Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bye bye pa-pa

For as long as I can remember, this pa-pa has been hanging off of my baby girl's clothes. Tonight, Cal told Lucy that big girls that go peepee on the potty do not need pa-pas anymore! I gestured for him to be quiet because I thought that would make her no longer want to go to the potty. Much to my surprise, she looked at us and said, "take this pa-pa off of me!" She wanted to send it to a new baby. So, we put it in an envelope and took it to the mailbox. We were able to face time with some good friends of ours that have a new baby on the way. She told them that she sent her pa-pa to the new baby. They had a one year old that was on the screen, so Lucy believes that she sent her pa-pa him. We are actually going to mail it and let her see him holding it on face time. I am so proud of my baby girl's generous heart. This reminds me of things that happen when you don't know it's going to be the last time. I don't know the last time I nursed Jack, Lucy or Reid, and I am not sure the last time I saw the pa-pa in Lucy's mouth. This is just one more of those times that remind me to just savor each and every moment.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Family in Lexington

When we moved here we thought, yay, family is in town. Little did we know that when you are in town with family, you truly rarely see each other. It really was nice to know that they were down the road, though. They have been busy raising two teenagers, while I have been busy welcoming three little babies. We have all been in a busy stage of our lives, but, it sure was nice to see everyone the other day. Macy and Jake sure have grown since they held the twins for the first time. A sweet and comparison of them holding Jack and Lucy as newborns compared to them holding Reid as a newborn. We sure will miss knowing that they are right down the street.










Saturday, April 6, 2013

Beauty

Thank God for this beautiful day, it has been a long time coming. We have been outside all day! Collecting treasure, cuddling on the swing, sliding, playing baseball, etc etc! I've been getting tons of Reid snuggles too while we sit in the sun! FINALLY!!! I think our cold Lexington days have finally came to an end! We will never see another winter here! I have mixed emotions about this move. I'll save that post for another day. We only have 3 weeks left in this little house.. The house where all 3 of my babies came home! Bittersweet











Friday, April 5, 2013

A mixture and funnies...

Reid is quite the obvious mixture of both of the Laney twins. I can't even put my finger on what makes him a mixture of the both, But he sure is!
Own a different note, Jack and Lucy are both in a terrible twos stage. Lucy has a bad habit of running the other way when I call her name. I tried to reason with her the other day and told her that I am only calling her for her own safety. I asked her what would she do if a dog was coming and I called her? She is terrified of dogs. She answered with, "If I see a dog, I will come!" My reply was, "what if you do not see the dog Lucy? When I call you I am just trying to keep you safe." She said, "If I see a dog, I will come, mommy!" Oh dear, I think I have my handful with this one. She always has a clever comeback. I think she has already outsmarted me. They are always saying the funniest things! i have got to record all of the things better.they keep me in stitches all of the time. They are my little sidekicks.I always take them with me everywhere. Today, we went to the grocery store and the post office. I was so amazed that they stood with me in line at the post office and did not make a peep. they are the sweetest children I know! Even though, Jack got called a girl, again…





Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Little centimeters...

Tonight, I moved Reid's monitor camera a little further away from him. I moved it because he grabbed it for the first time last night...busy little hands. To some, that may be no big deal, but to me, bc I have been here and done this, that was just one of my first moves away from him. It is all downhill from here, or should I say up hill. I will only get farther away now, he will only grow bigger, and he will only be more and more independent. Each little move that was so easy the first time seems like a huge milestone with this little guy. Maybe it is because I know….I know what it means when the monitor moves farther away. I know what it means when I stop looking at the monitor every five seconds....it means that he is growing up a little bit more every day. It just means that space is going to get larger and larger with time, and that one little move of the monitor that I made tonight was the first one. The first move as I gradually move away centimeter by centimeter and watch him grow his wings. I guess this time I am just savoring each little moment, and when each tiny transition is made, I take a deep breath and know that I just moved one more centimeter away.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Back to life

I am coming back to life in more ways than one these days. I have finally gotten a new iPhone and can make blog post more easily. I was reading back over my blog and I really realized that this is something I would like to keep up with for my family. The last blog post I did was on Reid's birth. He is now almost 4 months old. He is just a bundle of joy. Jack and Lucy are pretty much potty training themselves. This is not something I wanted to do yet. I wanted to wait until this summer. God has a better plan for that, though. It will be nice to only change one diaper. Ha ha Jack and Lucy are 29 months old. A few pictures to catch up.









Monday, December 17, 2012

Introducing.... REID JOHNSTEN LANEY

On the night of December 8, 2012... I started having a ton of contractions, but for me, that is truly nothing new. I didn't think anything of it, and because it was a Saturday night, I went ahead and took a terbutaline pill to help stop the contractions... but they didn't stop. I took a sleeping pill and started to doze off when I felt a pop and a gush.... I realized that my water had broken and I calmly woke Cal up and went down the hall to tell my mom. We got to the hospital at around 11:30 and because Reid was still in the breech position, he was here by 1:38 on December 9, 2012 via C-section.
 He is perfect and handsome...
 weighed 8 lbs and 11.7 oz
 and 20 3/4 inches long.
 His brother and sister are obsessed with him....
 mainly sister.... who thinks he is her baby doll.
Jack gets kisses on and off all day!
...And I do believe this is my favorite photo of all time! :)