Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Colette is 9 Months!

This little beauty is 9 months old already!
Official Stats-
Height: 28 1/2" (77%)
Weight: 18 lbs 1 oz (34%)
HC: 17 1/2" (61%)
I thought we'd start with some month 9 action shots. Here is Gigi with 2 of her grand babies for her birthday.
Colette also had an ear infection the 2nd week in march probably from a cold she had. Here you can see her poor runny nose that just seemed to never end.
Happier times were ahead with playtime with brother Max in the downstairs playroom.
Colette's craddle cap was so bad we had to put a hat on she couldn't get off because she would claw her head making it bleed. We are really actively trying to get rid of it with Ava Anderson shampoo/wash and their diaper cream. I really have to use a comb and work diligently on it. I want to try to get rid of it before her hair really starts growing or else it will just be covered up.
New Developments- She loves her tongue and sticks it out while saying la la la.
She loves being a part of the action. Story time for brother (not sure why Colette wasn't in bed already, maybe she napped late). Yes Max has a tape measure in bed. Who knows. David wasn't thrilled I was taking his picture.
It's been so fun to see them start to interact more. Max is usually very patient with her unless she steals his superhero toys or shoot gun.
We were teased with warm weather, then it got cooler and now it'll be warm for a while so we can't wait for these cute dress type outfits. This was from St. Patricks Day (and her dr. appt).
Easter preview pic. I took some eggs out so I could get some ready for Max's class and she has loved her some eggs. I mean seriously, she plays with them for hours sometimes.
Max was my helper for photos and although he wasn't the best of helpers (he just wanted to take pictures... blurry ones) it was kinda fun to see myself in a few so good job buddy!

Her top gums are pretty swollen and she is working on getting those top 2 teeth in. She has become a bit cranky and is waking up once a night possibly from her teeth.
Eating- She is still eating about every 4 hours and 4 ounces each time of breast milk. We haven't had to use formula as she keeps spacing out her eating (and napping longer) so she's been satisfied. She went through a time during her antibiotics when she stopped wanting table food except cheerios. We had to bust out more pureed baby foods again. She is slowly becoming more interested again. I still put out little pieces of whatever we are having. She does love bread and most fruit.
Sleeping- She naps twice a day around 10am and 2pm for an hour to 2 at a time. Loving her longer stints. She goes down pretty easily and will settle herself with her pacci. She goes to bed around 7:30/8pm and gets up around 6:30/7am. On a good night she doesn't wake up at all or will settle quickly with her pacci. Lately she has been screaming around 11-12am and is really angry so I'll go in and feed her and she's good for the night. Babies don't keep and she's just too cute to ignore.
Randoms- She is wearing 12 month clothing and size 3 diapers. She still gets dry eczema patches on her cheeks and body. She loves dogs. She "talks" to them when we are out and about.
Thanks to Max for my photo with Colette. Had to duck down but I'll take it.

Her wubbanub pacci. She only uses it in the car or at nap time. I do put 2 in her crib at night for the best case scenario of her finding it easily :)

She is getting so much hair. I am starting to freak out that she is almost 1! I just can't handle it!
I was telling Max to help entertain Colette and this is what I got.

I'll leave you with a few Max photos. Not bad Bud.
I was trying to clean up and I see him trying to take selfies of himself. haha
Silly boy. Never a dull moment with these two! Hopefully I'll be back soon with her 10 month update, if I'm not too busy crying about how big she is getting. Pin It

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Colette is 8 Months!

Our sweet girl is 8 months old! Well she is almost 9 months old, but let's go back a few weeks. 
No stats as she doesn't go back to the doctor till 9 months
New Developments- And she's off! She has started crawling right at 8 months and now speed crawls. She also pulls up on everything. This is more the middle/end of 8 months closer to 9 months.
She says mama finally and dada still a lot. Not really in context just in general when she "talks"
I just can't get enough of her happy laughs and faces!! 
She loves sticking out her tongue and blowing raspberries. 
Eating- She is smiley and happy girl unless she's hungry and baby girl is getting an appetite. We started just giving her whatever we're having in small bites. She has mastered her pincher fingers. Her favorites are cheerios, bananas, blueberries, ground beef, black beans, and carrots. She also can down a pouch and drink from a straw.  I pump twice a day at work (11am and 3pm) and sometimes Colette eats an extra bottle of formula if she doesn't sleep a lot and wants food.
Sleeping-
She goes to bed at 7:30pm and thanks to sleep training round 2 she now stays in her crib all night. She may wake a time or two and cry, but it's more of a little whine until she can find her paci. Speaking of paci, she can also grab her paci without any fingers out and insert in her mouth middle of night. We recently had to lower her crib to lowest setting (we had it in the middle setting), but she tries to stand (even in the sleep sack with no arms out). She gets up around 6-6:30am (sometimes 7). She naps twice a day around 10am and 2pm.

