Friday, February 12, 2016

{Crew} Six Months

Stats: Crew's well-child check up is this coming Wednesday. I'll update his stats afterwards but based off my weight guess from last month I'm thinking he'll be low 17 pound range.
Sizes: Crew is wearing size 9 months or 6-12 months. And is in his final days of size 2 Kirkland brand diapers. He should have been in size 3 a month ago but I'm cheap and wanted to use up all the 2s...but here we are a month later and I still got a good 60 left.
Food: Crew is definitely a boobie man. (NEVER tires of the boob). With that said he isn't always a fan of the bottle. Hopefully that changes because starting today I will begin weaning him off the boob. I feel like my milk production always plummets at this age so I figure its time. For the last month (when I was working) he's taken 3-4 5oz bottles and breastfed either once or twice. (Twice if he woke in the middle of the night...which was more often than not). On my non-working days he breastfed anywhere between 2-5 hours. And HIP HIP HORAY the kid is an eating MACHINE. (From day one he's gobbled up EVERYTHING we've put in his mouth)!!! He's pretty much tried it all (baby food that is) and will eat it all. His favorites though are green beans, sweet potatoes, and fruits. He tried yogurt for the first time 2 days ago and loved that too. Since turning 5 months he's eaten "food" at least once if not twice a day.
Routine: Crew typically goes to bed around 7:45/8. His pattern over the course of the last month has changed here and there but for the most part he wakes just once a night to eat (around 4am give or take). We've had a few nights til 5:30/6ish and even one or two til 7am!!! Crew's normal wake up time is 6:45-7:15am. He takes three naps of different lengths...in the morning, afternoon, and evening. He is such an easy read and such an easy baby!!!
Developmental Milestones: Crew is now a rolling machine...back to belly and belly to back. Belly to back happened on January 19. He can roll himself from one side of a room to the other. He still loves reaching, grabbing, tugging, and pulling on things. He can sit for short little spurts before going t-i-m-b-e-r!!! And you have become quite the talker.
 
Loves: Crew loves himself some baby food!!! Crew loves the freedom of rolling all over the place!!! Crew loves the boobie. Crew really really loves his mama!!! Crew loves sucking on anything he can get his hands on!!! And Crew loves sleeping on his belly.
Dislikes: Crew still doesn't like to be in his exersaucer, jumperoo, or bumbo for too long. (Maybe this is why he's not a super great sitter yet)?! Crew does not like it when other littles cry. If he hears crying...he himself starts crying.

Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • GO Crewsers GO
  • As stated under Developmental Milestones you rolled belly to back on January 19.
  • When mommy comes home from work you instantly light up. When I walk away from you (to quick change my clothes) you instantly start crying. As soon as I come back you start smiling again. Yep you LOVE your momma!!!
  • You'll go to pretty much anyone but you always have to have your eye on mommy (if I'm in the same room).
  • Mommy is your #1 but you light up when you see your daddy, brother, sister, and grandparents too.
  • In celebration of turning 6 months Mommy put your bumpers up yesterday (you do NOT seem to be a fan) and tonight mommy is NOT going to feed you until at least 7am. Here's to hoping the night isn't too rocky. Cry.it.out here we come...
  • You suffered your first bout of the throw ups. Stinking flu :/
  • Your Old Papa passed away on January 13. So thankful he got to meet you and love on you.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ten On Thursday

1. Oh.My.WORD...I could eat this bundle of cuteness up. Watching big bro and sis play in the mall play area...
2. Miss Julio Coolio...styling in her Minnie sun glasses and her baby's bop.
3. God has big plans for me. Yes...yes...yes HE does!!! So excited for preschool (next fall) at HCS.
4. Never never do I get tired of snuggling this little love bug. 
5. Modeling her new sweatshirt.
6. The other day I was reading an update on a Carepage and decided to take a peek at the girl's Carepage. Amazing how easy it is to go back to those days and for the tears to just fall. So incredibly thankful for these three MIRACLES!!! And God's promise of turning our ashes into beauty.
7. Laundry basket fun on a cold winter day.
8. Catch Air with cousins (who happen to be on winter break) and grandma...minus Molly. Randomly called my mom to chit chat. She said she was baby-sitting. My nieces and nephew wanted to check out the new Rebounderz (wasn't open yet). Wanted to go to Skyzone (closed on Mondays). So third choice of Catch Air was the winner. Unfortunately by the time this decision was made it was too late for Molly to join so Papa came to watch her while she napped.
9. First dentist appointment for this chica poo. She rocked it!!!
10. Rub A Dub Dub...3 Babies in A Tub.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ten On Thursday

