May 26, 2018

Seven Months Old


my 5 and 6 month old posts for tennyson got lost in busy land. between packing, not getting much sleep because we had been room sharing with him and then moving, writing up posts for him just didn't happen. 

has his 2 bottom teeth & the top 2 are almost out
size 3 diapers 
eating solids {loves oatmeal cereal + sweet potatoes the most. and to suck on cold cucumbers}
has 6oz. bottles every 2-3 hours
his spitting up has improved greatly on his own
he constantly rolls from back to front and has done front to back a handful of times. most of the time he just gets frustrated being on his tummy
he's pretty close to sitting on his own confidently!
loves to grab whatever is given to him. also tries to take mommy's phone when we're face timing dad or any food we're trying to eat
loves his jolly jumper just like his brother did
we went to the lake for may long weekend. daddy and cause stayed the night and mommy and tennyson came home. he went to sleep good for nap time but didn't have the best solid naps while we were out there
he goes to bed for 6pm. wakes 1-2 times during the night. will wake between 5-5:30 for a bottle or a diaper change and goes back to sleep until 7am.
he has been having an 1-15 hour nap in the morning, a 2-2.5 hour nap in the early afternoon and will either have a very late half hour nap or goes to bed for 5:45pm
he's started to love his CoCo {his fox lovey, which is similar to Caius' jubejube}
has started to notice izzie
lights up when daddy comes home
he's obsessed with his big brother. caius will always say "good morning!" when he wakes up from a nap. caius is such a good big brother to him. always has been and he's just getting more and more lovey to his little brother
he really is a good, chill, happy baby. we've been pretty lucky with his temperament and things he likes/dislikes. he's seriously the cutest, sweetest thing

March 8, 2018

Four Months Old




Weight: 15lbs.
Hair: is getting lighter. he's rubbed the back of his head away and his NICU spots still haven't grown in. they're barely starting to fill
Eyes: blue, blue blue.
Clothes: he only wears sleepers 99% of the time. I think I've dressed him under 10 times in his life so far. he's wearing 3-6 month sizing
Diapers: size 2s. he has uber yummy chunky thighs
Likes: eating, jumping in the jolly jumper, watching big brother, being talked to, getting tickled, having piggie noises made at him, the change pad (his bum touches it and he instantly smiles and starts to talk), and his thumb. he is a thumbsucker!
Dislikes: burping, sussies, people other then mom and dad (hes playing strange with most people who are holding him now. he drops his lip and starts to cry), loud noises and he can also dislike his thumb. he gets frustrated while trying to suck on it.
Eating & Sleeping: eating: I'm still nursing majority of the time and he'll get bottles of formula once daddy is home or in the evening. he's drinking 4oz. at a time which can sometimes take a few feeds to finish. hes still eating every 2 hours pretty much. sleeping: we built his crib and have it in our room (no other room to put him in which is why we're trying to move). he's been going to bed by 7pm, sleeps until 2:30am and then feeds, and will eat again at 4:30am, 6:30am and then up between 7:30-8am. he's napping every 1-2 hours for only a half hour at a time. I'm trying a bunch of things to get him to go longer but its not really working. if I put him down awake, he'll suck his thumb to sleep. at bedtime or if hes having a hard time going down for a nap on his own, we have to rock and hum to him. with big brother not being very quiet, I put him down in his crib for all sleeping.
Milestones: he's really developed when it comes to his interaction. hes so smiley when you talk to him. he'll giggle if you say or do something silly. he's started to like his jolly jumper and has better neck and upper body strength to be in it. he's also grabbing toys now and even putting them into his mouth. he gets pretty mad at a couple of them but typically likes to "play". he loves to be on his activity mat and stare up at the mirror, he gets so excited.

February 5, 2018

Three Months Old




Weight: he was weighed at 12.5lbs on January 3rd so he's probably over 13lbs now
Hair: dark but can see blonde tones in sunlight and even some red depending on the lighting. he's going to be dirty blonde like Caius. thats's my guess
Eyes: so blue. not brown :(
Clothes: comfortably in 3-6 month clothing. he's in sleepers 98% of the time. I'm going to try to dress him more often because I have sooo many cute clothes to reuse!
Diapers: size 2s
Likes: getting kisses, being talked to, trying to stand, when his big brother talks to him, "sitting" up supported
Eating & Sleeping: I'm breastfeeding him 70% of the time and he's getting bottles for formula for the other 30%. his sleep is all over the place still. he'll typically wake up between 8am-9am, be awake for a bit and then go back to sleep until lunch time. he'll wake for a bit again and then usually sleep all afternoon. some days, he's awake for a suuuper long period of time and then has been going to bed between 7pm-8pm. and then he's up multiple times throughout the night. sometimes he'll make it until 1am, sometimes he'll eat before 1am and then he could be up every hour, every 2. like I said, literally all over the place. can't wait to get into a sleep schedule.
Milestones: he is finally starting to coo a bit. he can be quite smiley when he's awake. found his hand and is constantly in his mouth, or poking himself in the eye
Mommy Thoughts: he's really improved on how he's not so fussy when he's awake which is really nice. we find that he's a little delayed when he started to focus while looking and cooing vs. caius but I don't know if that's because of him being 6 weeks early or if its just a difference from caius.

December 28, 2017

Two Months Old



Weight: anywhere between 11-13lbs. we go for his checkup next week
Hair: its turning from brown to dirty blonde, just like his older brother. I so so wanted just one kiddo to take after me. guess that's not happening
Eyes: blue
Clothes: we've made the switch to 3-6 months and so far PJs are fitting a whole lot better
Diapers: size 1
Likes: being held/ cuddled upright while walking. very specific. when his brother comes over to shush him. his mamaRoo. bath time is still a hit.
Dislikes: sussie, being left alone while awake (not a content baby). being put into the carseat. and if mom takes more then 10secs to feed him
Eating & Sleeping: still eating very frequently. supplementing with formula. dad will help out with a bottle or two during the night and I'll nurse him for the other feeds. typically still 2 hours during the day. has done a couple of 3 hour stretches at night and one 4 hour the other night. sleep wise he's usually awake in the evening and asleep before 11pm. up all throughout the night at different times to eat. for sure will wake & eat at 5am and 6am. wakes up to be awake between 8-9:30am. varies how long he'll stay awake. eats around lunch time and then sleeps solid all afternoon. that's one thing that consistent.