The one in the middle...

is the green kangaroo. I remember reading this book when I was a child and not having ANY idea what it was like to be a middle child. I knew what it was like to be the "baby" and that's all I could really comprehend.

I never thought I would have a middle child. I always assumed that I would have 2 children. I also assumed that at least 1 of them would be a girl. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have 3 boys.

Dylan has quite the reputation around here. He is our wild one. Our goofball. Our crazy one. The nut. In many ways, he requires a lot of attention. He needs lots of hugs. Worries about us when we are not here. Needs reassurance that we love him just as much as his brothers. Even follows me when I go to the bathroom!

All said, I don't really worry about Dylan. He knows what he needs to feel loved and we give it to him. We know that he needs lots of hugs. We know if we are not at home at bedtime, we have to call and say good-night. We know that we need to tell him that we love him lots. We even know that if I go to the bathroom, he's going to follow me and stand outside the door!

I love my little kangaroo and am thankful for the role he plays in our family.


You and Me

Dear Ben,

This post is dedicated to you buddy. My big guy, my Benjamonkey, the boy who made me a mom. I just wanted to take a minute to say how proud of you I am. Once again, you have welcomed a baby into your calm and secure world without even flinching. I know that things are crazy sometimes and we need your help with things (answering phones, cleaning messes, grabbing burp clothes, etc.) but eventually things will calm down again. Thank you so much for being such a great big brother to Dylan and Cameron. Dylan looks up to you so much and I know that one day Cameron will also. I love you peanut. Thanks for being you.



Cameron is 2 months old!

Today Cameron is 2 months old. How the time goes so fast and so slow at the same time, I will never know. As I type this, I have a sleeping baby in my arms. He seems so little to me but I can't believe how much he has grown since his birth.

At 2 months:
Cameron eats around 5 times per day. Morning, lunch-ish, late after-noon, late evening and before bed. All of these are 8 ounce bottles. He's a little piggy!

Cameron is a great sleeper! He goes to bed between 10:00pm and midnight. He wakes up anytime between 7:00 -10:00am. We can't complain.

Cam loves to swing, watch his mobile and be snuggled by anyone.

He is a very easy-going baby. He only complains if he needs a bottle, changed, snuggled or just a little bit of entertainment.

Cameron is a great, but stingy, smiler. He is not quite to the stage of smiling at anything, but if you work at it, he will give you a great one.

Cam is a thumb sucker! I love the sight of a baby sucking it's little thumb (but I do not look forward to weaning another one). He doesn't care which thumb it is and occasionally will suck on a binky.

We love you little guy!


Up-dated the old blog

Today, I decided that it is time to get serious about writing things down for my kids. Although I am a MAJOR scrapbooker, I am not the greatest about remembering the little details. I want to remember the presents my children received for their birthdays, how old Cameron was when he slept through the night and how many pb&j sandwiches I made for lunch today (5 if you're wondering). I even want to remember the things the boys say that drive me CRAZY!