Our Five Ring Circus: Life in the New Year

Monday, January 6, 2014

Life in the New Year

We are already almost a week into the new year.  That's just crazy!  I took a bit of a break to enjoy the holiday season with my family, but I'm ready to write again!

Here's what we have been up to lately:

~Liam has been gaining weight!!!  He had a weight check today, and he weighed in at 9 lbs 4 oz and was 25 inches long.  I know that still seems so small for a nearly 5 month old baby, but gaining weight has been a struggle for him.  He gained 8 oz in 3 weeks, which is HUGE! He has officially passed Lexie's birth weight of 9 lbs 1 oz (she was my big baby!).


~Dylan had his yearly checkup today.  He is perfectly healthy and getting so tall!  He will be going soon to have a mole removed.  We considered having it removed last year, but decided to wait until he was 9. 

~I started T25 today.  My treadmill broke before Christmas, and I won't be replacing it for another month or two, so I needed something to do.  I can easily run 3 miles, but 25 minutes of T25 nearly killed me.

~It is unbelievably cold here.  School was canceled today due to snow/ice/cold weather, and it's canceled tomorrow, too.  Right now it's -10 degrees.  This is honestly the coldest it has been in many years.    It's painful to be outside.

~It's my dad's birthday today and I didn't get a chance to visit him.  That really bothers me!

~I have a ton of blog posts coming up:  Part Two of Liam's Birth Story (the emotional part), Liam's 4 month update, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, a post about our sweet baby, Dylan's 9 year interview, a few requested lifestyle posts,  and a November and December recap.

~I love having all my babies home! 



  1. He is just so precious!!! Happy 2014!!

  2. Good job Liam in the weight gain! Glad Dyl is on track in the health department.

    Yikes for the T25. But go you!

  3. My treadmill broke last month too! Luckily, we ordered the parts and Paul was able to fix it. It was still $187 for parts, but at least we didn't have to pay the $175 for a service call too.
    They are so cute. I love that first smiley pic of Liam.

  4. I hate how cold it is...it's awful! I love your sweet babies, so adorbs!

  5. Yay for a 9lb Liam!!! So happy to hear he is continuing to gain weight. We are thinking about investing in a treadmill, they say that January is the best month to buy, hmmmm.... I have never heard of T25, kinda scared to know what is involved in that?! Enjoy all of your kids at home on this FREEZING day!!

  6. I hope you're snuggling with that cute little boy to stay warm! School is cancelled here too!

  7. Go Liam! so glad to hear you got good reports. I can't believe how cold it is there. It's 13 here today but I can't imagine the negative numbers.

  8. Just looking at the temps you have makes me cold lol Way to go Liam on gaining weight!! =) So happy to hear he is gaining weight!! Can't believe we are already a week into 2014....I have a feeling this year will go by faster than last!


  9. Yay for weight gain and healthy children! We've had 2 days of 2 hour delays due to windchill. Hopefully it warms up soon!

  10. Glad your back and you guys had a great New Years! I am trying hard to stay on top of my blog reading and posting! I can't believe we are in 2014 already!! So glad everyone is doing well and yay for baby weight gain!! :)

  11. Liv was my tiny kid, and couldn't gain wait, so I remember that feeling of 'THANK GOD SHE FINALLY GAINED'. It's the best.

    I bought T25 and did it for like two weeks. I cannot get into it. It makes my hips and knees ache so badly, and I just don't like the workouts. I think I'm gonna do P90x instead. I already have Body Pump from Beachbody so I'll just keep using that too.


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