Saturday, April 23, 2011


Everyone has to adjust when you welcome a new baby into the family. One of the adjustments I've had to make is figuring out how to deal with spit-up. Arden NEVER spit up; Tucker does it all the time. That is until we took him to the chiropractor!

A few years ago, I would have thought you were crazy if you suggested I take my newborn to the chiropractor. But, desperate times call for desperate measures, and I have recently heard from several people that chiropractors can help with so many issues so I thought we would give it a try.

I am so glad we took that chance! Tucker has had two appointments and I can already see such a difference with him. He doesn't mind getting adjusted and he rests SO well on the days we go! I look forward to our appointment each week, and can't wait to see even more improvement.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep...

Right in my own bed!

Tucker has been sleeping in his own bed for the past 2 weeks which has meant a better night's sleep for everyone!

He still gets up every 3-4 hours (sometimes sooner) but I don't wake at the first sound he makes like I did when he slept in our room.

Sweet dreams, Tucker! Now, if we could just get you to sleep through the night.... ;)


I'm having a hard time photographing Arden's real smile.

Instead, I get these faces...

The last one is the closest I could get, but it just doesn't do her beautiful smile justice.

I guess I will keep trying...I'm sure she won't mind posing for me :)

Mommy's Little Helper

No matter what I'm doing around the house, Arden always wants to help--sweeping, unloading the dishwasher, you name it--she is right on my heels asking to do her part :)

Doing laundry is no different. If she finds me loading/unloading the washer and dryer she runs in and begins helping.

And she always helps fold the clothes. But most of the time the clothes end up here:

Apparently, helping Mommy fold clothes actually means it's time to play dress-up :)

I love my little helper...let's just hope she has this same desire when she's older!

Friday, April 8, 2011

So In Love

Five weeks ago, Tucker graced us with his presence.

I've never questioned whether or not I would be able to love another child as much as I love Arden, but the reality of our ability to love didn't set in until the day he was born. What a reminder of God's great love for each and every one of us!

We are all SO in love with our precious little boy!

It is already so hard for me to remember life without him. Five weeks seems like such a short period of time, but to me it seems like Tucker has always been a part of our lives.

Tucker is such a sweet baby! He is a good eater, starting to sleep 3-4 hours between nightly feedings, and is awake more and more each day. He is starting to coo and smile---both of which I love :) He also LOVES to be held, and I love that too, but it does make it difficult to get anything done!

Tucker @ 1 month
This is where you can find Arden most of the time:

She is still head-over-heels in love with him--which is such a blessing! Her first words each morning are "Where is Tucker?" and "Hugs and kisses--Tucker!". Her tantrums are few and far between now--and we are so thankful for that. We pray that we don't have to deal with those again (or at least for awhile)!

We've been terrible at taking pictures this time around--I guess we are too busy with a newborn and 2 yr. old! But I was able to snap a few shots of Tucker the other day while Arden was napping. Here are a few faces we are beginning to see each day :)

We love you sweet Tucker!