Thursday, May 24, 2012

Throw Up Thursday

This morning started out a little rough. Bellie threw up her eggs that she had for breakfast and I can tell her stomach's a little off kilter today. Poor girl. I have a feeling she may be having another constipation problem like she did a few months ago. We haven't been as strict on her diet lately, and perhaps that's what's going on. Poor baby. Here she is eating Daddy's her breakfast and smooching her favorite (mine, too!) man.

Our favorite boy had a pretty good day. Minus all the screaming in Walmart, where I had to carry him in one arm and push the cart with the other, while trying not to look like I was completely overwhelmed. I'm only 16 days in with this parenting of multiple children, so I've gotta suck it up, right?

Monday, May 21, 2012

The First 2 Weeks

It's been a crazy couple of weeks around here, getting used to the new normal of two children. Bob and I often tell each other that we can't believe we have two children! We are so blessed!

Bobby, or "Bear" as he is called by his daddy, is such a good-natured boy. He is so easy and laid back. A great sleeper and eater, too! It's just a world of difference caring for his newborn self than it was caring for Isabelle. She didn't sleep that great and was a lot more high maintenance. He's just the opposite. (Thank you, Lord!)

Night time is going superbly! He gets up usually once or twice a night, and I can lay him back down awake, and he'll fall asleep on his own. Last night, he got a little too wiggly though and turned himself sideways in his swing. So, tonight we move him to his crib in his own room! He's only 13 days old! Huge difference again...Isabelle was 15 months old. Ah.

Isabelle loves her baby brother. She kisses him repeatedly several times a day. If he's crying, she starts to cry and point to him until I go pick him up. It's like she's letting me know he's crying. Several times now, she has woken up from a nap and he's the first thing on her mind. She has to go find him. A few times, she has tried to sit on top of him if he's in his car seat or swing. She loves to switch pacifiers with him. She also likes to pinch him though, too. So, I have to watch her like a hawk.

Climbing in brother's car seat

Pushing brother in the swing

Speaking of watching her, I have realized just how active she is! I don't know why I never noticed it before. She loves to climb up on the end tables and furniture. She loves to get into everything. She's so active! No wonder I'm tired!

I'm not the only one who's tired

We have a coffee (cup) lover..

 We took her to the park recently for the first time. She loved exploring the place and looking at the animals.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Delicious Breakfast courtesy of Rae Rae

Bellie likes the baby equipment again

My delicious Mother's Day breakfast courtesy of my husband!

Bellie letting me know her brother is crying

He is a GREAT sleeper!!!

Bellie says no video games for Dad!

Four Generations! Robert W. Carpenter, Sr., Jr., III, and IV!

Just before heading to the hospital Sunday night, May 6th. (40w 6 days)

Bobby and his decor!

Grandkids! (One more on the way due in August)

Bobby and Grandma Pajunen

Bobby and Great-Grandpa Carpenter

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Melt My Heart

Well, our first night at home with our boy has been pretty crazy. It's 4:45am, and I've slept maybe 20 minutes. But, this picture reminds me of how blessed I am to share my life with these three.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Introducing Bobby!

    We welcomed our son, Robert Wayne IV at 3:23am weighing 8lb, 7.8 oz and 21 inches long. I was induced Sunday evening around 6pm, so it was a long process and I'm thrilled it's over!

My "push gift" from my sweet love. One side says Isabelle, the other has her birthdate and her birthstone. He just ordered Bobby's pendant for me, too!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jesus Loves Me

        It's never too early to start teaching a little one about the love Jesus has for them. So, I decided to sing "Jesus Loves Me" to Bellie yesterday. After about 3 times of singing it, she joined in. Not too shabby and pretty doggone cute. I can't wait until she understands what she's singing! (Too bad I couldn't capture the whole song though. Oh well.)

Friday, May 4, 2012


A couple more things to add for the week..

Yesterday, Bob completed his final assignment for his Bachelor's degree!! Woo hoo!! He even let me be the one to hit the "submit" button for it! It was a nice moment that I won't forget! Speaking of degrees, my brother-in-law, Ivan, graduated from Michigan State yesterday with his doctorate! We now have TWO Dr. Morrises in the family! Can't wait to celebrate with Bob and Ivan next weekend at our family celebration!

Today, Isabelle climbed into the tub again while I was in the shower. Silly girl.

This afternoon, my friend Victoria surprised me with a box of Krispy Kreme donuts and a very sweet card! It was so awesome!

Tonight is small group. We haven't been in a while, and probably won't be able to go for awhile since Bobby's coming soon. But, we're looking forward to hanging out with our friends tonight, and Bob especially is looking forward to not having to feel like he needs to hurry to get home to work on homework or something.

Have a great weekend!


BCIV is definitely taking his time to arrive. Thankfully, we have a plan in place! I went to the doctor yesterday, and we've scheduled an induction for Sunday night. So, if all goes accordingly, baby should be here Monday or Tuesday. We can't wait!

Last night, my sweetie nearly cut the entire tip of his thumb off while making me dinner!!! It was an awful sight! He's tough of course, but I wanted to cry. I think there has only been one other time where I've seen him in a scary situation, and the first one was when we had first started dating and he took a drink of water and started choking (he'd say coughing, I say choking...) ugh, just thinking about all this turns my stomach. I hate seeing my best friend in pain. UGH!!! (He had just surprised me with Oreo's, too..what a sweet treasure he is.) I need to change the subject.

The other day Isabelle and I went for a walk and happened to see some ducks in a field. She loved looking at them.

We have a rhubarb plant in our backyard, so yesterday I made a pie with it. It's a good thing I made it in the morning because it was 89 degrees outside in the afternoon and our house was roasting the rest of the day. I was a hot mess.

As for Isabelle's sleeping update...the last two nights she's slept through the night again! Hallelujah! Last night we had some major storms that even woke Bob and I up several times, but she slept through it all. Crazy!

Well, that's about all we've been up to this week. I'm so glad it's the weekend, and not just any weekend, but the weekend where hopefully the induction will work! (Pray with me that it does, cause it didn't with Isabelle.)_