william alexander at four months

how are we here already?! william, you are such a joy! you have such an easy going spirit, and i only hear you cry when i put you down to sleep. i have a feeling you only do that because you don’t want to miss out on all the fun! you smile whenever someone looks at you, and you love when your brothers talk to you. it’s easy to forget about you (not really) because you’re happy to lay wherever i put you and you would stay there until it’s time to sleep. and sleep. my, you do such a good job at it! you’re such a joyful addition to our family!

and i’m finally feeling like the mom i have wanted to be from the start. a little practice, changing of ideals, loosening my grip of control/order, and a LOT of grace from god. 

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a fun little comparison

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let’s keep things light and happy this morning.

last week, we had the boys well visits. yes, i took all three boys for their well visits: micah’s four year, ethan’s two year and william’s one month. i love our pediatrician’s office. i’ve taken to seeing the same pa every time, if possible. she even agreed to do all three in one visit, which the doctor/pa has to give approval for more than two checks at one visit.

because i took all three boys, by myself, they gave me two nurses to help me out. again, another reason why i love my pediatrician. micah got four shots, ethan one and william two. that was fun. said no mom ever. but we went for donuts after and that made everything better.

so here’s the fun comparison! another reason our pediatrician’s office is awesome is that i can go online and access all of the boys info. i don’t need to write it down anymore! i can go onto their website and give you the boys’ height and weight since birth.

so, at birth:
micah – 7’13” and 21″
ethan – 7’6″ and 21″
william – 7’14” and 20.75″

at one month:
micah – 10’1″ and 21.5″
ethan – 9’7″ and 22″
william – 9’6″ and 22.25″

at two years:
micah – 27″ and 33.5″
ethan – 25’6″ and 31.5″

at four years:
micah – 35’4″ and 39.75″

so, ethan is my tiny boy. he’s in the third percentile for height and eighteenth for weight.

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ethan’s second birthday

img_9690oh ethan. you are our spirited, fun-loving, thrill-seeking, danger-finding boy. in fact, everything about you is boy, to your core. the only fear you have comes from copying your (older) brother’s fears. you definitely have your own personality. and you are determined to find trouble. just this morning, you went outside by yourself, found matches, climbed up on top of micah’s bunk bed to jump on it (all in a twenty minute span of nursing william and changing him from a spit up mess). i’m pretty sure there’s a meme that says something like, “things you never thought you’d have to say as a mom: ‘stop licking your brother’s face'”. yup, said that one this morning in target! the other night as i was trying to snuggle you before bed, and held you like a baby, like i used to do, many moons ago, you found great joy in pretending to kick me with your leg. you love to make people laugh! and you make us laugh every day.

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