Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wyatt - 11 Months

Is it normal to still be having daily flashbacks of a child's birth day 11 months after they were born?  Because that is me and it doesn't feel normal - but it also doesn't feel like 11 months ago.  The countdown to Wyatt's first birthday has officially begun.

At 11 months:

- No official height or weight but I would say he's around 20 pounds?  Finally starting to outgrow his six month clothing and some nine month clothing

- If I had to sum Wyatt up with five words right now I would use 1) happy, 2) BUSY, 3) loud, 4) verybusy and 5) veryloud

 - My memory isn't the best and six (almost seven) years ago was a long time but I strongly feel like he is busier than Cam was at this age and it legit terrifies me

- Claps his hands together

- Eye color still remains a mystery - I might call them hazel?

- Has two teeth!

- Adding more sounds and little words to his vocabulary - mama, bubba, papa

- Still loves to eat

- Finally ditched army crawling and is now crawling-crawling

- Cruises along the furniture

- Walks behind a little push car and it looks like he's going to break out into a run at any step

- Gives high fives

- Chases after any ball in sight and if I may say - has pretty remarkable hand eye coordination

- Can also throw small balls forward

- Starting to use his fingers when waving "hi" and "bye"

- Is starting to know/understand when we're heading for the bath and will kick his legs, screech, and yell in excitement 

Take Luck,

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Wyatt - 10 Months

OK, seriously.  This is not funny!  I swear I just did a 9 month post like... yesterday.  For sure last week?!  And this month made me realize that we are just two short months away from his first birthday - and that just doesn't seem possible.

At 10 months:

- If I had to sum Wyatt up with three words right now I would use 1) happy, 2) BUSY, and 3) verybusy

- Finally got his first tooth!

- Had his first ear infection

- Is getting louder (which is terrifying)

- Added "nanana" to his (short) list of sounds

- Sometimes I swear he says "all done" when you ask him if he's all done eating

- Loves to eat

- Smiles so big his whole face scrunches and sometimes his tongue will stick out too

- Warming up to crawling on all fours versus army crawling

- Spitting up so much less (thankyoujesus)

- Pulls himself up on all the things and then tries to climb

- Loves to knock all the things off the coffee table

- Can climb all the way to the top of our stairs

- Walks along the furniture

- Chases after any ball in sight

- Waves "bye" with his entire arm(s)

- Absolutely loves the bath and the pool.  We got him a little baby float for the pool and it's mostly useless because he just tries to crawl out of it

- Has a deep love for his people - Bubba, Sissy, Mommy, and Daddy

- Is so ticklish and has the best laugh! 

(P.S. I chuckled when looking for Cam and Zoey's 10 month pictures because it was very obviously that they were both very wiggly and hard to capture at this age too.)

Take Luck,

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wyatt - 9 Months

Excuse me, but where on earth did the last half of May and the first half of June go?!  I mean, seriously.  Time is flying.

My baby boy is 9 months old!  Three quarters of his first year - done!

Weight: 17 lbs 14 oz
Length: 27 inches
Head Circumference: Big

(side note: the clinic's computers were down on the morning of his well check so I got his weight and length but no head circumference and no percentiles... and yes, it's bothering me)

- This child doesn't stop moving.  Like ever.  Why this is so surprising to me given the energy levels of his siblings... I don't know.

- Knows where his special basket of toys is and loves to dump them out at least 17 times a day

- Can pull himself up onto his knees

- Can pull himself up onto his feet

- Still says "dadadadada" and it's starting to hurt my feelings (kidding).  Most of the time he laughs at my if I try to get him to say "mama"

- Has THE best laugh

- Knows that his bib catches his food and will dig in there once his tray is clear. I find this brilliant and hysterical

- Likes to randomly smack his lips together 

- Absolutely loves the water.  Like will try to wiggle out of your arms and/or climb out of his pool floaty and try and do it himself.  And if you are giving him a bath you might as well wear a rain poncho and googles due to the splashing and kicking

- Doesn't seem to notice or get upset when I leave a room but definitely notices when I return from being gone for any length of time.  He's so happy to see me that he shrieks and laugh/cries from happiness

- Still toothless and it blows my mind

- Loves the vacuum (like squeals loudly when it's being used and will crawl/chase after it)

- If you sing him "Skidamarink" it will stop him in his tracks... or at least get him to hold still long enough to change his diaper or clothing

- Still loves all the food

- Working on learning the signs for "more" and "all done"

- Can sort of navigate down the single stair into the formal living room but can climb up that single stair without batting an eye

- Is the best baby in all the land

Take Luck,

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Zoey is FOUR

Our spunky, sassy, sweet, and sensitive girl is FOUR years old!  I went back and read her THREE post and while emotional, I found myself nodding because so much of it is still true despite her being a year older.

