Tuesday, December 17, 2013

9 Month Update~ Sebastian

DAILY ROUTINE:

You still usually wake up happy. First thing in the morning you watch Your Baby Can Read while you sit in your office.  You then explore and play on the floor until you feel hungry.  You nurse and usually nod off and nap.  When you wake up it is usually during your sister's quiet time so we have Mommy and Son time where we talk, tickle and giggle.  Then you usually nurse.  Then we are hanging out with your big sister watching her play outside or you are playing along side her inside.  Then it is nursing and another nap.   When you wake up from your nap you hang out with Mommy & Muti for dinner then it is bath time/ bed time.


FOOD:

You are still breast fed but we have started giving you solids.  Some foods you have had are pureed bananas,  avocado,  peas, oatmeal cereal and baby yogurt! And lots of it!! 


SLEEP: 

Night: Bedtime for you starts around 8 you typically fall asleep between 830pm and 930pm.  You are sticking with your pattern usually around 2/3 AM and the again around 6/7 AM, then you usually sleep until 830 or 9 in the morning.

Day: You are now starting to go down for your 1st nap at around 1030/11 this is usually a short nap that is only about 30 minutes to an hour.   Sometime between 230 and 530 you will go down for your second nap the earlier you go down the longer you seem to sleep.  You are usually awake by 630pm at the latest.

MILESTONES:

You are a rock star crawler... you can really move!!  You are also pulling up to a stand and holding on to furniture to move about.  But are a ways from walking.

You also have said your first word which is Momma!   


WHAT'S FUNNY:

You love being tickled!


YOUR FAVORITE TOY:


You really seem to gravitate towards cars and blocks and anything you can bang on a hard surface.  As much as we enjoy watching you with the matchbox cars we have set them out of reach so you don't choke on them so you will have to wait a little longer before you get to enjoy them.

CLOTHES SIZE:


You can still wear 3-6 month pants for the most part but are now wearing pretty much ALL 6-9 month clothes!

HAIR COLOR:

Your hair is really starting to grow in.. but it is more blonde than strawberry blonde.

EYE COLOR:

They are BLUE!!

STATS:

Birth: 7 lbs 15.512 oz; 21" long
1 Week: 8 lbs 7 oz (54th percentile); 22" long (99th percentile); 14" head circumference (68th percentile)
2 Week: 8 lbs 12.5 oz (55th percentile); 21.25" long*(81st percentile); 14.61" head circumference (84th percentile)
1 Month: 10 lbs 8 oz (69th percentile); 22.75 " long (97th percentile); 15.35" head circumference (96th percentile)
2 Month: 12 lbs 2 oz (38th percentile); 24" long (82nd percentile); 15.75 head circumference (70th percentile)
4 Month: 14 lbs 2 oz (21st percentile); 26" long (83rd percentile); 16.61" head circumference (66th percentile)
6 Month: 16 lbs 15oz (37th percentile); 28.5" long (98th percentile); 17.13" head circumference (54th percentile)
9 Month:  18 lbs 6 oz (26th percentile); 29" long (75th percentile); 17.91" head circumference (64th percentile)

* You didn't shrink you were incorrectly measured at your previous appt.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Now for the Uppers!!!

Sebastian just got an upper tooth.  This explains his weird sleeping pattern the last couple nights!!  So now he is up to 3 teeth. He got his second lower a couple days after the 1st popped through.  And as of today I noticed his little smile is showing his 2 lowers.  I will try to capture a photo and add it to this post.  That is all!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sebastian's First Tooth!!

It has arrived!  Sebastian's first tooth it is one of the lower front teeth, and it looks like the one next to it will pop through any day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

3 Year Update Maggie


DAILY ROUTINE:


You usually wake up between 8:00 and 9:30 in the morning.  We get you dressed, brush your teeth, then head down to breakfast (where Mommy does your hair), then depending on the day we do our activity.

Your Weekly Activities:
Saturday/Sunday-Family time with Mommy, Muti & Sebastian
Monday-Open day you start swimming on Monday mornings 9/30
Tuesday/Thursday- Preschool
Wednesday-Open day
Friday- Open day

You have a snack mid morning during or right after the activity and then we have lunch around noon.  We try to get you down for a nap around 1130 -noon if you are going to nap otherwise you don't nap anymore.  Your nap time is most commonly just quiet time where you hang out in your room and play quietly on your own and I usually bring you a snack around 2 and give you the choice to come downstairs and play or stay in your room and play.  Typically you want to stay in your room.

We either go to the park or you watch TV while Mommy gets everything going for dinner.  Dinner is usually around 6 or 7.

After dinner we hang out with Muti usually this involves playtime with Muti or bath time with Muti.  Then at 8:00 we start your bedtime routine.

Your Bedtime Routine:

Go upstairs and get on your jammies and night time diaper
Drink warm milk, hold your pacis while you get 3 books read to you that you pick out
Brush your teeth
Then we do our night time prayer and off go the lights.

