Saturday, December 27, 2008

Three months!

OMG, my baby is three months old already! I really cannot believe it! It's just going by way too fast! As usual, here are his monthly pics!


Giggling!!

I finally got Peyton on video giggling! I guess he's been doing it for about a week now. He's very ticklish, so tickling his belly and neck usually gets him laughing. This was with a little vibrating toy and he just thought it was so funny!!

video

PRESENTS!!

As promised, here are some pics of the boys opening presents Christmas morning!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Random Pictures!

Here are some random pictures I've taken over the last month or so!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Christmas gets more and more fun each year as the boys get older!

They were SOOOO excited this morning, OMG!

Last night, we went to Todd's cousin, Ryan and Leigh's house. They have two little boys and they all love to play together! So, we didn't get home until about 9:00 and by the time they calmed down, it was almost 10:00 when they fell asleep! That's when Mr. and Mrs. Claus went into action!

Will has this awesome train set called GeoTrax and it's been in the attic for about 6 months now because it totally took over our dining room and Cameron kept destroying it. Will has been begging us to get it down and put it together. Santa brought him a new addition to it, so we set the whole thing back up. For those that aren't familiar with GeoTrax, there are seriously 50 different ways to set it all up! Quite frustrating and overwhelming!! It took us about two hours and I'm still not completely happy with it, but oh well!

Santa brought Cameron a Big Wheel! So, Todd is trying to put it together, which by the way, was not very easy and gets to the "big wheel" and we find out we're missing two pretty important parts. Thanks Amazon.com! So, we weren't able to put it together and I'll have to call tomorrow and get them to send me the missing parts. Nothing like setting up a "big" toy on Christmas Eve only to find out you can't. I wasn't very happy, lemme tell ya! Thankfully, Cameron could care less and doesn't understand the whole "Santa" concept, so it's all good for now! He'll be excited when we finally get it together though!

So, Todd and I didn't get to bed until after 1am. Fast forward to 4am and Will is standing next to the bed, right in my face, saying "Mommy, Santa Claus came last night!!!!!" I wanted to throw up! Haha! Three hours of sleep is not good! So, I told him Santa wasn't done yet and he better go back to sleep! He did, thank goodness! Cam was up around 5:30, but stayed in bed. Then, we were ALL up (well, minus Peyton) at 6:30 opening presents! My house looks like a tornado hit it!! Toys are everywhere and we have no more room!! I think it's time to have a garage sale and get rid of LOTS of toys! It's outta control!

So, anyways...it was such a great morning! Just seeing the excitement on their faces...it's priceless! And it will only get better! Next year will definitely be lots of fun!

Today we are going to Mimi's house for lunch. And of course, they'll get more presents! Oh, to be a kid again...

I haven't uploaded pics yet, but as soon as I do, I'll post them!

Merry Christmas!!

I'm such a slacker!

I know, I know! I'm a slacker! I've been terrible about keeping up with this!

I went back to work on December 2 and it's just been complete chaos since then! It really is an adjustment being back at work. Mornings can be SO hectic sometimes! I wake up around 5 and try my best to get myself ready before the boys wake up. Then, hopefully by 6, I'm waking Peyton up and feeding him (which takes 30 minutes) and then Will and Cameron get up and Todd will help get them dressed and it's a race to get out the door by 6:45. Heck, even getting all three kids in the car takes about 10 minutes! And just forget it if one of them (usually Will) wakes up in a bad mood, it just makes the morning even more stressful! But, we're surviving and it'll get easier! It has too, right???!!!

I'll be better about keeping this up to date!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Month Appointment

Peyton had his two month appointment this morning. He did really good! His stats:
Weight - 13.3 (90%)
Height - 23.75 (75%)
Head - 16.25 (75%)

He got three shots and one oral vaccine. Poor little guy cried so hard on his shots! And turned BRIGHT red! But he was fine as soon as I picked him up! So, all in all, he did great! And everything else is perfect!

I made a little comparison chart below of all three boys when they were two months old. It's funny, Peyton seems so tiny to me, but from the looks of Will's stats, he was smaller at this age. I guess I just don't remember because Cameron's huge-ness (haha) is still fresh in my mind!


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two Months!

Wow! Time flies! Peyton is two months old now! I can't believe it!

