Tuesday, October 16, 2012

4 month Update!

Ella Jane,
You are absolutly adorable.  You have recently found a your voice.  You make little ooo and ahh noises.  Daddy and I have nicknamed you our screech owl because its a high pitched noise!  You are smiling more and more, and you love to just be sitting on someone's lap taking it all in.  You are fascinated by your jumperoo.  You are eating the same amount as brother now.  When we took you to get your shots, a waterfall flooded from your eyes.  It broke your Daddy's heart. You have a soulful look with those large, green/blue eyes.  I can just stare at you.  You already know what you like and what you don't like, and aren't afraid to let your father and I know.  I love this about you.  I imagine when you are older you will want to be independent.  You love your highchair and being at eye level with Dad and I at the table.  Each morning when I go to get you out of bed you always have the biggest mouth wide open smile.  I praise God for giving us such a sweet and soulful daughter!

Where to begin? You are the happiest baby I've ever met!  When you are taking your bottle and we smile at you, you can't help but smile back.  Sometimes I have to catch myself, because I want you to keep eating:)  There are times you are fussing, and we will do something to make you smile and immediately you switch from fussy to laughing.  You are such a delight!  You babble back and forth with us, and have recently realized you have a twin sister!  When she's in the jumperoo and your in the exersaucer you love to stare right at her, and recently you have smiled at her while making eye contact! Way too cute.  You are a big boy -- 16 lbs! When you got your finger pricked at the doctor, you didn't even cry!  Again just a testament to what a happy, laid back baby you are.  I'm so excited to see your personality keep coming out.  Thanks for filling our days with laughter and smiles.  I praise God for giving us such a happy baby boy!

Love you both,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A note to Daddy from his little bears

Friday, October 05, 2012

16 weeks!

It's fall here! Our favorite season for a few reasons.  The weather in TN is fantastic, football, pumpkin flavored coffee, and our favorite reason of all...my Mr. and I got married! 

The babies seem officially "older."  They love going on outings now.  We call them "field trips".  They like going out to dinner, walking around Best Buy, and taking walks.  Love seeing them take in all the new sights, sounds, and smells of someplace new. 

This weekend we are going on their biggest adventure yet - a roadtrip to meet their great grandparents in Middle TN!  We are all so excited! 

So what's new in the life of Franklin & Ella??

- sleeping 11 - 12 hours consistently each night, with their last feeding at 10:30pm

- taking baths in their big boy/girl bathtub and playing with bath toys!

- Franklin rolled over three times on 9/25

- They are both jibber jabbering a lot more

- Their feedings have lengthened out to every 3.5-4 hours

- Their new favorite game is the "blanket game"

Love them both to pieces.  When I'm rocking them right after their baths, I love smelling their little heads.  I know they will just keep getting bigger and bigger now so I'm taking in every moment and treasuring it!  Thank you Lord for our two sweet children!