Category Alice

So strong

Alice is just an amazing little being! She is 2 1/2 months old but so alert and strong. Check out her head control!

Family Photos

This was not an easy task to get all 4 children in a photo together! 

Halloween

Alice’s first Halloween was a success! We hosted a party for the girls’ friends. It was so nice to have a big group to go out trick or treating with!! I loved this party so much, I hope to make it an annual thing! It worked out the best because the kids didn’t have school the next day thanks to parent teacher conferences, hopefully the school continues that choice of day!

Alice was a little pig

The big girls, to my dismay, wanted to be Pokemon again! I had to buy Jillian and Olivia’s jackets in adult extra small because only adult cosplayers purchase obscure pokemon character hoodies, haha!

 

Holding Alice

6 weeks old

Thank goodness for extended maternity leave, there is no way I could leave this cutie just yet.

Alice growing fast

Going bald

Alice at 1 month old

At one month Alice weighs almost 10 lbs. She is a happy baby with only a few nights of fussy behavior. She sleeps about 4 hours at a time at night. The girls all love to say hi to her. Olivia loves holding Alice, unfortunately she hasn’t got the hold quite right yet and Alice always cry’s, but hey at least she tries!

Alice

Back to the hospital

Well we were home for all of a day and a half before things went wrong! The first thing that happened was the fly infestation. They were all over our house and we couldn’t figure out where they came from (found out it was from outside trash cans!). I went upstairs because I wasn’t feeling well and I wanted to keep Alice away from the flies. Adrian came to check on me and I had the chill, so we took my temperature to find I had a fever of 104.3. We called the doctor and she had us go straight to the ER. I was so stressed out having to go to the hospital with Alice. I didn’t want to bring her but I didn’t have milk pumped for her. They were really nice and got me a private room so Alice would be safe. My mom came and brought my breast pump and picked up Alice, she also picked up formula because the nurse wasn’t sure if the antibiotics were safe with the breast milk, talk about adding stress! Also this whole time my blood pressure is not going down! After an ultrasound it was determined that I had an infection in my uterus, I was going to be admitted and on antibiotics for 24 hours. I’m a hot mess at this point thinking about my 3 day old baby. Luckily the dr. said I could still breastfeed. The ER got us a private room and said that Adrian and Alice could stay. However at 4 am a nurse came in and freaked out that Adrian and the baby were there… shift change maybe? Anyways a groggy Adrian had to leave the hospital only to come back during visiting hours. Luckily by that point I had pumped while in the ER so he had one bottle of breast milk. They ended up having me stay a second night because of my blood pressure and high levels of something in my blood (turns out I also have gallstones). Poor Adrian had all 4 girls alone that second night and I was an emotional wreck pumping every two hours in the hospital. I ended up needing to be on blood pressure medication… weaning off by 4 weeks. Thank goodness Alice is our 4th baby! I don’t know if I could have handled all of this with my first child.