luc-y 2.5 (almost 3) years old

This little one is such a hambone lately. His facial expressions kill me, I love watching him play and listening to the stories that he makes up as he plays. Frequently we are hiding from lions (under quilts of course), playing with his guys or calling his HaHa (Aunt Holly) on the phone. The closer we get to Luc being three years old the feistier he gets but man can he turn on the charm when it’s needed!

Luc-y

Luc-y

Luc-y

Luc-y

Luc- that smile!

jay bird- 6 years old

When I took the photos of the boys all together I took the opportunity to take a few photos of each of the boys individually. It really is hard to believe that this kiddo is 6 years old and stands taller than my elbow. He’s missing 6 teeth, almost finished with kindergarten and reading on his own. He is growing up before my eyes…

infectious smile

Jay bird- 6 years old

picking flowers

sweet boy

brothers

I am not exactly sure why but when Charlie turned three months old I put him in the same outfit for his photo shoot as I did with Jay and in turn I have used it with with Luc and Remy. It is fun to see a side by side snapshot of all of them together at the same age. Especially, since one of the most common questions we get since having Remy is who do you think he looks like? Honestly, I think he just looks like one of the brothers. I see glimpses of each of the boys from time to time but nothing that tips the scale towards one boy or the next.

all four boys

I don’t have Jay in this lying down pose but it’s still fun to see the others side by side.
just three  boys

today i am…

Remy- 3 months old

3 Months Old!!
It’s hard to believe that three months have passed since this little one joined our crazy crew and also not hard to believe at all. Remy has been such a wonderful and welcomed addition to our family that I can’t imagine it without him anymore.

Stats- based on our, possibly less accurate, home measurements

Height- 24.5 inches

Weight- 15lbs 8oz

Things of note:

Sleeping- Remy is a dream baby. Really he is. He’s been sleeping 8-9 hours per night consistently for about 3 weeks. He frequently will sleep for 10+ hours some nights which means if we put him to bed later in the evening he will sleep until 6:30/7 in the morning. His preference though is to be put to bed around 8:30 or shortly after his brothers are in bed and if we do this I feed him late in the evening before going to bed myself and then he will sleep all night.

Rolling- this monster of a baby is rolling front to back and back to front now. He has been rolling front to back since he was 6 weeks old but just recently decided he could flip the other way too. He’s super strong with great head control and has been able to push up for quite a while which is why he can do this so ridiculously early.

Smiling- Remy surely has the smiling thing down. He smiles all of the time at his brothers and also at Mommy and Daddy. He will smile at most people who talk to him (unless he is super tired). Really he is such a joy!

Laughing- He’s trying to laugh and getting really close to doing it but isn’t quite there yet.

Likes-

Bath Time- He loves his bath and is completely ok with having water in his face- yay Daddy- we have successfully desensitized another one of our boys!

His Thumb- this ย one is a thumb sucker folks. He can find it on his own and uses it to soothe himself if needed. He will also take a paci; however he much prefers his thumb. He will also suck his hand, fingers or any combination of those things if he can’t manage to get the thumb in fast enough.

His Hands- he loves playing with his hands. He frequently holds them together and plays with them almost like he is twiddling his thumbs. Almost always when he is nursing his feet are crossed at the ankles and his hands are grasped and he is playing with them.

Being Outside- Like all of his brothers Remy enjoys being outside and since the weather had been so nice here we have been taking advantage of it.

Singing- Remy loves when people sing to him. He can be really fussy but when people sing, even one of the boys, he quiets right down. It’s so sweet.

Company- Occasionally Remy will fuss if we leave him on the playmat and leave the room to do something quickly. He enjoys being around people and his bothers which is good since we always have someone around ;) He had really started to notice them and watch them while they play. We have even started sitting him in the highchair (he is so strong that he can sit with the straps for a while) for short periods of time during meals so he can see what is going on.

Dislikes-

Being Cold- Honestly, I found it difficult to think of something that this sweet baby doesn’t like since he is happy almost all of the time; however, bring cold is probably his least favorite thing right now.

Remy- 3 months

Remy- 3 months

Remy- 3 Months

Remy- tummy time

Remy- 3 months

my photo helper kept asking when it was going to be his turn to be in the photos
Luc, my photo helper

this is how most of the photos looked when not cropped ;)
helper

Remy- 3 months

Remy- 3 months

Remy- 3 months

Remy and my helper Luc

Remy and Luc

Remy and Luc

Jay at 3 Months
Charlie at 3 Months
Luc at 3 Months

dear boy

Remy,
For two weeks now you have snuggled on my chest instead of gently kicking and nudging me from the inside. I have memorized your features, your long fingers, the tiny bump on your left ear, the peak on your sweetly formed lips, while staring at you day after day, hour after hour. Thank you for not making me wait another week to meet you. You fill my heart with JOY and remind me of all that I have to cherish and I can’t say thank you enough for that…

I love you sweet boy!
Love, Momma

Momma and Remy