1. Just had to try out Crew's new sleep sack.
2. He LOVES food...like really loves it!!! Just had to have some of daddy's shake.
3. Here went nothing. Tried to get this girl trained (last weekend). Aaaaaaaaand was very unsuccessful. Side note potty training a fresh 2 year old was for the birds. Potty training an almost 3 year old (Mason) was THEE way to go.
4. Big potty vs little potty. She loved to sit on both. Didn't care to pee in either. In one and a half days of training she peed in one or the other {of the toilets} maybe three times and I don't care to say how many times on my floor. Just thankful she somehow managed to poop in the toilet twice on day one and kept it in her undies on day two!!!
5. His shirt says it all...(although maybe the shirt should say "best third kid ever" because I think all three of mine are pretty awesome)!!!
6. Playing dress up at the neighbors while mom and dad were at Old Papa's funeral visitation.
7. All dressed and ready for Old Papa's funeral. (He actually only came to the luncheon portion but he looked so darn cute I just had to share).
8. Julio Coolio folks and his sister who just HAD to try the sunglasses on too.
9. Put him in his rocker {at 6;15pm} for what I thought would be a 30 minute cat nap and 4 hours later (when I was ready to head to bed) he was still out cold. Quick changed his diaper, put on his sleep sack, fed him, and put him in his crib. And yes he woke WIDE awake at 3am. Not cool. Mommy won't make that mistake again.
10. Brian was going to get a car wash and Molly wanted to go with. He told her to grab some clothes and shoes. Skipped the clothes and grabbed some old sandals of Mason's (out for Crew). Makes sense with all the snow we had outside. Silly girl.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ten On Thursday

1. This little guy was begging to play outside. I felt this (the deck) was a good compromise. Mase outside + Mommy inside = SCORE!!! When its only in the teens I care NOT to be outside.
2. A little afternoon Playworld fun (with friends whom are obviously not pictured).
3. According to my niece Brinley..."Molly is taking the skins off the crayons!"
4. Jumping in his jump-a-roo. And obviously loving it!!!
5. Cashed out before 9pm. A RARE but (very appreciated) gift!!!
6. Picking through the grapes and making sure he only eats the good ones.
7. The latest and greatest fave activity...splish splashing in the BIG tubby!!!
8. Going on a bear hunt...going to get the BIG one!!!
9. This little boy had his 5th kidney ultrasound. I love his smile even though he was super duper nervous. As a treat when he was all done he got a slushie. YUM-O!!! The results were unchanged from last year. Here's to hoping next year will be his last. (I know I sound like a broken record cause I hope for this EVERY year)!!!
10. Walking on the ice at G&G Vugteveen's house. So.Much.Fun.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

