Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Changes are coming.....

We have big news in our household. And no I am not pregnant. Danny got a new job!!!! We are all excited! It took us a while to make this decision. Since Danny and I have been married he has had two jobs. He loved working at Woody Anderson, especially his coworkers. Then Joe Hudson's called and it took a little while to make the decision for him to decide whether or not to take the job. In the end he left and went to Joe Hudson's. And while Joe Hudson's has been very good to both of us, another opportunity came along. So Jan. 4th Danny will start working for Allstate Insurance as a claims adjuster. This was a very hard decision for him to make. And in the end it came down to benefits and not money. When you are single, you don't worry as much about insurance as when you have kids. So the decision came down to benefits, retirement, and our future.

We are so excited about this new journey. While I may have to go find a little part-time job for spending money, Danny will have more time with us. Just the vacation time was worth him taking this job. I am so proud of him!!! He has worked hard to get this opportunity and I know that they just obtained a very hardworking employee.

Monday, December 21, 2009

And the Winner Is.....???

This is Austin and Tommy's winning gingerbread house for Scouts. I think they did a wonderful job. It only took about 3 evenings and 4 gingerbread kits to create this house. They were so happy when their house won. Of course, so were the parents.
I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season. I know we are looking forward to Christmas this year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trenton's Soccer Banquet

Coach Danny

Grayson showing Holden and Wesley his muscle

Wesley, Holden, and Grayson

The boys patiently waiting

Wesley is so happy!!!

Holden and Coach Danny

Our cute little red head player, Ethan (E Man)

Grayson is so excited about his awards!

Two of my favorite people

Trenton and Daddy
He couldn't wait to get his trophy!!!

The Bullets 2009

Grayson and Holden looking at the trophy


Trenton and his first trophy
The Bullets (our soccer team) had there award's banquet on Sunday December 6th at McDonald's. We needed somewhere that we could meet, mingle, and make it quick. We wanted to have it at the local ice cream shop but they closed early due to sickness. So we met at McDonalds and had a great time seeing the players for a little while. Danny had a great group of little boys, and we are so excited that most of them will return next year.

The Bullets won first place in the U6 division in the EMCRA league. The boys were all so excited to get their medals and trophies. Here are some pics of our sweet boys.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Addyson's First Traumatizing Dr. Visit

Monday night I put Addyson down to sleep in her bed and she was fine. Well a few hours later she woke up crying (not like her at all). She was stuffy and congested, so I used the nasal syringe and I rocked her back to sleep. After two more times up, she started running a fever and got in bed with us. Yesterday morning I went ahead and called Dr. Patz and scheduled her and appt. Of course they couldn't see her till the afternoon, and Danny couldn't go with me because his boss is out sick. The nasal syringe was our best friend yesterday and she officially dislikes it now. So off to the doctor we go, and thank goodness brother stayed with grandma. When we got there we did the normal weigh in (16lb 10 oz). Then Dr. Patz swabbed her for the flu and he had them check her blood count. It took forever to get blood and she screamed the whole time. I felt so bad for her and finally got her calmed down with a bottle. Then Dr. Patz comes in and says that her white blood count was elevated a little and he wanted to do another test, then he informs me he wants to catheterize her to check her urine. I was so scared and unhappy (I know how bad it hurts on an adult). So then two nurses come in, and I get her undressed. She screamed the whole time and it seemed like it took forever. I was so thankful when they finished and I could just hold her. I was thankful that he was being precautious, but I didn't want my baby to go thru that.

