starting to fight over their precious snacks. They sneak each other’s when they run out, “mine, mine, mine.” I guess it’s a pretty normal sibling thing, but it is kind of funny hearing it from a two and one-year old. Toddler snack time is serious, folks.