Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Micah is 2 months old

Micah you are 2 months old already!
You weigh 14 lbs and 4oz (94%)
and are 23 1/2 inches long (71%)
You are wearing size 2 diapers and
some 0-3 months clothing, but most are 3-6 months.

You are my snuggle bug.
You nurse almost every hour unless you are sleeping.
You take 2 good naps during the day for about 3 hours each.
Last night you slept for 3 hours, nursed and then slept for another 3 hours.
This is new and I am hoping it will last.
You e LOVE to sleep on mommy's chest.

You love your swing for nap time.
You sleep so well in it and are starting to stare at the birds above it.

You don't take a pacifier, but love to suck on your fist.
You like to bury your face in a blanket or in my shirt when you are tired.

You despise your carseat. You scream the second you are sat in it.
It makes for along car ride at times, but you are getting better.
Eventually you fall asleep, but God forbid the car stops....

You have started smiling and it just melts my heart.

You also talk to us and coo the sweetest "words"

You are in love with your sisters.

They love talking to you and trying to get you to smile.

You flash them the biggest smile and they light up with joy.

They take such good care of you.

Everyone asks who you look like.

I can't decide. You resemble both of your sisters at this age.

I can't believe how blessed I am to have you, Mr. Micah Moo.

I love your sisters so very much and God has tripled my love with you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Berkleigh's First Day of Pre K 4

Today was your first day of Pre K 4
You were so excited.
We went school shopping last week
and you picked out this Hello Kitty Outfit
for your first day.

You are going to Wesley again this year.
Abbi and Marley are in your class again .
You have had them in your class for the last 2 years.
Your teacher this year is Mrs. Lisa.
You have 15 kids in your class.
You love to play with play dough.
Some of your other favorite things at school are
Computer, Science and Spanish.
You can already count to 20 and know all your colors in Spanish.
can't wait to see what you learn this year.

You are 4 years old
You 38 1/2 inches tall and weigh 29 lbs.
You can write your name and know all of your letters, colors and shapes.
You are starting to sound out words and love to read books
Your favorite colors are pink, purple, blue and green.
You love to play dress up and pretend with your sister.
You are hilarious. You are constantly making all of us laugh.
You have a beautiful smile that lights up any room.
You find Joy in everything and love everyone.
You LOVE to dance and have some crazy moves.

I would say your best friend is Camden.
You mimic her every move and want to do everything just like her.
You love to play with her and miss her when she is at school.
You are always thinking about her and it shows.
You are a new BIG sister this year.
You love to talk to Micah and
when he is crying you try so very hard to make him happy.
You never forget to kiss him good bye and you always include him.
You call him Micah Moo.

I can't believe this is your last year in Preschool.
Although you are a peanut, you are getting so big!
We love you Berkleigh Faith

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Micah is 1 month old

Today you are 1 month old.
You are getting so big.
If I had to guess I would say you weigh around 10 lbs.
You are in size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes

You sleep a lot during the day and not so much at night.
You love to sleep on mommy.
Honestly, that is how I get most of my sleep at night.
You nurse ever hour or so when you are awake.

Daddy is in love with his little man and
loves to steal my sugar whenever he can.
You are a Momma's boy and for the most part, don't want anyone else.
Daddy walks around the house bouncing you, just to keep you happy.
If you aren't sleeping or nursing, you are usually crying.
We have found that the blow dryer will calm you right down.

I love having a little boy.
You love to be held and although it is tiring at times,
I wouldn't trade this time for the world.

You sleep in your bouncy seat in our bed.
Your naps are always taken in your swing or if you fall asleep in your car seat.

You are starting to follow objets with your eyes,
I can't wait for you to smile and talk with me.

Watching you grow is blessing my life.
Love you Micah Moo.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hello Third Grade

Camden Hope~
Today you started Third grade
It was your first day at Vista Academy
You were so brave, but the tears showed through...
And that's okay.
This summer/school year has had so many changes for you.
New brother & New school with new friends.