Height: 38 inches
Weight: 33 lbs 2 oz

- Loves to sing (loudly) and dance, perform, and tell stories

- Very interested in imaginative play with her dolls and Barbies, all of which she calls "dollies"

- Took several sessions of ballet at the YMCA and performed in their spring recital.  She looked absolutely beautiful, danced wonderfully, and loved being on stage

- Finally (finally!) potty trained after a good 10 months from when we started.  Her stubbornness (thank you, Ryan), and a new baby brother derailed us but she finally got it about 6 months ago.  The silver lining was that once she "got it," she was able to stay dry day and night

- Is about to complete her first year of preschool with Ms. Tiffany

- Best friends are Madalyn, Liberty, Emily, Grady, Logan, and Jack

- Tells me at least five times a week that she is going to marry Jack.  Jack also calls her a "beautiful princess" and she calls him her "prince."  Lord, help us

- Is showing herself to be a perfectionist in a lot of things and gets frustrated if she can't or doesn't do something right (sorry baby girl but you get that from your mama)

- Is such a girly girl.  Loves to play dress up, change her outfit 17 times a day, accessorize, wear dresses, play with make-up, and have her nails painted

- Even though she is a girly girl, she can hang with the boys for sure.  She is still fearless and wants to do anything and everything her Big Bubba does

- Had her top left, front tooth pulled after the dentist discovered it had been impacted by her fall out of the shopping cart a few years ago.  While I'm still adjusting to her smile (and in a way mourning the loss of that sweet little baby tooth), she smiles with pride and is always asking when the other one will come out

- We say a nightly affirmation to each other.  "I am kind.  I am smart.  I am beautiful.  I am important."  Then, I ask her who she is and she says (yells), "I am Zoey Grace Peters!"

- Attended her first Daddy Daughter Dance with Ryan and it was pretty much her best day ever.  She wore a beautiful dress and shoes, I curled her hair, applied a little makeup, and Daddy brought her a corsage

- She became a big sister to Baby Bubba and absolutely adores him.  She is my biggest helper and I hope she'll be a great little mama someday

My Zoey Grace.  I am so lucky to be your Mommy.  Everyday I feel grateful to have a daughter like you that teaches me grace, patience, and understanding.  You bring so much joy to our family and anyone you meet.  I find myself expecting a lot from you, and often - more than I should.  But it's only because you are an amazing little girl who is destined for big things.  I hope you are always true to yourself and remember that your are smart, beautiful, kind, important, and so very loved.  I love you to the moon and the stars, my little peach.

Take Luck,

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Wyatt - 8 Months

This month was fast and full of development for my little Pudge.  He continues to be such a joy.

- I'm not even exaggerating when I say that he's the happiest, most go with the flow baby in the world

- No official weight but I'm guessing he's around 16 1/2 pounds or so.  I'll know next month at his nine month well check

- He is so busy, so wiggly, so curious, and so social

- Super strong

- Snuggles his lovey, Mo, like nobody’s business. Seeing him do this when it’s time for bed is heart melting

- Starting to raise his hands up in the air to be picked up and reaches for people

- Responding to his name

- Loves, loves, loves food.  He's yet to try and food he doesn't like

- His hair is getting really long and lighter in color

- Eye color remains a mystery.  It's like they are a weird (and beautiful) combination of brown, green, dark blue and grey?  Is that considered hazel?  I don't know

- Started babbling "dadada" on Mother's Day

- Still army crawls all over the place.  His favorite floor time activity is to chase a ball across the floor

- Speaking of floor time activities, he also goes straight for the dog food and water bowls

- Loves to be sung to

- Adores (adores!!!) his big bubba and sissy

- I see A LOT of Zoey in his features

- Still toothless, which is mind blowing to me.  I think I started saying two months ago that those bottom teeth would pop through "any second now."  Shows what I know

- Switching to the "added rice" infant formula has been a huge game changer with this spitting up

- Took his first trip across the pass to Central Washington and was a little rockstar 

- Went swimming for the first time and absolutely loved it

- Is seriously the best baby in the world.  Ryan and I comment on how lucky we are to have him at least once a day

Take Luck,

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