Enjoying some outside time in the car.
Why so serious lol! She was petting Molly. 
Haha
Our little angry bird "talking" to us.
My little Valentine in her outfit. She's also started clapping (maybe signally more). This is closer to 9 months but still wanted to document.


Randoms- She is well into the 9 month clothes and is now past it to 12 month clothes. She has some dry skin on cheeks and bad cradle cap still.
Size 3 diapers. Just check out her stylish outfit. We've busted out the new 12 month bin from cousin Hadley and are making sure to wear everything before she outgrows them.
My lil brown eyed girl.
One final note. She has finally moved on from the baby bath tub and has joined her big brother for dual baths! Wohoo!! She gets a little crazy with the splashing and excitement, but it's been great. Big brother Max is still her biggest fan and vice versa. He's so great at making sure to give her an appropriate toy to play with. Love them both so much! Stop getting so big Colette! Pin It

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Max is 3!

My little buddy is officially 3 now! I have some official stats for you since he just went to the doctor. Quick story first. David took him as he was off on Presidents day and I guess they had Max put on those papery shorts and Max did not like them. He told they nurse that he looked ridiculous (in the cutest 3 year old pronunciation you can imagine). He was so funny when he was telling me about it.

Stats-
Height: 35.75" (8 %)
Weight: 29lbs (20 %)
BP: 80/52
BMI:15.95 (48 %) who knew that they did that?
 
New Developments- He has really become so independent especially with play time. He will be content taking his superhero action figures and playing for a while by himself. Max is still stuttering a bit. There are times when he doesn't do it at all and then times where it's very noticeable. The doctor said not to worry unless he is very frustrated and can't communicate. That isn't a problem as Max talks about anything and everything. I love listening to him describe things. If he is really into what he is saying he will put his hand up Italian style and explain things. 
 

 
Eating- He eats breakfast and lunch great (especially at school). Dinner he is getting better but will tell you he doesn't like things right off the bat. There is still a lot of bribing for fruit (I know) but he doesn't watch TV or an Ipad anymore so that's a plus. Fruit is still a favorite for him. He loves noodles, most meats, tacos and pizza as his favorites. 
Life with a baby sister- Max is doing so good with his baby sister. He seriously is the sweetest to her. In the mornings if he is up first, he always asks for her and when I get her there are so many kisses and hugs. He helps play with her and gets her something to chew on. If she takes one of his toys he nicely (most times) will find something to exchange with her. She started crawling so I joke about nothing of his being safe. She loves gnawing on his shoot guns, swords or anything. He cheers her on and is her biggest fan. The feeling is definitely mutual. 
 
Sleeping- He takes one, usually very long, nap from about 1:30-3:30/4pm. He goes in very easily now and rarely comes back out at nap. For nighttime I start his bedtime routine after feeding Colette at 7:30pm. We read 2 books, go potty, brush teeth then come back, lock the door and reads 1 more book in bed. This process sometimes takes a long time if he has to go big one (poop).  After the suggestion from Moms on Call Toddler book we turned his door knob backwards so it locks on the outside. Judge away, but it was a necessity. He is very stubborn and smart and he just wouldn't stay in his room for bed. It got bad before it had to change. He now goes down pretty easily and stays all night. He sometimes gets up and reads if his clock isn't green. A few more notes on the door locking. The book has great reasoning but one that I like and we say to Max is that it keeps him safe. It's very true, because he sometimes would bust in multiple times a night to our room and he could be walking the halls, going downstairs who knows. Also in case of an emergency we would know exactly where he was because he was safe in his room. I can see/watch him in the monitor and know if he has a problem or is sick he tells me.  We also use his room as a simmer room when timeouts don't cut it. He has time to cool off and his room is child proof.
 
Potty Training- Thought I would mention that he is doing great still with that.  He doesn't use diapers at all anymore.
 
He's enjoyed having a play buddy with Hadley staying at our place. Although they fought like major time so that is a nice change lol. 
 
Our silly tickle monster at story time. 
Cruising in his new bday car. He is actually a very good driver.
His teacher at school takes great photos and I love to see what he does there so I thought I'd include some of these. David thinks these are funny because when Max concentrates he sticks out his tongue like above and David does the same thing.
Lots of projects and painting goes on at school.
We went in for his birthday celebration and loved watching him interact with his classmates.
 
 They were getting ready to dance here.
 
Max was showing me how his teacher reads books to them. 
We send funny faces to daddy when he is out of town.
Just look at these two! Max is giving her kisses and she is trying to eat him so it's a win win. Can't believe my baby boy is 3! Pin It
 
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