Taking Stock … One

Consider this my “challenge accepted” Mrs.Sisson! I love it and am going to (try to remember to) do a monthly “Taking”.

Making : cupcakes…so Drew & I have something to do tomorrow.
Drinking : HOT tea
Reading: “Don’t Eat the Babysitter” ….and Pinterest
Wanting : my babies to stay little forever.
Looking : for my keys/debit card/cell phone…constantly!
Playing : Lego or magnet blocks — and feeling that this will be my life for the next 10 years and I’m ok with it.
Wasting : tea bags…ugh if I could remember I made a tea before it gets cold.
Wishing : I wasn’t turning 30 next week.
Enjoying : being privileged enough to be on mat leave
Waiting : for flip flop weather
Wondering : if it will ever stop snowing?
Loving : Rob and I both being home tonight!
Hoping : For a full night’s sleep
Marveling : at how crazy but rewarding it is having children. Nothing is better than “I love you mom” at the end of the day.
Needing : a pedicure
Smelling : fresh cupcakes
Wearing : comfies & my moccasins
Following : new friends on Twitter
Noticing: the smallest of features on my kids’ faces
Thinking : Man, Duck Dynasty is funny.
Bookmarking : birthday party ideas – super hero style
Opening : email
Giggling : a lot…kids say the darnedest things
Feeling: grateful

And there you have it 🙂

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7 Months — Already?

Wow – our littlest little (Blaker as he is affectionately known as by his big  brother) is 7 months old. That’s right. I said 7 months! I know, it’s so cliche to say – but this is going way too fast.

Stats: I don’t have official stats for you.  He has definitely added more length but I’m not sure he’s added all that much weight 🙂

Sleep

This has turned around significantly in the last few weeks! Blake is now sleeping 12-13 hours a night and has been consistently for at least 2 weeks 🙂  He goes to bed around 7 (some nights earlier, but we try our hardest to make it 7) and doesn’t start the day until around 7am.  Most mornings I hear him start to stir around 6, but he’s definitely not ready to get up yet…and neither am I.

Naps are still on track – sometimes they get a little out of sorts because of our daily “to do” list.  But if we are home, it’s usually a nap at 9am (lasting 1-2 hours) and then another nap at 1pm, after lunch and playtime.  The afternoon nap is typically 2-3 hours, give or take 30 minutes.

Eats

Things are still going very well with eating.  In the last month, I’ve added: peas, mangos, peaches, blueberries and mixed grains.  Next up is the protein – my biggest struggle with Drew. I resorted a lot to chickpeas because I couldn’t get chicken/turkey into something that the texture didn’t bother him.  I’ll probably also mix in some yogurt near the 8 month mark.

Teeth

We have TWO!! Just in the last month, we’ve had 2 bottom teeth poke through.  They are coming in painfully slow, but our little trooper is handling this very well.  I finally gave him Tylenol last night because he just couldn’t get settled to sleep and was sucking his hand something fierce.

Skills

This kid wants to walk so badly, that I’m almost positive we will skip the crawling with him too 😦  Drew walked at 9 1/2 months and never crawled.  All the better for me I guess, because I’m the one cleaning the floors! We are in the midst of renovating our basement to include a playroom – I can’t wait!!

He is babbling much more “put together” words in the last week. He’s not far off  “Ma-ma” and I can’t wait.

Next Up

Working on the crawl, more teeth and more fun!

A few photos from a recent “photoshoot” 🙂 Love these boys!

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