Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cameron: 21 months.

Our crazy ball of energy is 21 months... somehow. I'm kinda in disbelief that my sweet boy is only 3 short months away from being 2. It's a crazy thought. 

Cameron is just the happiest, most energetic, outside loving boy. He keeps our little family entertained to say the least. He is a chatter box. As the months go by he continues to add words to his vocabulary and does such a good job of copying words we say. He's also added jibberjabbing a whole lot. He will just start talking and we have no idea what he says. It sounds like it might be annoying but it really is pretty cute. Cameron is doing a great job working on his motor skills. He will follow commands like jump, touch your toes, stomp, touch your head, run around! It's really fun and great exercise! He also has been getting some great exercise by getting out of the stroller after our run and running (with little walking) back to our house. Some nights he goes almost a whole mile. All of that reminds me that this child LOVES to be outside. He's always looking out the window, getting everyone's shoes, or trying to open the door and just get outside. (Which he sometimes just opens... we have to make sure we lock it now so he doesn't escape!) Besides being outside Cameron recently has a passion for all things transportation. He just loves cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes! He loves playing with his hot wheels (and tractors, trucks and other cars), looking and listening for airplanes and helicopters, seeing the trains at Cheekwood, and alerting us of all the trucks on the road! It's so fun and I love him having "a thing!"

Cameron currently is wearing 18-24 month clothes and is in size 4 diapers! We just moved him in size 5 shoe (5.5W keds)! He usually wakes by 7 and naps at 1. From nap he will sleep till 3 atleast and then go down for bed around 7:30! Of course Cameron is great to go with the flow if needed too! He sometimes eat so great and is hardly picky at all. And then some other times he won't eat anything we offer. Cam loves to snack and just loves eating in general. He still drinks a cup of milk with each meal and typically has a morning and afternoon snack. Of course he still love fruit the most! 

Besides being a fun, sweet boy... Cameron is a great big brother. He loves little Rylin more than I ever imagined he would. He loves to give her kisses, hold her, give her paci's, and share his toys! I love it when he lays down on her playmat with her! (Until he tries to roll on top of her! Eck!!)

We love you CamMan and we aren't sure what we would do without you. You keep us on our toes and are so much fun! You are the perfect fit for our family. Keep growing strong and sweet!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rylin: Four months.

Stats: 13 lbs 8 oz (50%) 24.25 inches (~75%)
Size 2 diapers and 3-6 months clothes.

Firsts: First time to Southside Baptist in Huntsville, first funeral (Great-great-grandfather, Pop), first Auburn gameday and tailgate, first time being an older cousin (baby Sullivan was born!), first picnic (with daddy's work)

Milestones: You found your toesies this month. You love to grab them, look at them, and play with them! You also starting rolling over... you started rolling from your back to your stomach first (strong girl!). When we lay you down you almost immediately roll over! 

Food: You are still eating great! You nurse for about 10-15 minutes every 3-4 hours and stretch like 10 hours at night (7pm-5am)

Sleep: We continue to know if you are getting crazy and fussy it's usually because you are tired. We still swaddle you and it helps you sleep so great (getting anxiety about stopping this!). You nap pretty well usually and do okay at night. We typically have to come put a paci in once or twice. You still enjoy snoozing in your swing quite a bit!

Our days: These days you are waking up pretty early... around 7. Depending on when I fed you that night you will eat or wait a bit before eating. Days we stay home you go down for a nap around 9 and may nap for about 2 hours. Will eat again after napping before playing and hanging out before an afternoon nap (when I put you and Cameron down and get a break!) at 1. This nap has varied sometimes lasting 1 1/2 hours and other times like 3 hours. So that effects the rest of the evening. Typically you will eat and play and then take like a 30 minute nap at about 5:30 before eating again and bedtime at 7. 

Favorites: Mommy loves having a sweet girl to dress up so cute (and buy clothes for!). Daddy is loving that you can roll over!

Thanks for being our sweet baby girl! You are dearly loved by all three of us! Keep growing strong and being smiley!