Sunday, December 6, 2015

7 months

Measurements: No official measurements this month!  But I get told at least once a day what a big boy he is so he's still growing like a weed!  He has pretty much outgrown all his 9 month onesies and pajamas but can still fit in 9 month pants.  But, most of his clothes are either 12 or 12-18 months right now.

Eats: Weston still nurses every 3-4 hours although he's getting hard to nurse.  He's super distracted, especially if Hudson is around.  He squirms, kicks, sometimes bites.  I will nurse him until he turns a year but we will see past that.  I feel like it's a wrestling match every time he needs to eat!
In terms of solids, we haven't found anything Weston doesn't like!  He's tried a whole bunch of things now- avocado, banana, oatmeal, apple sauce, black beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc.  Basically anything we eat that I can mush up, he gets for dinner.  

Sleeps: Not much change in his sleep patterns..for the most part he takes 2 naps a day although the past few days he has only take cat naps so he falls asleep around dinner time.  Bedtime is between 7 and 7:30.  He usually still falls asleep nursing (the one time he's actually calm nursing!) so I may need to break that habit soon.  Normally he wakes up once a night although he's been teething so the past few nights it's been twice.  I'm not going to lie, he does end up in our bed sometimes because I'm just too tired to try to get him back to sleep.  Between his sleeping habits and Hudson's (see big brother update below) we are pretty exhausted around these parts!

Milestones:  We have a tooth!  A few weeks ago Weston got a bad cold and was pitiful.  He was clingy, snotty, etc.  On Thanksgiving Day he was pretty miserable.  I figured it was because of the cold but my father in law insisted he thought it was teething.  Well, sure enough, the next day we saw the tooth "slit"!  It's now popped through but I'm pretty sure he's trying to cut the other bottom middle tooth as well.  Weston has started sitting in both shopping carts and high chairs at restaurants.  This is so helpful to me when we go places!

Likes: He still loves his big brother and I love to watch them interact.  Weston loves to stand and still doesn't care much for laying down (although he's usually happy to sit).  He enjoys his bouncer which is a big help when I'm trying to get things done!

Dislikes:  Weston is pretty easy going.  Obviously he has his fussy moments...when he's really tired or hungry.  But, for the most part he's super content!

Big brother update:  Where to begin with our sweet, funny, yet very strong willed child.  Let's start with how he's NOT sleeping.  Hudson's always been a terrible sleeper.  But, he wakes more during the night than his baby brother.  It isn't uncommon for him to wake up 3-4 times a night.  Sometimes I can go lay him back down and he will fall asleep but usually he wants someone to lay with him.  Chris is willing to do that so he usually ends up sleeping in Hudson's bed.  I know it's a habit that needs to be broken but I feel like we are still in survival mode right now in terms of sleep.  
Hudson still loves school and is learning so much.  He says the funniest things and is a sponge when it comes to learning.  He  can tell his left from his right for the most part (unless he's really lucky in guessing every time we ask!).  He still has zero interest in potty training but I figure he'll start when he's good and ready!

I'm so excited for the holidays with my little ones!  We think Christmas is special when we are kids but I think it's even more special when you HAVE kids.  Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Lately (in pictures)

Because there aren't enough hours in the day to write a proper "catch-up" blog post...

This might be my favorite picture of my boys ever...taken by my friend Cassie who was watching them one day while I worked :)

This boy loves to eat, as evidenced by his thighs ;)

We spent a perfect day at the zoo a few weeks ago with a few of our friends

Weston's first library trip!

I came home from a run one day to find this...Weston wide awake and Daddy fast asleep on the couch

Matching babies makes me so happy!

Oh the matching outfits...and overalls at that!

Funny thing about this picture...for Hudson's one year photo shoot we sat him in this dump truck.  At 7 months Weston hardly fits!

We had a lunch date with the Fain's.  Christie and I worked together for 6 years and became very close friends.  But, she lives in Virginia and this was the first time all our kids were together!  So much fun!