Friday, April 29, 2016

Welcome Bennett

Here I am right before I change into my gown and get things going. We went into the hospital at midnight, started the pitocin a few hours later and waited. I was expecting things to progress a little quicker than they did, but it all went smoothly, so that's good. This is the first time in all of my pregnancies that I felt my water break. It was like a pop. And after that, it started to happen fast. At 9:04 am Bennett Marshall made his grand entrance. He weighed 6 lbs 7 oz. (the smallest of all my kids) and 19 inches long. We are all in love.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I had taken these pictures of the kids right before I had Bennett. Just wanted to say a few things about each of them.
Getting Perry to nap has been a battle. In order for this to happen, I have had to lay in bed next to her. On the one hand, it's inconvenient, but on the other hand it's ok. Being 9 months pregnant, I am super tired. This way I get a nap too. Notice how she is clinging to my arm as she sleeps. To say she is attached is an understatement.

We took a trip to the Botanic Gardens and had a great time walking the trails. The flowers were in full bloom and beautiful.

Davis is such a funny kid. He is constantly asking questions. And he tries very hard to figure things out. He loves talking to people and telling them everything he knows. Also, whenever he gets to do something fun or gets something, he'll say, "Mom, I'm a lucky duck!"

What to say about this kid...She is full of spunk. She has a mind of her own and gives major attitude. I'll ask her to do something and the response I get is, "ugh! Fine." At the same time, I'll say something and she'll say, "Yes maam." You just never know with her. Potty Training has been hell with her. Nothing motivates her. I finally have been making her go pantless. We've done it the past few days and she hasn't had any accidents. But when I put her pullup back on if we have to leave the house, she'll go right back to peeing in her diaper. I don't get her. I just hope something will click and soon!
Sweet Elliot. This girl is always happy. She finally lost her first tooth. She has been waiting forever. The Tooth Fairy left her $1 in quarters and she was thrilled.