Monday, September 21, 2015

Beach 2015

This post is long overdue! We went to the beach the last weekend in August for a few days. As always we stayed with Chris' aunt and uncle who are so generous with their home at Emerald Isle. We only actually went to the beach twice (it's a chore with 2 little ones!) but spent time at the pool, aquarium, and enjoying their cable television...who can resist a Fixer Upper marathon??
I never take as many pictures as I would like but here's a few from our trip:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Early morning photo shoot

Most mornings Weston and I are up long before anyone else in the house. So the other morning I decided I would see just how many faces I could capture. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Weston- 4 months

Measurements: If I had a dime for every time Weston gets called a "big boy" I would be a very rich lady!  But it's only the truth. At his appointment this morning he was 17 lbs 15 oz (89th percentile) and 26.75 inches (94th percentile). He wears 6-9 month clothing and fills out every bit of them! I have a feeling that Hudson's clothes aren't going to always fit so my hopes of not buying any new clothes may be dashed.

Eats:  Well obviously he loves to eat (see above).  I nurse on demand but it's pretty much every 3 hours although he will eat anytime I offer which is nice if we have to be somewhere.  I don't pump much but thankful that I'm still able to if I need to like when I work. No solid food yet although he grabs at my food every time I'm eating. 

Sleeps: If we are home, Weston will take 3 naps a day. However, we rarely stay home an entire day because Hudson wouldn't stand for that! Thankfully Weston's pretty flexible and will nap in the car, stroller, etc. He's not sleeping great at night. I put him down around 7:30 and he's usually up sometime around 2am and then again around 5:00 or so. Usually I can get him back to sleep until about 6:30 or 7 thankfully.  The past few nights I have done a "dream feed" and he slept until closer to 4:00 so I guess that has been helping a bit.

Milestones:  Weston graduated out of the carseat when he rides in the stroller!  This makes for much happier rides for both of us...happy baby=happy momma! He does a full out belly laugh now which I absolutely love!  No rolling from back to tummy yet...too much chunk for that I guess ;)

Likes:  Just like big brother, Weston loves him Momma. No separation anxiety yet but if he's fussy with someone else I can usually always calm him down. He likes to be sung to and played with...something I'm looking forward to doing a lot more of when Hudson starts preschool tomorrow!

Dislikes:  Honestly Weston is so laid back that there's no a ton that I would say he "dislikes". Just doesn't like to be hungry or tired...other than that he's pretty content!  He doesn't love laying on the floor but thankfully he's pretty happy in the bouncer or the bumbo.

Big brother update: My big boy starts preschool tomorrow!! I'm sure that will be it's own blog post if I ever get around to it. Hudson is a very strong-willed child and we are having our share of tantrums these days. I'm hoping preschool will help with this. I think a lot of it is stemming from jealousy over Weston because Hudson constantly wants me to carry him and tells me to "put brother down". We have started talking about potty training but Hudson just isn't ready. We tried big boy underwear a few days and it was just frustrating for both of us. If I thought he was ready I would just stick with it but it almost seemed like it was giving him some anxiety to go sit on the potty. I don't want to do more harm than good at this point! 

I love to compare pictures of my boys! They definitely have their own look now.