Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It is the only the beginning of June and it is already hitting 100 degrees! It is just hot! We have a sprinkler to play in but Austin wanted to swim. Well, it is hard to swim with a newborn and a three year old all by myself and I really don't want to do that with Addison. We don't have a little pool this year because whenever I buy them Austin never swims in it. So, yesterday when he wanted to swim I remembered a couple years ago I filled up his little truck with water to make a little water table. I was sitting next to an empty storage bucket and thought of just filling that up. Well, Austin loved it and ended up sitting inside of it and playing. It was really funny! He has already asked to swim in the bucket today!

Let the summer begin!

The big event this summer is Cars 2 is coming out soon! Austin is very excited! A couple weeks ago Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle came to a mall in Dallas. So I piled everyone in the car expecting to go to the mall and walk up to the cars, take a couple pictures, and then walk around the mall. I was completely wrong!!! First of all the mall was in Dallas about an hour away. Second when we finally got there there was a line about 2 miles long or a 2 hour wait to stand in front of the cars (not able to touch them) and then leave. To make thing worse is it was outside in the 95 degree weather. BUT, it was all worth it when Austin got up there! He was so excited! He was great standing in the line, he didn't even complain once about being hot or being bored. I was the one really worried about him and the four week old in the stroller! By the time we got to see the cars I was ready to go!

It's dress up time!!

So having a boy first and then a girl is very dangerous!! I loved putting Austin in cute outfits but there is something different about dressing up a little girl. So, I found myself taking pictures of Addison whenever I put her in a cute outfit. I know that is stupid but I don't care because I am having fun!

One Month!

Addison is one month old! This past month has gone by so fast! She is a wonderful addition to the family. Austin continues to be a huge help. In the beginning she was feeding about every 3 hours during the day and night. Now, she can go about 5-6 hours a night. Sometimes it is less or sometimes it is more. I really just depends on the activities the day before. When she turned 6 weeks old I thought that maybe it was time to move her to her crib in her own room. She slept great the first night in the room but that turned and she just wouldn't sleep. So, last night I put her back in the pack in play in my room and she slept 8 hours last night!!!! That was the first 8 hours sleep I had in a month! It felt great! So, she will be sleeping in our room for a little longer. She is doing a great job at holding her head up. She has been doing this since she was about 2 or 3 weeks old. She is a very strong girl. She is also all over the place. When I put her on the floor and then leave I come back and she is moved her self to face another way.

Newest Addition Addison!

Well, I thought I was going to do better at this blog thing! I was wrong! Then Little Addison came into our lives and took all my extra time.

We went in on the 27th for an induction. I was starting at a 0 so I knew it was going to be a long day. Labor wasn't to great but that is probably why they call it labor. I went longer than the last time without an epidural because I wanted to feel the contractions and because I was kinda nervous about getting the epi since the last time I had to get poked 3 times before they got it. Well, this time the lucky number of sticks was 7!!! Yes, 7 times. They had to give me some relaxation drugs and do a sonogram of my back to get it into the right spot. I call it the relaxation drug because right when that stuff got into my system I was out! I actually woke myself up from snoring!! As that drug wore off I noticed I could feel the contractions in my left side. It wasn't a pleasant feeling. The nurse checked me at 7 and I was still a 3. I was getting nervous that I was going to end up with a c-section. At around 9 I started to feel a lot a pressure and I was complete! I went from a 3 to fully dilated in about 2 1/2 hours. That didn't feel very pleasant either. :)

Addison Lee Follett was born on April 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm! She came into this world screaming and she screamed for about a 45 minutes! She weighted about 7 lbs 6oz . Unfortunately, we are not really positive about it because we have three different weights. He length was also a little off. She was about 21 inches long at the hospital but three days later at the Dr she was 19. So who knows! All I know and care about is that she is healthy and perfect!

Big Brother Austin absolutely is in love with his baby sister! Every morning he has to give her a hug and a kiss. He loves to say, "Hello Pretty Girl". When we go out he like to point her out to people too. He is a huge help! He will bring me a diaper if I ask for it and will always look for her paci if she is crying. He holds her daily but only for a minute.

Meeting his sister... First Family Picture of Four!