After all the tests were done, Dr. Patz said her urine was fine. So for now he is treating it like it is viral. No antibiotics, just tylenol and love from Mommy. I am thankful that Addyson is so young that she want remember that trip the the Peds office. After we got home, I ran her a bath and let her play in it for a little while. I finally got her temp down for a little while and she played on her pallet. I think she has a sinus infection today so I am going to give them a call. She did sleep a little better last night, and hopefully tonight will be a little better.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Addyson is Six Months Old

Addyson (aka Addy or Addybell) turned 6 months old on November 23rd. And what better way to celebrate than by visiting the dr.'s office. She weighed 16 lbs 3 ozs and was 27.3 in long. She also got her vaccines and her first dose of the H1N1 vaccine. Dr. Patz says she is perfect, of course we couldn't agree more. She ran a fever and was a little fussy for a few days after these shots. The dr. says she is in the 90th percentile for height, definately not looking like she will be short. She was in the 50th percentile for weight. He told us we could begin introducing baby food. He also told us that reading was the best thing we can do with our baby at this age, which she already loved to do. Especially when brothers read to her.

Addyson wears 6-9 month clothes. She wears size 2 diapers. Addyson eats 6 oz bottle every 5-6 hours. And she eats cereal by spoon at least once a day. She loves eating by spoon!!! But feeding schedule is going to change yet again since we will be introducing food.

Addyson almost has 2 teeth (they are almost thru). She scoots around the living room (and has made it to the kitchen), she rolls over both ways (which makes diaper changing/clothes changing a challenge), she gets up on all fours and rocks, she babbles, and she is trying hard to sit up.

These first six months have been amazing to share with our baby girl. I am thankful that I get to spend most days with her, and that I am not missing all of the firsts. We love that she has two big brothers that adore her and love spending time with her. Addyson has definately blessed our family with more love and joy. We all enjoy watching her grow and learn. I just wish it would slow down just a little. I don't want her to grow up too fast

I finally got a camera, so I will update pics soon!!! Just got to find the time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trenton's Friendship Soup Story

Last week Trenton's class made Friendship soup for lunch. Trenton had to bring in tomato paste. That afternoon when he got home, Deborah (my mother in-law, aka Beelah) & I were sitting and talking to him about the soup. I was asking him if they all got to add in there ingredients in the soup and he told me that he added in the vegetables. Well Deborah asked him how they cooked the soup. He simply replied, "They cooked it in the crotchpot."

So there you have it. After we quit laughing we explained to him that it was a crockpot. Kids truly will say the funniest things!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Broke Camera

Thats right everyone my camera will not take pictures. And if it does they are blurred. And of course it had to break right before the holidays. And right before all of our firsts. I have only had this camera for a little over a year and I don't think I will buy that brand again anytime soon. So for now I will have to borrow my husbands one for work They just bought new ones and there old ones are still new. I just hope it can capture some good pictures.

I promise to try to catch up on some posts this week. Austin has started scouts which keeps us very busy and Addyson is learning something new every week. Oh and Trenton, well we are just trying to keep him out of trouble. I can't wait to get back to church. Addyson finally got her first dose of the flu shot and I can feel a little safer about taking her out. I am just trying really hard to keep her well and the boys.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were very blessed to spend it with our families and some friends this year. I hope everyone has a wonderful week. And I promise to post again soon and hopefully with some pics.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

4 & 5 Month Posts

Well my dear friends I am back. My life has been consumed of taking care of Addybell, taking care of two very busy boys, soccer, and life in general. I am loving more and more everyday the joys of being a stay-at-home mom. I am thankful that my husband has given me the opportunity to stay home and raise our children.

Well for a little catch up.

Addyson at her 4 month checkup weighed in at 14lbs and 6 ozs and was 25 1/2 inches long. She is a growing girl. She can roll over, loves her feet and hands, and enjoys being talked to. She loves having her brothers undivided attention. She loves saying "O"!!! She is still battling with reflux. She takes 5 ozs of formula with cereal every 4-6 hours. She is a very busy girl!!!! She also loves soccer. She goes to most of the games and insists on sitting in our laps facing the fields.

