Thursday, October 31, 2013

5 Months!


5 Months?? How did this happen?



Little man is weighing in around 21 lbs. and is one healthy little boy!

-Hunter is rolling like crazy! I mean, I can't leave this boy anywhere. I'll put him down in one spot and I come back and he's all the way across the room and turned the other way.


-We had our first trip to bend with Hunter this month. I was totally amazed that he did so great on the car ride over (no crying at all!) and he even did pretty decent on the way home too! 

-Wearing 12 month clothes and size 4 diapers. There are still a few 9 month things he can squeeze into, but also some brands that he's already in 18 month stuff. 

-Eats about every 3 hours during the day, and eats solids usually once a day at dinner time when we all sit down to eat. He's a very good eater, and doesn't seem to be picky at all yet, though I'm sure that won't last :)

-Night time sleep is still a little all over the place. A typical night is bed by 7:00, up around 2:00am to eat, and then again around 6:00am, and then back to sleep until around 7:00 or so. But like I said, this seems to vary as soon as we feel like we are in a routine. Every once and a while he throws in a long night of sleep and doesn't wake up to eat until 5:30am, but those are few and far between. Drew and I are both so ready to sleep again!

-He discovered his vocal cords this month! 

Overall a happy and healthy little boy!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Manners


We're trying to work really hard with Claire on having good manners, and asking for things nicely (please, thank you, asking to take turns, etc...). She is obviously still a two year old, and needs to be reminded sometimes, so I often find myself  telling her "Let's ask nicely". 

Enter our dinner conversation last night:

Claire: I want water!

Me: How do we ask?

Claire: Nicely!

Drew and I couldn't help but laugh.
 At least we know she's listening?


Monday, October 14, 2013

Real Food!


At Hunter's 4 month appointment the doctor mentioned that we could start him on solids if we wanted to. I had mixed feelings about starting him early, but when a few people mentioned it helped with their babies reflux I thought we could give it a try. 

He actually picked up on it much faster than Claire did and has been eating like a champ! It's been a few weeks now, and so far he's tried applesauce, banana, green beans, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Applesauce and pumpkin are his favorites right now, and we have found that is does help a little bit with his reflux and overall fussiness. 



Hunter has also been teething lately but his coordination isn't good enough to hold a teething toy in his mouth for long. I remember Claire used to be able to hold her cup with handles and loved to use it as a teething toy, and apparently Hunter feels the same way! 


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pumpkin Patch 2013


Last weekend we had some nice sunny weather, so we decided to not procrastinate (like we do every year) and head to the pumpkin patch! It's the first year we've had no rainy weather!

Claire was much more enthusiastic about the pumpkin patch this year. Every time we went to Fred Meyer and we saw the pumpkins out front Claire would ask about going to the pumpkin patch, so she was pretty excited when the day finally came. 
Hunter on the other hand was a little less than excited about the whole trip.





My parents were able to come along to! 

Grandpa and Claire picking out pumpkins

We were trying to get a nice picture of the grandparents and grandkids, but of course Hunter decided this was the best time to spit up all over my mom's hand. 

And here's Hunter; still thrilled about the whole experience. Oh well, maybe next year :)