Monday, May 8, 2017

truett at 5 months.

this has been on my to do list for oh... 3 weeks or so. truett is 5 months old! and i feel like i've been slacking on documenting his babyhood. i so don't want that to be the case because he is just the sweetest but ya know, life. 4 kids. yada yada yada.



at 5 months:
  • i already documented that truett was a shrimpo at his 4 month checkup. and while that is still true he did gain a whole pound! 
  • he is still nursing frequently. i feel like my milk supply decreased some this month but i've been trying to drink more water and take some supplements to keep the good stuff flowing! tru also chows on some baby food twice a day. he's tried pretty much everything fruit/veggie wise at this point and seems to like most things. he probably likes sweet potatoes best.
  • he is a thumb/finger sucker. definitely prefers to suck his fingers over a paci. 
  • i've never had a baby that just falls asleep while they're playing.. until now! multiple times truett will be playing and will just lay his head down and start sucking his fingers and just go right to sleep on the floor.. the other day he took a 2 hour nap on the floor! hahaha. 
  • rolls all over the place and scoots some but not showing progress in sitting up at all. 
  • likes to play in his exersaucer.
  • is ticklish, loves eskimo kisses, and his bros. 
  • he is just the sweetest, easiest baby. our friends give us a hard time because his little cry is just so quiet. even when he's mad, he's just quiet. 
  • along with his birthmark on his arm a small brown birthmark has popped up on his forehead near his hairline.. which reminds me- he's getting more hair!! 
  • he usually goes to bed between 7 and 8 and sleeps until 4:30-5 and then sleeps in our bed with me until the big boys wake us up around 7. 
in the words of grant man- truey is just so tiny and cute! we love that little shrimp.  

Friday, March 31, 2017

just. get. out.





Thursday, March 23, 2017

truett at 4 months.



tru is 4 months old! time is just flying right by and this babe is just along for the ride.he is absolutely the perfect 4th. he's just go with the flow and sweet as pie.

at 4 months:
  • yikes. he's only 11 lbs. 9 oz. aka, a squirt. we had this same issue with isaac henry at 4 months so it wasn't super surprising to me. but we did have to start solid food. and i know that seems exciting but i just don't love it. food is just so messy and inconvenient (in my opinion!) compared to nursing exclusively. 
  • so he's had some food and doesn't seem to love it, but he's eating it. so, success? 
  • i'm just not a scheduler so i can't tell you much about his schedule but he usually takes 2 good naps and wakes up twice a night. 
  • he sleeps in his crib for everything. much to my dismay he started acting uncomfortable in our bed so i have to make the trek upstairs in the middle of the night. wahhhh. 
  • he finally rolled from belly to back. he'll roll onto his side from his back but not fully over.
  • he still takes a paci at bedtime but his go to self-soothing is sucking his two middle fingers. 
  • he still has his little stork bite between his eyes and a little brown birthmark appeared on his left forearm this month! 
he's such a easy baby. so so sweet. i'm glad he's ours.

isaac henry. grant. abe

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

truett at 3 months.

well, the third trimester is over! and truett is just the sweetest.



at three months:
  • no seriously, he is the. sweetest. he's just such a content baby. all the praise hands. 
  • still feels so tiny to me. i think he may be following in his shrimpy bros footsteps as opposed to porkchop grant. but he has moved into 3-6 month clothes.
  • still sleeps in our room in the pack n play/our bed. he's had a little congestion/cold/cough situation so he's also slept a few stretches in the swing. and he's still really unpredictable. sometimes he'll do 5-8 hour stretches, other nights he's up every 2 hours. 
  • talking to us more. i can't remember but i feel like he's been my only baby that really goo goo gah gahs. he LOVES to be talked to and will just coo at you for the longest time. 
  • loves his little play gym.
  • still swaddled and takes a paci. 
  • found his fist and chews on it constantly.
  • hasn't rolled from belly to back (probably my fault for not providing him much opportunity) but is so so close to rolling from back to belly. 
we all just love this guy. every day i just look at him and wonder who he is gonna be. should be fun to find out!  