Addyson (aka AddyBell) is now 5 months old. She is still growing and changing everyday. She is finally getting some hair. Yippee! Hopefully in the next few months she can wear a bow without her headband. She is weighing around 16 lbs. We have changed meds again but now are stopping all meds for reflux. She has been eating 6 ozs of formula with cereal every 5-6 hours and sometimes she goes longer. She can sit up in your lap very good now. She is trying to crawl, so now she scoots across the floor to where she wants to go. Addybell is beginning to teeth. She is trying to cut two teeth on the bottom and hopefully they will come in soon. She has learned to take off her socks and at times will suck on her toe. She loves to move those feet and stays very busy. She loves her toys and loves playing on her pallet in the floor. However now it is hard to keep her on the pallet. And her big brother can now feed her a bottle and burp her. Yea Austin!!! And lastly, at 5 months she has her first cold. I am so thankful that she made it this long without getting sick. After having two boys with constant ear infections, I feel very blessed to have a little girl that so far has been very healthy.

I love these little stages she is in now. These are the best months and everyday she seems to be learning something new. And lastly, please pray that Addyson's reflux gets better. The pediatrician has scheduled us to see a Pediatric Gastro Doctor. We are scheduled to see him on December 7th. We are hoping that she will get better but so far the meds have done nothing. So we are off all meds and are just going to see what happens. She has been my only child that gets choked, and it is very scary. Hopefully when we start food this will help.

I will post pictures soon. I hope everyone enjoys there week.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dear bloggy friends...

I am so sorry that it has been weeks since my last post. I have been so busy working, taking the boys to soccer, taking care of a 4 month old, and trying to still take care of my house that my blog has not been my priority. I am so sorry. I promise to update you all soon. I may even post a few pics.

After next week my life should slow down just a little. My part-time job now will be on an as needed basis. I loved making a little extra money, but I also love being home. And Addyson is at such a fun age that I want to spend every second I can soaking it in. And my two boys are becoming such great soccer players. Trenton has kicked a few goals...Yea Trenton. And Austin has surprised me and has become great on defense. He plays offense occasionally and almost kicked his first goal last night, but the whistle blew. I am so proud of both of them, Austin's team is undefeated; and Trenton's (Danny's) team has lost one. (Danny's team has had several players out with the flu, and of course they were our best players.)

I promise to update you all soon. Addyson had her 4 month checkup and I will post some soccer pics. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I also hope everyone enjoys Fall Break. I can't wait to spend a little time with the boys, and I know Addyson is ready to have them home for a few days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Addyson at 3 Months

Well our little girl is 3 months old now. Well she is actually almost 4 months I am just a little behind on posting. She is getting so big. She is outgrowing her 0-3 months clothes now. She loves her brothers and they adore her. She laughs at them now and it is so sweet. They seem to get her to laugh more than we can. She is still eating about 5 ounces every 3-4 hours but will go about 5 -6 hours if she takes a nap. She loves attention and loves to be talked to, and has to have Daddy especially in the evenings. She is interacting more and more. She loves her hands and usually would rather have them in her mouth than her sass (paci). She is pushing up more and more on her belly, I still believe she will be our first to crawl and walk. She sleeps thru the night, and usually goes to bed by 9. Oh and she may be just a little spoiled. :)
Our little Addyson is growing too fast. I am so thankful that I get to have so much time with her and the boys. What a blessing it is to have our sweet family!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lost Memory Card

My wonderful husband took my memory card out of my camera and layed it on our kitchen counter. And guess what, it got legs and walked off. Or should I say two little fingers got it and hopefully I will find it soon. It has lots of good pics on it that I need to have and I need to post. Like for instance, Trenton & Austin first day of school; Trenton's first soccer practice, and Addyson's 3 month old shots.

