June 30, 2016

Theo is 3 Months Old!

Big Events 
  • 5/30 - 2 Months old
  • 5/31 - 2 month doctor appt. 
  • 6/1 - Blossom Project final data collection
  • 6/4 - Lily's birthday party
  • 6/19 - Father's Day
  • 6/30 - 3 Months old

Daily Schedule: 
You sleep like a boss! Your day starts at either 7 or 9:30 depending on when you have your first morning bottle. If it's before 7, you will fall back asleep until 9:30; if not you're awake and take an extra little nap then. Mom gets you ready and we go downstairs to eat and play at 9:30. At 11:30, you eat and take a big nap from 11:30/noon until 3:30. Back downstairs to eat, see Dad and maybe run errands as a family. Another bottle and a snooze at 5:30, then more play time until bath and bedtime at about 7.

Things I Love:
  • More eating & sleeping, but not so much pooping- you went 6 days once this month
  • The tiger sound maker on the play mat/gym
  • Mom's popping noise. 
  • Dad playing with your legs

This Month's Milestones:
  • So chatty!
  • Bat at toys (mostly accidentally)
  • Much more observant - discovered screens and ceiling fans
  • "Laugh" (between a huff and a giggle)
  • Mimic sticking out tongue
  • First bath in the tub
  • Roll belly to back
  • No more swaddle to sleep

Highlights of the Month:
  • Fitting perfectly in size 1 diapers and most 3m clothes. Some are a little too boxy still, but you've filled out enough to not look ridiculous. 
  • You outgrew the sink for baths so you get to share with Lily now. She's still confused that you can't play with the toys with her.   
  • You eat about 26-28oz a day now. Bottles are typically 5(6:30a), 4 (9:30), 4(11:30), 4(3:30), 3(5:30), and 6-8(bed). Mom freezes about 20 oz a day, which means if everything stays the same, she can be done pumping in Oct/Nov and still feed you through your birthday!!
  • You're all done with the swaddle and you've transitioned from napping on Mom's chest to sleeping in the pack n play. You nap really well on your tummy ... so long as Lily doesn't wake you up.
  • Lily's birthday party and visiting Dad's family were both very over-stimulating, but you were so good anyway... until you were tired. Then it was the End. Of. The. World. 
  • Lily loves you now! You're such a good sport when she asks to "old Tee-oh" almost every morning. Unfortunately, her love often comes with you getting bumped, bonked or kicked. Sorry bud.
  • You still go into the service with us at church because your timing is perfect! We sing, sit down, you get your bottle and snooze in the Ergo on Mom until the end of the sermon (or longer) and then usually wake up during the closing music. 
  • Your first set of shots were pretty rough - it was impressive how red you got, but you calmed down quickly and didn't have any problems after other than some weird poops from the rotavirus (oral) vaccine. After all your checks, you let Dr. Nau snuggle you and he was impressed that you were so social. 
  • The next day you had more tests - this time for the research study mom was in through pregnancy. The big one was checking your body composition in the "pea pod". You looked like a little astronaut in the chamber, but didn't cry at all, just staring at the new surroundings. 
  • Finally decided that tummy time is okay now that you can hold yourself up and flop to your back when you're ready to be done. Or just lay there and suck on your arm. 
  • You're trying SO HARD to figure out sucking your thumb, but mostly just stick your whole fist in your mouth until you gag yourself and get super soggy. 

In the PeaPod

3 months old!

June 8, 2016

20 Questions with 2 Year Old Lily

20 Questions with Lily (answered by Mom)
  1. How old are you? Two (tree, por, pive...)
  2. What are your nicknames? Lily, Bucky, Sweetheart
  3. What do you love about Mom? Morning snuggles 
  4. What do you love about Dad? Walks and playtime
  5. What do you love about Theo? Nothing. You recognize his existence, but mostly just because he's loud. 
  6. Who is your best friend(s)? Auntie Amanda (favorite person in the world)
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up? Mom thinks a civil engineer - you're super analytical and love the train. 
  8. What is your favorite TV show(s)? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, PBS kids (Super Why!, Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid, Peg+Cat)
  9. What is your favorite movie(s)? Anything with Mickey Mouse (Three Musketeers)
  10. What is your favorite song(s)? ABCs
  11. What is your favorite book(s)? Sandra Boynton, "Family Book" (photo album), Bible, Rumble in the Jungle, Eloise
  12. What is your favorite thing(s) to do? Color, go for walks, count everything
  13. What is your favorite toy(s)? "Wub-dub" (stethoscope), Minnie Mouse (sleeps with her), shape sorter  
  14. What is your favorite food(s)? "nola bar" (granola bar), noodles, all fruits, steamed broccoli 
  15. What is your favorite color(s)? "weh-woah" and pink are usually the answer, but you don't grasp the concept of color yet.
  16. What is your favorite animal(s)? dog, elephant, "jaff" (giraffe)
  17. What makes you happy? Giving attack kisses
  18. What makes you sad? Being told "no", staying in bed
  19. What is a big thing you learned this year? So much, but especially to sleep in a big bed!
  20. How should we celebrate your birthday? You have no understanding of birthdays, but we had a Mickey Mouse themed party

A Note from Mom  
Happy 2nd birthday, Sweetheart! There are so many little things that I love about you right now that I want to remember. Like how you pause between every word in your sentences, so you always sound very serious. You blew on the fireplace because we warned you it was hot. You sit in bed and tell yourself stories before you fall asleep, or "read" your Bible. You help us "pray. Jesus." before meals and bed. You're so careful going up and down the stairs, but still want me to carry you down in the mornings. How if you get past 3 (and not 1-2-3-2-1) you can count to 12, but then get really confused because you run out of numbers! Your "drip drip dance" where you shake your tush before drying off after bath. You are such a good helper with Theo, bringing me diapers and his pacifier, but don't have any interest in holding him. How you can run, but if we call it running, you stick both arms behind you like a counter-balancing cape. How you knock knock on our bedroom door every morning to come in now that you can get out of bed by yourself. So many things that all add up to the little character you are. 
We love you so much!

Pictures 18 months to Now

snuggling "bruver" while sick

moved to the twin bed!

the reason Nana and Papa got her a rocking chair for Christmas

Meeting Theo for the first time

Little monkey child!

"Makin' Baby Milk"

Two balloons!

swish swish swish