Friday, October 8, 2010

5 Short Weeks.....

It is hard to believe that Tula is 5 weeks and 2 days old. I feel like time is flying by and I am standing still in shock. Once Ivy was born life seemed to move a bit too quick but having a second baby has proven to make life speed up even faster. Message to life: SLOW THE HECK DOWN!!! (I am sure if I say that out loud my 3 year old will be repeating it in an instance!) In 5 weeks Tula has grown and already started changing and I am sure in the next 5 weeks that will continue to happen! So far here's what's been going on in Miss Tula's life :)

We have realized (once again) that Daddy's sweetheart most definitely has Daddy's brow line. We joke that our children will need botox by the age of 12 :) Totally joking- I will love their little forehead wrinkles just like I love my husband's!!

Tula is sleeping great!! We are using this great co-sleeper that attaches to our bed and love the convenience of being right there. With Ivy this wasn't necessary because she was two steps away, but with more space between our rooms I wanted her right there. During the day she is flexible to sleep wherever and eats every 3 hours in the morning and every 2 hours in the evening. We started our sleep routine this week and she goes 4 to 5 hours. Last night was glorious.... she ate at 8:30 and 1:40 and then 5:45!!
Go Tula :) Mommy loves that sleep!!

Tula loves resting in her big bed and listening to the music on her mobile. (While sucking on her paci.... yes, we have another paci girl but she has made it clear she will be taking none other than the green paci!!) Ivy loves being able to stand on a stool and show Tula all of her toys and books while Tula lays safe and sound in her crib.

Love this picture of Tula and Jack hanging out! Yes, this is the paci that Tula informed me that she will not be using. Funny story- (I wanted to wean her from the hospital paci since the soothies in the store are NOT the same as the one they give you at the hospital.... but Tula had plans of her own!) I tried the MAM first since that is what Ivy loved. It was a no go. Then I tried the Nuk since I have several friend's who use this kind. For two days Tula seemed to like the Nuk until a tummy ache hit. She cried and wouldn't even use the paci to console her. So I thought well, maybe (just maybe!!) she will take the green one. Oh my goodness.... she grabbed the sides and sucked on that little paci for dear life.... I am talking 2 hours!! Until I took it out for her to eat and she screamed like she was saying "Don't you ever take that paci from me again!!!" So the hospital paci it is.... and they sell them at the Central Baptist gift shop thank goodness!

Tula is ready for fall with her little toboggan on! She enjoyed getting outside with the cooler temperatures. We have taken lots of walks and went to the park a few times. Too bad this weekend is going to get steamy again.... so we will bust out the short sleeves and put the hat away!
In 5 short weeks, my heart has grown by a million. I love this little girl to pieces!


  1. Love this post---especially the pic of her in the hat!

  2. I LOVED this post too and the hat picture:) I also LOVE the paci story. I was cracking up reading it because it totally reminds me of us....and how we constantly "talk or interrupt" life for Corin. I can just totally hear us saying something about "mom, don't you ever take this paci away from me again" Too funny.

    We did successfully wean C from the green paci though. She is taking the Nuk now but does not seem to LOVE the pac like our other girls did. She makes this dramatic gagging noise sometimes when I put in her mouth, like she is thinking..."quit putting that thing in my mouth that does not give me milk."

    Babies are so funny. Tula is adorable and I love how small she looks in her bed. Her bedding is also so super cute. And I agree, it is so amazing how much your heart grows in love for each of your children. It feels like my heart is filled to overflowing and then it grows even more.

  3. I meant "interpret" not "interrupt." :)

  4. she's gettin bigger! can't wait to see her again.

  5. She looks so darn cute in her hat!!

  6. Tula looks just like Greg in the brow line picture. She is sooo cute! And I love that hat and her green paci. She is adorable.


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