I love my husband dearly but sometimes he makes me mad. And of course, he doesn't think that it is a big deal. That card holds precious memories and I need that card, I want that card. Hopefully I will find it soon, very soon. I guess this mama will be cleaning the boys room this week and hopefully finding my memory card. I can say that I don't think my hubby will touch my memory card again, or if he does he will know where he needs to put it so that it doesn't get legs and walk off.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. We are still busy with soccer, school, work, and loving every single minute we get at home.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shopping with coupons

I have been shopping with coupons for a few months now, and every week I save a little more. Today was my best day so far. Today I saved $46.42 at Kroger. So I guess you are wondering what I paid, well I paid a grand total of $49.95. I almost saved 50% off my grocery bill by just using coupons. I have found a few new sites that you can add coupons to your Kroger card, then you can use your coupons on top of those coupons. Yesterday I took a few minutes to look at the sales paper and look at my coupons and see what I needed, or what I could stock up on. I was able to get a box of cereal , 2 cans of crescent rolls, 2 cans of biscuits, and 2 cans of cinnamon rolls for free. It may take a few extra minutes each week out of schedule to make my shopping list and sort thru my coupons, but it is oh so worth it at that checkout counter.

Keep checking back and I will give you a few sites that you can use to add coupons to your shopping cards, or sites that will help you with saving a little money.

Oh, and please pray that this fever bug leaves our house soon. Trenton came down with it Sunday, and was out of school Monday-Wednesday. Austin came down with it Thursday night and was out of school today. Please pray that Addyson does not catch this, the dr. said it would not be a good thing if she catches it even though they know the boys have a virus. So far the boys have been really good about staying away from her. I just pray that we can get this bug out of our house and not into any of yours.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Door Opening...

Danny and I awoke at 3:30 to our back door opening. Danny jumped up out of bed and I don't think either one of us knew what to do. I mean, we are thinking someone is breaking into our house. I was scared to death because our bedroom is right next to the door and Addyson is still in our room. Danny ran to the door and Trenton was coming in...talking about a rock. Little to say we were thankful that we didn't have a burglar but I didn't know how Trenton managed to open the door without us knowing. Danny put Trenton back to bed and told him not to go back outside. Poor little guy has been running a fever and is not feeling well.

Hopefully we have no more scares like this for a very long time. And I am taking Trenton to the doctor this afternoon to see what is causing his fever. Hopefully baby girl and his brother don't catch it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Well as the title goes, life in the Benson family has been busy. Danny signed up to coach Trenton's soccer team so I am helping out, and Austin is playing soccer as well. Danny has 6 little boys on his team between the ages of 4 & 5. They are very energetic little boys that keeps us on our toes. But I think that they will do very well when the season starts. And as long as they all have fun, that really is all that matters. And hey, if we win a few games that will make it even better.

Between working two days a week, soccer practice 4 days a week, homework with the boys, and Addyson I don't have much free time. Hopefully sometime between all of this I can get the house cleaned, do the laundry, and go grocery shopping.

Oh, and add to the list upload my pics from my camera and catch everyone up on Trenton and Austin's first day of school. I have to say, they both love their teachers and so far school is going smoothly. And Addy is loving having a few hours with her mommy and grandmother by herself.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. And hopefully this mama will find a little time to get everyone caught up on the kiddos.

Monday, August 10, 2009

11 Weeks

Well little bit is 11 weeks old now and she is getting so big. We went to the doctor last Thursday and she weighed 12lbs, with all of her clothes on. She is getting to be mommy's little "Chunky Monkey". She has been really fussy since last Wednesday and has been pulling at her left ear. On Thursday he said she looked great, but Today he said her ear wasn't bad but it isn't good. So he gave us a prescription for an antibiotic and hopefully she will feel better soon. There is nothing worse that a crying baby that you can't calm down.

Besides for being sick, Addyson is such a good baby. She loves to lay on her pallet and kick. She loves looking around and loves being outdoors. She is a very active baby!!! She is also a mommy's girl, and I love it. Poor Danny, he is really wanting her to be a Daddy's girl and with time she may. But for now, I am loving every minute of it.

