42 days.

We've been amusing ourselves these days.
The past few weeks have been fun with Luke becoming more aware of his surroundings around him and even smiling and cooing. I try to have that happen on a daily basis but it all depends on his mood for that day. Most days, he's not a happy boy. He's being treated for Reflux and the medication is helping. But he still cries a lot so he might just have colic and want constant attention. He's pretty much fine if he's picked up. As soon as you lie him down, he starts crying...as Joe likes to say, he's already manipulating the system! And it's totally true.
And since we have 2 other rugrats around here, I can't hold him all the time.

So there is quite a lot of crying around here...sorry Luke!
I promise you want a Sane Mom ;)

Luke is 6 weeks this week. How weird is that?

That has been the fastest and slowest 6 weeks.

At a month old, Luke weighed 11 lbs already. So we'll see what 2 more weeks have done to him...I'm pretty sure he's chunking up quite nice.

He's starting to do a bit better at night. For example, Last night, he didn't wake up until 3:30 to eat. It took me a while to figure out what was going on..lol....my body wasn't used to sleeping that long so I had to readjust my mind and remember that the sound I woke up from was my son crying to eat...

On Saturday, we walked over to the park down the street. It was really nice outside and the girls had a great time.

There were some ice blocks that we took advantage of. Emma did quite well sliding down. Joe did too but now we are treating some grass stains.

No, that's not a homeless man, that's my husband.

He doesn't like the cold too much so he's bundled up quite nice. And he's growing out his beard/stache...I love it....seriously.

Joe's a lumber jack and he's okay...monty python anyone?

I honestly like the rugged look. It just suits him better. He has a bet going with other guys in his class to see who can grow it out the longest. Joe definitely has the longest hair so far.

On Sunday, the girls had some bonding with Luke. Emma loves this little guy. She seriously loves to tell him stories or sing songs.

Kate can't get enough of Ruke and everytime she sees him, wants to say hi or hold him.

She's even starting to say, "Hi Luke. Mom, he's so cute. oh Luke, your so cute."
lol i'm serious. It makes me laugh every time. This girl is hilarious.

As much as I complain sometimes about the crying, I honestly am so lucky to have these 3 kids. Why Heavenly Father entrusted me with them, it is still a mystery. I still am adjusting and i'm not going to lie...it's hard! And with Luke's temperment, it makes it even more difficult at times.

But all I can do is one day at a time.

Even if the kids and I stay in PJ's all day long.

Even if we have left overs 5 days in a row.

Even if we there are 4 buckets of laundry that need to be put away.

Even if it's been awhile since i've seen a shower...

Fun times all around!

I know eventually i'll become adjusted and look back at this time and laugh at what a baby I was. I'm just hoping it comes sooner than later ;)

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