Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kingston: 9,10 and 11 Months

Forgive me for my tardiness but I've skipped a few updates so hopefully this post gets me back on track with Kingston's monthly updates. One one remains!

As of 7.8.15
9 months - 21 lbs (75%) 29 3/4" (95%) 
10 months - skipped = bad mom! 
11 months - 23 lbs and 31" - growing like a weed! 

These days his hair is a very light brown that sometimes looks blonde. It flips out in the back, flows in the wind on the sides and is lacking on top. He has a gorgeous light brown tan and the prettiest hazel eyes. He also has 4 teeth with a gap in the middle top and a slight underbite. 

Clothes: 12-18 months.
Diapers: Over these past 3 months - King has transitioned from a size 3 into a size 5. We are also on the largest rise setting in cloth diapers but no change with the waist snaps.
Shoes: He wears some 4c hard soled shoes and in moccs he can still fit his 0-6 months or 6-12 months. 

This kid is into eating any and everything - and as of today - no longer wants anything to do with 'soft' food. His schedule: 630a - nurse, 830a breakfast (yogurt and fruit), 1130a lunch (meat,cheese, fruit or veggie) 6oz bottle, 330p 6oz bottle, 600p dinner (meat,cheese, fruit or veggie) with bites of our food and then 730p nurse. 

For snack - he loves 'cookies' - the lemon cookies, vanilla wafers or vanilla biscuits. He also really likes the gerber fruit bars. 

I would say he LOVES: yogurt, all meats and anything CT and I are eating.

I would say he HATES: peas, plain avocados and any fruits with a outer 'shell' - cherries or grapes.

I'm still pumping at work but I've cut back to one to two times a day - usually getting 7oz or so. I also pump one side in the morning and get about 3 oz.  So between weekend pumps and during the week - I almost always have enough for his two 6 oz bottles during the day. My goal was to strictly bf for a year and I'm only a few weeks away. My goal is to continue the bed time nursing session for a while and mix breastmilk with whole milk for the next few months. 

This boy loves to go down at night - usually between 730p-800p and wakes about 600a-700a. Depending on what time he wakes to nurse - he will usually go back to sleep for an additional hour or 2. 

He still takes 2-3 naps a day - one mid morning, one after lunch and depending on his fussiness one around 4. Since moving into our new house and his own room - we have invested in blackout curtains and a box fan and he sleeps like a baby (pun intended!) 

It's the sweetest thing when he wakes up from any sleep - he crawls to the corner of his bed, starts talking and just stares at the door until we come and get him. We are always greeted with the sweetest smile and sometimes a kiss. 

Started crawling at 8.5 months, walking at 9.5 months and running (striding out) at 10.5 months.
He claps at the right moments.
He waves -- ALL the time and to everyone. 
Gives kisses and hugs. 
He high fives.
He turns off the lights.
He knows his name.
He signs more (his version is a clap but he knows the correct way) and he signs please (but instead of rubbing his chest he rubs an open mouth) -- too funny!
He has 4 teeth - with an underbite. 
He has also started to run from us when he has something he shouldn't. 
He throws balls with both hands and with pretty good form. 
Knows where your eyes and mouth are. 
Knows what a cow, monkey and horse say.

The TV remote.
All sports - in person or on tv. 
Bath time or being in the pool. 

People watching. He is such the awesome shopping partner sitting in the cart waving at anyone.
Playing with balls.
Reading books - hundreds of times a day. 
Music and DANCING to any and every beat. LOVES to 'flick his wrist.' 
Being outside. 
Women. Especially Asian women. And Aynslee.
His G-dub. 

Being in his carseat. 
Going down for naps.
Being told no - he growls back at us. 

Da-Da - all the time

Ma-Ma but will maybe say it once to every 300 Da-Das. 

Lots of extra gibberish. 

Playing in the water.
Reading books. 
Throwing balls. 

I know I'm leaving out so much that has happened over these past 3 months - but he is a totally a new baby. Really, he's not so much a baby any more but a little toddler. He's ornery and mischievous and 100% boy. 

CT and I have also learned so much these past 3 months. We've learned that wooden floors and learning to walk do not go well together. I think Kingston has hit his head more then a dozen times. We've learned to ignore his fake gags. We've learned to find the dog poo first or it becomes smashed and the best version of play-doh. We've learned that we are going to need a lot of patience and a whole lot of prayers to parent this strong willed/independent boy.