I am so proud of you.
You are such an awesome big sister to Berkleigh & Micah
You are so sweet and considerate of others
You are obedient and listen to Daddy and I {for the most part}
You are creative and funny.
You are enjoyable to be around.

Your teacher this year is Miss. Lacy
Your principal is Ms. Hanson {Corinne's Nana}
You have 8 kids in your class
Your classroom is on the 2nd floor
Your favorite subjects are Math and Reading
You wear uniforms...
Anything khaki on the bottom and teal/white/green polos

Right now you are 8 years old.
Your favorite colors are green and blue.
You love soccer and just started practice for fall last week.
You love pizza, spaghetti, chili, caesar salad and anything chocolate
You don't like marshmallows or licorice.
You love praise and worship music
Your favorite toys are Squinkies, Lalaloopsy dolls and Barbie
You are Berkleigh's Hero, she follows you and does everything you do.
You LOVE to hold/touch/kiss and love on Micah, I can't keep you away :)
All in all, you are a pretty cool kid and I am blessed to be your Momma!
We love you Camden Hope Sutherland!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Micah's first bath

Micah moo, this picture pretty much sums up your thoughts on bath time!
You were not having it, but we were able to get you to settle down finally.

As long as Momma had my finger in your mouth, you were fine.

And these two girls were so happy to help with your bath.
They both poured the warm water on you to make sure you
stayed nice and warm.
Your sisters think the world of you.
You are one blessed little boy!
{A clean one too}

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2 weeks old

Today was your 2 week Well Baby with Dr. Brown
Weight: 8lbs 14 oz.
Height: 21 inches

You are doing wonderful. You nurse constantly and are gaining weight nicely. You have moved up to Size 1 diapers and are in some 0-3 month clothes already. You sleep a lot during the day, but are up every hour in the night, unless Momma falls asleep with you on my chest. Then you sleep for a good 2-3 hours.

You are definitely a Momma's boy. Daddy wants to love on you all the time, but he usually has to walk around the house, bouncing you to keep you happy. But hand you to Momma...and you quiet right up.

Your sisters are in love. Camden loves to hold you and she is sneaking kisses all the time. Berkleigh loves to talk to you and tries her hardest to console you when you are crying. I can't wait to see you interact with them when you get a bit bigger.

We all love you Micah Moo!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Micah's Birth Day

Mommy was scheduled to be induced
on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011.
My original due date was August 2nd,
but after my last ultra sound they changed it to July 28th.

Mommy and Daddy got up really early.
We had to be at the hospital at 6am.
Papa and Nana came into town from Florida earlier that week and stayed with your sisters.
We arrived on time,
Mommy got comfy in our room
and they started my Pitocin around 6:40 am.
I wasn't really progressing much and was still comfortable.
Dr. Sherman came in to break my water at 7:30
and that's when we found out that I had a lot of amniotic fluid.
So much that you weren't able to drop down and
that is why I didn't go into labor on my own.

Papa, Nana, Camden and Berkeligh came up to visit later in the morning.
Your sisters were so very excited.
They had so many questions.
What is that mommy? (the IV)
When is Micah coming? How do you feel?
What will he look like? When can he walk?
I was so happy to see your sisters and it made the time pass by easier.

Mrs. Jamie Allen. came up for the morning to visit, too.
She is one of Mommy's closest friends here in Texas.
I was glad to have a friend on your big day.
She brought you the most beautiful basket of clothes.
She has made sure you are a styling little boy!

Around lunch time I decided to get up and sit in the rocking chair.
I was only about 4-5 cm and was ready to see you.
Daddy went with your sisters to eat and Mrs. Jamie and I sat and talked.
Your nurse, Desi, would check on my frequently and kept increasing my pitocin.
And then it hit me.

