Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rylin: Eleven months.

No official stats this month... but you eat so much you must be gaining weight. 
Size 2 or 3 diapers and 12 months clothes (& 9 months here and there).

Firsts: First library story time (at Nolensville library), first trip to the zoo (sweet friends, the Cochrans and Olivers gave you a year pass for your birthday) 

Milestones: Crawling faster and faster. Can feed yourself with a fork or spoon when I hand it to you. Its hard to keep up but you now have 6 teeth. 

Food: Nursing 4 times a day, 3 meals, and 2 snacks typically. You are such a hungry, hungry hippo. You will eat just about anything, except broccoli! Very rarely do you refuse food, because you are full, so when you do I know you are super full and happy! 

Sleep: Continuing with the good sleep and early mornings. Basically the same as last month, except sometimes now you want your naps even earlier like 8:30... just completely depends on the day. You are finally stretching your afternoon naps to 2-3 hours and mommy is so thankful. Usually you wake up just before Cameron in the afternoon. 

Our days: Same ole stuff. Lots of sleeping, nursing, eating, and playing. You love to crawl around upstairs and play with all the toys by yourself. You are such a big girl.  

Favorites: Mommy loves seeing you crawl super fast, and daddy loves watching you cruise and getting ready to walk! 

Rylin, we absolutely cannot believe that we are already to month 11!! How can it be? Time has truly flown by, and I like to think its because we have been having so much fun! You are typically such a joy to have around (you kind of have this love/hate relationship with your carseat that we are ready for you to get over!). It's so awesome to see you and Cameron playing together and enjoying each other.. its such a treat! We love you so so much and can't wait to see you blossom into a little toddler! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cameron: 2 YEARS.

Goodness, goodness... I can't believe my baby boy is TWO.

He has changed so so much in the past year. So many new words, new friends, new abilities, and even new personalities.

Cameron, this year you got to grow into a toddler. Not only that, but you also became a big brother. What a big year. We are so proud of the sweet, funny, loud BOY you have become. You are all boy. You play hard and you love hard. We are pretty sure you are partial to your sister over mommy and daddy but we don't mind. Rylin adores you and loves watching you play. So keep it up.
I absolutely cannot get over the change you have been through this year physically. You were such a little baby a year ago and you are so not anymore. Just a sweet big kid. You can catch, kick, jump, run, and climb! You are a master climber.
Mentally you have changed so much as well. You are saying just about anything you want and putting together plenty of phrases too. Sometimes I listen to you talk and am just in awe of how we can now communicate, and how we will be communicating soon. I love hearing what's on your mind. So keep that coming.

Your two year old stats are 28 pounds 3 ounces (50-75%) and 33 inches (25%). Growing like a weed.
You are a good eater and sleeper typically. We are so thankful for that. You still take one nap around 1-4 everyday.

Basically if I didn't say it clear enough.. you are a great kid that we love with all that is in us. We can't wait to see what fun this year brings!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Rylin: Ten months.

No official stats this month
Size 2 diapers and 9-12 months clothes.

Firsts: First trip to the beach and getting in the sand, you didn't love the sand... but you did enjoy the vacation! First Easter and attending the Egg Roll in Providence in Huntsville. 

Milestones: You sit up, pull up, stand up, anything UP right now, all by yourself. You are miss independent and just having fun. You are a crawling girl! You love to just go all by yourself! 

Food: Nursing about 4 times a day, eating about 3 meals. You love to eat. 

Sleep: About the same as last month. Sleeping through the night from about 7 to 6-6:30. Mommy wishes you would sleep a little longer. You nap once in the morning around 9, for maybe an hour and a half. Then you nap again around 1:30. Pretty happy with how all this sleeping is going. 

Our days: This never really changes. You wake up nurse and eat breakfast a little while after that. Play and then nap and nurse again. Play and eat lunch and then nap again. Nurse when you wake up, play and dinner and play some more till bedtime :)

Favorites: Mommy and daddy love to see you get more and more mobile. 

