Sunday, May 31, 2009

Our First Weekend Home As A Family Of Five!

We had our first weekend home as a family of five and our newest member seems to fit in just fine! Check out the video of Bennett and Harper having some quality time together. She is finally warming up to him and even held him the other night. Sorry, the video is not the greatest, it's kind of hard to predict where Harper will go or what she will do. (Don't forget to mute the music so you can hear the video!)

Mike and my dad slaved away at the patio as soon as we got home from the hospital and it looks wonderful!! Mike has been working like crazy to get mulch beds in, flowers planted and here Ainsley and him are having some good father/daughter bonding time planting tomato plants...
I'll post pics with the finished product when it's complete. Don't think Mike will be laying anymore patios down in the future- much harder than he anticipated!

I wanted to share some cute onesies and bibs I have using iron-on appliques. I had a bunch of the gerber white onesies from when the girls were babies and never really used them because, well, they are white and I always had the girls in something pink or girly- white was just too plain!! Anyways, I found some cute iron-ons at Jo Ann Fabrics and thought I'd try it and figured I had nothing to lose if it didn't work but I think they turned out cute! I think they're fun for summer when you don't want to fuss with an outfit all the time and they are a little more interesting than just a plain white onesie.

Okay, so far Bennett is not a "little crabby" and I hope he stays that way! He's such a sweet baby!!

The "chicks dig me" one did not turn out as good as I'd like but I think the giraffe is adorable! (that is a giraffe, right??)

Here's some of the bibs- I remember when my girls went through their drooling stage and I had to have them in bibs all the time. I didn't like how it covered up their cute outfits so I liked getting their bibs monogrammed so at least the bibs looked cute:) Well, Bennett is no exception- we're ready for the drooling stage! And it was much cheaper than getting it monogrammed! I just got the bibs at Babies-R-Us in a bulk pack and then added the iron-on letters- we'll see how well they hold up.

So I realize that all this cutesy boy stuff will have to come to an end at an earlier age than for girls. Before I know it, he will be dressed like daddy- polos and khakis, so I'm taking advantage of the cute baby boy clothes now, while I can!

All in all it was a nice weekend! Bennett is still doing the long stretches at night and we go in for a weight check tomorrow so I'm just praying he's gained enough for the doctor to be pleased because I'm afraid if he hasn't I'll have to start waking him up to feed, which I kind of have to anyway after 4-5 hours of sleeping (he doesn't do this during the day though)!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Can't believe it's already June!!!


  1. Very crafty Adrienne. Nice!

  2. Hi - I found your blog off a link from ??. We just adopted a beautiful baby boy with DS and an AV canal defect. He's 2 months old today. We meet with the cardiologist on the 18th to schedule surgery. My prayers our with your little angel and his heart too!

  3. So glad to hear things are going well for all of you. He sure is a cutie & I'm glad he sleeps for you especially at nite. Praying for you all. I wanted to e-mail you but couldn't get it to work so maybe tomorrow I can see what I'm doing wrong.Thanx to for following my blog this is all new to me. HUGS !!!!! Caroline

  4. I think the one next to the chick onesie is a zebra. Either way, they are so cute! Bennett is adorable, congrats on your new baby! :)

  5. I love the video and pictures!! Thanks for sharing your weekend with all of us. I look forward to meeting Bennett on Thursday :)

  6. Bennett will probably RARELY be crabby. :) He'll stay sweet. Nothing but good things to come!! :)
    Love the video!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Take Care!
    Stephanie Brignola

  7. Hey Adrienne!

    Yes, they do have some adorable little baby boy clothes don't they??? I was obsessed with Pooh stuff when JEB was little....Target was the best place to find that sort of stuff. In fact, the other day, I was getting some stuff for a friend of mine and saw the cutest little sleeper with froggy feet!!! Too cute!!!

    Don't be surprised if B drools alot!! Plus, what about reflux??? JEB lived in bibs forever it seems like. I can remember pics of him at 18 months with a bib on.....because he was forever spitting up. Reflux.....due to low muscle tone. Be prepared. Maalox is wonderful. I used to give him a teaspoon of it and it helped him tremendously. Hopefully, B won'ts have it.

    The pics are adorable. So is he! Can't wait to see how his visit went.

    Talk to you later, Deb

  8. Hi there! Coming over from Pinwheels (Jennifer Graf Gronenburg's site) and wanted to say hello! Your son is adorable and it looks like your little girls are loving being big sisters! We have a two year old little boy, Ben, with DS and he also has two older siblings. Babies are such blessings, aren't they? Congratulations on your sweet baby.

  9. Hi
    My name is Krista. I just ran across your blog from somebody else's. Anyways, CONGRATULATIONS. Your little boy is so cute. I have twin 3 year old boys, one of which has Down syndrome. I also have a 7 month old boy too. My son had AV canal defect that he had to have repaired at 6 months. Reading your story brought back so many memories of my first pregnancy. Anyways, I just wanted to tell you congrats. Good luck and your life will never be the same. However, it will never be the same in an AMAZING, GREAT way. Kids are kids and they change your life.

  10. Bennett and Harper are absolutely ADORABLE!

    Praying that all goes well with Bennett's weight check tomorrow :)

  11. So cute! So I have searched hi and low for these iron on monogram letter and can not find them anywhere! Our Joann's does not have them (or at least I couldn't find them in my mad rush in and out of there) :( They look cute, I know Mr Bennett will look adorable in them!

  12. Hi Bennett! Good to see you in such fine shape lad! <3 Tell your mommy that Polo's and Khakis are cute too! You shall be very fashionable at any age I'm sure, specially If mom has anything to do with it.

    I think that onesie was a zebra. there is a giraffe bib down lower tho.


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