Marteney Love
Our life as a family of 5!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Girl Room- The Baby is Gone!

Last nap with binky.
January 2nd Madison got rid of all things baby in her life. She had her last day with her binky and last night in her crib. For those of you who are not aware, Madison was very attached to her binkies. They have been her comfort when sad, hurt, sick, for snuggle time, or just because. There was even a period of time where she would fall down just so she could cry and ask for her binky. I think I was probaby just as attached to it. It was an easy solution to a crying girl in the car or public place. We started 3days before by cutting the tips of of her binkies one at a time. She would just look at it and say binky broken and throw it in the bathroom garbage. I was quite stunned at how easy it was. The last one was her prized Fufly(Butterfly) binky. That one she held a second longer, took one last suck and away it went. She talked about her broken binky for a few more days but she never even really cried that night. Mom on the other hand held her over her crib one last time and prayed over her with tears running down my face. It was a bittersweet moment as my baby girl was growing up. That night seemed to mark a big turning point towards 2 new babies joining our family and Madison becoming a big sister.

The next day Madison spent her nap at Nana and Poppy's while we put her new big girl room together. She was so excited when she walked in. She has slept great in her new bed although she has fallen off the bottom 2 times. We have a rail on the long side but somehow she manages to get upside down an roll off. The floor is now padded with pillows.
Below are pictures of her new room. Starting by looking in the door and moving left.

Here are a few more fun pictures of our big girl.

Christmas Morning

She loves to wear sunglasses.

On our first walk of '09. She was so glad to get outside.

Snugglin with Milo.

Favorite hat from Jason and Nicole. She has worn it for a week straight everywhere.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

4th Folder, 4th Picture- Kephart Blessings!

Several of my friends have done this so I thought I would join in.
Look through your pictures and open your 4th folder and the 4th picture in that folder is what your blog entry will be about.

I was excited to see the smiling faces of our dear friends Jason and Nicole. This was New Years Eve '05. Just hours before '06. The thing I loved about this night is that this was our last big party before any kids joined our lives. We all had no clue how much our lives would change in the near future.

Madison calls them Uncle Jason and Auntie Cole. They are some of her favorite people. Jason has helped out a bit by bringing her little treats(her fave Chocolate Raisens) when he comes to visit.

This is also a great way to introduce them to the blogging world. They just recently started a blog called Kephart Blessings. Check it out. We love you guys! You are definitely a blessing to us.

Friday, January 02, 2009

We would like to introduce...

Micah John & Mason Russell

Thank you all so much for the overwhelming number of votes. It was fun to see everyone's opinions come through. The names we chose ended up being the first combination we came up with. And one of the top 2 voted on.
Both babies are measuring right on track and weight about 8oz each. I am starting to feel much better but getting a bit more uncomfortable. The fun part is that the babies are both starting to move much more.
This week we bought the babies crib bedding. Madison is moving into a big girl bed tomorrow and the nursery set up can begin. Watch for pictures of both rooms sometime soon.

Here I am at 3months

And looking a bit more exhausted after traveling at 4months.

Just for comparison. With Madison at 4months. Definitely bigger this time. :)

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