#comparethecokerboys

Friday, February 10, 2017

a day in the life. raw and uncut.

this is probably more for me because ALL THE DETAILS. except if you're a nosey nelly like me or one of those people that say "i don't know how you do it!" well.. this is kinda how..

7:01 boys enter our room and ask for their idol of choice- the ipad. i realize bryant is still in bed and ask him what he's doing here?! kinda panic.. is he sick?? no. just tired. he gets up.

7:15 i get up. get the boys to go potty. change truett. feed cat. start making breakfast. the boys want cinnamon toast crunch because they're literally children. bryant goes and gets abe. i finish breakfast. abe screams because he doesn't want yogurt. he wants cereal. abe eats cereal. bryant leaves for work. boys start to play. abe eats the yogurt he previously hated. abe gets down to play. i clean up the kitchen.

8:35 administer vitamins to the boys. realize we need more vitamins.

8:40 grants crying. he apparently hit his head on the "pokey part" of something. comfort grant.

8:45 all the boys are playing. isaac is sad because grant is playing with tru and isaac was playing with him first. abe has put that bicycle helmet back on. i take out the trash.



8:49 return from taking out the trash. truett is sleepy. boys are watching/taunting cat out the window.

8:55 walked truett around until he was asleep and put him in the swing. had multiple visitors that i repetitively whispered "go play" to but i whispered it with my serious face so they knew i was.. serious.

9:00 usher the boys upstairs to get dressed. get them dressed and teeth brushed. read a whole buncha books. start a load of laundry. read some more books. isaac starts pouting because no one is helping him do a search and find book. 

9:32 hear truett cry. go downstairs. truett is awake but happy so i get dressed. not sure what's happening out there but i hear grant yelling "NO ABE! NO ABE!" i went with this outfit.. again. and a ponytail. again.



9:38 truett is crying now. change him.

9:42 sit down to feed truett. 

9:42.5 abe poops.
9:43 look at search and find book with isaac, referee monster truck play between grant and abe. send an email to our disney travel agent.

9:56 send grant to time out for whining.
9:58 isaac refuses to look at the book if i'm not looking at it so he gives up and goes to play monster trucks.
9:59 grant gets up from time out. i give him a lecture about whining which ends with him saying "look, a bird" so that was meaningful. 

10:00 boys go to look for birds in tv room and immediately end up wrestling on the couch- abe is still wearing that helmet. 

10:02 abe approaches and says "poop".

10:03 finish nursing truett. 

10:05 tell boys to stop wrestling. boys don't listen. send both boys to time out for not listening. fix apple juice for boys. pick up dvds that abe pulled out of the cabinet. change abe. rotate laundry. get socks and shoes on boys. boys wanna know where we're going. target. because i have to get a tote to deal with these hand me downs..

we also are picking up some stuff for our sick friends. give a quick lesson on germs and why we can't go in our sickly friends' house instead of just dropping lysol on the porch and running.
10:22 pull out of the driveway.
10:28 i forgot my sling for truett so we enter target with mega buggy.

target run goes pretty smoothly. grant sees a friend from school. he only will admit to three people being his friend- mallory (duh), reese, and leo. we saw reese.

11:16 outta target with just three impulse buys. i really want a coke but resist the urge. drop off sickly supplies at our friends' house. 

11:39 we're home. herd the children upstairs. wash everyone's hands, change truett. truett wants to eat? sit down to nurse truett. boys run around like goofballs. i read to abe. try to convince the boys to sit down and draw. grant whines because he wants to watch a show but isaac draws so grant sits and watches him. 

12:15 retrieve abe from the bar.. where's he's standing trying to get an apple. cut up an apple for abe.

i guess he put that helmet back on at some point? google "eye gunk babies" and wipe said eye gunk from truett. catch up on texts and voxes. break up a fight between the boys because grant marked on isaac's paper and isaac called grant fat cheeks. don't call names. turn the mark into an eyeball on a sunshine.

tru isn't happy so i put him in the sling. 