{Crew} Five Months

Stats: We visited the doctor on January 5 for Mase and Mol's well child check up and since Crew wasn't acting like himself I had them check his ears. Verdict was an (his first) ear infection. They needed a weight to dose his antibiotic so a week ago he weighed in at 15lbs 12oz (that was WITH clothes on).
Sizes: This past Thursday I switched out {most} of Crew's closet. OUT was the 3-6 and 6 month clothing and IN was the 6-12 and 9 month clothing. Some stuff was just looking a little too small for my liking and since it's easier for me to do a clean sweep that's {mostly} what I did. I say {mostly} because I did keep a few 3-6 and 6 month onesie/shirts out. Still in size 2 Kirkland brand diapers but once the current supply runs out he'll be moving up to size 3. I'm too cheap to not finish them off even though I think Crew could totally be in size 3 already.
Food: Crew is now on a boobie milk and oatmeal cereal diet. And (as of 1/10/16) a baby food diet too. (He got his first licks of baby food {Sweet Potatoes} on the above date). At least once a day (typically at dinner) he gets "solid foods" (aka...baby food). He gets breast milk from a bottle on my working days. He's still at five 5oz bottles or 4 5oz bottles and a breastfeed once mommy gets home from work. We had a little blip the first of the year when Crewsers started refusing bottles but thankfully he's back to being a champion bottle taker!!! Else when I am home he eats every 2-4 hours. And my pumping regimen has not changed from last month.
Routine: As with Mase and Mols...Crew's "routine" is always subject to change! Typically he wakes between 7-7:30am (but on occasion it's been as early as 615). He's ready for his first nap between 9 and 9:30am. And for the last couple of days this nap has ranged in time from an hour and a half to two and a half hours!!! His second nap occurs around 1 or 2pm. And again he naps for an hour or two. (Yea for super naps lately)!!! Occasionally we get an evening cat nap. Else he's typically ready for bed between 8 and 8:30. He fusses for his bop (paci) a few (1-3) times between when we put him down til 11pm. After 11pm he generally sleeps til 4ish (with maybe 1 bop pop in wake up call). He's slowly but steadily improving in the sleep department. Hallelujah!!! I feed him anytime after 4am and he wakes for the morn anytime between 6:30-7:30am. He doesn't always eat right away unless he wakes closer to the 7:30am time frame.
Developmental Milestones: Crew rolled back to belly {finally} on January 9. But of course hasn't done it since. Guess he thought it wasn't that cool. He loves reaching, grabbing, tugging, and pulling on things. Crew also started sitting in the highchair in the last week or so. (Thinks he's big stuff).
Loves: Crew for the third month running loves sucking on his fists!!! Crew loves his mommy, daddy, brother, and sissy!!! Crew loves giving mommy open mouth kisses!!! Crew loves exploring/playing/hanging onto to fingers and hands!!! Crew loves smiling. (Why he didn't/wouldn't for his 5 month photo shoot I have NO idea). And Crew loves eating real food {ahem I mean baby food}!!!
Dislikes: You don't like to be in your exersaucer, jumperoo, or bumbo for too long. Short amounts of time is what Crewsers prefers.
Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • You had a lot of firsts this month...
first time in the exersaucer
first time drinking out of a sippy
and first time trying food (oatmeal banana cereal)
  • On January 1 you started refusing bottles. Unfortunately Mommy had to work January 1, 2, and 4...so not taking the bottle wasn't really an option. On January 5 you were diagnosed with your first ear infection. Thank goodness for an answer to your bottle refusal. Pretty sure you lost a few ounces over that week although I'm sure you'll gain it back in no time!!! On January 6 (while mommy worked...again) you started taking your bottles much better.
  • You celebrated your first Christmas

  • For the longest time you would roll on your side but NEVER all the way to your belly.

  • And then finally on Janurary 9 you made the BIG roll. Funny thing is NOBODY saw you do it. Poor third child. We were at daddy's cousin's house. Daddy was helping "Uncle" Bob with something at the kitchen table. "Aunt" Joanie was in the kitchen with Mason. Mommy was changing Molly's diaper by the back door. And you were just chilling in the family room. When Mommy came back into the family room from changing your sis...there you were all smiles chilling on your belly. (Of course par for you once the camera comes out the smiles become fewer and father between).
  • Your hair is thinning in the back. Hopefully you start sitting sooner rather than later.
  • You LOVE eating food (or at least sweet potatoes). You're so enjoyable to feed because you actually eat. I dreaded feeding your sister because she was a terrible eater. Kept pushing the food out with her tongue. Not you...you gobble it right up!!!
  • If we don't buckle you into the bouncer you shimmy shake yourself right down and almost out. You can almost twist yourself out of the bumbo. And you would love to help yourself out of your rock and play sleeper but haven't had any success thus far (thank goodness).
  • You don't spit up or drool that much anymore.