Finally, i had to ask everyone to leave and it was time for my epidural.
I was 5-6 cm dilated and very uncomfortable.
I got my epidural and it was wonderful on my right side,
but not nearly as strong on my left.
My left side is where you loved to lay.
You were wedged nicely between my left hip and ribs.

Dr. Sherman was wonderful. She checked on me at lunch and then at the end of her day.
She decided around 5pm to go for a run and then she would be back to check again.
I had sent your sisters and Papa and Nana home before dinner time.

And the sometime around 6 pm I was ready!
Actually, you were ready. I had been ready.
After about 30 mins of pushing, you arrived.
Born at 6:38 pm

You were gorgeous.
Mommy and Daddy cried and you screamed!
It was wonderful.
Daddy cut your cord and I kissed all over you.
Then they took you to the warmer and checked you out.
Mrs. Angela Mehl and Joshua were waiting outside.
Papa, Nana and your sisters arrived about 20 mins after you arrived.

You were so alert. You listened to every little noise.
Your eyes were wide open.
Your color was great and you were just perfect.

Daddy and I were so happy.
Our family was complete now.
What a blessing you are Micah!

I think your sisters would agree with us.
They couldn't get enough of you.
We love you all.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Micah Daniel Sutherland has arrived

Micah Daniel Sutherland
July 27, 2011
6:38 pm
8lbs 2oz.
21 inches

So happy you are finally here and a part of our family.We Love you Micah Daniel!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Losing teeth and jokes....

Tonight Camden, you pulled out your 7th tooth..... I can handle just about anything, but not loose teeth. That is you and Daddy's job, but you were able to do it without his help tonight! So I guess 7 teeth......7 years old........Tooth # 8 must wait until after Saturday when you are 8! Seriously? Eight years old.....When did you get so big?

And once everyone was in bed and quiet, Berkleigh, you strolled out to the kitchen,
"Berkleigh..you need to go back to bed..."
" I have a joke Mommy"
"Well, your joke will have to wait until tomorrow."
"It is a fast joke.....Why did the toy cross the road?"
" I dunno Berkleigh, why did the toy cross the road?"
" Cuz he wanted to go see the chicken...."
Then of course you chuckle and slap your knee....
"Night Mommy"
Never to hear another noise from again.......

I love you girls!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Baby Brother

"Baby brother" will be with us in 14 weeks give or take , but we just couldn't let him miss out on the Easter festivities.....So we are pleased to announce that his name will be Micah Daniel~

You girls talk to Micah all the time and now when it is bedtime or if I am heading out to run errands....not only do I get your sweet loving...Micah does too! A hug and a kiss from you both.

You two are going to be amazing sisters.......to Micah Moo!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter at our house always consist of the normal egg coloring and basket opening Easter morning.

Your Daddy is always playing Jesus the weekend of Easter @ Last Days~ Camden, you wanted your picture with Daddy, but Berkleigh Boo , you wanted nothing to do with the "blood"....I don't blame you! Both of you girls participated this year @ Last days as well. You were dressed up and helped at the threshing floor. I loved seeing you girls participate and pray that you will always want to share Jesus with others. Happy Easter~

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Camden's First Soccer Game! Go RAVENS!

Camden, this was your first year playing soccer. It was Spring soccer and you LOVED it. You were on the Purple Ravens and chose #1 as your number.

Coach Pollard given you girls a pep talk

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Family Time @ The Fair!

The South Texas State Fair is in town and Dax was off this last Saturday....so we loaded up and headed out for the day. What a wonderful day full of rides, laughing, chatting, face painting, great food, cotton candy and just care free family time. We all had a blast and are sun burnt to prove it. Making memories...

This is a picture Dax and the girls took from the top of the ferris wheel.
And here's another....yep that's Momma...5 months pregnant and not able to ride anything....but as you can see I was keeper of the lemonade and cotton candy......I had a great time eating and listening to all of the joyful giggles coming from the rides. Can't wait for next year~