FOOD:

You eat what we eat, with exception to most red meat, we also tend to not give you spicy foods as you try to lick away the spice using Mommy or Muti's hand or arm.  You drink 2-3 10 oz sippy cups of soy milk a day and you usually have a juice box of apple juice everyday per your request!

You are a great eater! Some of your favorites are peanut butter and jelly, mac & cheese, hot dogs and apples!

You have an understandable love for chocolate and marshmallows (mallows)

SLEEP:

You are just not a great sleeper.  You still do not consistently sleep through the night.  You still have your paci's and God knows how those will fall to the wayside.

MILESTONES:

You are hopping, jumping, running, dancing, spinning.. and twirling which must not be confused with spinning!!  You are even pedaling around on your tricycle from time to time!

You pretend read your books, play make believe with your toys, stack blocks, color as well as know your colors, numbers and letters.

You articulate your words so well, and you use complete sentences.  You are even starting to use correct pronouns!! You are just so smart!

You understand peeing and pooping.  And even let us know when you need your diaper changed... however you and the potty are not friends.  90% of the time you refuse to use it.  And potty training has been a big battle.  But you will get there.

WHAT'S FUNNY:

You laugh at so many things, the dogs and baby brother are always funny.  You like to call us "silly" when we are playing around!  You still love being tickled and you also love being chased!!

YOUR FAVORITE TOY:

Your favorite "toy" is probably Goldie Bear, but you also like to play with Calico Critters and Blocks!  You have started to do role playing with your toy people and animals. 

You still love the boob tube... Your current favorites are Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi.

CLOTHES SIZE:

You are now wearing all things 3T!

HAIR COLOR:

The brown tips are still there but you have to really look for them, I know once you get your next trim they will be gone since they are only about an inch and half in length.  I have pondered getting it trimmed just to even it out but can't bring myself to do it.  Your hair is all the way down your back and I love to put different styles of braids in when you are patient enough to let me do it!  You always get such wonderful compliments when we succeed!

EYE COLOR:

Your eyes are definitely blue and pretty as can be!

STATS:

Birth: 9 lbs 8 oz (99th percentile), 21 1/2" long
3 Months: 14 lbs 3 oz (90th percentile), 24 3/4" long (97th percentile)
6 Months: 17lbs 12 oz (83rd percentile), 28 1/2" long (99th percentile)
9 Months: 18lbs 14 oz (56th percentile), 29 3/4" long (95th percentile)
12 Months/1 Yr: 19lbs 5 oz (21st percentile), 29 1/2"* long (67th percentile)
15 Months: 20lbs 10 oz(50th percentile), 31" long (87th percentile)
18 Months: 22lbs 8 oz (50th percentile), 33" long (85th percentile)
24 Months**: 24lbs 12 oz(43rd percentile), 33 3/4" long (42nd percentile)
2 Yrs**: 24lbs 12 oz(25th percentile), 33 3/4" tall (59th percentile), BMI=15.28 (19th percentile)
3 Yrs: 31 lbs (54th percentile), 37 1/2" tall (63rd percentile), BMI=15.5 (42nd percentile)

*Don't worry you didn't shrink, measuring your height isn't very accurate as they lay you down and mark off the end of your feet and the top of your head with a pencil then measure.  Chances are your 9 month measurement was off or your 12 month you had a bend in your knees or something.

**At 2 yrs you get put into a different age range for growth charting, the first listed (24 months) is based off the 0-24 month growth chart group, the second (2 Yrs) is based of the 2-20 yrs growth chart group.  They also start measuring your BMI at 2 yrs.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

6 Month Update Sebastian


DAILY ROUTINE:

You still usually wake up happy. First thing in the morning you watch Your Baby Can Read while you sit in your office.  You then explore and play on the floor until you feel hungry.  You nurse and usually nod off and nap.  When you wake up it is usually during your sister's quiet time so we have Mommy and Son time where we talk, tickle and giggle.  Then you usually nurse.  Then we are hanging out with your big sister watching her play outside or you are playing along side her inside.  Then it is nursing and another nap.   When you wake up from your nap you hang out with Mommy & Muti for dinner then it is bath time/ bed time.


FOOD:

Exclusively breast fed!  We have delayed starting you on solids only because we are still searching for a used Stokke High Chair that matches your sisters.  Soon enough though.


SLEEP: 

Night: Bedtime for you starts around 8 you typically fall asleep between 830pm and 930pm.  You are sticking with your pattern usually around 2/3 AM and the again around 6/7 AM, then you usually sleep until 830 or 9 in the morning.

Day: You are now starting to go down for your 1st nap at around 1030/11 this is usually a short nap that is only about 30 minutes to an hour.   Sometime between 230 and 530 you will go down for your second nap the earlier you go down the longer you seem to sleep.  You are usually awake by 630pm at the latest.

MILESTONES:

You are doing the army crawl like mad, this method has proven very effective for getting you to where you want to go.  However, In the last few days you have started to pull yourself up to your knees and you are starting to do the pre-crawl rock.  You still haven't sat up unassisted but when you are sitting up you are starting to be able to keep your balance.  You are really close to pulling yourself up on to your knees so much so we are getting ready to drop your crib mattress a little lower.


