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It has been a while since I posted last. Having 4 kids can leave one with little time. I have just been trying to keep up with laundry, cooking, cleaning and feeding the kids. We have been so busy lately that poor Liam didn't have any pictures taken for at least 3 weeks. So I got the camera out last night and took a few (pics posted at the bottom). He is getting bigger. At his 2 1/2 wk checkup he was already at 9lbs 9.5oz (almost a 2 lb weight gain). He has been my most eventful baby thus far. He had to have his umbilical cord dried up with silver nitrate, he had cradle cap, he has reflux and now he has baby acne. None of the other kids had this (except the reflux). Despite all of this we are loving our beautiful baby boy. He has started sleeping longer stretches at night 4-5hrs. I hope to get him on a schedule soon as I am going back to work on Wed. The reflux is usually what causes all of the problems in the middle of the night - which means he usually ends up in bed w…

Another great deal!!!

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Today I went to Walgreen's for some good deals. First I purchased 2 packages of Jumbo Huggies diapers (both on sale for $10), and 2 packages of Huggies wipes 232ct (both on sale for $6). I had them total the price first (around $34), then I gave them the coupons that I found here (2 - $5 off and 2 - $3 off). It brought the price down to $18.16. Since my purchase was over $25 (before coupons) I also got a RR for $10 to be used at Walgreens in the next couple of weeks. I then went and got the EasySaver catalog for March at the front of the store - tore out the coupon for the Garnier Fructis shampoo & conditioner. Regularly $2.99, the coupon was for $2 off. I went and got 10 bottles, used my coupon for the $2 off (savings of $20- it applied the savings to every bottle despite the limitations the coupon had printed on it). I purchased the 10 bottles for $10 +tax, but used my RR coupon from my diaper purchase - so they were essentially free, except for tax. So in total I go…

Missing Teeth!

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Aidan has lost 2 more teeth - and they happen to be both of his front teeth. He looks a little funny these days and has trouble saying a few words. He thinks it is great - he gets money from the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy at our house has been slacking a little - she forgot to come the night Aidan put his tooth under his pillow - Aidan was very upset. I told Aidan that maybe a lot of other kids lost their teeth on the same day and that the tooth fairy couldn't get to everyone in one night and to try again - this time she came!!! Whew that was a close one! Here is the latest toothless grin from Aidan:

Here are a few more pictures of Liam - he is doing really well - gaining weight, sleeping 4-5 hrs at night. He is a good baby - not fussy (for now). He is peeling everywhere and probably would love it if I quit picking the skin off of him (I can't help it!!)
Fresh from the tub

Here is a picture of Adley singing at the Daddy's breakfast that they had at this school (he is…

The first few days . . .

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after bringing Liam home were not at all what I expected. Liam is doing great - he is not the problem! He is a good eater (sometimes too much, every 2hrs in the middle of the night is exhausting), he sleeps a lot and well you know is good at needing his bum changed! He does all of the wonderful little things that newborns do. I feel guilty having to bring him home to such a crowded, crazy and noisy environment. I wish I could spend just one on one time with him for a couple of weeks without all of the daily distractions. They only stay little for such a short period of time I just want to enjoy every minute of it.
Now for the problems - there has be no rest for the weary in this house. Thursday night Jared had to go to his real estate class from 6pm-10pm, this left me to finish up with dinner, put the boys to bed, and bath Liam. (This might sound easy, but never actually having to take care of 4 kids by myself with absolutely no routine yet was a challenge). On Friday morning we…