I have more posts to come later this week. Trenton's first day of school, our first soccer practice (did I mention Danny is coaching and I am assisting), and Austin's first day of second grade. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Giveaway From Monogram Chick

Ladies you need to check out this site http://www.monogramchick.blogspot.com/ and enter to win a monogrammed bookbag and lunchbag. And if you let her know you heard it from me, I have a chance to win a pencil pouch. Good Luck!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sneak Peak

Our pictures are back and I am so excited!!! I can't wait to go pick up my disk, but our photographer is having surgery so I have to be patient. So if you want to check out our pictures go to http://amberblackphotography.net/ click on enter site, and look in upper left hand corner and click on proofs. The album name is "Benson". I can't wait to get my CD and print out our pictures. I already know I am going to have a hard time choosing, she did such a good job with all of the kiddos. Let me know what your favorites are...And soon I will post ours.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saving a little money

Since I have been staying home, I have been trying to concentrate on saving a little money. It takes a little more time but is so worth it when I do my shopping. I try not to buy diapers or wipes without a coupon. Formula is another story because I don't find as many coupons for Enfamil. I am happy to say that Monday I saved $15.50 at Walmart using coupons and I saved an additional $6.25 at Kroger. Plus I used my Kroger card and saved an additional 15.27, so my grand total of savings on Monday were $37.02. I usually do all of my shopping at Kroger because they double my coupons, but I had a lot of $1.00 coupons and some things are just cheaper at Walmart. Plus I am learning that if you go early mornings it is less crowded.

I also have been shopping at several stores to buy the kids school supplies. Staples is a wonderful place to buy school supplies because they have $.01 and $.25 sales. Also CVS is great because they give you money back. Target had a deal a few weeks ago that you could get a bookbag and lunch bag for $14.oo, and my kids actually went for it. I know I have saved a ton of money by shopping these sales and not waiting till last minute.

Well, in other news around our house, I am officially back to work part-time. I love still being at home most of the time but I also like that I am helping out financially. I love the shop in Decatur. There is less stress and I love the two managers. If Danny's mom goes back to work full-time then we will have to rethink me working.

The boys had there dental appts. today, and they are cavity free. I was one happy mom considering the fact that I have two boys that don't want to brush their teeth. I guess the nagging is paying off. Plus I will have two soccer stars soon. We got them signed up last night and we will start practice in a couple of weeks. Plus Danny signed up to coach, which means I will have a little more added to my plate. It will be a great experience for him to coach one of the boys (most likely Trenton, but we are still waiting to find out).

Addyson is doing great. She is becoming our little chunky monkey as I call her. I know she will miss the boys when they go back to school as will I. I think she will make it a little easier when I have to take Trenton to kindergarten. I will have to post more on that subject soon.

Well I better get back to the tons of laundry that are calling my name, plus the bathrooms, and the floors. I am looking forward to getting the house cleaned and keeping it clean for a few hours while the boys are in school. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

2 Months Old

Our sweet baby at 8 weeks
Here she is a little mad
She loves her brother
Sherilyn, Addyson, and Austin
Her favorite person
Mommy & Baby Girl
My Sister, Addyson, and Me
Her first Fourth of July outfit
Her first trip to Church
(Daddy didn't let her wear the bonnet)

Thursday, our little baby girl was two months old. It is hard to believe how fast the time is flying by. She went for her 2-month checkup on Tuesday. She weighs a whopping 10 lbs and 13 ozs and is 23 1/2 in. long. She is in the 85th percentile in height and 55th percentile in weight. Little to say, I don't think Addyson will be short like me. Both of my sisters are tall, so I guess she will take after them and her Daddy. She is smiling more and more, she pushes up when she is laying on her belly, she loves to be talked to, and she can roll over from her belly to back (when she is mad). I think Miss Addyson will be mobile way before her brothers ever thought about it. She was drinking 5 ounces every 3-4 hours and spitting up after every feeding. Dr. Patz changed her feeding due to her reflux. So Dr. Patz is having us try 4 ounces of formula with cereal added. This surprised me because Dr. Patz is not a fan of cereal before 4 months, but he said that it helps babies with reflux keep the formula down. So far it is working wonderfully. It was either cereal or more meds, and I really don't like giving my kids a lot of meds. Plus cereal is a lot less expensive.