Oh girl, we love you and your sweet self so so much. You are just the perfect addition to our family. So thankful for you and your crazy self. Brother loves you lots too! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rylin: Nine months.

Stats: 16 lbs 11 oz (5-10%), 27 inches (25%)
Size 2 diapers and 9 months clothes.

Firsts: First formula bottle (took it like a champ!), first time spending the night away from mom & dad (with pops & cece!), first chicken nugget! 

Milestones: Clapping, sat up in your crib (just once!), and you pulled up on the coffee table by yourself.

Food: Nursing 4-5 times a day and eating 3 solid meals. By the end of the month you started LOVING finger foods rather than baby foods. So I've been trying to get a good mix of both right now. Keep on not being picky little missy!

Sleep: You are finally starting to (what I call) sleep through the night! You are usually going to sleep at 7 and I don't feed you again till around 6:45 or 7... now that doesn't mean you don't cry out or cry... but you are pretty good at handling all that business on your own. :) So thankful for that! You are taking a nap around 10 and then another one around 2. You typically take two hours each time... but when you have a cold or anything you can't sleep well. It's rough! 

Our days: Pretty much the same as last month! Just love watching you get more and more independent! 

Favorites: Mommy loves seeing you and your brother play! Daddy loves watching you stand up to play, like at the train table! 

Little missy, we are so in love with your sweet smile and wonderful giggles... this past month you are just wanting to walk and go and play and do.. which is hard for a 9 month old that can't crawl or walk! ha! You are discontent you just really really like to be in the action. We are excited for your next milestones and seeing you get mobile and get in the action! We love you sweets! 

Rylin: Eight months.

Stats: No official stats.
Size 2 diapers and mostly 9 months clothes.

Firsts: First Christmas and Christmas celebrations (workout friends party and family dinner at our house!), first time going to visit our Mimmie in Montgomery, first time celebrating Cameron's birthday, first big girl birthday parties (Avery and Madeline!)

Milestones: Nothing significant I can recall... just figuring things out!

Food: Nursing about every 4 hours and eating 3 "meals" consistently. I tried so hard to not do all three until you were 9 months but you are just such a hungry monster I just had to give in! Started giving you some puffs and some soft veggies cut real small! You love it! 

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well, can't really complain. You typically sleep from 7-5 at night and I feed you and lay you back down and you sleep till around 7 or 7:30. You nap again around 9:30 for about two hours and then I typically try to keep you up till 2 for your afternoon nap. That nap is very random on length... so ready for you to consistently take a longer afternoon nap! :) Very thankful for most of your sleeping habits though! 

Our days: We typically just spend time playing or run errands in the morning, eat lunch around noon and start winding down for naptime after that. By the time you and Cameron are up we are getting ready for daddy to get home for work! We play some more before and after dinner. Lots of chill fun happening around here! 

Favorites: Mommy and daddy love that you are starting to want to stand and work on cruising!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Rylin: Seven months.

Stats: Nothing official this month.
Size 2 diapers and 6 or 6-9 months clothes.

Firsts: First "stay home from church" sickness, first time riding in the shopping cart sitting in the big kid seat with big bro, first Thanksgiving, first black Friday shopping, first Iron Bowl (we lost!), first Christmas party at our house! 

Milestones: Sitting up!! 2 first teeth! (both on the bottom!) Basically you are just so old. So much opinion and personality! 

Food: Right now we are doing baby food once in the morning and once in the evening. Besides that you are continuing to nurse every 3-4 hours. Usually eating for about 10 minutes! 

Sleep: You've had a pretty good stretch of sleep here lately. We continue to put you down around 7 and you will sleep til about 6am and I will feed you and lay you back down. Naps are still a struggle and I imagine that is just because you are baby #2! We can't seem to keep things consistent enough to figure it all out. But when I do put you down you typically will sleep at least an hour and a half! 

