Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Small Strides

Over the last few weeks the babies have had 2 goals set by us parents, walking for Zach and potty training for Bella. It has been a slow process, but both are making small strides to reach the end goal. Zach is now taking 3 steps toward me (as of tonight). He's been doing 2 steps for the last 5 days, so with this extra step I am hoping that walking is soon to follow. Bella Boo went potty in the big potty for the first (and only) time on Sunday afternoon. She told Chris "potty daddy" and he rushed her over where she did her business. Unfortunately it hasn't happened again, but we keep reinforcing what the potty is and that going in the diaper is yucky. We actually have a plan to do a 3 day boot camp over the weekend for potty training (thank you Amanda for the awesome guide book!).

June has been a busy month for us with Juno, mine and Chris' birthday, father's day, and Chris making a trip with Bella to Oklahoma. We hope all you dads out there had a blessed day with tons of love poured over you. As for birthdays, being another year older is a scary thought but allows us to understand the great accomplishments we have in our lives along with the fortune of love that fills our hearts. I feel supremely blessed to have such an amazing husband, precious children, incredible mother, loving in-laws, and many other family and friends that are so important and special to me.

I mentioned in our last post that I had made contact with Hand to Hold. I had the privilege of meeting with Kelli Kelley, the founder, a couple of weeks ago to determine the best way to approach and introduce Hand to Hold to the Houston area. I have done some research on contacts for our area and will continue to develop that database. Once we have a good distribution list, we can submit literature on the appropriate organizations. It will take me a bit of time, but I'm hoping over the next couple of months we will have made good progress in Houston. Please visit Hand to Hold's latest newsletter online if you have a few minutes:

Now on to what everyone really wants to see PICTURES...

At Relay for Life

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