What a crazy month we’ve had! We planned our first family vacation for just the 5 of us, took the kids to Legoland, and then I planned my own moms vacation! We’re finally home…for another 3 weeks until our next 5 day vacation! haha. This little baby of mine is growing TOO fast!! It’s hard to believe in a few short months we will be celebrating his first birthday! Ahh, I don’t know if my mama heart can handle it! It’s hard knowing this IS my last baby and trying to soak in all off the baby goodness! ( That’s another post coming soon!) For now, here is what this little babe has been up to and his stats!
This post is sponsored by Gerber®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We’ve really dived into food with Kaizer in the past couple of months. He LOVES eating! Getting him his essential foods for healthy brain development is very important to Ethan and I. All of our boys started out eating oatmeal cereal at four months and have progressed with trying different foods!
Do you ever get really excited that it’s the weekend!? I know I do like 90% of the time! Ethan’s gone for the weekend but that isn’t going to stop me from having fun with the kids and hopefully getting some stuff done around the house. We also like to lounge around and watch movies! Who doesn’t love being in their PJs all day!!
This house of ours has been busy and sick the past couple of weeks! I’ve been a little MIA but just know I’ve been loving on all of my babes and getting ready for us to go on our family vacation to California! Do you ever feel super stressed when planning a vacation? Like what are you going to be doing? what all do we need to take? What’s the weather really going to be like? I’ve been a little stressed but so excited to finally have a little vacay with all of my boys!
Weight: 16lbs 1 oz
Height: 29 in
Sleeping Patterns: He’s been sleeping pretty much through the night and has recently been waking up around 5 or 5:30am
Eating Habits: He’s a piglet!! He still nurses multiple times a day and has been eating breakfast lunch and dinner.
New Foods: Peas, cheese puff things, toast, pancakes
New Discoveries: This baby loves pushing the walker around. I was hoping he would start walking….never but it seems he might be an early walker like the other boys.
Accomplishments: Kaizer feeds himself his cut up food, walking with his walker, and says dada baba and mama.
Places We’ve Been: I think we’ve been to the same usual place but in a few weeks we’re all going to California!
Special Memories: Just experiencing life with this boy has been a special memory!
A mother will always say how much she loves each one of her children, which is totally the truth, but another truth is, your first born will hold a special place. This first baby of yours is what made you a mother. All of your trials and errors and even your accomplishments as a mother were made with your first born. You pushed yourself and made it through and are probably more prepared for your second then you ever were the first time around.
Why are these kids getting so big! Kai is seven months, Knox just turned two, and Kellan is about to turn 4 in a couple of short weeks!! My babies are getting bigger and I don’t know how to handle it. It’s like a bitter sweet moment looking forward to your kids going to school but not wanting them to grow up…like ever!
A few weeks ago I was talking on my Instagram Stories about when I went to the grocery store and this lady asked me how old my kids were and I told her, ” 3, 2, and 6 months.” and she replied with, “WOW, you don’t waste any time.” Then she asked me what the gender was of the baby, and I told her, “I have 3 boys.” Without skipping a beat she immediately came back with, “I don’t envy you.”
She went on to tell me how she has two girls and one boy and her son was the hardest child. Her daughters were basically angels and her son was always rambunchus and was jumping off of stuff and was just too wild.
I usually don’t let stuff people say bother me about the kids but for some reason this just really stuck with me.
“I DON’T ENVY YOU!”
I get comments ALL.THE.FREAKING.TIME. about having three boys.
Things like, “When are you going to be trying for that girl?”
“You have your hands full with all of those boys.”
“Boys are so crazy, you need a sweet little girl.”
“Are you disappointed you have all boys?”
I could go on and on..
When you’re a parent to just one gender I’m sure you hear these things all the time. My boys are just what I wanted and needed. I have NEVER been disappointed finding out the gender of each one of my babes. In fact, I’m excited every time because I know these boys of mine are going to be best friends for life.
Did I dream when I was a little girl that one day I would be a mommy to a little girl of my own, Sure! I thought we would wear matching clothes and do all of the fun things that mothers and daughters do together, like my mom and I did and still do.
But the fact is, I don’t want you to envy me. I am so lucky to have the life and kids that I have and wouldn’t trade anything. I would do this all over again, three boys and all!
When I was pregnant with Kellan I just never imagined that I would have a little boy. When we came home from finding out I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to have a little boy and do all of the things little boys love! Finding out Knox was a little boy was a huge relief. Not because I didn’t want a daughter but because I know it would be easier on us as a family not only financially but the boys would always have each other to do those things with. Kaizer was just icing on the cake! All three of my boys will be best friends, play sports, and just wrestle with one another.
So if you see a mom with all of her daughters, or all of her sons, or a mom with one of each gender just know she’s more than happy with the kids that she has. And I guarantee she wouldn’t have it any other way.