12:25 make lunch. grant wants to help so he cuts the cheese up. 


abe has stolen some lunch so i refill those plates.

12:36 boys eating lunch and tru asleep in sling. i stand in the kitchen and eat parts of the lunch i fixed them plus a granola bar. realize i really don't love grapes. 

1:00 head upstairs for naps. lay tru in his crib. quickly put hand me down clothes in tote and rearrange abe's closet to accommodate the tote. help grant potty. lay abe and grant down. start to fold clothes. nope, truett's crying. finish folding since i'm almost done. isaac is picking up the playroom. tru is still crying.

1:17 rescue truett and take him downstairs.

1:22 truett back asleep in swing.

1:23 isaac decides to pick up toys downstairs while i tidy up from lunch. take out dirty diaper trash. isaac finished picking up so he is playing video games.

i get chili in the crockpot for dinner.
1:50 i sit down for a minute to fiddle around on my phone and start this blog. 

2:29 grant comes down from nap. and pulls out a bunch of monster trucks.

2:41 abe wakes up. change his diaper and get everyone's socks and shoes on.

2:55 pull out of the driveway for lego build.

3:17 get to the mall. isaac does lego build with his buddy ellis. ellis's momma is my oily friend so i ask her opinion about tur's gunky eye. grant plays at the lego stations and abe waits impatiently in the stroller.







4:01 leave the mall.

4:32 get home from lego build. turn on some super sings and mickey mouse for the boys and let them veg out. oil truett's eye (lavender, always lavender). and nurse him.

5:09 bryant gets home from work! i start making grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the chili. "argue" with isaac about if he likes grilled cheese. do you like bread? do you like butter? do you like cheese? then you like grilled cheese. and vox with lindsey about disney (IT'S TAKEN OVER MY BRAIN!)

5:25 eat dinner.

5:50 clean up some dinner while the boys finish up dinner (slooooooowwwwwwwest eaters ever) and sing them some chitty chitty bang bang songs (dinner and a show!)

6:05 grant picks up toys in the front room and isaac wipes down the table from dinner. show the boys chitty chitty bang bang and mary poppins clips on youtube.

6:30 community group at our house.

8:20 everyone leaves our house. chase the boys around the house, throw them on the couch a few times and top it off with some good tickle fights.

8:30 head upstairs and get the boys all down for bed while bryant gets tru ready for bed.

8:50 come downstairs and tidy up the kitchen just a little from community group.

8:57 sit down and chat with bryant while he walks tru around.

9:05 truett is asleep.

9:12 just kidding. truett's awake. nurse him while we watch a show (right now it's hell on wheels.)

10:35 take showers and get ready for bed. and asleep by 11ish.




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

truett at two months.

truett is two months old. how are we already 1/6 of the way done with his baby-hood?! hold me.



at two months tru:
  • has grown out of newborn clothes and is filling out 3 month stuff pretty good. he pretty much lives in footie sleepers because its easy and sweet and he has a seasoned mother. 
  • is still just the sleepiest little guy. he sleeps most of the day and does pretty well at night- usually at least one 5 hour stretch in there somewhere. 
  • when he is awake he's just sweet! he is starting to grin and coo a little more and very rarely cries. 
  • loves the play mat and for you to sing 'you are my sunshine'
  • his brothers love him and always are sneaking sugars or just looking at him all dreamy saying "truuuuueeettttttt" abe has started calling him trubaby and i kinda love it. 
  • at his well-check he was 10 lb. 12 oz. and like the 20% for weight. so he's still pretty little. of course his head size was in the 98% following suit with his bros.  
  • eats like a champ (i am just nursing on demand and NOT pumping one single drop because i hate it and i've learned that it's just not worth it. so he'll be my side kick for a while.)
  • bryant and i regularly say "we like this one." he's just the perfect 4th. very go with the flow. PTL! 
 and everyone always wants to say my boys look just alike and while i think they do look like brothers, they definitely have their own look too..



