Sunday, January 30, 2011

Family of Four for Four Months!

This is a post I have been wanting to do for almost a month now. Callie will be 5 months in 3 days so I guess I am running out of time ;).  Being a family of 4 has truly satisfied my heart in ways that I could not imagine.  Before Callie was born I would think to myself a lot about how Eli would love to have a sibling to play with.  Here we are 4 months in and we are truly on the ride of our life!

Life is much much busier with 2 kids but so fulfilling.  I could brag on my kids forever!  Callie has been sleeping 12 hours every night since she was just about 3 months old and that has been such a blessing!  Our days with the kids start about 7am and go full steam until about 8:30pm.  Of course there are some naps here and there but LOTS of play!

Eli comes in our room every morning when he wakes up with some assortment of his animal friends.  This picture was taken when he decided to bring them all!  This is his Larry Pirate, Jake (the dog), Gilly (the alligator and his best friend), Gummi Bear (which he named), and "Da Bear" which he named too.  Da Bear has a guitar strapped to him too.  

Eli loves playing with Callie and just being around he in general.  He feels really strange when she is not with him.  The past 2 months he has really grown into an awareness that we are a family.  He has fully understood that the 4 of us belong to each other and have a special bond.  This has been a fun process to watch including him asking me multiple times, "are you my mommy?"  So funny! I always want to respond, YES!  And I have the stretch marks to prove it!  But thats not exactly why he's asking!  haha

This pic of the 2 kids was taken by my mom when she was babysitting recently.  Eli told her, "Take our picture!" and he got down next to her. LOVE THIS!!!!!!

Just a typical day hanging out together at home.  Callie loves to be held and will let the fire of her cries out if you don't hold her enough (according to her internal standard I guess).  So Eli runs around and plays on the couch with us.

My smiley girl!  Its so easy to make her smile and we LOVE to do it! I know I'm biased but I think she is the most beautiful girl in the world.

My little man of God!  He LOVES to strike a pose for the camera.  

Callie and Daddy.  This picture makes me delight in how he delights in her and that she LOVES being with him.

The sweet moments that will be gone in a blink and I will cherish forever.  I don't get to hold her while she's sleeping a lot because there always seems to be so much to do.  But when I can I take the moment because I know she won't be a baby for long.

Um..seriously!  So cute!

As Callie comes into her fifth month she is in 9 and 12 month clothes!  Cannot believe how big she is.  Eli was big like this too but for some reason I thought she would be smaller.  At 4 months and 22 days she weighed 17 lbs and was 27 3/4 inches long!  So 91% on weight and 99% on height.  My goodness!  These 4 months have flown by and I cannot wait to see what the next 4+ will bring!

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