Saturday, August 12, 2017

{Crew} Two Years

Stats: Crew's TWO year old well-child check up isn't until August 15. But according to my scale he weighs a whopping 26.8 pounds. I'll update with what the doctor's scale says on the 15th...along with his height and percentiles. *At today's appointment Crew weighed 25lb 4oz (25th%) and measured 34 inches (50th%). His head circumference was 19.5 inches (50-75th%).*
Sizes: Crew started summer wearing 18 month, 24 month, and 2T clothing but as of late is mostly wearing 2T (tops and bottoms) along with some 18/18-24 month bottoms. He is just finishing wearing a size 6 and is moving on to 6/7 or 7s in the shoe department and a size 4 in the diaper (Kirkland brand) department.
Food: Crew is a wonderful eater. Willing (most often) to try anything out. If he doesn't like it he just spits it out. He likes most dairy (drinkable yogurt smoothies, cheese, ice cream, and milk to name a few). As for fruit he'll eat grapes, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, and apples. He dislikes all vegetables. As for meat he loves sausage, chicken nuggets and hot dogs. He loves eating breakfast. Breakfast faves include cereal, french toast sticks, or {Eggo} waffles.  He loves his white {and chocolate} milk, apple juice, Capri Suns, lemonade, and Gatorade but mostly drinks water or white milk. Also loves all things chocolate, candy, wheat thins, and mac & cheese.
Routine: Back the first weekend in July we moved Crew from his crib to his big boy bed. I didn't really think we needed to yet but Brian wanted to just get both cribs in the nursery. He transitioned like a champ!!! But for the last two weeks when put to bed at night he walks himself right back out (like a million times) and only wants Daddy to put him back down. Talking about putting the gate up like we did for Molly. (He can get the childproof lock off the inside door knob of his door in like 2 seconds. Third child problem). For most of the last year Crew woke typically between 7:30 and 8am but as of the last month it's been more like 6-7am. Thankfully if earlier he just climbs into our bed and falls back to sleep. Crew goes down for a nap asomewhere between 1:45-2:30 if we're home but if we're out and about as late as 3:30. He typically sleeps for 2 hours (occasionally 2.5 hours). Crew from (last) August thru end of April went to bed at 8pm. From early May til present 9pm. But with all his walk back outs he pry doesn't actually fall asleep until 9:30/10. His bedtime routine includes...brushing his teeth, then laying in bed reading Little Blue Truck (his fave book) with Daddy, and finally saying his prayers. Then he gets tucked in with his 50 bops (pacis). Well actually in his mouth and one for each hand.
Loves: Crew loves his toy mower. Crew loves going for mower rides with dad. (I'm a nurse so let me add here with blades UP...never down).  Crew loves his bops (pacis). Crew loves watching Animals on iPhones. Crew loves his cousin Cole Rich. Wants him to watch everything he does. Crew loves swimming and tubbies. Crew loves trucks and dozers and balls of any kind. Crew loves loves loves being outside. And Crew loves wrestling (and saying to his brother "neener neener neener you can't get me").
Watching Daddy mow.
If you can't find Crew...look in the shed!!!
Mowing with Daddy. (Blades ALWAYS up. He just goes for mower rides).
Dislikes: Crew does NOT like sitting in a poopy diaper. Isn't always a fan of getting his face wiped. And going (and STAYING IN) bed like a good boy. He also isn't always a fan of getting his picture taken. Oh and he doesn't like veggies. (This dislike list was basically Mols except the sitting in a poopy diaper).
Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • First and foremost you became a BIG brother to TWINS at (just shy of) 23 months!!!
  • You didn't care for your baby brothers initially but you sure love them now and always want to hang on to them. Oh and give them kisses.
With Asher (above) and with Jax (below).
  • You're favorite phrases include...stop it and best {mommy/daddy} ever. Oh and if mommy yells at cry for daddy (or Mason or Molly if Daddy's not around) and say Mommy mean. 
  • You occasionally bite (this started within the last two month). Every bite equals a time out. Thankfully you don't bite often.
  • Your vocabulary exploded in the past 6 months.
  • Mommy put you to bed every single night until maybe May then you switched to Daddy and ONLY Daddy. A mommy's boy no more {tear}. You love your Daddy and always want to be with him.
  • You enjoy reading books.
  • You try your absolute best to keep up with the big kids.
  • You LOVE (are OBSESSED with) watching the movie Zootopia. You also like the movies Sing or Pets (The Secret Life of Pets). Zootopia though we watch multiple times a day.
  • You are the only one in our house with your own bedroom. Mase's bed was in your room until end of November (he typically slept in a sleeping bag on the floor of mom and dad's room) but as of the end of November when Mase and Mols moved downstairs you slept all by yourself.
  • You climbed out of your crib just one mere time (at a fresh 22 months).
  • Your car seat was turned around just shy of 23 months because of the new van.
  • We call you Boozer, Crewsers, and Crew Bry. Mommy calls you Angel boy and Best boy.
  • You are the sweetest boy ever. I tell you all the time that I just want to eat you alive. You of course say Nooooo.
  • You will often put your little hand on my cheek and I melt. And you let me kiss you to deathers yet.
  • You have the BEST hair and you get comments on it ALL THE TIME.
  • You listen so so SO well. We tell you to do say NO...but then almost immediately do what we say. You are BY FAR our easiest child (thus far anyways...Jax might give you a run for your money).
  • My apologies that I did not write an 18 month post or get 18 month photos taken. I was completed exhausted and had no desire to do anything.

