Happy 6th Birthday, Edison!

Edison has been waiting to be six years old for his entire life. Or so it seems. If he saw me looking at my calendar he would ask, "Are you looking at my birthday?" As March approached and I was occasionally on the page that said March 27th, he would peek over at the page and a smile would creep across his face. Edison plays hard and has so much energy. He basically takes whatever is given to him and never complains. I had to grab a rotten orange slice out of his hands as it was headed for his mouth. He was going to shrug his shoulders and eat it because he is so chill. His physical, mental, and emotional growth is astounding. He definitely has a limit to that growth and when he is done, he is done, but he is usually very willing to play, include others, and learn. I admire so much about this little boy. Sam and I regularly discuss how Edison is so cool. He is very charismatic but does not seem to notice that others are drawn to him. He is happy with whatever is going on around him right then and does not concern himself with anything else.


Mei's Moments (5 Months)

Weight: 15 pounds, 14 ounces
Length: 26 inches

Everyone loves Mei. Any noise out of her attracts an adoring crowd. Alex and Edison ask about her first thing when they get home from school. Sam and I race into her room when we hear her wake up from a nap (not so much in the morning). Declan races into her room mid-nap to make sure she's still cute (yep, she sure is!). She is the main attraction around here.

She did not enjoy this photo shoot.

"Must get these hands in my mouth."

Sick Dad, sick Mom, sick Alex, sick baby.

Silly faces, crazy hair.

She is beautiful when awake and asleep.

Daddy is a punk.

Declan is a great big brother and always looking out for Mei.

Fancy dancing lights!

Daddy strikes again.

Tough girl. She really is so resilient.

Sleeping through the grocery store

Time on the floor. She needs much more of it than she gets!

She slept in her own room for the first time on January 11th. Having her in this nursery I created for her is surreal. She is even better than I dreamed.

Waiting for Alex to come out of piano lessons (we are parked).

"Surrounded by crazies! Help!"

In her Sunday best

I cannot reach my hand around her thighs. She is fabulous.

We borrowed a Bumbo from a friend and she loves it!

When she is not grinning, she is working on perfecting her skeptical grump face.

Supervising bath time.

Nap time with Daddy.

Want more Mei? She...
...does not like lying flat on her back. She lifts up her head and crunches.
...goes crazy when something is held in front of her because she wants to get it into her mouth.
...still gets swaddled for bed at night.
...nurses every 3-4 hours, approximately seven times a day, and sleeps about nine hours a night. Her nursing sessions are usually 10 minutes but are usually about 40 minutes as her last feeding of the night.
...cannot help but smile when someone smiles at her.
...laughed for the first time on January 6th. The boys are the best at making her laugh but her first laugh was for Mommy!


Mei's Moments (4 Months)

Weight: 15 pounds
Length: 25 inches

Mei is becoming so fun. She is more beautiful every day. Her cheeks are so adorable and kissable. Alex said, "Her cheeks look like balloons!" Sometimes when she smiles she has to look away because she is just so happy and her body starts dancing. I love her smiling soul.

Model baby

Her head is perfect.

Whoa! Giant bow!

I love fresh and clean babies!

Pretty girl got her crazy eyes from Daddy.

She has no neck.

Daddy is not very good at keeping her away from the TV.

Her eyes are so wise.

Stop looking at me like I'm crazy!

Chips or baby?

"Chocolate apple as big as my head and I don't get any of it?!"

Where are you going, baby?

Countdown to launch!

Bouncing like a maniac.

Her eye is looking so much better!

Throw your hands up! Party!

We had a few cold nights. Mei was not a fan!

Sunday stretches!

Mei has cheeks on cheeks.

Declan is her biggest fan.

Good morning, beautiful! How was your night?

A bum that fits in my hand is my favorite kind of bum.

What?! She was just born and now she's holding things!

Found her hands! Not sure what they are yet though.

Bundled up

Naps with Daddy are usually very long naps.

Daddy is asleep, baby is not.

"This guy is thinking about falling asleep. Take me away!"

"Can't breathe. Face purple." (She was really being choked and we didn't know. Worst parents ever.)

Her face is so relaxed while she sleeps. I must smooch her.

She loves kneeling next to us like this.

Chunky thighs

She found a baby smaller than her!

I love trying to snatch that tongue.

Ruffles on her bum.

Alex gets cuddles in whenever he can.

She had to be turned sideways in her bed because she no longer fits the short way.

The cutest Daisy Duck.

She likes to be propped up so she can see everything around her.


It was a crazy hair day.

Want more Mei? She...
...fake coughs when she wants attention. She does not cry when she wakes up. Instead I hear little coughs coming from her room.
...has not rolled over.
...sleeps through the night almost every night. She nursed 189 times this month, usually every 3-4 hours.
...is as close to perfect as I can imagine.

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