Thursday, February 18, 2016

Crewsers Six Month Well Child Visit

Soooo I was a wee bit off on Crewser's poundage. Should have thought about the fact that he's barely eaten in the past two weeks and that he hasn't taken bottles the greatest since his ear infection early January. With all that said Crew weighed in at 15lb 7oz. (Only gained 2oz since 4 months...). Puts him in the 25th% for weight. His height measured in at 25.5 inches (50th%). And his head was 17 inches (75th%). Besides being a touch wheezy (at the end of this bronchiolitis run) and being diagnosed with his second (or maybe the first never went away) ear infection he was in tip top shape. Now we just gotta get this boy EATING so he can start doing some more GROWING!!!

Believe it or not even Molly weighed more and was taller than Crew at 6 months. Molly was 16lb 1oz and 27.75in and Mase was 19lb 9oz and 27in. Guess we keep making smaller babes!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ten On Tuesday

1. Yes I may be partial...BUT pretty sure these are the cutest little 6 month olds I've ever seen!!! Gotta love Mason's big old bald {and really white} head!!! In his defense these were his helmet wearing days.
2. Pure LOVE. Happy Valentines a couple days early.
3. G&G Helmholdt left for Gulf Shores a few days before V-day but Grandpa brought over a bag for both of the bigs each with 3 presents i it...that Grandma had bought. Told them they could open one on Friday, one on Saturday, and the last on Sunday. Here they are opening present #1...(a sticker book).
4. Day 2 brought them a "On The Go Water Wow"...
5. Brrrr...baby it's cooooold outside. In the teens to be exact.
6. Helping daddy shovel...
7. A quick trip to the ED for this kid at 2am Sunday morning. Respirations in the 70s, tracheal tugging, moderate subcostal retractions, and lethargy combined with an already 7 day day history of vomiting, decreased PO intake, cough, congestion, and fevers had this mama worried. Thankfully we were able to go home after an xray, urine culture (via cath), a good feed, and besides the occasional dip into the upper 80s while sleeping Crewsers kept his oxygen saturations in the low 90s. Ready for this bronchiolitis TO PASS.
8. Opening presents on Valentines Day.
 9. HAPPY VALENTINES from my little LOVES!!!
10. Baby girl wasn't feeling so good so she "laid" in Crew's seat while momma finished shopping. Hey...clearance at Kohls was an additional 40% off plus I had a 30% off coupon. She toughed it out like a trooper.

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.

*Update on 2/17/16...Soooo I was a wee bit off on Crewsers poundage. Should have thought about the fact that he's barely eaten in the past two weeks and that he hasn't taken bottles the greatest since his ear infection early January. With all that said Crew weighed in at 15lb 7oz. (Only gained 2oz since 4 months...). Puts him in the 25th% for weight. His height measured in at 25.5 inches (50th%). And his head was 17 inches (75th%).
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.