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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Thursday, June 30, 2016


New door
way too much screen time in June...

So. Many. Raspberries- first year the girls didnt eat them all.  I actually froze some!
Charlotte is constantly on Sam's tail

Tummy Time!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

4 weeks/ 1 month!

Due to the nature of you being #3, this post will be short as I have your older siblings who are begging for my attention!

You weigh...not sure, but my guess is 9 1/2 lbs...I haven't gotten to weigh you due to a sister with strep!

Contrary to the picture below and the perpetual frown on your face, you are quite content.  Jeremy and I both find it so odd and slightly unsettling that we can set you down AWAKE and you will happily lay there for you know... 30 minutes or so!  And if you don't get the hiccups, you last even longer (those darn hiccups...they annoy you so often!)

You are very different from your sisters already.  You hate the papysan and rock and play, sleep MUCH better unswaddled, still are working on a good latch while nursing (Thank you Melissa!!)
 and sleep in the carseat better than anywhere else.  I never understood why anyone would want one of those stroller systems that attaches a carseat.  Now I get it...it would be REALLY helpful to have one right now with the older two and a child who sleeps in the carseat!

You also loooooove soft music (instrumental is your favorite) and are already reacting to me when I walk into the room.  If you are fed and not smacking your lips at me I get a few smiles!

At night, after a good 4 hr stretch in some other sleeping apparatus (sometimes carseat, sometimes the rock n play) you will only return to sleep if cuddled in my arms.  This is fine, I just wish you didn't wiggle and squeak so much in your sleep.

As far as allergies, we're 99% sure you're sensitive to tree-nuts, which is really hard for me right now.  I make an amazingly delicious, healthy, protein packed, go-to snack for the family that is made with almond flour.  And it's all I've been wanting since I had to give it up.  I'm sort of avoiding egg, and the family doesn't do corn, so who knows if those would affect you.  But for now, I'm half-haphazardly avoiding those (I may have had a brownie bite at Applebee's last night).

Oh, just one request.  Please just take the binky.  I have having to convince you that you like it every.single.time.  Just a request.  No pressure or anything.

Get me out! I hate this thing!!
Your adoring fans

Apparently this was comfortable

Almost caught her smile on camera...

White Dog and Black Sheep are quite popular
How to put Genevieve to sleep.
Step one: feed her
Step two: gently rock on your knees
Step three: do NOT put her down

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sisters at 3 weeks

Little G is now sporting size 1 diapers and size 0-3 mo clothes!  She weighed 8lbs, 10 oz at her 2 week check-up.  Grow, baby, grow!
Samantha at 3 weeks (was finally in newborn size!)

Charlotte at 3 weeks

Monday, June 20, 2016

Time Warp

Ok, so we definitely have another picture of them together in the past 5 years, but I have no idea what's happened to it!

August 2009

January 2010 
August 2011

June 2016


Ready for her admirers...frown is ON.

Jennifer- hope she's ready for these two this fall!

Former student and current favorite babysitter of the family!

Sunday, June 19, 2016


She finally
a) had enough hair
b) requested a braid
c) allowed me to start after requesting said braid
d) allowed me to FINISH after starting said braid

still pretty thin up top...

But oh so cute from the front!

Saturday, June 18, 2016


I need a recording of myself that reminds me of just how exhausted I will be the first few weeks...and that it does eventually get better!  I'm.so.tired right now that I've hit insomnia.  It takes me SO long to fall asleep that I only sleep for 10 minutes at a time before I have to get up again.  
So. exhausted.
But it WILL end.
It did with Samantha
Eventually...I remember taking an ambien just to help me fall asleep.  Samantha wasn't even in the building and I could SWEAR that I could still hear her crying.
I got a lot more sleep with Charlotte simply because Samantha went to sweet sweet preschool during the day.
This summer is slipping by, and I'm trying to enjoy it as much as possible.  

But keeping the girls busy during the day and so I stay awake means lots of housework for Daddy to help out with when he comes home from work.
But it DOES it...right?  
I'm thinking yes as eventually we will feel rested enough to have more...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Newest Big Sister

"Mommy can I hold Genevieve?"
Every.single.time. she she sees me.

Always a furrowed brow.

Sunny morning by the garden.

Even Genevieve has a little smile here!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2 weeks- All three!

Samantha 2 weeks
Charlotte 2 weeks
Genevieve 2 weeks

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

1 Week- All three!

Samantha 1 week
Charlotte 1 week

Genevieve 1 week

Ram Sam Sam

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Lil Sister

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