It's so crazy to think that we are 3 weeks away from his first birthday! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Husbands Are Funny

A little something to make you chuckle and to take a glimpse into CT's brain: 

1. What is something your wife always says to you? "That's rude"
2. What makes your wife happy? "Kingston"
3. What makes your wife sad? "Grey's Anatomy"
4. How does your wife make you laugh? "Sing"
5. What was your wife like as a child? "How would I know"
6. How old is your wife? "25?" -- I'm actually 26
7. How tall is your wife? "5''8"
8. What is her favorite thing to do? "Craft or decorate"
9. What does your wife do when you're not around? "Nothing"
10. If your wife becomes famous, what will it be for? "Interior design or murdering me"
11. What is your wife really good at? "Decorating"
12. What is your wife not very good at? "Dusting"
13. What does your wife do for a job? "Sit at her computer"
14.What is your wife's favorite food? "Vegetables"
15.What makes you proud of your wife? "Her mothering skills"
16. If your wife were a character, who would she be? "Wicked Witch of the West"
17. What do you and your wife do together? "Eat"
18. How are you and your wife the same? "Both athletic"
19. How are you and your wife different? "You're white and female"
20. How do you know your wife loves you? "She packs my lunch"
21. What does your wife like most about you? "My color"
22. Where is your wife's favorite place to go? "To bed"

He's too funny! Quiz your man and let me know what he says! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

PTL People - We Have Internet

What a doozie it has been without internet in our house. 60 days to be exact.
 SO much has happened since April 17, 2015. 

We moved into our first home.
I purchased 6 rugs, returned two, and then purchased another. 
I turned a shower curtain into a massive piece of artwork - now hanging in our living room.
I painted, painted and painted some more. 
I hosted my first event - my sister-in-laws baby shower. 

Kingston started walking. 
Kingston received his first black eye. 
Kingston rode a pony.
Kingston puked 5 times - just today. 

As you can see life is busy and it doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. 

Stayed tuned for some fun new posts on life's best things! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Kingston: 8 months

As of 3.30.15
20 lbs -  (taken at home)
29.5" - (we didn't take height this month - this is from last month)
Blue/green/grey eyes. Light brown hair. Chubby cheeks. 2 teeth. 

Clothes: 9 -12 months onesie/tops and 12 month pants.
Diapers: Size 3 disposable diapers and the middle rise snap on cloth. Moving to 4's next purchase.
Shoes: He has the chubbiest little feet - but still fitting in size small or 0. 


Same ol same ol this month. He usually nurses first thing in the morning around 430am,  fruit + 6oz bottle around 830a, veggie + 6oz around noon, 6oz at 300p, veggie or fruit + nurse at 530p, nurse at bedtime. Only difference is he LOVES our food. Whatever we are eating - he thinks he needs to eat it too. 

So far he's tried 'real' foods in this order:
oatmeal cereal, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, turnips, avocados, bananas, apples, peaches, pears, squash, prunes, sweet corn, blueberries, turkey, mangos, blueberries, chicken, mac and cheese with veggies.  -- We've also given him bites of whatever we are having = cheese, guac, pizza, rice, ice-cream, yogurt, tomato sauce. He also snacks on puffs and yogurt bites and loves them!

I would say he LOVES: fresh avocados with lemon juice, all his fruits, and anything that mama and daddy are eating.

I would say he HATES: the kid doesn't dislike much in the food department. Maybe peas?

I'm still pumping at work - always 2 times a day but most of the times 3 times a day. I average about 12oz a day which is enough and I still have 60-70 ounces in the freezer. It's dwindling slowly .. but I love that I'm able to produce enough throughout the day for him to have the next day at daycare. 

Last month was rough with eliminating the swaddle, paci and adding crying it out. I can say though that it was the best thing for him. We were able to get all of the hard stuff out of the way in one weekend and he now puts himself to sleep without any 'crutches'. He has also found out that he loves sleeping on his tummy - which is the cutest thing ever. 
730p-430a then 445a-645a is his normal schedule. 

Napping at daycare is still hit or miss. Usually he has a 45 minute nap in the morning and an 1-2.5 nap after lunch. If we are lucky he will also take a 45-1.5 hour nap when he gets home from school with CT but since he's been going to football practice with him - it's disrupted his flow.

Rolls over.
He claps.
He waves. 
He feeds himself - it's the cutest thing to see his little pointer finger work with his thumb.
Gives kisses and hugs. 
Working on high fives, turning on/off light switches and the sign for more.
He knows his name.
He has 2 teeth.

Shakes his head no - especially if he's asking if he's ready for a nap.

The TV remote.
All sports - in person or on tv. 
Bath time. 
People watching. He is such the awesome shopping partner. He will just sit in the cart and stare at people. 
Playing with balls.
Music and DANCING to any and every beat. 
Being outside. 

Watching Bentley.
Playing with his little man parts. 

When we take food away from him. 
When we don't feed him fast enough.
Being held 'like a baby.'

He gargles his spit in the back of his throat and blows spit bubbles by vibrating his lips.
Something that sounds like hi in a high pitch.
Loves to make noises with his lips and tongue on top of his mouth.

Walking in his walker.
Playing catch.
Going on walks.

This past month Kingston had his first overnight trip to KC in which we stayed in a hotel. He did awesome in the car and even more awesome sleeping in a pack and play away from his normal. Bentley still stays away and I don't see that changing anytime soon. With the addition of two tiny teeth - have come nibbles and pops on the mouth from his mean mama. He also spent a week home with CT during Spring Break and only fell off the couch and bed a couple times. The kid literally hops all barricades when he fights his naps. He enjoys tummy time much more these days, tries to stand whenever possible and I'm sure this next month he will become fully mobile. Scary!

Not much has changed this month besides his little personality shining through.
 He is 100% boy - crazy, wild, loud, active, loving, and happy. 

And I still love being his mama. 

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