I am so thankful that God blessed our family with 3 kiddos. I am especially thankful that Addyson has two older brothers. I know that she will always be watched over.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Working Woman...Again

That is right ladies...I am working part-time again. I am working part-time at the Joe Hudson's in Decatur. They had a hail storm about a month ago, so 5 weeks after Addyson was born I came back to work. I only work 2-3 days a week, and I will only have to work till the shop slows down. It actually has been nice to have a little time away and make a little money. When you get use to two incomes and go down to one, it gets a little difficult.. Well then comes little Addyson and we find out just how bad our insurance is. I even called Blue Cross before I had her to see what we would be charged, they just left out the fact that we would have to pay the doctor and the lab. So I don't mind helping out a few weeks to get that paid off.

Austin and Trenton are enjoying there summer and they are getting ready to go back to school. They spend most of there days outdoors riding bikes or in there pool. Addyson is now 7 weeks old and she enjoys every minute with her brothers. She loves for her brothers to hold her and talk to her. She is starting to smile and they just light up when she does. We had her first pictures made this weekend along with some of the boys and family shots. I can't wait to share the pics that were made of her and of the boys. The family photos were a different story. Trenton did not want to cooperate, so we will be lucky if we have one good shot. Next time, we will do family photos first so that hopefully we will have a few to choose from. :)

I hope everyone has a great week. I will post pics this week when I find a little free time to upload my camera. And you did read that right Stacy, I finally made Danny show me how.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Guess Who Rolled Over...

Today while I was trying to do laundry I had Addyson laying on her pallet in the floor. She was a bit fussy so I had her laying on her tummy. Well, she got really mad, and when I came back in the room to check on her she was on her back. Hopefully this was a fluke. We don't need a 6 week old rolling over. :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Very Sad 4th of July

A very sad 100th post. Yesterday was a very sad 4th of July for Danny and I. My very best friend since preschool went into labor with her first child, she was 37 weeks pregnant. It should have been the most wonderful day of there lives, however, God had other plans. Michelle and Randy got to the hospital to find out that the baby had no heartbeat. There first son, Logan Parker Taylor, did not make it.

I am devasted! Addyson and Logan would have been 6 weeks apart and would have been the best of friends. Please keep Michelle and Randy and the rest of their family & friends in your prayers as they go thru this very difficult time. I can't even imagine what she feels like right now, but my heart is aching for her. I know God has other plans for baby Logan and I just pray that with time they can get thru this.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Look Who Is Six Weeks Old...

Addyson was 6 weeks old yesterday. She is eating 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours. She slept thru the night for the first time last Tuesday. It hasn't happened since, but I have hope that in the near future she will be sleeping thru the night. Typically, she gets up once a night, so I am not complaining. She loves tummy time, and actually prefers sleeping on her belly. However, we try not to let her sleep on her belly unless I can watch her closely, but sometimes she want sleep any other way. She is starting to stay awake a little longer and loves to be talked to. She loves outside so we try to take her out when we have a little shade, or early in the morning. She loves to cry in the evenings but hopefully that will end soon. I think she has had a stomach ache, but hopefully karo syrup will help with that matter. :) And have I mentioned she loves her daddy!!! She will sleep most of the day, but as soon as he gets home she wakes up.
I hope everyone has a Happy 4th!!! We have big plans today with both sides of our family. So more posts will come soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Last Few Weeks in Photos...

Addyson at a week and a half old
What a sweet face

Addyson and Finley meeting for the first time
(Addyson was almost 2 weeks old/Finley was 4 weeks)

Addyson-3 weeks old

Addyson and her daddy

Addyson is learning early how to beat up her brothers

Her first bath

This is how she looks when we put her in her carseat
Addyson is now 5 weeks old and we are all adjusting well. She is a very good baby and typically gets up once in the night. She is eating anywhere from 3-5 ounces a feeding. She is still wearing her newborn clothes but is finally feeling out a little. She has been an absolute blessing to our family. I am so thankful that God blessed us with a little girl, and I am thankful that she has two older brothers to look after her. Have I mentioned that they love her so much.
I have more posts to share this week. I hope you all have a great week.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Firsts at the Benson's

This has been a busy week so far at our house. I wish I had to time to post pics, but with three little ones I barely have time to take a shower these days. I am managing to keep the house straightened, some of the laundry done, and the kids fed. Now, if I could find time to eat myself. Thankfully the pregnancy weight is falling off and I have managed to lose all but 6 pounds. I really wouldn't mind keeping on a few pounds but we will just have to see what happens.