Monday, August 7, 2017

{Asher & Jax} One Month

Stats: The boys next doctor appointment (well child check-up) isn't until September 13 so best guess is Asher is 8lb 12oz-ish. (A week and a half ago he was 8 pounds 4 ounces at 21 days young). And Jax is pry 8lb 6oz-ish. (A week and a half ago he was 7 pounds 14 ounces). I am going to bring the boys in with me to get weighed at Crew's 2 year well child appointment on August 15 so I'll update here after those weight checks.*Update Asher weighed in at 10lb 4oz and Jax weighed in at 9lb 7oz.
Sizes: I packed away most of the boys newborn clothes (except for their PJs) a few days ago. They are now wearing 0-3 or 3 month clothing. The 3 month clothing is a bit big but I prefer bigger over too tight. They are still in size 1 Kirkland diapers.
Food: The boys got their first (well since the hospital) bottles on July 29 (at 3 weeks and 1 day). Fed by daddy and Grandma Vugteveen-they sucked them right down with no hesitation. Each took 3 ounces. In other feeding news...they still eat on demand. Typically every 2-4 hours during the day. And every 2.5-4.5 hours at night. I rarely pump but know I need to. Just don't have enough time in the day. Would have even larger spans at night if I only had Jax. That kid is SO chill but Asher is always waking to eat so I make Jax wake to eat too.
Routine: No set routine. No typical wake up time. Eat every 2-4 hours and still sleeping a lot but starting to have more alert periods. Asher tends to have more awake/alert stretches than Jax. And they go to bed between 9:30 and 10:30pm...just depends on when they last eat.
Developmental Milestones: Getting better and better neck control. 
Loves: The boys love their momma (tummy to tummy time and my voice especially)!!! Love to eat!!! Love their bops!!! And love being held.
Dislikes: Sitting in a poopy diaper.

Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • You boys have no baby acne {yet anyways}.
  • You boys don't mind your car seats or tubby time. {Yea}!!!
  • In the last week you both have become more and more alert.
{Jax-above & Asher-below}
  • Daddy went back to work after a wonderful 3 week paternity leave.
  • Appearing that you will be our fourth and fifth blue eyed babies. (No brown eyed babies like daddy).
  • Asher you tend to be more fussy but nothing out of the ordinary. Its just that Jax is way beyond chill. And I mean WAY chill.
  • Asher you are a really gassy baby (cause of your fussiness)? Swaddle you up and you tend to calm quicker.
  • You guys went to your first birthday party (for big bro Crew and cousin Easton).
  • Don't think I noted it in your two three week post but you went to church for the first time at 9 days young.
  • Mommy made her first solo trip with more than 3 kids!!! I took you boys along with Crew and Molly to Kohl's while Mase was at VBS.