We have an awesome gal that will be taking the girls pictures periodically to help me capture these special months and I could not be happier with how it is going! These pictures are from last week. We created our own pumpkin patch feel and I think they are precious. If you need a family photographer check out Becky Opp with Greygill Photography. What a special gift.
Most importantly, we celebrated dedicating our girls at church this past weekend. I was very emotional not only reflecting on where we have come in all these months but to see all of family that were present for their dedication. My parents, my brother, Bryan’s parents, his sister and husband, Bryan’s grandmother Nanny Cakes who is visiting from Ohio, and three sets of my aunts and uncles. The girls looked precious and it was such a special day. Surprisingly, they slept all the way through the church service. Well, Camdyn and Emily did. Avery sat on Nana’s (Bryan’s mom) lap and chewed on her purse handles. Already a purse lover. My kind of girl.
Here is a recent update on our crazy, fast moving girls! Both Avery and Camdyn are not only crawling they are pulling up which means lots of spills and falls, bumps and bumping into each other. Fortunately, the cries last about ten seconds before they move onto the next toy on the floor. They are becoming more interested in each other which is awesome for Mommy! I recently downloaded an app on my Ipad that has animals and noises on it and they literally went nuts! They loved it. I saw a report recently that said that 10 percent of babies have been exposed to the Ipad. I guess include us in that bunch. Technology is great but I also think its important to expose them to the old school things like blocks and actual books. haha.
We battled our first ear infections, which was first misdiagnosed as teething. The girls were up all night long for about a week. Bryan and I felt like we did when they first came home. It was exhausting. Avery would wake up and just cry. It was heartbreaking. I knew something else was going on. That is why you trust your gut and find answers. Ironically, Emily and Avery both had infections in their left ear. Camdyn was clean as a whistle, so she may have been up for the sympathy of her sisters. With some antibiotics and ear drops we are on the road to recovery and back sleeping. Mommy and Daddy thank you and glad you are feeling better.
Update on Avery: We we took the girls in for their ears, Avery weighed in at 16 pounds, 7 ounces. Her little chubby cheeks and belly lead us to believe she weighed more but we are excited none the less that she is growing so well. She loves to climbs on everything including people and especially likes to pinned down her sisters. The other girls don’t like it but I can’t help but laugh when I watch her do it. She is defiantly a little spark plug. Loves her jumper and just laughes and laughes at herself. She loves attention that is for sure. The pic of her in the carseat is on the way to the doctor. Not too thrilled huh. But, at least she rocked a cute hairbow.
Update on Camdyn: Camdyn weighed just three ounces shy of Avery at 16 pounds, 4 ounces. I feel she is the whinest still but can make herself really happy in a flash. Daddy always loves to say, “Cam, Cam, CAM CAM!” in a high pitched voice and her mouth just drops open with a huge smile. She is sitting up well and just as mobile as Avery. She has been my most accident prone so far – against the couch, against the crib and against toys. I am sure she will find her groove soon.
Update on Emily: Miss Em was a whopping 15 pounds. Far cry from two pounds, 11 ounces! She is right on track with her sisters. She is leaning to one side to sit herself up and slowing moving that army crawl into a bigger crawl. Slowly but shirley she will get there. She loves to lay on her back and push her feet up against the baby gate I have literally around the entire parameter of the living room. She is usually very content, besides the ear infection that is…
Another journey we are taking in the near future is that of home builders! It is no question we will need more space, so we are taking the first steps to building our dream home in 2012-2013. We love our neighborhood, so we purchased a lot in the new development. Just down the street from our current house. We are so excited! We didn’t want to move too far from our parents. We are perfectly situated about five miles from both sets of parents.
We also attended our first birthday party last weekend. Our friends the Nevels twins – Sophie and Campbell turned 1. I can’t believe we will be doing the same in just four short months. Wow how time flies….
Healthy and Happy,
Triple Blessings, the Coys