Our days: Here lately we have been keeping it pretty easy going... You get out of bed around 7:30 and I nurse you and then we play till about 9 and you eat some breakfast. After a bit you usually go down for a nap and then we pretty much repeat the cycle again when you wake up. :) After your next nap is usually when you are up the longest... watching me cook dinner, playing with toys, and of course watching your big bro! 

Favorites: Mommy and daddy are loving you being able to sit up!

Oh pretty girl, how can these days be going by so quickly. Can't believe you are 7 months and getting ready to celebrate your first Christmas. You are so adorable and so fun. You are getting more and more opinionated, so this momma has to stay on her toes between that and big brother who is almost 2! We are so so thankful for your sweet self and can't wait to see all that you become! We love you pretty girl :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Favorite 10 of 2015.

Favorite 10 of 2013.
I know I say this every year I post a favorite 10... but really, what a blessed, blessed year it has been. The Lord has been good and is so faithful in all that we do and accomplish! Thankful for that!!

#10. Gatlinburg mini vacation.
We had such a blast taking our little family to Gatlinburg just for a night. We've never done anything vacation like with just our little family (and definitely not as a family of 4). So we really enjoyed this special time together even if it just involved Redneck downtown Gatlinburg, shopping, eating, and a little time by the pool! 

#9. Auburn football.
This is just always on my list. Our family loves loves all things Auburn, not just the football... so that makes it extra special when we get to head to our favorite city, with two cute babies in tow, for the weekend. There's not much better than a Saturday filled with tailgating and then a warm evening in Jordan Hare watching our Tigers!

#8. Thanksgiving on the farm.
We had the extra treat of celebrating Thanksgiving with our Watford family on the (Scott) Palmer farm. The kids loved the open spaces and animals. The hay ride was a personal fave. If it would have been a tiny bit warmer it would have been perfect.

#7. Mammaw's wedding.
Our dearest 78 year old Mammaw got married to her love, Bob Smith, mid July. We were so happy to celebrate our Mammaw being so happy! They are one of the most active 75+ couples I know. Lots of nights out for shows and dinners. We so enjoyed having all of the Thaxton fam together!

#6. New family.
This year we got to add more family! Every year it just keeps getting better and better. Sweet Sullivan James joined Blake, Katherine, & Caroline in Florida in early September! He is just the perfect addition and we loved meeting him this fall and getting to know him at Christmas. Another sweet baby, Ellie Palmer, joined Brandon, Meaghan, & Tucker in Ohio in late September. She is just the cutest and a really perfect little cousin for Cameron and Rylin. 

#5. Family moves to Nashville.
One big highlight this year, obvious since its #4 huh?!, is having family in Nashville with us! We love love having both Curtis families in town. Kendrick, Kathy, Margaret, and Madeline literally live a couple miles down the road. And Dustin, April, and Emmaline came in May (even stayed at our house for a week or two) and live fairly close in Smyrna!

#4. Cameron turned 2.
I don't know how it is possible that our first child is two. He is a joy to have around, although I see those terrible two's come out to play every once and awhile. He loves all things transportation: trains, planes, cars, and trucks! He's so silly and is typically very sweet to his little sister. We skipped out on a party this year but enjoyed spending time with family around the holidays to celebrate.

#3. Homeowners. 
We became real grown ups in February and bought our first home. To say we have enjoyed it would be an understatement. It truly has made Nashville home for us.

#2. Third anniversary.
We made it to number 3. I can't even begin to describe what this marriage and this man means to me. He holds it all together for me. He handles my craziness like a pro! The first three years is just a teeny tiny glimpse of what is to come for us. We look forward in anticipation.

#1. Rylin Elaine Watford.
On May 12th our life changed for the better. Our sweet little first girl, Rylin Elaine, joined our family... making us a happy little family of four. She's just the sweetest.