WHAT'S FUNNY:

You like to smile at your big sister, the dogs and Mommy and Muti!  We get you to laugh by making "shushing" sounds aggressively while bouncing you... Muti can get you to laugh by tickling you in a certain spot on your side towards your back right along your rib cage.  Maggie makes you laugh by blowing raspberries right in your face.



YOUR FAVORITE TOY:

You really seem to gravitate towards cars and blocks and anything you can bang on a hard surface.  As much as we enjoy watching you with the matchbox cars we have set them out of reach so you don't choke on them so you will have to wait a little longer before you get to enjoy them.

CLOTHES SIZE:

You can still wear 3-6 month pants for the most part but are now wearing pretty much ALL 6-9 month clothes!

HAIR COLOR:

Your hair is really starting to grow in.. but it is more blonde than strawberry blonde.

EYE COLOR:

They are BLUE!!

STATS:

Birth: 7 lbs 15.512 oz; 21" long
1 Week: 8 lbs 7 oz (54th percentile); 22" long (99th percentile); 14" head circumference (68th percentile)
2 Week: 8 lbs 12.5 oz (55th percentile); 21.25" long*(81st percentile); 14.61" head circumference (84th percentile)
1 Month: 10 lbs 8 oz (69th percentile); 22.75 " long (97th percentile); 15.35" head circumference (96th percentile)
2 Month: 12 lbs 2 oz (38th percentile); 24" long (82nd percentile); 15.75 head circumference (70th percentile)
4 Month: 14 lbs 2 oz (21st percentile); 26" long (83rd percentile); 16.61" head circumference (66th percentile)
6 Month: 16 lbs 15oz (37th percentile); 28.5" long (98th percentile); 17.13" head circumference (54th percentile)

* You didn't shrink you were incorrectly measured at your previous appt.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Love Bug is in Preschool

Life happens so fast, it is milestones like this that really catch you off guard.  My baby is a preschooler, complete with lunchbox, a classroom and 2 wonderful teachers!

I did not cry... I held them in and survived her first day.  She did cry... about the outfit and the backpack... about my million attempts of getting a good 1st day photo that failed.  But she didn't cry about school until she was leaving school.  Enjoy our 1st day photos!







Thursday, August 29, 2013

Can it be? 3!

Well the countdown begins.  September 16th is quickly approaching!

Where has the time gone???  I have to give us some kuddos this blog has really helped us keep track of where we have been since we started planning to have a family.  I am so thankful we both have taken time to keep it going... lately it has been on the back burner and I can't tell you how many posts have to be backdated... but the logging of our lives will keep happening and that is a great thing!!

Back to 3... 3....3....3.

She really is growing up too fast.  It was just yesterday when she was a newborn fighting for her life and now she is happy, healthy and at this very moment is in need of chocolate cake.

Everyday she does something that I find absolutely adorable and think I should blog that... but it ends up as a facebook status update to save time.

She has had some interesting and fun phases and phrases this past year.  Here are some....

Currently she loves tucking anything and everything into bed and "changing" their diapers... in particular a little bear from the Mommas of one of her donor siblings.

When she gets hurt, she needs you to kiss it and then says "that feels much better already!"

She always wants to "Chase You" which is really you chasing her... and she loves when you "dununt" do the jaws theme song while chasing her... and lastly she always "wants to tickle" which means you better tickle her when you do catch her... which is pretty easy since half the time she "chases" right at you and into your arms!

She has an interesting relationship with stickers... she likes to sticker stack... which is just making a huge pile of stickers including the border off the sheet... she has recently incorporated coloring the stickers then stacking them.

She has started to sing a long with songs on her dvds and tv as well as the radio... I especially love hearing her sing when there is no song on prompting her... She will be playing in her sandbox and I will hear her "oh oh trouble trouble oh oh trouble trouble" To answer your question yes, she does love her some Taylor Swift.




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Beach! Bethany Beach, DE!

We ended July with a week in Delaware enjoying Bethany Beach and time with Seana's Sister and her husband's extended family.  It was a perfect week for the beach.  Not too hot and there was no rain while we were there!  It was a relaxing visit, Seana had to work two of the days but even she was able to get in some relaxation!  

Patrick's family has all the kinks worked out, they alternate who hosts dinner each night so that the work and relaxation is spread out evenly... during the day they all do their own thing which most commonly is gathering at the beach but they also go out on the boat and hang out in town.  At night they congregate at whomever's house is scheduled to host.   They were all so hospitable!  We felt like we fit right in to their plans even if our plan was hijacked by our wee ones and had to leave early or became a no show for one reason or another!

The only downside to this trip was the drive... our 5.5 hour drive became 10 hours (each way) thanks to traffic and Sebastian who spent a lot of time crying... so we had to pull over a lot to calm him down and "reset" him as Seana calls it.  If we do this trip next year I think we should attempt a late night drive or very early morning drive to cover most of the distance during sleeping time and when there isn't as much traffic!!!

Here are a bunch of photos!