Friday, September 20, 2013

Wrapping Up August

My life has been so busy for the past month!  Somehow life got in the way of my 365 project, and I'm about 5 weeks behind.  I guess adding a 4th child to the family has a way of doing that! I love this post, because Liam joined us! So here's what happened at the end of August:

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August 13th

Played outside with the kids and had my 36 week OB appointment...my last one!
 (This picture makes me laugh, because Lily was falling, and Dylan reached out to stop her as he posed for the picture!)

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August 14th

Had a playdate at Jocie's house!

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August 15th

Went for a walk with Amber, went through the drive-thru for lunch, and met our group of friends for one last summer playdate/picnic at the park.  It also turned out to be the last time Steph, Amy, and I were all pregnant at the same time!

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August 16th

Turned 37 weeks, and early labor began! Went shopping with my mom and Lily and had dinner with my parents.  Went home and told Grant that I thought this weekend would be baby time!

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August 17th

Labored all day, but still went to our friend's house for dinner. Halfway through the meal, I realized I had to time the contractions.  We tried to hang out after dinner, but my contractions were getting close and painful. Although Grant made fun of me for going out while in labor, I'm glad we did.  It was our last fun time with friends as a family of 5!  We headed home and began to prepare for when it was time to go to the hospital.  We decided to head to bed and see what happened...

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August 18th

(The rest of the story coming soon!)  Welcome to the world, Liam!!!  What an unexpected blessing!  He decided to share his birthday with his Aunt Pam!

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August 19th

Long day in hospital.  Lots of visitors.  Finished up our stay with the hospital's celebratory welcome baby dinner! 

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WEEK 34

August 20th

Welcome home, Liam!  We were so relieved to be able to go home and start our lives as a family of SIX!  We had quite a few visitors, and then a quiet night together.

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August 21st

Aunt Pam stopped by to meet Liam. Later, Lily and Dylan played at Jocie's house while Grant, Lexie, and I took Liam to his first appointment.  That evening, my parents dropped off some dinner for us.


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August 22nd

Our first family outing! We took Dylan and Lexie to their schools so they could find their classrooms.  Afterward, we got some lunch before heading home.  That evening, our friends stopped by to bring us dinner. 


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August 23rd

Lexie spent the night at my parent's house and Dylan had a sleepover at my sister's house.  Grant, Lily, Liam, and I headed over to Rita's Italian Ice, then headed home. 

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August 24th

Ran some errands (without Grant!), then came home to a bunch of visitors.  After they left, we gave Liam his first real bath at home, then went to Tracy and Gary's house for an end of the summer picnic.  We had a great time!

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August 25th

The last day of summer vacation! We visited Grant's family, then Dylan, Lexie, Liam, and I went out so the kids could pick their first day of school outfits.  Liam scared me so much when I went to get him out of his car seat and his lips were completely blue.  As soon as I picked him up, they went back to normal.   Met up with Steph to pick up a dinner she made for us.  Hard to believe summer was over!

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August 26th

The first day of school!  I cried as I sent Dylan and Lexie on their way. Grant headed back to work after being off all week.  It was just me and the babies!  Lily, Liam, and I spent some time outside, then I managed to thoroughly clean the house before the big kids came home.  I love having my kids home, so sending them to school is rough for me!

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August 27th

Liam went in for an appointment to check his weight and jaundice.  He had lost well over a pound, and was very yellow.  That evening, my dad watched the three big kids while Grant, Liam, and I went to Lexie's first grade orientation.  The little man didn't even make a peep while we were there!

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August 28th

Lexie cried getting on the bus.  It broke my heart!  Spent the entire day at home.

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August 29th

First sick day of the year.  After over 6 months of not getting sick at all, Dylan woke up with a fever and cold-like symptoms.  I drove a crying Lexie to school.  The day was spent at home so Dylan could rest and get better.  That evening, Grant's mom came over to watch the three big kids while Liam and I went to 3rd Grade Orientation.  Once again, not a single peep from him! 

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August 30th

Another weight check for Liam.  That afternoon, my mom and I took the babies shopping while Dylan and Lexie spent time with my dad.  We all had dinner together, then the girls, Liam, and I headed home.  Dylan ended up spending the night at my parent's house.

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August 31st

We went to Amber's house for dinner.  Dylan ended up spending the night and Grant and Lexie stayed later than the babies and I.  I was really tired so I took them home and we went to bed.

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September 1st

We spent the afternoon visiting Grant's family, then went back to Rex and Amber's house for dinner and the Fantasy Football draft.

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September 2nd

Happy Labor Day!  No school! We went to Nannie's house for a labor day picnic with Grant's family.

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13 comments:

  1. Love the pictures, always. ♥

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  2. Wow, y'all have been so busy! We haven't done much of anything since Liesl's been born. I'm so glad Liam is such a good sleeper for you, I'm sure that's so helpful with your packed schedule!

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  3. Such great pictures! Sounds like you had a wonderful and busy August!! I love that pic of Lily in the huge pants.. that's hilarious!! :D And I love the aqua & white striped outfit Liam is wearing in [I think] the hospital pics. Where is that outfit from?

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  4. What an awesome catch up post! You really do keep very busy! And no one will blame you if you go weeks without blogging! Ha! Life has a funny way of doing that;) Your kiddos all look beautiful and Liam is so cute. Glad he's a great, quiet baby:)

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  5. Loving all the pics! Liam is just to cute

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  6. The pictures of Liam and Lexie are precious! It looks like they have a special bond already!

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  7. Wow, I loved all the pictures! Beautiful family!

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  8. Love all your pictures!!!! What a fun way to remember every single day!

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  9. You can tell the big kids love their baby brother! :-)

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  10. How's Lexie doing going to school these days? Been praying for her (and the rest of you!). In fact, last week, I spent some extra time in prayer for her around the time I figured that she'd be headed to school...only to realize later in the day that is was SATURDAY! LOL. God knew what I meant, I'm sure He transferred that to Monday. ;-)
    Love, Joy

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  11. Is Lexie having a hard time transitioning to school this year? Poor girly.

    I just love all the pictures of the older kids holding Liam. You can see there's so much love for him. So sweet!! And his bath picture is absolutely adorable!

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  12. I love all of these pictures. Such a beautiful family and what an amazing month!

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