Monday, June 11, 2012

Military Monday... a new thing around here

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As you all know, the military is a huge part of our life. So I thought it would be neat to start doing "military mondays" here... every week I will talk about something related to the US military- this could include a piece of history, something from our personal life as an army family, current news {war in Afghanistan}, etc. I think it will be kind of fun!

For the very first military monday, I present to you:

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Emmett is doing so well! I've figured out a little secret- Have swaddle, will sleep!. Yes, this baby looooves to be swaddled. It's the only way I can get him to sit/sleep in his swing or bouncy seat {or anywhere else that is not my lap}. It also helps him to fall asleep faster at night. I feed him on one side, then swaddle him and feed him on the other side, and before I know it, he's sound asleep. He's now waking up every three hours at night, which is way better than it was, so I'm happy. He is still nursing well, but he spits up A LOT! He goes through multiple outfits a day, and I'm always covered in spit up. But that's okay, I'm just glad he's still gaining weight! Little man is happy and thriving.

The other little man, Elliot is doing well, too. He's really settled into the role of the "big brother." He loves to get me things for the baby like burp cloths, the boppy, a clean onesie, etc. He also likes to take care of "his" baby, one of my old dolls. Apparently, being a big brother is tuckering him out, because he has been taking super long naps during the day {3+ hours} and wanting to go to bed super early.

Basically... things are going well! I'm tired, but what else did I expect? I love my boys- all three of them.

24 comments:

  1. I'm happy to hear all of you are doing well. Those pics are absolutely precious!

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  2. Great idea.
    That kid is cute and so much like Elliot. I'm so glad Elliot likes being a big brother.

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  3. swaddling was a wonderful thing with Julianna- she loved it - and it was a sure thing for her to fall asleep once we swaddled her! Glad to hear it's working for you! Yay! Great pictures - so sweet! :)

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  4. These pictures are the absolute BEST!!!

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  5. Congratulations on #2. I wish Marshall would have reacted to swaddling... It sounds like Elliot is adjusting well to his little brother.

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  6. What a cute military baby. I used to be a military wife as well. I know how hard it can get.

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  7. Oh my goodness! SOOO precious! Love the pics! Erin

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  8. hilarious. love the little military, he is so cute

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  9. praying everything is okay and you are just a busy momma of 2... haven't heard anything from you on here in over a month.

    amanda

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  10. Starting to worry too, like Amanda. I bet you're just super busy! Miss you!

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  11. Just popping in to let you know you've got a new follower :) I'm Ali & I'm a new mom & she's 5 months old now! Anyways, I will be catching up on some of your older entries and can't wait to get to know you & your cute fam through your blog :)

    WHAT a cutie you have there!!!!

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  12. What a CUTE idea to have baby pics with your hubby in uniform! I will definitely have to keep that in mind when we decide to start a family. So creative!
    CaitlinOnAMission.blogspot.com

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  13. I hope you haven't decided to stop blogging here Jess? Miss your posts!
    Hope to see more from you soon :)

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  14. this is a great feature! I miss reading your posts, I really hope you haven't stopped blogging and that everything is okay. :)

    miss reading your posts! <3

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  15. Jess...I MISS YOU!!! and Elliot, Emmett, Aaron and the puppy and kitty too!! Hope all is well...been checking EVERYDAY to see if youre back yet. My day is not the same w/out seeing new pics of your cuties!

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  16. Just wanted to pop by and bug you about how much I'm missing your posts... again! ;) I hope you're planning on coming back soon and that everything is okay.

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  17. Hey! I was looking at ultrasound pics on google (I'm pregnant wth baby#3) and I came across Emmett's ultrasound pic and your blog.. I started reading your entries and realized your husband is also stationed at Ft. Hood TX(saw the christmas killeen mall hat elliot wore).. We hve been stationed here since 2009 and live in Copperas Cove.. We hve an 5 yr old son, 18 month daughter, and a baby on the way.. I loved reading your entries.. Like u I hve been wondering how well I will do with two babies until 2.. the good thing is that my son is a great helper wth my daughter and I knw he is excited about our new little one due to arrive in 2013. I hope all is well with u and your growing family.. By the way I think the name Emmett Sullivan is awesome! Great choice! Oh and your pics are beautiful.. love your camera! Hope to read more entries soon!- Julie Sooy

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  18. I love baby military photos. Brings a tear to my eye everytime!

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  19. Miss hearing about your beautiful family. I really hope you're just busy and all is well.

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  20. My sister & I are really missing your posts! She just had a baby 1 month ago, and I showed her your blog while she was pregnant. She decided to cloth diapers and went with the kawaii brand. 3 months later I found out I was pregnant and I will be doing cloth diapers as well. We got the idea from your blog, and even printed out your detailed instructions and reviews on the brands! Thanks! :)

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  21. REALLY MISSING you Jess! :'o(

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