Ryan Sullivan, 6 weeks 

Well, in true Brianne fashion….I forgot about this blog 😂. I figure now is a good time to update since Ryan is already 6 weeks old and growing up so quickly!!  

 
This little bird has been so much fun. Let’s start off with his birthday though-his actual due date too…it was seriously one of my favorite days ever. It all started when I thought I heard Flynn (one of my other sons) getting out of bed before it was time to. I looked at the clock-347am. I stayed still for a minute to see if I could hear him moving around any more and after realizing it wasn’t him I just closed my eyes planning on going back to sleep. NOPE! All of a sudden, my water broke. I really thought for a minute “maybe he’s just really pressing my bladder and I peed my pants” but in the back of my mind I knew this wasn’t true…I’ve never ever had an issue with urinating myself haha and knew what was really happening. I told john and got in the shower. After the shower I was leaking more so that’s when I knew it was really the real thing. John made coffee and woke his mom up who was staying with us at the time. I finished packing my bag and off we went to the hospital 😄 I registered in the ER and when the labor and delivery nurse showed up with a wheelchair it ended up being my childhood friend Katie…we had a lot of laughs that morning and it made everything even more fun. Katie hooked me up to the monitor, inserted my IV, and set me up for a really sweet day shift nurse to take over.  

    
 
While John and I were at the hospital, his mom Nancy and the boys were getting ready at home. I was so excited for them to get to the hospital so I could talk to the boys in person about their brother coming that day but I couldn’t wait and made sure to FaceTime while I could.  

 
They were so excited and that made us so happy. I never expected to be so sensitive to contraction pain, but by 3-4 centimeters I really thought I was dying. The pain was so brutal it made my whole body shake every time it happened…an epidural was a no-brainer at this point and booooyyyy was I happy to get it. Seriously, a life saver. 

To be continued soon…I have three little boys needing my attention right now 😉

Ryan Sullivan, 6 weeks 

Well, in true Brianne fashion….I forgot about this blog 😂. I figure now is a good time to update since Ryan is already 6 weeks old and growing up so quickly!!  

 
This little bird has been so much fun. Let’s start off with his birthday though-his actual due date too…it was seriously one of my favorite days ever. It all started when I thought I heard Flynn (one of my other sons) getting out of bed before it was time to. I looked at the clock-347am. I stayed still for a minute to see if I could hear him moving around any more and after realizing it wasn’t him I just closed my eyes planning on going back to sleep. NOPE! All of a sudden, my water broke. I really thought for a minute “maybe he’s just really pressing my bladder and I peed my pants” but in the back of my mind I knew this wasn’t true…I’ve never ever had an issue with urinating myself haha and knew what was really happening. I told john and got in the shower. After the shower I was leaking more so that’s when I knew it was really the real thing. John made coffee and woke his mom up who was staying with us at the time. I finished packing my bag and off we went to the hospital 😄 I registered in the ER and when the labor and delivery nurse showed up with a wheelchair it ended up being my childhood friend Katie…we had a lot of laughs that morning and it made everything even more fun. Katie hooked me up to the monitor, inserted my IV, and set me up for a really sweet day shift nurse to take over.  

    
 
While John and I were at the hospital, his mom Nancy and the boys were getting ready at home. I was so excited for them to get to the hospital so I could talk to the boys in person about their brother coming that day but I couldn’t wait and made sure to FaceTime while I could.  

 
They were so excited and that made us so happy. I never expected to be so sensitive to contraction pain, but by 3-4 centimeters I really thought I was dying. The pain was so brutal it made my whole body shake every time it happened…an epidural was a no-brainer at this point and booooyyyy was I happy to get it. Seriously, a life saver. 

Cutie Close-ups

My husband, John, surprised me with a new Canon Rebel for my birthday back in June. I have REALLY been meaning to take the manual out and learn how to use it, but I (obviously) have my hands full most of the day and by the time bedtime rolls around I just feel like watching TV or browsing the internet. I’m making it a goal to start learning how to properly use it by the end of the week now, I just tinker with it and learn as I go and get really cute photos of the boys in the meantime! Here’s a million new close-ups…enjoy :)

Catch up

My mom came over today and surprised us with a visit. Instead of hanging out inside, we decided to get out and enjoy some fresh air! Our back porch is perfect for that because we have a screened in room with carpet and furniture. We threw a blanket and toys down and the boys went to town while my mom and I talked, sipped our coffees, and played with the twins. They had a great time practicing their tricks and watching Daddy mow the grass…they were seriously fascinated by him! The boys are really starting to get mobile now: sitting, reaching to get up, handstands haha. The lighting on the back porch made for some really cute pictures and some really dark pictures also but I managed to capture a few of their funny handstands, wavy red hair, and beautiful eye color. Enjoy! (I also added some random pictures of them I had on my phone too so I can finally delete them to make room for more….obsessed much?)

Back Porch Photoshoot

Because…why not?

We’ve got the sniffles

Our day yesterday went from this:

 

 

To this:

 

To sniffling, coughing, and crying all in a matter of hours! The boys were in great moods all day yesterday and we ran errands, took walks, and played around in the Den together. The rest of the day was completely normal leading up to bedtime. Around 9pm (an hour after they fall asleep), I thought I heard one of them moving around in their room, but just left him to fall asleep on his own like I usually do. When I still heard him making noise around 9:30, John and I checked on him and found a completely congested, tired, sick baby :( We got him out of the crib, used some saline nose spray and a bulb syringe, and put him back to sleep. The poor boy was up every hour or two through the night! I hate when they get sick.

Long story short, I doubt I’ll be posting on here again today….I see a lot of cuddling and naps happening!

Enjoy your Friday :)

Jammy jams

Pretty good morning so far!

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I could NOT fall asleep last night so we definitely had some coffee action bright and early.

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Pretend you don’t notice the cans of energy behind the coffee….we obviously have a caffeine problem in this house.

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After chugging my coffee, getting the boys out of their cribs, and feeding them…we decided to go for a walk. Super good decision, the weather is beautiful lately!

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We practiced sitting and “crawling” for a little while

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and as soon as they started this:

20120912-104132.jpg …it was down for a nap they went! Haha. Now I’m watching “what to expect when expecting” with John until the buggers wake up…ttys :)