He goes for his two month appointment next Monday. I'm anxious to find out his stats!

We leave tomorrow for Louisiana, so I will update next week after his appointment!

One Week

One Month

Two Months

I think he's changed quite a bit! He's definitely got LESS hair than when he was born! The Flashnick boys like to lose it from the top instead of the back! Therefore making them look like little old men!! His thighs are definitely chunkier, but he's still got long skinny feet!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Photo Shoot!

I decided to take advantage of the last semi-warm day we will probably have in awhile by taking Peyton outside in the backyard and shooting some pictures of him. The manual setting on my camera takes awesome pictures outside, so I couldn't resist! It also helps that I have such a CUTE subject to shoot!!
Let's see...what else is going on?

All three boys have colds: coughs and congested snotty noses! They've all been troopers though. Hopefully all three get better soon and don't keep passing it back and forth. They both LOVE getting right in Peyton's face and I keep trying to tell them to stay away, but it doesn't always work!

Tomorrow is Will and Cam's last day at Miss Lynne's since she is off all next week for Thanksgiving. We're driving to Louisiana on Wednesday and will be back either Saturday or Sunday. That means I get to have all three boys with me all day long on Monday and Tuesday...that should be fun! Haha!!

And then the next week, I go back to work! Peyton has his 2 month shots :( on Monday the 1st and I'm back at work on the 2nd. But, I'm only going back part time for two weeks. Basically working in the office 5 days out of 9. That way both Peyton and I can ease our way into things. It's definitely going to be an adjustment in the mornings when I'm back. I'm still trying to figure out how Todd and I are going to get all three boys ready, ourselves ready and Peyton fed (since I'm still nursing). I guess we'll figure it out as we go!

Peyton is doing great! He actually slept almost 7 hours last night! Which for a breastfed baby, is awesome! We're on a pretty good schedule as far as eating and sleeping. He seems to be a much happier baby now that we have some type of structure.

Here are some pics of the other two little rascals!
I guess that's it for now! I'll be taking his 2-month pics in three days in our big chair for comparison and I'll post those pics soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7 Weeks!

Peyton turned 7 weeks yesterday! Where has the time gone?? It's flown by! That also means that I go back to work in 3 weeks, and I'm totally bummed about it. But, I'm a way better mother because I work!

Knowing that Peyton is my absolute last baby, I've truly been trying to cherish every moment with him. I'm not so rushed to get him to do things and I do things with him that I didn't do with the other two (like sleeping in my bed for 1/2 the night!). I just want him to stay a baby forever…well, not really, but I'm just taking every opportunity to totally enjoy him at this stage.

I guess seven weeks is a bit of a milestone for him. The past two nights, he's slept 6 solid hours! It's been so nice! I actually feel semi-human again and not so sleep deprived! Although, six hours puts him up around 4:30. And if I don't get a nap (which I typically don't), then I'm pretty tired early in the evening! But, hey…beggars can't be choosers, right?

Here are a few pics that I took last week!

Silly Brothers!

Will and Cameron thought it would be funny to put their Halloween glasses on Peyton! He was NOT amused!

It was funny cause I was a little stressed out that morning. I had to take Will and Cameron to Lynne's and I'm trying to get ready real quick and Peyton is screaming his head off. So, the crying is just getting to me and I keep hearing "Mommy, come look" in between the crying. I come out into the living room a little frustrated and then I see Peyton and I crack up! Peyton unfortunately did not think it was funny! He was getting more and more mad! Luckily, it was time to go, but I first had to snap a couple of pictures!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Popcorn Part Two!

The popcorn is out and it only took about 30 seconds!

They laid him on the table and wrapped him in this papoose thing so he wouldn't wiggle.

He used this thing to kind of open his nostril and took this instrument (not sure if was tweezers or something else bent on the end) and pulled it right out.

It ended up being the size of a raisin! Haha!

He did great! Hardly cried at all...nothing like he did Saturday night! In fact, he was laughing up until he stuck the thing up his nose!

I'm hoping this was traumatic enough for him that he NEVER puts anything in his nose ever again! And he's not getting popcorn for awhile now!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Popcorn!

What the heck is the fascination with popcorn and noses?

