Monthly Archives: June 2015

3 things I learned from a concert…

Greg and I recently went to a Mumford and Sons concert on a last minute whim.  All the stars aligned and we were able to get tickets, enlist grandma to babysit and clear Greg’s work schedule to make it happen!

We were so excited to go because we love their music and…a night out??!  Fun! 

So here are the three things I learned from going to the show…

  1. Kimonos and high waisted shorts are SUPER in right now.   And I thought I was cool in my skinny jeans and trendy necklace.
  2. When my kids are older, I am never letting them leave the house…there were so many “kids” out and about and I am pretty sure my jaw was on the ground the whole time wondering “do their parents know what they are doing??!”
  3. Going to a concert that starts when I am typically getting ready for bed, and not getting home till 3 hours after I am usually asleep is NOT a smart idea to do regularly.  I paid for that late night for a solid week.  So so tired.

Otherwise that concert was awesome! I am soooo glad we went and heard such a great band that we both really like.  

   
  

     

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Clara Ann :: 4 months

  

I can’t believe Clara is already 4 months! What in the world. She is such a fun and happy baby and mostly easy going! She’s a “third child”…kind of just has to go with the flow and be entertained by the chaos that is her older siblings πŸ™‚ She isn’t an itty bitty baby anymore. Thankfully she is still little and squishy, but wow, I forgot how quickly they change and grow during this first year!  

 Schedule:

Clara’s schedule hasn’t changed too much since last month…which I appreciate. She is mostly eating every 3 hours during the day, and staying awake for 1.5-2 hours, and then napping. This cycles throughout the day several times. 

Eating:

This has also remained pretty similar to last month. Clara eats about 4 oz at every day time feeding and then eats 6 oz before bed…and sometimes more! Total ounces in a 24 hour period is 26-28 oz. I don’t know if this is high or low for a baby her age, but her thigh and arm rolls confirm that she’s not going hungry πŸ™‚ She still bottle feeds all of her feedings and sometimes will comfort nurse before nap or before bed. I really love this set up and I am so thankful that I can confidently leave her for longer periods of time with a bottle and know she will take it without batting an eye! This was not the case for so long, so it’s very refreshing! 

Sleeping:

This month Clara started sleeping through the night! I consider sleeping through the night to be at minimum an 8 hour stretch. I don’t know if that’s what a pediatrician would consider “sleeping through the night”, but that’s what I am going with. So no, she isn’t sleeping 12 hours straight, but pretty darn close! She typically goes down right around 7 pm (sometimes its a bit earlier or later depending on how she napped that day) and most nights she wakes somewhere between 3 am and 5 am. When she wakes she takes a 4 oz bottle and usually goes right back to sleep for another 3-4 hours (again this varies depending on what time she woke to eat). So she is really doing great! As far as day sleep, her first nap is usually her longest, around 1.5-2 hours and then two more naps that are usually 45-60 minutes. Can’t complain! Now if we could figure out how to get into bed by 7 pm when the kids are down, we would be getting GREAT sleep ourselves πŸ™‚ 

Likes:

  • Screaming
  • Playing in her exersaucer and playmat
  • Chewing on her hands
  • Daddy singing to her
  • Getting her nose cleaned…she literally smiles and laughs when we do it. Dream child πŸ™‚

Dislikes:

  • Mommy leaving her for naps (she gets very sad the minute we walk into her room to put her down)

Highlights:

  • Rolling over from back to belly
  • Rolling from belly to back
  • Celebrating Father’s Day
  • Sleeping through the night
  • Having her first solo playdate with Grandma Ventura
  • Making another trip to Indianapolis to visit with our Mohr family

   
  

 

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embrace the camera

      

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one word wednesday

colors.
  

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our daddy rocks!

 
It’s true!  These kids have a daddy that rocks this daddy-business! 

Before we had kids I assumed Greg would be a good dad but it’s hard to know what that may look like until you are in the midst of it.  Now that we are in the thick of it, I can confidently say that he was made to do this daddy thing and we are so very blessed for it.

   
  

            
Happy Father’s Day, Greg!  

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celebrate!

I can’t believe that we now have a couple of three year olds living in our house!   This weekend we celebrated Joshua and Sophia turning three!

We decided, instead of a party, that we would have a special mommy/daddy/Joshua/Sophia day!  We dropped baby Clara off at my parent’s house and then took the big kiddos for a fun day at the zoo!  

   
                      

After we spent time at the zoo we headed home to open some gifts and have cake!  We wanted the sugar rush to wear off before bed so we did cake before dinner :). This year the kids have very specific, different interests so we wanted that to be reflected in their cakes and gifts etc.  They are twins but couldn’t be any more different πŸ™‚

So we have a tutu ballerina cake for Fia and a dump truck cake for Joshy.  They were a hit.

   

  

  

  


The kids played with their new toys and we called it a day!

   

 

It was a fun and special day celebrating our big kids!  More on them turning 3, soon….  

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one word wednesday

superhero!

  

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