Monday, February 21, 2011

3 cute girls...

Well BUSY! That's the only word I can think of to describe the last couple months for the Rodee Family! 3 kids has been a really tough adjustment for me. Especially only breast feeding Maya. Don't get me wrong, Maya is SUCH a great baby! So patient, laid back, such a cuddler and a GREAT sleeper! But I felt like I was neglecting my other 2 girls having to feed Maya every 3 hours and not being able to do ANYTHING while I was feeding her. It was hard. I don't want to say luckily, but that's kind of how I feel, my milk started drying up. I wasn't producing enough for Maya to be full. So we started supplementing with a bottle and some formula. It was like the heavens were aligning! Maya was like a different baby, so happy and smiley. And I was SO happy. I didn't feel as tied down and limited. It was so great. So we are just bottle feeding out little one now and I couldn't be happier about it! I feel like it's so important to have a happy baby and a happy mommy. So that's where we're at now. Christian has started traveling again for work so I'm working on trying to stick to our schedule as best as I can! Let me tell you, getting 3 girls and myself ready for 9AM church...not happening! But I'm getting pretty good at getting everybody ready to go and out the door and ON TIME for Eden's preschool! 

So Eden gave her first talk in Primary at church on Sunday! It was such a proud moment for me as a mother! She only needed a little bit of coaching but other than that, she had the whole thing memorized and she wasn't nervous AT ALL! I cried a little. She's just growing up so fast! She re-enacted her performance for the family after church so we recorded it! 

Ella has been a little bit of a handful the last few weeks, but we LOVE her spunky personality and how she keeps us on our toes! The other day this is how we found her when I went to go and wake her up from her nap...

That's the closet! And without fail, EVERY morning she wakes up and takes off her jammies and puts on a pretty dressup. She is ALWAYS wearing a dressup dress! I'm surprised I can get her out of the house in regular clothes! It's so cute how she just loves to look pretty!! 

The girls have started to really play well together lately! The other day they stayed upstairs and played, without fighting, for AN HOUR AND A HALF!!!!! It was a miracle!! That has NEVER happened before! It was so awesome to hear them laughing and helping each other. I just loved it!

Maya...oh my sweet Maya. I love her so much. She is such a joy! When she smiles, you can't help but smile with her. She's so cute. I never want to put her down! 

She is cooing and is a lot more awake and is starting to really look at you and respond! It's so much fun.  We've basically got her reflux under control. She's on 2 medications but she's hardly spitting up and she's not acting like it hurts her anymore to spit up! It's so great! All in all, we're doing so great!