truett at one month.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

isaac says.

isaac had me lay on the ground and take this picture of him because he wanted a picture that looked like he was holding the sun..



i'm trying to get him to pick up his room..
me: it's crazy in here. let's pick up!
ih: but i never wanna pick up in here. this is how i live my life.

singing a song to his brothers: i love you i love you, i don't want you to diiiiiiiiieeeeeeee, i love you!!!!

grant was explaining to me that he had hit mallory at the pool..
ih: grant! you should never make your girlfriends cry!!

a huge loud storm had rolled through one night and i was telling isaac about it the next morning.
me: it was so loud! i can't believe you slept through it!
ih: i'm just different than you. my ears were turned off.

talking about his plans for when he grows up: i'm going to be an astronaut. i'll be a moon walker and collect rocks on the moon. don't worry, mclaine will be with me. or she'll watch the kids while i go.

telling bryant about our trip to the zoo: daddy! we saw pokey pines! did you know they can kill lions??

we visited my friend rachel over the summer when she was visiting her parents. they have a semi-scary/creepy taxidermied owl in a spare bedroom that isaac used to change clothes. he could not get over it "looking at him" also, rachel's dad is a veterinarian. a few weeks after our visit..
ih: momma, aunt rachel's daddy is an animal doctor?
me: yeah.
ih: then why would he shoot that owl?!

we had already gotten onto isaac for kissing mclaine. and then one sunday his sunday school teacher told us that they had been kissing in sunday school. so we were getting onto him again about it and told him that he could not kiss her anymore..
isaac, weeping: BUT I LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!

anytime he's talking about the day after tomorrow he'll call it "to other morrow"

isaac came home from school and told me that his teachers had been spelling his name wrong. they were writing ISSAC instead of ISAAC. isaac knows how to spell his name so i told him that if they wrote his name wrong, he could just tell them.
the next day, his teacher wrote his name on his paper ISSAC.
isaac: that's not how you spell my name.
teacher: well, that's what the crayon box says.
isaac: *slowly shakes his head* crayon box is wrong.

tara and garrett were watching the boys and let them watch pokemon. we don't let them watch pokemon because it's dumb. so they were super excited about it.
isaac: we got to watch pokemon last night.
bryant: oh?
isaac: pokemon is the best!
bryant: no. i don't agree with that.
isaac: *leans back, puts his feet up on a chair* you wouldn't know. you. wouldn't. know.

examining truett soon after he was born..
talking about the crease at his chin: oh!! i have a sad part too!!

he was telling us everyone in our family's whole name..
"abe has 4 names! abram bryant coker big baby."

isaac has gotten really into magic tricks so i had let him watch some on youtube. he walks up to bryant and says,"i'm gonna show you a magic trick. i need your hat and a glass of milk." hahahaha. nope.

teacher asks me to talk to him about telling other kids santa isn't real..
me: so what did you say isaac?
ih: well, i told him santa wasn't real and he said he was and i said no he's not and he can just ask my mom. HER NAME IS LINDSEY JO!
... oh geez.

the next day at school..
me: well isaac? did you talk to anyone about santa today?
ih: no...
me: you didn't tell anyone santa isn't real?
ih: well, i just told him that his parents like to play a santa game with him.
me: THAT'S THE SAME THING!!!

looking at baby pictures of himself..
ih: look at my orange nose!
me: yep. you had probably just eaten some sweet potatoes.
ih: or one of those green things that babies like.
me: i don't know what you're talking about.
ih: you know.. those green things that have a big seed in the middle that you can't eat.
me: an avocado?
ih: YEAH!!!

"santa lives at green hills i think.. if you want to get a picture with him." (green hills is a mall.)

a few weeks later bryant and i are talking about a date..
bryant: we could go down to green hills..
isaac: did you know santa lives there?

isaac comes in the kitchen while i'm fixing supper, he's wearing a santa hat..
ih: ho ho ho! what do you want for christmas little girl?
me: oh! i would like a clean house!
ih: well.. i can't do magic. 



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