Thursday, December 30, 2010

our little one month old!

Crazy that Holt is one month old today. He really is starting to turn into a little boy instead of just a fragile lump. His face is plumping out and he is starting to make efforts towards smiles when you kiss on him and talk to is so sweet!
He has some lungs and enjoys using them when he is pissed! He screams so hard it seems as if he pushes out every breath in his body and I wonder if he will be able to actually take another breath. It is by far the most intense cry of all three boys. It is so funny how it hardly phases us this time around though. I actually enjoy the exercising if it means he will sleep better at night.
I just remember sweating bullets whenever Jake how times have changed :-) The intensity of his cried is such a contradiction to the rest of his temperament. He is such a GREAT baby. So content the rest of the time, it is awesome!
He also LOVES it when his brothers sit next to him and hang out. He just stares up at them. Jake and Brock love to pat on his belly...Brock a little too hard sometimes, but he is getting better and better!
He has begun little "talking" here and there. It is so cute. He lays on the floor and coos while kicking like a mad man.
He is eating like a beast! You can tell too, he has already gotten so much more substantial. He will eat up to 6 oz at a feeding...if he keeps this up we are going to need to buy bigger bottles.
He has his days and nights totally corrected now and it giving me, on average, 4-4.5 hours a night between feedings. So I am really only having to get up once now and then again at 7am, which is just a little earlier than Jake and Brock. So it gives us some quiet time to mentally prepare for the "hurricanes".
We go back at the beginning of February for his 2 month check up and shots and I am counting down the days until I can take him out in public. It will allow our life to resume normalcy and for me to be able to run errands again without scheduling everything with Joe.
The recovery process was brutal for me for about a week and a half, but now I am officially back to running almost every day. Talk about tiring...this mama is out of shape! I hate to say it, but the runs wear me out more than the middle of the night feedings and lack of sleep...haha...sad, but true!
All in all we have adapted quite nicely and I am really proud of us as a family. The boys LOVE Holt. Even the dogs love on him quite a bit. The late night wrestling with dada gets me so excited for Holt to be in the mix as well. It is going to be awesome raising up all boys. I seriously cannot wait!

Yes, that is shorts and short sleeves at the end of December. And yes, that is a totally popped fly collar, cause that's how we roll :-)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

yummy spaghetti

Boys are such a mess! Brock now knows the word mess and both him and Jake tell me when they are a "mess" and "all done" and wait to be wiped down before they get out of their chairs. This momma is proud! Their wives will thank me someday too!

Friday, December 24, 2010

another "typical" day

If you're up for a blurry totally random video then here you go. Just some talking from Brock and some fun with the know...another "typical" day.

Hanging out from Kelly Hornberger on Vimeo.

Friday, December 17, 2010

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

I never got the chance to post these before Holt arrived, so here we go now. A couple of days before I went into labor we went to the local Christmas tree farm with Auntie and rode the tractor out to cut down a tree that we never cut down...oh well...we ended up just liking the pre-cut Noble Furs instead of the local pines that grow here. It was still loads of fun for the are a couple of pics from the "event".

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a week in the life of the hornberger's these days

Ground hog day has definitely set in. Every day pretty much looks the same, and I am just so thankful that Joe is willing to "get through" this season of life with me. Not that I am complaining about it, but it sure does seem to be never-ending being stuck in the middle of feedings every three hours, maybe four-five hours at night (when I'm lucky), entertaining two tireless toddlers and still trying to get our work done and keep a clean house. We have had our moments, but all in all it has been the easiest transition in bringing home each of the boys. Holt has been a total trooper. He is such a sweet baby so far, even allowing the dogs to trample him and Brock to sit on him. Jake has taken to him quite nicely and LOVES to hold and feed him. Brock is just now starting to come around, but is still WAY too rough for comfort...but I guess that's to be expected.
We have our days and nights corrected finally, so that makes the night feeding so much easier on me. Joe has been a saint in handling Jake and Brock 90% of the time. I have so much respect for mom's who do it on their own. Other than that everything is cruising along. Holt was already up past his birth weight at the 2 day check up...the kid can eat! More to come on that after tomorrow and his 2 week check up. For now here's a week in pictures:

Because every kid needs to wear his sunglasses while leggo-ing

And every once in a while we have awesome visitors

but mostly we just chill

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the circus has begun - part III

And then the awesome receiving party waiting for him when we got home:

And it wouldn't all be complete without an appearance of the breast pump in the form of a horn!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

the circus has begun - part II

Now to conclude the hospital stay and our sweet visitors. Sorry to break it up so much...but I only have so much time to upload stuff. Thank you to Brooke, Paul and Callie too, who we were bad about getting pictures with Holt when they came!

The visits would not be complete without a little more play time in the curtain:

And finally a trip home in the same outfit as both of our brothers.

For fun: video time!

the hospital hurricane from Kelly Hornberger on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

the circus has begun - part I

We had to introduce everyone to the new Holt in their life. So, let the pics of visitors and brothers begin.

pure chaos:

and a hospital visit wouldn't be complete without some play time in the curtains:

All while getting some good quite time with our little man and eachother.