Leave it to Cameron to stick a half-popped popcorn kernel up his nose and require a trip to the hospital to try and get it out! Little rascal!

He came in from outside yesterday afternoon and was crying that his nose hurt. I looked up there and saw something, assumed it was a booger and tried getting it out. I couldn't though. So, I had Todd look with a flashlight and he realized it was popcorn!

He grabbed a pair of tweezers and tried getting it. We tried the bulb syringe. Tried getting him to blow his nose. We tried all of this for about two hours. And the whole time, he's FREAKING out! We had no luck though.

So, I called the on-call nurse at our doctor's office and they didn't have anything new to suggest for us to try, so they told us to go ahead and go to Children's Hospital for them to retrieve it.

Todd stayed home with Will and Peyton. Cameron and I headed to the hospital. The nice thing about where we went is it was a Referral Center, so they knew we were coming and we were seen right away. Thankfully we didn't have to go to our local (right around the corner) ER and wait all night to be seen by a doctor who has no clue how to deal with terrified children!

Poor Cameron fought the nurse on everything! Temperature, blood pressure, weight, etc. We got into a room and the nice doctor came in and looked with a light and saw that the kernel was pretty far up there! She explained that they didn't have a pair of tweezers long or thin enough to use, so she was going to have to use this plastic instrument that they use to clear ear wax. She also explained that if she couldn't retrieve it, then she would call the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and see what they said.

I put him on the table and the male nurse is holding his upper body and head still and I'm laying across his legs and feet trying to keep him as still as possible. Cameron is pretty darn strong, I found out last night! He fought like crazy!

After about five minutes of the doctor trying and Cameron flipping out, she realized she wasn't going to be able to get it out without really hurting him. His nose had already started to bleed a little bit, and he was so emotionally traumatized, she didn't want to do anything else to him!

She makes a call to the ENT and they tell us we need to come in bright and early Monday morning for them to fit us in to retrieve the kernel. They are better equipped for things like this, so I'm hoping it'll be pretty quick and not so traumatizing for him!

I'm also hoping that it comes out on it's own today! That would be awesome!! My fingers are crossed!

For those that don't know...this isn't the first time he has put popcorn in his nose! A few months ago, he came and sat with me on the couch and was pointing to his nose, so I look up there and pull out a kernel (un-popped)! He then sneezed, and out came another one! The next morning, I found another one in his bed! Thankfully, those all came out!! And he hadn't done it since. I have no idea what came over him yesterday to make him do that again!

So, I will update again after tomorrow when the kernel makes its appearance!

Oh, and I'm really hoping that this traumatized him enough that he won't EVER put anything in his nose ever again!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

For Comparison

Well, you can definitely tell that they are all three brothers! I had a hard time finding three similar pics, but I think for the most part, they're all pretty close! We'll notice facial expressions that Peyton makes and think, "hey, that looks like Will", or "wow, he looks just like Cameron"!
It's so hard to believe that Will and Cameron were once that age! It seems like a lifetime ago!!

Will
Cameron
Peyton

Monday, November 3, 2008

Finally!

So, after working on this for about a month now, I'm finally sending it out to everyone! I hope you guys enjoy reading about what's going on with our little (crazy) family!

If you look over to the right under "Monthly Pictures", you will see links to go look at every single picture I've taken since July!! And for those that are interested (mostly family, I'm sure), there is an option to buy pictures, if you so desire!

Be sure to check back often and bookmark the page!

Thanks everyone!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

The boys were SO excited to go Trick-or-Treating! Too bad our neighborhood is full of a bunch of scrooges! We ended up having to drive to a newer part of our neighborhood just to find some houses with their lights on! They still had a GREAT time and got too much candy, of course!

Will decided he wanted to be a skeleton, so we found him this awesome costume! He looked so cool! What happened to the days of my "baby" having cute costumes! He's growing up too fast!

We picked out a UPS Man costume for Cameron! He seriously looked SO stinkin cute!! Everyone commented on his costume!

And for Peyton, we just bought him a pumpkin sleeper that had a pumpkin on the butt. He didn't make it very long, so he stayed home with Todd and handed out candy while the boys and I went and got candy!

It was a fun night! Thankfully, it's only once a year! It's very tiring! With Halloween now over, Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be here before we know it! YIKES!!