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,

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wyatt - 7 Months

Thanks to lots of illness for Little Wy and me - this past month has been slow and fast all at the same time.  But he's seven months old and ready to take on the world!

- No official weight but thanks to lots of frequent doctors visits I know he's around 15 and a half pounds

- Is still quite the little piggy.  Has yet to find a food he doesn't like.  We've switched to "added rice" formula to try and help reduce his spit up.  So far it's helping!

- He's army crawling all over the place and often gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth.  I feel like "real crawling" isn't far away at all

- He loves pulling every single toy out of his little toy bin

- He is trying really hard to pull himself up into my lap

- Is sitting up unassisted and loves being able to look around

- Waving?  Maybe?  Sometimes it seems like he is and other times it seems like he's found his hands and is just moving his arm so it looks like he's waving

- Loves the bath so much that I swear he starts flailing his body anytime he hears running water

- Loves his bouncy seat/exersaucer thing

- If finding his voice and experimenting with volume control

- Is so, so wiggly

- Still no teeth but man, I swear the bottom two are going to break through any minute 

- Is seriously still just so happy and so chill.  At a recent doctor's appointment - he fell asleep while we were waiting and then slept through the whole exam.  I warn friends that meet him that he will 100% make them want another baby because he is just perfect.

Take Luck,

Monday, March 18, 2019

Wyatt - 6 Months

Can someone please tell me where the second half of February and the first half of March went?!!  Life is moving faster and faster and I don't know why I keep expecting it to slow down - but I do.  The saying is true - the days may feel slow but the months and years are fast.

Wyatt is six months old.  HALF A YEAR!

- He weighs 14 lbs 5 oz (6th percentile), is 26.5 inches long (51st percentile), and his head circumference is 16.9 inches (46th percentile)

- This kid is a pig.  He squeals when he sees his bottle being made and brought to him and opens his mouth really, really wide for every spoonful of baby food that is offered to him.

- Speaking of food, we are giving him baby food but also adding in some baby lead weaning too.  He's tried cantaloupe, honey dew melon, chicken, BBQ pork, strawberries, and avocado

- Is just THE happiest and chillest little buddy in the world.

- Laughs A LOT.  Especially if I ask him if he's stinky or say "za poop!"

- Gets really happy when it's time for naps or bedtime - probably because he gets to see his lovey, Mo

- Is still spiting up like crazy.  We practically have to have burp cloths within arms reach at all times

- Still really loves baths and being naked.  He's taken his flailing to a whole new level and has actually flopped himself right out of his bath seat

- Can put his binky back in his mouth when/if it falls out

- Loves playing in the baby activity bouncer

- Working on sitting up unassisted

- He's starting to spin in little circles when on his tummy and is trying so hard to crawl

- Getting very, very wiggly

- Grabs onto all the things - hair, clothing, curtains, blankets, and faces

- Still no teeth but I feel like I won't be saying that for much longer

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