Monday, June 6, 2016

Randoms lately

So life's a little crazy with two kiddos and this little 'ole blog has been neglected.  So, I'll try to do a little bit of catch up!

1. Mothers Day.  We didn't do anything too exciting for Mother's Day.  Church, lunch (I think?  I'm having a hard time remembering...).  But, here's the annual church Mother's Day picture:


2. Hudson.  He is just so fun right now.  I love how he is learning new things so fast and his little mind just soaks up everything.  He is still such a Momma's boy and I don't mind at all.  We have so much fun together.  He still has tantrums once in a while but for the most part he's pretty easy going.  He has given up his nap for the most part except occasionally in the car but it makes bedtime so much easier so I'm ok with it.  Today was his last day of the 2s class at preschool.  He had such great teachers and a really great year! I have been extra emotional lately thinking about how fast my baby is growing up! 





Dressed by his cousin during our last trip to Boston


Preschool open house last summer/last day today

 

3. Weston. My 13 month old is fiesty, active, and extremely strongwilled.  He's super busy and not too keen on cuddling with Mommy.  He continues to grow like a week and I get asked several times a week if my boys are twins!  He's already wearing 24 month clothes and some 2T!  He's not interested in walking but I think it's because crawling is just so fast!  He's too busy to slow down and walk.  He really is fearless...I'm afraid he's going to give me a run for my money as he gets older!




















Saturday, May 7, 2016

One year!

My second sweet baby is ONE!

Measurements: Weston is 25 lbs 13.5 oz (98th percentile) and 31 inches long (90th percentile).  He is wearing 18-24 month clothes.  He can even fit in some 2T things!  His shoes are 4/5.

Eats: He will eat just about anything!  But, he has starting throwing his food on the floor when he's done.  He LOVED his birthday cake!  I probably let him eat way too much.  He still nurses morning, night, and naptime.   

Sleeps: We are doing 2 naps a day- mid morning and late afternoon.  He's pretty consistent with this and is a good napper.  He almost always sleeps through the night which I'm so thankful for!

Milestones: Weston is very mobile.  He's crawling FAST and pulling up on everything.  He climbs the stairs!  He has  5 teeth.  He jibber jabbers all the time- he says "bye-bye", "Momma", "Dadda", and  "ball".

Likes: Weston still loves his big brother.  He loves to chase him around and be chased.  He loves to be tickled and swung up in the air.  He's a happy boy!

Dislikes:  Weston and Hudson have started having lots of little "fights" and Weston does NOT like when Hudson takes his toys.  He has quite the temper too!






















































Monday, April 11, 2016

Weston- 11 months

Measurements: No official measurements but I believe Weston is around 26 lbs or so.  He's in 18-24 month clothes and size 5 diapers.

Eats: Everything in sight!  My boy LOVES to eat.  He eats more than Hudson actually.  He eats food as quick as I put it on his high chair tray.  And he's not picky!  Broccoli, quinoa, sweet potato, turkey burgers, black beans...honeslty, everything.  He's still nursing some but not really that interested.  I will let him wean himself but I think he will stop much earlier than Hudson did.

Sleeps: We are doing 2 naps a day- mid morning and late afternoon.  He's pretty consistent with this and is a good napper.  Most nights he sleeps through the night or has one early morning waking (between 4-5am).  But, overall he's a good sleeper! I didn't change this from 9 months or 10 months!

Milestones: Weston is very mobile.  He's crawling FAST and pulling up on everything.  He climbs the stairs!  He has 4, almost 5 teeth.  He jibber jabbers all the time- mostly Dada of course ;)


Likes: Weston still loves his big brother.  He loves to chase him around and be chased.  He loves to be tickled and swung up in the air.  He's a happy boy!

Dislikes:  Weston does not like me to be out of his sight.  He is very much a Momma's boy!

Big brother update:  HUDSON IS POTTY TRAINED!!  We had potty bootcamp over preschool spring break and he did great!  Honestly, he was so ready and we have had very few accidents.  He actually doesn't even wear a pull-up for nap or bed either.  It's a relief to have at least one out of diapers!  Hudson will be THREE this Friday.  I believe that will deserve its own blog post ;)


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Weston 10 months and a photo dump

How is my sweet, sweet baby going to be ONE in just two short months?  I feel like time is flying.  They say the days are long but the years are short...that's even more true with the second baby!

Measurements: We don't have any measurements this month and we have actually stayed away from the doctor's office (finally!).  But, I do know that he's still a big boy ;) He's wearing 18 month clothes and even some 24 months and size 5 diaper still.

