Friday, January 30, 2015

8 Months Old

Our little big guy is 8 months old today! He is so full of spunk and love. Henry adores his big sisters and squeals with excitement when he sees the bus pull up to the front of the house after school. He smiles when Josh calls and he hears the set ring tone I have for his daddy.
At 8 months old:
-5 teeth, one on the top, four on the bottom and working on another top tooth
-sits up on his own from a laying down position
-loves to feed himself beginner finger foods
-enjoys pureed fruits more than veggies
-nurses every 3-4 hours during the day
-rolls and scoots to move around
-crawls backwards, but not forward movement yet
-pulls up to knees and occasionally to feet
-still practicing taking a bottle of breast milk so mama can have more than a few hours away
-usually takes two naps a day, morning and afternoon
-sleep is still unpredictable at night, but getting better.
-wears 9 month and sometimes 12 month clothes
Henry puts everything he can in his mouth and is always on the move, as seen in the pictures I tried taking this morning. The 8 month sticker lasted only seconds on the pillow before he tore it and put it in his mouth. He didn't want to sit still or show his adorable grin to me while taking pictures. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Numbers at 6

Last week Thursday we took Lillian and Claire for their 6 year check up.

Height - 43 3/4" 21%
Weight - 39.5lbs 17%

Height - 44. 1/4" 30%
Weight - 41.5lbs 29%

They are still peanuts and still perfect.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Henry 7 Months Old

Our little man is 7 months old now and amazing as ever. I had the 7 months sticker on the pillow, like I have had ever other month, but as soon as I put him in the chair to take his picture he ripped the sticker off of the pillow and tried to eat it. At 7 months, Henry puts everything he can in his mouth and is very curious about the world around him. He had little interest in sitting still so I could take a few pictures, so all I have are these few not so great ones, but it is better than nothing for a monthly picture.
At 7 months old:
Sleep is still inconsistent at night
He has 4 teeth, all on the bottom
Nurses about every 3 hours during the day
Loves pureed fruits and tolerates some veggies (who would want vegetables after trying sweet fruits?)
Starting some finger foods, gets excited when he sees the big yellow box of Cheerios.
Has been introduced to a sippy cup, but has no idea yet how to work it properly
Sits for longer periods of time without assistance
Rolls all over the floor to get what he wants
Gets on hands and knees and rocks
Wiggles himself backwards and rotates, but no forward movement
Loves to snuggle (I love it too)
Giggles while bouncing in the jumper
He is always taking his socks off and puts them in his mouth
Everything goes in his mouth
Reaches out to be held
Wears 9 month clothes


Henry is such a happy little guy. He has the best smile and giggle (I think I have said that the past few months). He, without a doubt, was the highlight of our 2014.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Highlights at 6 Years Old

I was going to wait until after Lillian and Claire's 6 year well visits to the doctor to post, but since it isn't for another week, I decided that was too long to wait. I wanted all of their 6 year measurements included in the post to make it complete, but guess I'll have to type up something next week with those.

Lillian at 6 years old:

Favorite color is yellow
Wants to be an art teacher when she grows up
Loves anything crafty and fashion related
Enjoys building with Legos, playing with Barbie's, drawing, and pretend play
Favorite books are anything with Fancy Nancy
Favorite movie is Frozen, loves Elsa
Enjoys singing, dancing and acting
Loves mustard on everything, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, French fries, etc.
Favorite subjects in school are math and art

Claire at 6 years old:

Favorite color is pink
Enjoys reading and writing
Favorite books are anything with Fancy Nancy
Loves making Henry giggle
Enjoys drawing and crafting, building with Legos and Barbie
Favorite animal is a giraffe
Favorite food is Mac and Cheese
Complete pack-rat and doesn't want to throw anything away. Ever!
Favorite subject in school is art

They both have grown leaps and bounds with their speech and meet twice a week with their speech therapist at school. They enjoy school, Daisy Girl Scouts, playing with friends, attending church, and adore Henry. They have been cruising through their sight words at school and enjoy reading everything possible. They love playing Wii with Daddy.

Lillian and Claire are growing way too fast for us, but are still the most amazing, kind and loving little girls.