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With three children, 3 year old twins Kaylee and Karissa and one year old Lena, life is a bit hectic! But with a wonderfully supportive husband, a great babysitter and some special friends it is all possible.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Lena is now 5 months old.  She is a happy, happy baby!  She gave us her first smile at 6 weeks and she first laughed out loud at about 3 months while being entertained by her sisters.  She rolled from her tummy to her back around  3 1/2 months, but didn't do it consistently until 4 months.  She also rolled from her back to her tummy at 4 months, about 2 hours after I told her doctor she hadn't done it yet. 

She continues to wake up twice every night to eat, and needs to be settled back to sleep without eating a couple of time during the night as well.  (Making for a set of tired parents!)

We recently got a johnny jump up for her and she loves it!  It is a great place for her to play safely when Kaylee and Karissa are running around. 

We recently discovered she has a milk protein allergy, so that may explain why she was occasionally extra fussy, but as long as I don't eat milk products, she is fine.  (I will be looking forward to a nice piece of pizza in about 4-5 months!)

We started solid foods, rice cereal and prunes at about 5 months.  Lena isn't really thrilled about any of it yet, but we will keep trying.  Oatmeal cereal was next and today we tried peas....she is not too sure about any of that either!!

Lena loves attention and often laughs at her sisters' antics.  Kalee and Karissa love to hug and kiss her and love to make her laugh, especially when I am changing her diaper. 

Life is still a bit nuts with two toddlers and an infant, but so far, so good!  Everyone is healthy and happy (most of the time!) and we hope to all be sleeping a little bit better soon! 

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