The Seals Family

The Seals Family

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Steven's Garden 2015

Who knew you started getting ready for your summer garden in January? But it's true. Steven and Brady have been hard at work plowing up the garden and already planting a few things. Steven loves gardening, I guess it's a therapeutic hobby for him. Last year, because of all the craziness of having the quints, he wasn't able to do one, so he's super excited about this year's garden. Steven learned his gardening skills from his grandfather, Bobby Mills, and he loved to talk to my grandfather about it too. Steven's seriously got an old soul trapped in a 33 year old body.
Brady loves to ride the tractor with Steven, and I foresee many fights over who gets to ride with daddy in the near future!

And a little disclaimer..... I don't help at all with the garden so I never say it's our garden. Steven & Brady do all the work!

Rayleigh - 10 Months

Rayleigh is now 16lb 6.5oz (15%), is 27 3/8 (20%) inches long, and her head circumference is 17 1/8in (30%). She has a misshaped head so on January 1st she started wearing a helmet. (I'll post more on that later.) So far, she's done wonderfully with the helmet and it is working, so we're thankful about that. Rayleigh can crawl, sit unassisted, go back and forth from crawling to sitting on her own and roll around. She likes to roll under the furniture. She has a carefree spirit, and is very easy going. As of lately, she's been the sickest. She has lots of dark brown hair and curls. She's the only baby without a tooth. She laughs a lot, she'll even laugh at the other babies if they're crying. We were looking at some of my baby pictures, and Rayleigh looks the most like me. Her hair is dark and her eyes are brown. She's got the sweetest smile and it's funny to hear her laugh. She's very nosey or should I say curious, she's clumsy (so it's a good thing she has the helmet), she's getting more vocal, and is learning how to wave and clap. She's wearing size 9-12 month clothes and #3 diapers.

M, G, R, T

She was whining until she saw the camera, then she stopped to smile.

Following Gracie down the hall.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gracie - 10 Months

Gracie and Tessa are tied as our biggest girls, she's 16lb 14.5oz (20%), is 27 3/8in long, and her head circumference is 17 1/8in (30%). Gracie is so funny. She loves having everyone's attention. She can crawl and pull up and she likes to dance. She likes to wrinkle her nose; it's so funny. She likes eating baby food. She seems to be a little less diva-ish these days. Her looks are hilarious, sometimes she'll look at you like, 'do you think I'm stupid, or what,'  it's too funny. She fights her sleep. She loves to rock and will even rock herself if you put her in a rocking chair. I think she's going to be my cheerleaders some day. When she gets excited she flaps her arms up and down. She gets jealous if you hold someone else; she likes lots of attention. She has two teeth. She is wearing 9-12 month clothes and size 3 diapers.
Exploring the house.

This girl is too funny!

Brant - 10 Month

Brant is now our biggest baby. He weighs 17lb 2.5oz (5%), is 27 7/8 inches long (15%), and his head circumference is 17 5/8in (30%).  Brant is the Tasmanian Devil, he's everywhere & gets there fast!!! He crawls everywhere, can pull up on anything in his way, he'll crawl over whatever gets in his way, even his little sisters. He absolutely adores Brady. He'll go in Brady's room and they'll play together. He loves his bottle, will eat baby food, but prefers the bottle. He points at everything with his pointer finger, he'll even point right up your nose and then in your mouth! He pulls hair. He's not a good napper. He is loud! He has 2 teeth. He's funny and has the biggest smile. He can also be high-maintance. Two weeks ago, he got tubes in his ears. He's doing better since the surgery. He wears 9-12 months clothes and size 3 diapers.

He loves to torture his sisters when they're in their bouncy seats.

Tessa - 10 Months

Tessa is tied as our biggest girl (with Gracie), she is 16lb 14oz (20%), is 27 1/4 inches long (20%), and her head circumference is 17.5 (55%). She is still our lazy girl, she likes to be held and isn't interested, nor does she like tummy time. She can roll and sits unsupported. She enjoys eating baby food and is taking her bottle well. She has started wrinkling her nose and it's just so cute to see. She has 2 teeth. She loves to look at her hands, she'll cross her fingers and she'll wave (I'm not quite sure she knows she's waving, but she can do it). She has beautiful eyelashes and the sweetest smile. She has a loud voice, but usually, she's calm and easy going. It's kind of hit or miss whether she sleeps well at night or not. She's not a good napper during the day, unless she's being held. She is wearing 9-12 month clothes and size 3 diapers.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mia - 10 Months

Mia is still our smallest baby, by a lot. She weighs 14lb 1.5oz (1%), she's 26.5 inches long (5%), and her head circumference is 16 5/8in. (5%). She can sit up on her own, is starting to try to crawl (but isn't doing it just yet), she rolls to get where she needs to go, she likes to eat baby food and gets mad if you don't feed her fast enough, she tries to feed herself and makes a huge mess, she wants to take control of everything. She has a fake cry; she knows how to make you feel sorry for her. She has found her voice and will "talk" back and forth with you now...she talks with her whole body, it's so funny to watch her. She loves to be held and cuddled. And she's still a mama's girl. She can feed herself a bottle and is doing much better taking her bottles these days. She's very regular, she usually has a BM every morning during her feed. She has one tooth and she likes to run her tongue over her tooth. She's still not the best sleeper, I sure hope she improves in this department very soon. She can still wear 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.

Mia & Gracie

Rayleigh & Mia

Quints- 10 Months

Only two more months until our babies are 1 year old and Brady will be 3. I can't believe they're this old. It's time for me to get busy planning all my kids birthday bash! I've decided to just do it all on the same day. I'm starting to get excited. I love a good party.
Everyone except Rayleigh has a tooth now. Rayleigh, Gracie, and Brant are crawling everywhere. They all can sit up on their own. They continue to be sick, mostly with ear infections. It's been tough. They've been vomiting a lot, which means lots and lots of loads of laundry. They fight over toys and like everyone else's pacifier except their own. They will steal another one's paci right from their mouth and put it in their mouth. They're all becoming more and more aware of things that are going on around them. They're all so funny. Tessa and Gracie like to wrinkle their noses and it's so funny. They get jealous if you pick someone else up.
The Fab Five

The girls

Rayleigh, Brady, and Gracie
Brant & Mia