Addyson was two weeks old on Saturday. Monday was her two week check-up with Dr. Patz. And she is finally putting on a little weight, she weighed 7lbs 2ozs and was 21 in long. She is starting to stay awake a little more each day. She usually waits till Daddy comes home to stay awake for a few hours straight. But that makes for good family time for all of us. Addyson enjoyed her first bath on Monday night. It takes me and Danny to give her bath because she is so little, but she had so much fun. She didn't make the first peep until I got her out and then she wanted back in. But as soon as I bundled her up, she was happy again.

Trenton lost his first tooth Sunday. It had been loose for a while, and it finally came out. He was so excited. However, he made it a little difficult for the tooth fairy to come visit. Sunday night the tooth fairy couldn't find his tooth. Monday night he put his tooth in his daddy's tooth fairy pillow, but put that pillow underneath his pillow. So Tuesday night, he put the tooth in the tooth fairy pillow and left it so the tooth fairy could get to it. And Wednesday night he woke up a happy little boy with five dollars in the tooth's place. The tooth fairy is very generous at our house.

I hope everyone is enjoying there Summer so far. I am hoping in the next few weeks I will be brave enough to get all three little ones out by myself. This weekend we are taking Addyson out to her great-grandparents to go fishing with the college group from church. And Sunday we are going to try to take her to church for the first time.

Hopefully soon I will find time to post pics.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

These Days...

Life these days at the Benson household is a little different but oh so wonderful. Addyson sleeps most of the days still, but when she is awake we all soke it up. The boys lay beside her and talk to her, and I just enjoy my little moments with her, and of course so does her Daddy. I am trying to get use to little sleep and still have the energy to keep up with the boys. They have been very understanding and Danny's mom has been keeping them active as well. Which is a huge help because then I can sneak in a nap.

Addyson had another doctor's appt. on Monday and she weighed 6 lbs 10ozs and her belirubin was 9.3. So she finally has started gaining weight, which made me and her Daddy so thankful. We have her two week checkup next Monday. I am hoping that she has gained a little more weight. I can't weight to start dressing her up. We have had a few dress up sessions already. I will post pics tomorrow of our cutie with her eyes open.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Life with a newborn again

Love at first sight
They were so happy to meet their baby sister

My mom meeting her first granddaughter

Danny's Dad meeting Addyson

What a proud big brother

Two proud big brothers
I thought I would share a few more pics from our special day. Life is a little different at our house these days. I love having a baby girl, and right now all we want to do is sit and hold her. She is just too cute and sweet to put her down. We attempted breastfeeding but it didn't work our for us. So yesterday we had to switch to bottle only. I hated having to do this, since I didn't get to try with the boys. It was a very rewarding experience, and I am glad that I tried this time.
The boys have done really well with her. Austin loves to sit and hold her, and Trenton loves to kiss on her. Danny absolutely adores her. He gets up with me to feed her and loves his one on one time with her. I am going to miss him next week when he goes back to work. I think he may miss us more.
Addyson went back to the doctor today. She weighs 6lbs 8 ozs , so she has lost one pound since birth. Her belirubin was 16 today, so for now we are just going to try to sun her more at home. She is borderline on doing photo therapy. We have another doctor's appt. Monday morning for another check on her weight and belirubin.
Oh, and did I mention that crazy rash is back. I have POPS again! For some crazy reason I get this after I deliver, which you are really suppose to get while you are pregnant. I guess Monday I will be calling the doctor for some medicine to clear this up.
I hope everyone enjoys there weekend. And I will post more pics soon.