Eats: There's nothing Weston hasn't tried and liked at this point.  He loves to eat!  I have stopped pureeing things since he has 4 teeth.  I can honestly say that he will really eat anything.  He isn't to interested in nursing anymore except to go to sleep.  When I'm home I do try to nurse him at least a couple times throughout the day so he gets some liquid (he won't take a bottle or a sippy cup) but he's usually super distracted.

Sleeps: We are doing 2 naps a day- mid morning and late afternoon.  He's pretty consistent with this and is a good napper.  Most nights he sleeps through the night or has one early morning waking (between 4-5am).  But, overall he's a good sleeper! I didn't change this from 9 months!

Milestones: Weston is very mobile.  He's crawling FAST and pulling up on everything.  It won't surprise me if he tries climbing the stairs soon.  He has 4 teeth!


Likes: Weston loves his big brother.  It's so fun to watch them play together.  He loves to be kissed, tickled, and play peek a boo.  He's at such a fun age and I love his big belly laugh when he thinks something is funny!

Dislikes:  Other than being away from Mommy, not much!

Big brother update:  Oh Hudson.  He seriously has the sweetest heart.  He tells me multiple times a day that he loves me, out of the blue.  But he knows how to push my buttons.  I have probably spoiled him a bit simply because some things just aren't worth the fight when I'm just so tired.  But, I'm really trying hard to set boundaries and stick to them (like only one snack between meals, limit tv time, etc.) but it's oh so hard!  Hudson is taking an interest in his baby brother and he tries to include him in his play time.  I love seeing this and can't wait to see them grow up together!





This is how we found them yesterday morning...apparently Hudson had climbed in the crib with Weston at some point!


A fun day at the Greensboro Science Center



Snow boots are a must in the 70 degree weather ;)


I'm going to miss these baby snuggles...

If Hudson does fall asleep at nap time it's always with a book ;)









Saturday, February 6, 2016

9 months



Measurements: 23 lbs 11 oz, 29.75 inches...big boy!  Weston is in the 96th percentile for both height and weight and 4 lbs heavier and 2 inches longer than his big brother was at this age.  It still amazes me just how different my two children are! He is still wearing 18 month clothes for the most part but he can squeeze into some 12 month stuff and also can wear some 24 month things (shirts and pjs mostly).  He wears a size 5 diaper.

Eats: Weston loves solids but doesn't care too much about nursing anymore.  He nurses well at night and naptime but any other time of the days it's a bit of a struggle to get him still long enough to want to nurse.  I think he will wean easily around a year unlike Hudson who nursed until he was 20 months.  Weston is eating anything and everything!  He loves to feed himself so we are doing lots of things he can pick up- fruits/veggies, scrambled eggs, pancakes, beans, avocado, etc.  Still haven't found anything he won't eat!

Sleeps: We are doing 2 naps a day- mid morning and late afternoon.  He's pretty consistent with this and is a good napper.  Most nights he sleeps through the night or has one early morning waking (between 4-5am).  But, overall he's a good sleeper!

Milestones: The major milestone this month is that Weston is crawling! It's sort of an army crawl most of the time but he is able to get up on his knees and crawl if he's really motived ;)  He's into everyhing too!  Also, he is now the proud owner of a helmet ;)  We first realized his head was flat around 4 months or so but our pediatrician wasn't too worried.  We made the decision to have it checked out around 6 months but he was 7 months before they could get us in for an appointment.  So, two weeks ago he actually got the helmet and is doing fine with it.


Likes: Well, just like Hudson at this age, Weston really likes his mommy :)  We are just starting the separation anxiety but I wouldn't say it's nearly as bad as Hudson ever was.  But, if I'm in the room you better believe he wants me to be holding him or within a few feet of him.

Dislikes:  Other than being away from Mommy, not much!

Big brother update:  Hudson continues to be such a sweet boy with such a stubborn side.  I had my first parent teacher conference at preschool this week and they went on and on about how sweet he was, what a good listener, how well he always followed directions...was this my child they were talking about??  Sweet yet, but not always the best listener at home.  But, I'm sure I have spoiled him a bit so he doesn't always think he has to listen to Mommy.  He's so smart and I love watching him learn new things. He amazes me with his vocabulary.  Today, we went to the pool at the Y for the first time and he was so brave!  He can be a little bit of a scaredy-cat sometimes but today he jumped off the side and even let go of me in the water with his puddle jumper on and tried to kick his feet.  I am so proud of him but everyday I am reminded just how fast he is growing up!

And now for the pictures...